Kana Kitahara to Assume Dual Roles as Player and Head Coach for the 2024 Season!


Thank you for your warm support.
We are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Kana Kitahara to extend his contract for 2024 season.
Kana will assume Dual Roles as Player and Head Coach for the 2024 Season.

Kana Kitahara



Date of Birth

17th December 1988


Shizuoka Japan



Dominant foot


Team History

Fujieda Junshin High School → Kanto Gakuen University → Albirex Niigata Ladies → Vegalta Sendai Ladies / Minavi Sendai Ladies

National Team History

Under Category
Universiade Japan women's national team

2013 East Asian Cup
2014Asia Cup
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup

Player Award

2023 WPLGolden boots / Player of the Year


  Season     Club    Apps      Goals  
2022 Albirex Niigata FC (S) 4 4
2023 Albirex Niigata FC (S) 13 17
Total 17 21


Thank you for your warm support.
In 2023, the club's 20th-anniversary year, we aimed to win the league title, but unfortunately, we finished in second place. However, I am grateful to the sponsors, club officials, teammates, and the many people who have supported me, leading to my winning the Player of the Year and Top Scorer awards. Thank you very much.

In 2024, I will take on the dual role of head coach and player with the team. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to take on this new challenge. I will share my experiences to date, while also learning a great deal from my teammates and staff, as we strive to achieve our goal of winning the WPL title.
I look forward to your continued support this season.

2024 Women's Team Trials

The women's team will hold tryal sessions for the 2024 season on the following dates.


Sunday, 14th January 2024 9:00 - 11:00am
※Registration 8:45-


Boon Lay Secondary School
11 Jurong West Street 65, Singapore 648354
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Application Condition

  • Female over 15 y.o.
  • Players who can actively participate in training and matches.

How to apply

Please apply via link below

Application deadline

Wednesday, 10th January 2024 11:59pm

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