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Konno signs up for Season 2 with ONE Volleyball Premier League

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2019

Toronto, Canada: We are excited to announce the renewal of our partnership with Konno Performance Apparel for the second year in a row. Konno’s customized jersey’s bring a whole new level of professionalism to our strong brand positioning in the Canadian Market. Konno’s jersey’s were so well received by athletes in the Toronto Premier League that we expanded our partnership to include the Calgary Premier League for the 2019 season.

Galaxy All-Stars celebrating a win during the 2018 season

Galaxy All-Stars celebrating a win during the 2018 season

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“We are happy to repeat as the official jersey supplier of ONE Volleyball. We feel having these elite athletes wear our uniforms shows that Konno has a product range that fits athletes across all levels. ONE Volleyball has done a great job designing professional looking jerseys that we feel is consistent with their skill level and our brand. We look forward to another successful season of Volleyball.” says Alex Nicolaidis, General Manager, Konno.

“Konno has an excellent business model that allows us to work together to design a completely unique uniform that we can use as a powerful brand resource. That paired with their customer service and determination to deliver quality products on time have made them one of our most valuable and respected partners,” says Jolande Amoraal, co-founder of ONE Volleyball. “We have had nothing but positive feedback from our athletes, that this is one of the most comfortable and well-made jersey’s they’ve ever worn.”

About Konno: Konno Inc., is a Canadian manufacturer of custom performance apparel, servicing school sports and clubs, as well as amateur sports organizations. 

About the Premier League: The ONE Volleyball Premier League operates in Calgary and Toronto, with each League comprised of four men’s and four women’s teams competing over the summer for the Premier Cup. Their mission is to support the development of elite post-secondary athletes through professional training and competition opportunities within Canada.

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Henrietta Dorogi
Events Intern, ONE Volleyball Toronto
toronto@onevolleyball.org

Trolley 5 and HITT “High Five” aim to take the Calgary Premier league by force

Left to right: Carsten Stanjeck, Jarron Mueller, Ernie Tsu

Left to right: Carsten Stanjeck, Jarron Mueller, Ernie Tsu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2018

Calgary, Alberta: ONE Volleyball is excited to announce the partnership between HITT Volleyball and Trolley 5 Brewery this season. Carsten Stanjeck and Ernie Tsu will operate as both team owners and coaches. These long time friends reunite and plan to “derail” the competition.

Carsten Stanjeck of HITT Volleyball

Carsten Stanjeck of HITT Volleyball

Carsten’s coaching career includes seven seasons with the Alberta Volleyball Provincial Team programs as head and assistant coach. Several of his teams placed in the medals and won a National and Western Canadian championships. From 1992 until 1998, Carsten was an assistant coach with the University of Alberta Pandas Volleyball team lead by head coach Laurie Eisler. Together they were able to win first three national championships, which turned into a record breaking six consecutive titles.

Carsten developed HITT in 2009 with the vision of providing high-level, specialized skill sessions, to help club and high school athletes refine their technique. HITT coaches are exceptional educators, technicians and motivators in the sport of volleyball, with 10,000 hours of experience. Athletes attending HITT have the opportunity to work with North American leaders in coaching.

It is HITT’s intention to foster the individual student athlete’s confidence and passion for the sport. The brand is built on the philosophy that hard work and self-discipline are necessary components for student athletes to reach their best performance. Therefore, HITT provides a focused, intense curriculum designed to discourage comparison and instead promote self-correction and personal pride.

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Carsten says, “Together we are excited to offer the Calgary volleyball community an exceptional opportunity for development and growth of our sport. We look forward to seeing many of you in the bleachers cheering and supporting all the teams!" 

Co-founder of Trolley 5, Ernie Tsu also sports a rich coaching resume with 28 years of coaching. During this time he was the head and assistant coach with the SAIT Trojans from 2006-2009. Ernie has an impressive 90% success rate with athletes pursuing post-secondary volleyball careers out of high-school. Ernie’s style and enthusiasm is contagious with getting exceptional results in player development.

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Ernie Tsu of Trolley 5 and HITT Volleyball

Ernie Tsu of Trolley 5 and HITT Volleyball

Ernie has coached with tremendous success at all levels from  junior high girls/boys to college women. His teams have won numerous championships at the school and club level. 

