Rupay ProVolleyball Ball League orchestrated by Baseline Ventures in strategic alliance with Volleyball Federation of India & Sony indeed created a great branding for Volleyball as a sport besides fuelling the aspirations of Volley Lovers. With active participation from six franchisee team owners The six in the first edition Ahmedabad Defenders owned by Bonhomie Sports Event Mgmt. Ltd., the Calicut Heroes owned by Beacon Sports, the Chennai Spartans owned by Chennai Spartans Sports Pvt. Ltd., U Mumba Volley owned by U Sports, the Black Hawks Hyderabad owned by Agile Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and the Kochi Blue Spikers.
Chennai Spartans were crowned as the winners of the inaugural Pro Volleyball League as they beat Calicut Heroes in straight sets 3-0 (15-11; 15-12; 16-14) in the final. As a result of winning the first edition of the league, Chennai Spartans also qualify for the FIVB Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship. Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship is a cherrypick of world-class talents from all the 6 teams.
Chennai Spartans to commemorate the thundering success held a thanks-giving event on 13th April, 2019 to express the heartfelt gratitude to the whole eco-system that has catalyzed their success. Chennai Spartans with the total conviction of unique winning recipe of perfect balance of mind-muscle balance, commemorated co-franchisee owners of PVL, Baseline Ventures, VFI, Sports Equipment Partner (Spartans), Branding Partners (Arrit Events), Strategic Business Partners (First Feet), Social Media Partner (E21 Designs), & all the players.
While expressing the words of gratitude, Chennai Spartans also unveiled the team composition of FIVB Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship.
Participating in the event Dr MH Kumara- Level 3 Coach of FIVB commented – “It’s a great victory, everyone contributed to the win. We don’t have one hero, but heroes, it’s a team sport. They reached the final without suffering [the pain of defeat], but we came here with a lot of suffering and it prepared us for the final. When we assembled at the team hotel, I could see the players’ readiness for a match like this. The Chennai crowd made the victory possible for us,” he said.
“Chennai Spartans will open the corridors of our Corporate Social Endeavor besides taking this sport to the next levels in line with Global Standards”, said Mr Rajasekaran Sivaprakasam- Chennai Spartans Chairperson.
“Winning of first inaugural league is like a Fairy Tale ending -Spartans is all about winning spirit embedded with highest order of code of ethics & disciplinary standards and we believe this will be the core recipe to win & create hallmarks for Chennai, which is the hotbed of Volley Aspirants”, said Dr. Uppiliappan Gopalan – Chennai Spartans Corporate Branding Head.
“To excel in line with our value systems is our core DNA & Cardinal Business Imperative and we believe Chennai Spartans will act as a catalyst to demonstrate this”, said Mr. Sampath Ranganathan- Chennai Spartans’s Corporate Affairs Head. “Partnering with Chennai Spartans is like a dream come true for us and we look forward to having healthy proposition both qualitatively and quantitatively”, said Mr. China Hanimi Reddy Panem & Mr. MR Kiran Kumar (Part of Sri Progressive Projects – Partner cum Director of Chennai Spartans).
Volleyball is in the DNA of KALS Group for the last 3 decades. KALS Group’s aspiration is to take the league of Volleyball to the greater heights in global context and to win laurels for this sport.