FIRST TROPHY OF THE SPONSORSHIP MIKASA – IGOR GORGONZOLA NOVARAThe honors of the Mikasa Team Uniform are still extended. On this occasion, the merit of Igor Gorgonzola Volley Novara that Sunday 3 February triumphed in the Italian Cup.Piccinini and teamates have had the best at the tie-break on the Italian Champions of the Imoco Volley Conegliano, another Mikasa Top Team, in what has now become the challenge of the challenges in Italian Women's volleyball. The last five finals of the Super Cup, Italian Cup and Scudetto, in fact, have not admitted other protagonists and for the values seen on the court it is certain that this dualism will continue in the future.In Verona, in a sold out sport hall (almost 5,000 spectators) another chapter of this saga was staged with Igor able to mentally resist the advantage built by Conegliano. The Imoco Volley, in fact, had given the impression of having closed the match when it took the lead 2 sets to 1 with a peremptory 25-12.At the Panthers, as Imoco Volley Players as known, failed the knockout in the fourth set. Novara, as a great team, took the opportunity to get up again, taking advantage of the contribution of the players on the bench that the coach Massimo Barbolini managed perfectly.Letizia Camera, the second settere of Novara, was the game changer. Her choices in the offensive phase of the Piedmontese led the team until the final victory.For Igor Gorgonzola Volley Novara, the one conquered in Verona, is the third Italian Cup, the second consecutive, the first as Mikasa Team Uniform.
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November 16th, 2018Mikasa - Cancun Dinner - 16.11.2018Cancun, Mexico, 16 November, 2018 - The FIVB and Mikasa Corporation have announced the extension of their partnership for another four years up to 2024. The agreement between the governing body for international volleyball and one of Japan’s leading manufacturers was signed on Friday in a special ceremony, ahead of the dinner hosted by the FIVB and Mikasa for all delegates attending the 36th FIVB World Congress in Cancun, Mexico.“Mikasa is a long-term and loyal partner for the FIVB and we are pleased to extend our collaboration for another four years,” FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° said. “Mikasa has supplied equipment for the FIVB since volleyball first appeared in the Olympic programme, back in 1964. We are working closely and it is great to have them joining us now for another Olympic cycle, meaning that Mikasa will be the official ball provider for indoor and beach volleyball events until 2024”.“Mikasa shares our commitment to raising the profile of volleyball, beach volleyball and snow volleyball worldwide, not only at the elite standard, but at the same time helping us to develop the sport at the grass-roots level, with a primary focus on those countries where there is still much room for improvement. We will continue working hard together to pursue sustained success for our sport,” the FIVB President added.President of Mikasa Corporation Mr. Yuji Saeki said: “Mikasa Corporation is extremely honoured to extend its partnership with the FIVB and have the opportunity to continue supporting their volleyball and beach volleyball events and we look forward to support the FIVB in development of snow volleyball. We are also excited to be a part of the sport’s long-term growth worldwide by providing the right products for people of all ages and backgrounds to play volleyball and beach volleyball.”
CAVB (CONFEDERATION AFRICAINE DE VOLLEY-BALL)-contract renewalCAVB (CONFEDERATION AFRICAINE DE VOLLEY-BALL) and Mikasa Corporation have renewed the Official Game Balls contract of all the tournaments organized by the CAVB during 2019 to 2023. The contract was signed by Dr. Amr Elwani the president of CAVB and Mr. Yuji Saeki the president of Mikasa Corporation on October 19th, 2018 in Yokohama, Japan.Mikasa Corporation is exceedingly honored to renew the contract and look forward to a long lasting partnership well in the future.
VTL-contractVolleyball Thailand League （VTL） and Mikasa Thailand have entered a new contract to make the Official Game Balls of all the tournaments organized by the TVL for 2018 through 2021. The contract was signed by Mr. Jaksuwan Tocharoen, Secretary General of VTL and Mr. Daisuke Akiyama, Director of Mikasa Thailand on October 4, 2018 at Kobe, Japan.Mikasa Thailand is exceedingly honored with the contract and look forward to a long lasting partnership well in the future.
The bronze medal at the 2018 CEV Champions League Final Four is the last victory of an unforgettable season There is a new team in the elite of male volleyball. It is the Sir Safety Conad Perugia. The Umbrian club, at the sixth season in the top Italian series has realized investments, ambitions and dreams dominating Italy.Relive the amazing season of this Mikasa Team Uniform plus MIKASA balls, obviously.OCTOBER 8th 2017: ITALIAN SUPERCUP The final of the Italian Super Cup 2017 was the sixth in the history of the Club. In the previous five, the Block Devils could not ever win. This possible frustration of five second places has been completely eliminated by the spike of the American spiker Aaron Russell who has bent the resistance of the hosts of Lube Cucine Civitanova Marche. Four sets that have not only been the first trophy of Club history in the Italian Superlega, but were above all a message for all the opponents: in the 2017/2018 season Sir Safety Conad Perugia is there.SUPERLEGA REGULAR SEASON The first great success has given confidence to the men trained by Lorenzo Bernardi who have dominated the Italian Regular Season since the first round, closed at the top both at the end of the first and second half winning the pass for the next edition of the Champions League.JANUARY 28th 2018: THE ITALIAN CUPThe Sir Safety race continued in 2018. In January, the peak season weekend was January 27-28. Superlega stopped to give space to the Final Four of the Italian Cup in Bari. The Block Devils have conquered again the final and they still play it with Civitanova Marche. The stronger Italian Team had to win the final match as expected by the Volleyball world. So the top players showed their full strength. The Capitan De Cecco has raised the second seasonal trophy, the Italian Cup is of the Sir Safety Conad Perugia for the first time.CEV CHAMPIONS LEAGUE With eleven wins in twelve matches played, the Sir Safety Conad Perugia conquered the pass for the second Final Four of Cev Champions League in row.ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP After the finals of the Italian Super Cup and Italian Cup, the Sir Safety Conad Perugia has won the right to participate in the third final championship of its history. On the other side of the net, Civitanova who is ready to defend the national title won in the last season. The two teams have dueled for four exciting matches, capitalizing the home factor and playing everything in the match 5. In its Sport Hall, sold out in every order, the Sir Safety Conad Perugia did not miss the best opportunity to cheer once again their own people beating 3-0 opponents in a match that was a skirmish of nerves and high-level gaming actions. In the last set, the hurricane Sir lashed out against the defense of the opponents until the last attack by Ivan Zaytsev. For the Mikasa Team Uniform is the second championship won in season. Seven days before Imoco Volley Conegliano conquered the second Italian Female title.FINAL FOUR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE For Sir Safety Conad Perugia there was no time to celebrate a historic 3 Competitions/Events winning in the season. After dominating the Italian scene, Perugia is called to a last and splendid effort: the Champions League Final Four. In the semifinals De Cecco and his teammates failed to oppose Dinamo Kazan but in the bronze match the Block Devils went on to take a third place that ended a winning and unforgettable season.