Ernie Co-Founded Trolley 5 Brewery in 2016 along side PJ L’Heureux. Trolley 5 was built on the foundation that true craft beer brings people together to celebrate milestones, sunshine, food, winter and of course, one another. The name for Trolley 5 came from the area we all know as the Beltline, however it was originally referred to as the No.5 Trolley Line. It proudly carried all the hard working Calgarians who shaped our city into what it is today.

“We are grateful to have these incredible promoters and supporters of the sport of volleyball. They have both devoted many hours to growing our sport and have undeniable passion for volleyball. They will help make ONE Volleyball be the best in can be,” says ONE Volleyball Calgary League Director Jarron Mueller. 

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.

Tickets go on sale in May, visit www.premiervolleyballleague.org for more information.

For more information about Trolley 5 and H.I.T.T follow the links below. 
http://trolley5.com 
https://www.hittvolleyball.com

Contact: 
Jarron Mueller
League Director, ONE Volleyball Calgary
(403)-383-3636

Matthew Achtymichuk
Public Relations Intern, ONE Volleyball Calgary
(403)-700-9422

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Junior Varsity Centre picks up women's team in Calgary Premier League

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2018

Calgary, Alberta: ONE Volleyball is excited to announce our latest partnership with the Junior Varsity Volleyball Training Centre, located in south Calgary, for the inaugural Calgary Premier League.

With over 23,000 ft dedicated to six courts, a weight training facility and barre and yoga studio, the JVCentre fosters an environment that provides volleyball athletes young and old with the tools to fulfil their potential.

Co-Founders of JVC, and now team owners, Reid Brodie and Matt Stayner, express their enthusiasm with the opportunity ONE Volleyball presents. “With the addition of a women’s professional team to our facility, we see it as another layer for role models that will encourage young female athletes to get in, and stay in the game.” says Matt.

From Left to Right  : Chad Leier (Coach), Reid Brodie (Owner), Jarron Mueller (Calgary League Director), Matt Stayner (Owner)

From Left to Right : Chad Leier (Coach), Reid Brodie (Owner), Jarron Mueller (Calgary League Director), Matt Stayner (Owner)

The JVCentre team will be coached by former University of Calgary Dinos Women’s coaching duo of Chad Leier and Kevin Boyles. Boyles served as the University of Calgary’s Head Coach for nine seasons from 1999-2008 and played eight years for the Canadian Men’s national team. Collectively the duo led the Dinos to eight consecutive national tournaments, four national bronze medals and captured the national title in the 2003-2004 season.

JVC Women's Coach, Chad Leier

JVC Women's Coach, Chad Leier

Leier is thrilled to be back coaching with one of his mentors saying, “I’m excited to venture back into the world of competitive women’s volleyball along side the infamous Kevin Boyles.”

Leier has stayed active with developing the next wave of women’s talent within Calgary with his involvement with JVC and being an active member within the women’s club volleyball community.

“ONE Volleyball is fortunate to have Reid, Matt and the JVCentre involved with the Premier League this summer. They have an incredibility strong vision in elite athlete development and that shows with some of the athletes that have come through their programs,” says ONE Volleyball League Director, Jarron Meuller. “We can not wait to have the past athletes reconnect with their coaches in a professional league.”

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.

Tickets go on sale in May, visit www.premiervolleyballleague.org for more information.
For more information on JVCentre, visit www.juniorvarsity.ca

Contact: 
Jarron Mueller
League Director, ONE Volleyball Calgary
(403)-383-3636

Matthew Achtymichuk
Public Relations Intern, ONE Volleyball Calgary
(403)-700-9422

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Vogel-LLP latest to purchase team in Calgary Premier League

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 16, 2018

Calgary, Alberta: ONE Volleyball is proud to announce a new partnership with Vogel-LLP as the latest to own a team in the Calgary Premier League!

Founded in 2000, Vogel LLP is local mid-size law firm with 18 lawyers that specializes in Family, Estate and Personal Injury law.

“We are excited to help grow the game in Calgary with the Calgary Premier League,” said Vogel LLP Partner, Andy Hayher, who helped the SAIT Trojans to a CCAA silver medal as a player, and head coached the team to a CCAA Bronze in 2012."

