FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2019
Toronto, ON: The Premier League is excited to announce that the Beaches Brewing Company is assuming ownership of the two-time Championship Bounce United team for the 2019 season!
An official welcome to the Beach Hops - the newly named Men’s Premier League team for the 2019 season - owned by Carl Pratt and Sholan Trivedi of the Beaches Brewery Company.
“After seeing the success of our Brewery partners in the Calgary Premier League, we didn’t hesitate to reach out to our local Beaches Brewery when a team became available. Owners Carl Pratt and Sholan Trivedi are already a part of the volleyball community in Toronto and will be a great fit and seamless transition into the League.” says Jolande Amoraal, Co-Founder of the Premier League. “They have a great brand and product, associated with many local pubs and restaurants in Toronto, and will be a hot spot for our athletes this summer. The emphasis they place on building relationships within their community is a perfect fit with our #onelove philosophy. We are really excited to see if they can three-peat this franchise in 2019!”
“We want our Brewpub to be a place for all the locals and tourists alike as we try to help inject some life into the struggling Beach BIA. Beaches Brewing Co. is the perfect compliment to the active lifestyle that is so prevalent in our neighbourhood.” says Carl Pratt, owner of Beaches Brewing. “After sailing, volleyball, paddle-boarding, and all the other great activities you can find throughout the park; we want to promote the welcoming atmosphere where park goers and locals can unwind and reward themselves for getting outside and being active. This is why we encourage all of our customers to "Make it a Beach Day".”
Beach Hops announces Coaching Squad for 2019 season
As the new head coach of the Beach Hops squad, James Bradley will bring a wealth of experience as the former Head Coach at Mohawk College (2003-2010).
During that time the team made the OCAA Championships every year, bringing home 2 gold medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze. In 2008, he brought the team to the CCAA Championships where they won a bronze medal. He has numerous other accolades including:
OCAA West Coast Coach of the Year 2004, 2006
Nominated for CCAA Coach of the Year 2006
2019 OCAA Hall of Fame Inductee
Sholan Trivedi, part owner of the Beaches Brewery Company and former Elite Athlete, will assume the role of Assistant Coach for the Beach Hops 2019 season. A former York University athlete, he was a member of the OUA All-Rookie team in 2004-05 and OUA All-Star team in 2005-06. He also represented Canada in 2005 at the U21 FIVB World Beach Volleyball Championships. Trivedi is also an active member of the Indocan community, still competing in Elite Volleyball to this day.
You can find out more about Beaches Brewing on their website: http://www.beachesbrewing.co/
Watch our live KONNO Athlete Draft on May 16th to find out which athletes the Beach Hops will draft! Livestream link coming soon at: https://www.premiervolleyballleague.org/toronto/athlete-draft-2019
About: The ONE Volleyball Premier League runs in Calgary and Toronto and is comprised of four men’s and four women’s elite teams in each city that compete in June and July. It aims to support the professional development of post-secondary athletes through professional training and competition opportunities within Canada.
Events Intern, ONE Volleyball Toronto