"We are so excited to launch a league that gives an elite level option for adults in Calgary. We have such a strong volleyball community here and now we can complete the full circle of athlete development." says Jarron Mueller, Calgary Premier League Director.
Jarron Mueller, former Alberta Golden Bear and professional volleyball player, is an integral piece to the Premier League expansion. With his leadership, the League has connected with key partners in the Calgary community to bring the Premier League vision to life. ONE is excited to partner with the Southern Institute of Technology (SAIT) who will be hosting Premier League matches through June and July, as well as the Volleydome GYM who will be hosting the Calgary Athlete Showcase in May.
"Alberta was a perfect fit for the first expansion of the Premier League. With a number of talented athletes from the Calgary region competing internationally as well as many elite USport and CCAA programs in both Calgary and Edmonton, we expect the competition to be quite strong. Having been part of this amazing community while competing for the Pandas, I know Alberta has the passion, dedication and support for the Premier League to thrive!" says co-founder Jaki Ellis.
The Calgary Premier League will mirror it's Toronto counterpart with four men's and 4 women's teams competing over the course of June and July. The first ever Calgary Premier League Champions will be crowned at the Premier Cup Finals on July 28th at SAIT.
Athletes must apply to be drafted to the Calgary Premier League by May 1, 2018. More information along with dates, eligibility and format can be found at; www.premiervolleyballleague.org/calgary.
STAY TUNED : Tickets to the public go on sale May, 2018.