Owner - Andy Hayher

Owner - Andy Hayher

The Vogel LLP team will be coached by former Calgary Dino’s player and Assistant Coach, Tyler Fraser and managed by Mount Royal University’s Men’s Volleyball Coach Shawn Sky. Fraser played out his eligibility for UofC followed by a brief International career on the FIVB Beach Tour.

"I was really excited to get the call from Andy about getting involved with ONE Volleyball," Fraser says. "The volleyball community in Calgary is incredible, and I'm looking forward to seeing the different generations of players come together. Andy and I have been talking about the team identity, and we feel confident that we'll be very much like a 2004 Malbec: complex layers, mineral, a slight toasted oak, but with a smooth finish.

Head Coach - Tyler Fraser

Head Coach - Tyler Fraser

Fraser continues, "I'm looking forward to helping grow the volleyball community in Calgary. Andy was my setter in High School, but we've rarely had the opportunity to play or coach together, so I'm excited to reconnect through something that we both care so much about."

"This is a fantastic step for the League to bring in such a great company like Vogel LLP. With their knowledge and experience, there are only positive things to come. Andy, Shawn and Tyler have been such a huge part of the volleyball community in Calgary, and they will do an incredible job running a team,” says, Calgary League Director, Jarron Mueller. 

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.

Tickets go on sale in May, visit www.premiervolleyballleague.org for more information.
For more information on WM Wealth, visit www.wmwealth.ca.

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WM Wealth to Own First Men's Team in Calgary Premier League

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2018

Calgary, Alberta: ONE Volleyball is proud to announce a new partnership with WM Wealth Management, the FIRST men’s team owner in the Calgary Premier League!

Walsh McDowell Wealth is a boutique financial planning practice with over 20 years of experience providing comprehensive advice to families from all walks of life; from young professionals to retirees, and everyone in between. Owners, Rod Walsh, Mathew McDowell and current professional volleyball athlete, Brett Walsh are very excited about having this opportunity to be part of the new Pro-volleyball league in Calgary.

 “I have had the good fortune of being involved in the volleyball community for many years in Calgary. I was very excited when I heard that ONE Volleyball wanted to expand into Calgary. 

WM Wealth's new Head Coach Sean McKay

WM Wealth's new Head Coach Sean McKay

The new league will play an important role in the development of our athletes. There are far too many athletes that fall through the cracks when they finish their college/university careers. Especially, those that do not make the Senior “B’ team during the summer months or those that are not able to sign a Pro contract overseas. This new league will keep athletes in the game longer. More athletes playing longer at a high level is good for volleyball in Canada,” says Rod Walsh.

"The team at WM Wealth is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the Calgary Premier League. They bring experience, passion and a head start to the game; signing a rising star as their Head Coach. We are looking forward to seeing what they accomplish this season," says Premier League co-founder Jolande Amoraal.

“We are very excited to announce Sean McKay as the head coach of our team. Sean has proven himself as a player and is committed to being a full time coach. Sean is currently the SAIT Trojans head coach and has completed his Masters degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science.” Rod continued. "Sean has a very high standard of excellence that aligns nicely with our philosophy at WM Wealth Management."

WM Wealth Representatives Mathew McDowell and Rod Walsh (left) with Brett Walsh (screen) and Calgary Premier League Director Jarron Meuller (right).

WM Wealth Representatives Mathew McDowell and Rod Walsh (left) with Brett Walsh (screen) and Calgary Premier League Director Jarron Meuller (right).

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.

Tickets go on sale in May, visit www.premiervolleyballleague.org for more information.
For more information on WM Wealth, visit www.wmwealth.ca.

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Cold Garden to Own First Women's Team in Calgary Premier League

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2018

Calgary, Alberta: ONE Volleyball is proud to announce Cold Garden's partnership with the Premier League this summer, through their purchase of a women's team in Calgary, Alberta.

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Cold Garden Beverage Company is a Calgary-based microbrewery located in the vibrant community of Inglewood. Owners, Dan Allard and Blake Belding, are excited to play a role in launching the inaugural Premier League season in Calgary and have put together an incredible support team including Cold Garden's new coach, and former Canadian National Team right side, Dallas Soonias. 

