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The History of Voreas Volleyball Team

By Yuki Tsuda

Voleas Hokkaido is a men's professional volleyball team based in Asahikawa City, Hokkaido, Japan. Established in 2016, Voleas Hokkaido joined the V.League Organization as a provisional member team. The team primarily uses the Asahikawa City General Sports Center as its home venue.

However, due to its limited seating capacity, especially after promotion to V2, larger facilities such as the Asahikawa Taisetsu Arena are also utilized concurrently. In the inaugural season of 2017, Voleas Hokkaido achieved victory in the V Challenge League II, marking their debut participation.

Subsequently, they obtained an S3 license for the newly established V. LEAGUE and entered Division 3 in the following year. In the V. LEAGUE’s first season in 2018, they clinched the V3 championship. With the acquisition of an S2 license, they secured promotion to DIVISION 2.

For the 2019-20 season, having acquired an S1 license, Voleas Hokkaido earned the opportunity to participate in the V-Challenge Match, a competition where a finish within the top two in V2 would lead to promotion to DIVISION 1.

However, due to the impact of the novel coronavirus, V2 was prematurely terminated with two games remaining. Unfortunately, Voleas Hokkaido fell just short in points against Fujitsu Kawasaki Red Spirits, who were leading in victories, resulting in a close but commendable runner-up finish.

In the 2022-23 season, Voleas Hokkaido achieved back-to-back victories in V2 with a record of 25 wins and 2 losses, securing their fourth opportunity to participate in the V-Challenge Match. Despite facing Oita Miyoshi, the same opponent they had lost to in the 2020-21 Challenge Match, they emerged victorious, realizing their long-cherished dream of promotion to V1.

Voleas is now pushing forward, aiming for victory in V1 and relentlessly pursuing success in each upcoming match.


津田  優輝





2019-20シーズン、S1ライセンスを取得し、V2で2位以内に入ればDIVISION1(V1)昇格をかけて挑むV・チャレンジマッチに出場できることとなった 。しかし、新型コロナウイルスの影響で2試合を残してV2が打ち切りとなり、勝利数で首位を並走する富士通カワサキレッドスピリッツにポイントで及ばず惜しくも準優勝となった。



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