A championship that the Panthers have won for playing the best volleyball in Italy in the most important moment of the season. The regular season ended bitterly with a defeat that meant the loss of the primacy, the qualification in the Champions League 2018/19 in stand by and, above all, the lack of power to play the decisive challenges of any semi-finals and finals in the PalaVerde Arena.Imoco Volley played with a new determination quarter-finals and semi-finals. An agonism that has granted two sets in five games to the opponents and, which, almost forgets the absence of two players like Robin De Kruijf and Megan Easy, out for injury and cornerstones of the roster at the beginning of the season. In the final, on the other side of the net, there was once again the Igor Gorgonzola Novara, in this season already opponent in the finals of Italian Super Cup and Italian Cup.The series, at the best of the five games, opened with a clear home victory for Novara. The Panthers have not broken up and closed the battle for Race 2 with a win at the tie break. A match that was a balanced duel, but that Imoco Volley knew how to make his own by not giving in to nervousness. It was the first turn of this final, the victory with which Wolosz and her teammates ended their negative cycle with Novara, the first success after 4 consecutive KO.The second turn of the series was Race 3 in which Imoco Volley blew up the field factor. A Novara, Imoco played the game of the heart especially after the bad injury to her left knee suffered by the middleblocker Raphaela Folie at the beginning of the second set. Wolosz and teammates were able to react to the last bad joke of bad luck and to shrink so much to impose themselves with a 3-0 with no right of reply. Race 4 began with the applause of the 5344 spectators of the PalaVerde Arena. The Panthers house, as it is well known in Italy, was the extraordinary setting of the last and decisive victory of the Imoco Volley in a match that showed how the Yellow/Blue players believed in their group and their strength. The show of this final championship has crossed national borders with 80 countries that have broadcast the last acts of one of the most competitive women's championships in the world.The Panthers season is not over.Imoco Volley Conegliano finished 2017/2018 with the bronze medal at the CEV Champions League. For the second time in the history, Imoco Volley Conegliano won the medal at the prestigious club competition and after silver medal in 2017 this time the champions of Italy must be satisfied with the bronze.
In the 2017/18 season the Sir Safety Conad Perugia, one of the Mikasa Team Uniform of the men's SuperLega, continues to fulfill its dreams.After raising the Italian Super Cup last October, the Block Devils conquered the 2018 Italian Cup in front of the sold out crowd at PalaFlorio in Bari.This venue was another a good bet by Serie A Volleyball League, one of the most prestigious partner of Mikasa, who organized the Italian Super Cup in one of the 2018 Men’s World Championship cities.Sir Safety Conad Perugia weekend was superb. The semi-final with Diatec Trentino slipped away easily: score 3-0.The Final was a very emotional game between the two best teams of this first part of Italian volleyball season.Lube Civitanova, the holder of the trophy, started in the best way possible by winning first set 25-16, Perugia being in very difficult in reception and under pressure to the net. From second Lorenzo Bernardi's team reacted with class and continuity, improving the reception and putting in trouble Lube's reception with strong serves with Alexander Atanasijevic, Ivan Zaytsev and Aaron Russell.A show that has not gone unnoticed even to those who watched the game from the sofa at home: the duel between Sir Safety Conad Perugia and Civitanova has totaled the peak of seasonal ratings on RaiSport HD, thanks to a large event production with 11 cameras that have captured the game but also the emotions of the protagonists in the field.The 2018 Italian Cup has become an international event thanks to the TV coverage that involved Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosna Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Bermuda, Bahamasm, Antigua and Barbuda, Caiman Islands, Jamaica, Granada, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, San Vincenzo and Grenandine.The success in the Italian Cup handed over to Sir Safety Conad Perugia two passes for the next season: the Block Devils are already certain to dispute the Cev Cup 2018/2019 and the Italian Super Cup 2018.
THAI BASKETBALL LEAGUE （TBL） and Mikasa Thailand have entered a new contract to make the Official Game Balls of all the tournaments organized by theTBL for 2018 through 2020.The contract was signed by Mr. Taschai Sasanapitayakorn, President of the TBL and Mr. Daisuke Akiyama, Director of Mikasa Thailand on December 19, 2017 at Bangkok, Thailand.Mikasa Thailand is exceedingly honored with the contract and look forward to a long lasting partnership well in the future.