"We know there's a lot of hype about which professional sports franchise Cold Garden will buy first. Regardless of the rumor mill surrounding reboot of the XFL, we are extremely excited about a better opportunity! Cold Garden is proud to be the first team owner in the prestigious ONE Volleyball Calgary Premier League!" says Dan Allard.

To launch their new team in the Premier League, Cold Garden will be running a team name contest. Go to @cold_garden on Instagram and @coldgardenbeverageco on Facebook to suggest a team name. They'll be taking the top two suggestions and putting it to a vote!

Calgary Premier League Director, Jarron Mueller, is excited to have such an amazing group supporting ONE Volleyball's expansion to Calgary. "We are happy to have Dan and Cold Garden join the Premier League. Cold Garden has done so many great things in the Calgary community and we are excited to soak in the fun and passion they will bring to the League." says Jarron.

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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.

Tickets go on sale in May, visit www.premiervolleyballleague.org for more information.
For more information on Cold Garden Beverage Company, visit www.coldgarden.ca

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ONE VOLLEYBALL ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ONTARIO VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2017

Jo-Anne Ljubicic - Executive Director of OVA (left), Alishia Lidums - Director of Volleyball Operations (top), and Jolande Amoraal - Co-founder of ONE Volleyball (right)

Jo-Anne Ljubicic - Executive Director of OVA (left), Alishia Lidums - Director of Volleyball Operations (top), and Jolande Amoraal - Co-founder of ONE Volleyball (right)

Toronto, Ontario: ONE Volleyball is excited to announce its newest partnership with the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) for the second season of the Premier Volleyball League in Toronto, Ontario. The OVA’s support marks a profound step forward in the development of elite volleyball in Canada.

"Ontario Volleyball is excited to partner with ONE Volleyball. This partnership will support showcasing elite volleyball in the GTA through the Premier League this upcoming summer. Through their tireless work, Jolande and Jaki of ONE Volleyball are helping to raise the profile of our sport. Ontario Volleyball is looking forward to working with them to continue to provide leadership in the growth and development of volleyball for all Ontarians,” says Jo-Anne Ljubicic, Executive Director of the OVA.

“Partnering with other sport leaders strengthens our mission to provide elite opportunities for athletes to continue competing. The more people hear about the Premier League, the more accessible it becomes. That enables us to grow the number of athletes competing at the highest level,” says co-founder Jolande Amoraal.

The Premier League kicks off again this summer in Toronto for it’s second season.

About: The Premier League is comprised of four men’s and four women’s elite teams that compete in a league over the course of 2 months, with a final championship at the end. Athletes are drafted to teams through the annual Athlete Draft.

Tickets to the public go on sale May, 2018, visit www.onevolleyball.org for more information.

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Jolande Amoraal
ONE Volleyball
647-278-3551
info@onevolleyball.org

THE PREMIER LEAGUE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH LULULEMON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2017

THE PREMIER LEAGUE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH LULULEMON

Toronto, Ontario: ONE Volleyball is excited to announce its newest partnership with lululemon for the inaugural Premier Volleyball League in Toronto, Ontario. lululemon’s involvement in the Premier League includes supplying jersey’s for every athlete, which are to be unveiled at the lululemon Draft Night – May 18th at 318 Queen Street.

“Since inception, lululemon has been well known for its unique roots and strong sense of community. The Premier League is an opportunity to further connect with the volleyball community and assist ONE Volleyball and it’s athletes, in growing the game of volleyball in Canada,” says Nathaniel Virgo, lululemon team program representative.

“As a major influencer on the fitness industry and leader in the education of wellness, lululemon provides the perfect partner for ONE Volleyball’s values and programs.” Co-founder Jolande Amoraal says, “Their recent affiliation to beach volleyball at the 2016 Olympic Games and with social influencers such as Kerri Walsh make their transition to the hard-court very natural.”

About: The Premier League is comprised of four men’s and four women’s elite teams that compete in a league over the course of 2 months, with a final championship at the end. The lululemon Draft Night is closed to the public but will be live-streamed via our media partner Volleyball Source.

Tickets go on sale May 23rd, visit www.onevolleyball.org for more information.

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