Kobe, Japan, November 20, 2015 – The FIVB today announced a five-year global agreement with Japanese athletics company ASICS.
The new partnership, which will commence on January 1, 2016 and end December 31, 2020, will involve ASICS supplying the tops for the athletes, and uniforms for the court personnel and officials in beach volleyball and uniforms for the referees and officials in volleyball.
The FIVB is constantly looking for new ways to modernise the sport of volleyball to ensure it stays at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and ASICS will also be creating a new line of uniform which will help the FIVB strengthen its position as one of the world’s most innovative and dynamic sports.
FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° said:
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome ASICS to the global volleyball family as we look ahead to an exciting new partnership over the next five years.
“Together we can help enhance volleyball’s reputation and popularity around the world as we aim to realise our vision of becoming the number one family sport entertainment.”
ASICS Corporation is a global designer and manufacturer of sporting goods including performance athletic footwear, apparel and accessories. The company was founded in 1949 by Kihachiro Onitsuka. Inspired by the Latin phrase “Anima Sana In Corpore Sano”, meaning “a sound mind in a sound body”, his vision was to promote the health of young people through sport. A ‘True Sport Performance Brand’ ASICS remains committed to this philosophy today.
ASICS President and CEO Motoi Oyama said:
ASICS is thrilled to be able to support the FIVB as an official supporter. We hope our new uniform styles will contribute to the spread of volleyball and beach volleyball and create a new image for the two disciplines.