Who are you?
An athlete interested in pursuing a career in volleyball, an athlete returning from a professional contract overseas, or an athlete seeking post-secondary (ie. NCAA, CIS, CCAA) development and competition opportunities.
Who are we?
Jolande Amoraal and Jaki Ellis are the founders of ONE Volleyball. Check out their bios below!
After competing in professional leagues abroad, they were inspired to create a similar atmosphere in Canada where they could challenge themselves and continue to grow as athletes.
ONE Volleyball has the competition you’ve been waiting for.
Overview: The Premier League is comprised of 4 men's and 4 women's teams made up of the best athletes in Toronto. Each team will play each other twice over the course of 2 months and compete for the season-ending Premier Cup.
Athletes are not required to pay a fee to play in the Premier League. Athletes that are part of the winning team will be awarded a contract bonus from the team's earnings.
To participate: Athletes wishing to compete in the Premier League must apply to be in the Premier Draft, where they have the opportunity to be selected to a team. Draft details for the 2018 season coming soon!
Compete against the best in Ontario in our Challenger Series - a set of five tournaments with a cash prizes for each event plus other prizes and giveaways.
Jolande was a libero for Humber College for 5 years, winning 4 Provincial Gold medals and finishing top 4 in Canada. She has received numerous accolades including Female Athlete of the Year, Rookie of the Year, League and Championship All-Stars, Leadership Awards, and a CCAA National Championship All-Star Libero.
In 2015 she played in the AVL (Australian National League) for the Victoria Vultures in Melbourne, Australia, helping lead her team to a National Bronze medal. Jo was also the Libero of the year for the inaugural Premier League in 2017!
In 2011 she formed her company, JA Marketing Solutions, and works with national sport organizations on their branding, marketing and promotions.
Club: Huron Tsunami
Post-Secondary: Humber College Hawks
International League: Australian Volleyball League - Victoria University Vultures
Jaki competed for the University of Alberta for 5 years, winning 1 Canada-West title, 2 CIS Silver Medals and making 4 appearances in the CIS Top 4. During her summers, she set for the Canadian National Team, competing internationally at FISU games, Pan Am Cup and the 2012 Olympic Qualifiers. Jaki went on to compete professionally in Finland, and finished her career setting for Barbar during the 2015-2016 season in Belgium.
She was recognized throughout her career with accolades including CIS 1st Team and Championship All-Star, 2-time U of A Female Athlete of the Year, and CIS Top 8 Academic All-Canadian. She was also the first female draft pick for the inaugural Premier League in 2017!
Jaki is currently a Corporate Sales Executive with Tennis Canada / Rogers Cup.
Club: Peel Selects VC, Kitchener Waterloo Predators
Post-Secondary: University of Alberta Pandas
Professional: LP Kangasala, Barbar Girls VC
ONE Volleyball Values
We are going to be game changers for professional volleyball in Canada, but we also want to be role models that support the education of our Values to athletes in Canada.
We value Consciousness - taking control of our minds, and being able to "perform on purpose™";
We value Strength - conditioning our bodies to physically support our goals and aspirations;
We value Community - our responsibility to fostering the growth of positive role models, leaders and supportive teammates;
And we value Innovation - our dedication and willingness to modernize the sport of volleyball in Canada.
Our well-known philosophy #onelove is our way of encouraging an inclusive volleyball community.