The common route between Mikasa and Sir Safety Conad Perugia started under the sign of success with the victory of the 2019 Italian Super Cup.A trophy arrived at the end of an exciting Final Four: Sir Safety Conad Perugia, Cucine Lube Civitanova Marche, Leo Shoes Modena and Itas Trentino, four of the best teams in the world, offered a sporting performance of the highest level once again demonstrating that the best volleyball in the world is played in Italy.After the semifinal with Trentino, Sir Safety Conad Perugia had to fight until the last ball of the tie-break to get the better of a beautiful Modena, executed in the last points by the aces of the Cuban champion Wilfredo Leon.The Final Four of the Italian Supercup 2019 was the first trophy in Italy to be played with the new Mikasa V200W, chosen by the Serie A Volleyball League as official and exclusive ball for the 75th Italian Championship (Credem Superlega, A2 and A3) and all events.The public's response is always exceptional: sold out the sports hall of Civitanova Marche (MC) and a large following on TV and internet streaming thanks to the Rai Sport live broadcasts.
The MIKASA indoor volleyball(V200W), beach volleyball (VLS300) and water polo balls(W6000W and W6009W) will be the official game balls for the 30th edition of the South East Asian Games, which The Philippines will host from 30th November to 11th December 2019.Mikasa Corporation is exceedingly honored with the partnership with the SEA Games and sincerely hopes to play an effective and productive role in the continued growth of Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Water Polo in South East Asian Countries as well as in the rest of the world.
Moscow, Russia, August 9, 2019. The CEV and Mikasa Corporation have extended their long-term partnership for another four years up until 2024, following a signing ceremony held on Friday late afternoon in Moscow, right at the iconic venue that is currently playing host to the 2019 edition of CEV EuroBeachVolley. The two organisations continue to work closely together to grow the game at all levels, as they both strive for innovation and work hard to modernise the sport. CEV President Aleksandar Boričić and the President and CEO of Mikasa Corporation, Mr Yuji Saeki, signed the extension of the cooperation for another four-year term. “We had very fruitful and productive negotiations with our long-term partners and friends at Mikasa,” the CEV President said. “I am especially happy to see that we share the same vision and determination to grow the sport at all levels, from the grassroots to the top events, and this is where the extension of our partnership becomes especially important,” he continued. The CEV have fostered a tremendous transformational journey of European Volleyball and its governance under the leadership of President Boričić. “Mikasa understand the virtuosity of this process and its benefits towards the further growth of Volleyball and I am pleased that they have accepted to support us for another four years, with an unprecedented level of commitment. The prolongation of the partnership truly shows that we are one Volleyball team, sharing the same goals and vision,” the CEV President concluded. “Mikasa Corporation is extremely honoured with the extension of our partnership with the CEV and with the opportunity to support their Volleyball and Beach Volleyball events as well as the long-term growth of the sport in Europe by providing everyone involved with the right products to play Volleyball and Beach Volleyball, Together with the CEV we will continue to work hard and strive for more excellence,” Mr. Saeki concluded.”
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.
THE FIRST TIME EVER OF SIR SAFETY CONAD PERUGIA BLOCK DEVILS CONQUERED THE ITALIAN SUPERCUP The speaker of Male Italian Supercup presented the final of Italian Supercup using these emphatic words: “This is the moment, this is the match”.For Perugia players, this phrase has become a mantra in front of enthusiastic 4291 volleyball fans at Eurosuole Forum in Civitanova Marche.After five silver medal in Italian and European Competitions, Sir Safety Conad Perugia finally lifted his first trophy in the history, the Del Monte Supercup 2017/2018 is for Lorenzo Bernardi's team, after an emotional game versus home team Cucine Lube Civitanova.The joy of the win started after a spike of US player Aaron Russell, who is elected the MVP of the match. He closed the match point in which everything has been seen: powerful spikes of Cucine Lube Civitanova and amazing digs of Sir Safety Conad Perugia, with Ivan Zaytsev flying over three meters from the bottom line to save the MVA200 that has changed forever the history of this Club.Italian Supercup was also the first opportunity to see the new home and away jersey of Sir Safety Conad Perugia. The 2017/18 kits, born from the profound synergy between Mikasa Italia and Club, amaze the aggressiveness they transmit thanks to a graphic project that can be renewed at all times, without sacrificing its symbols as the flames . The color is absolute protagonist. The racing jerseys blend two contrasting colors for a defined bicolor effect also present on the shorts (gray with black for the home, red with black for the away). Sir Safety Conad Perugia jerseys are 100% Made in Italy.As usual for the great events organized by the Italian Volleyball League, the Final Four of Italian Supercup has also received great media coverage abroad. The Finals were broadcast in Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, EAU, Yemen, Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Djibouti, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan and Tunisia, Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Bermuda, Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Caiman Islands, Jamaica, Granada, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Santa Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, San Vincenzo and Grenadines, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece. The winning streak of the Mikasa Team Uniform in 2017 seems to never end and November 1 is the last event with the victory for this solar year. Imoco Volley Conegliano, who hold the 2017 National Cup, will challenge Novara, the team that has stood the last championship in the 2017, in Female Supercup.
As full-time participants on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour for the first time, Sara Hughes and her partner Kelly Claes, American collegiate champions from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles finished as one of the top 16 women’s teams on the international circuit by winning 18 of 31 matches at seven events with Hughes being named as the Rookie of the Year and Claes also receiving votes.Congratulations!!Please see more details as below:Sara & Kelly’ article on FIVB website https://youtu.be/ATapXGWaf5c
JUNE 15th 2017 – Mikasa and two-time NCAA Beach Volleyball Champion, Sara Hughes, have entered into a sponsorship agreement through 2020. “Mikasa Corporation is extremely proud to begin our sponsorship with Ms. Sara Hughes, who is an exceptional beach volleyball athlete. We look forward to being a part of her continued success in the future,” said Mr. Yuji Saeki, President of Mikasa Corporation. Sara, a recent graduate of USC, was a dominant force in the collegiate circuit: 140 wins, 4 losses. She is that extremely rare athlete that makes the sport look so easy, which it’s anything but. Her success has not come overnight or without tremendous sacrifice, hard work and determination. Sara has worked hard at perfecting her craft since she was very young, and will be a serious threat on the international and domestic tours for years to come. Mikasa recognizes and praises Sara’s numerous accolades and successes, and will strongly support her desire to be the best on the beach.Sara is also a great role model and ambassador for youth athletes playing this dynamic and growing sport. Sara routinely volunteers her time by coaching young athletes with the same passion she brings to every professional match she plays.Just as Sara’s mentor, Misty May-Treanor was in her early professional career, Sara is widely considered to be the future of professional beach volleyball. She’ll see you on the beach, you can be sure of that.
The extraordinary 2017 Cucine Lube Civitanova culminates with the victory of the Italian Championship. On Sunday the Italian star-studded team defeated Trentino Volley 3-1 to give themselves an unassailable 3-0 (they won 3-0 and 3-2 the other clashes) in the best of five series.For Cucine Lube Civitanova is the fourth national title. The previous were in 2006, 2012, 2014. Lube’managers and players defined it as the most beautiful because this is the first home win for Lube in a championship game, the 18th consecutive win at Eurosuole Forum in this season ( 100% of wins). For the fourth time Lube made the double, two trophies in the same season. It happened in 2001 with Cev Cup and Italian Cup, Cev Cup and Italian Title in 2006, SuperCup and Italian Cup in 2009, and in this fantastic 2017 with Italian Cup and Italian Title.This victory is the ticket for the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship that takes place from December 11-17 in Poland.