Japan Will Host Women’s Club World Championship for the First Time

  0 Emma LeGault | October 01st, 2016 | News, Pro, Pro Indoor

2016 Women’s Club World Championship

  • May 4-17, 2017
  • Kobe, Japan

Hisamitsu Springs Kobe will host the 2017 FIVB Women’s Club World Championship — the first time the event will be in Japan.

The Philippines will host the 2016 championship. Switzerland hosted for three years before that, and Qatar hosted in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Two Japanese teams are already slated to appear in the tournament: Hisamitsu Springs Kobe and NEC Red Rockets.

The NEC Red Rockets clinched a spot after winning the Asian Women’s Club Championship this month, defeating Ba’Yi Shenzheng in three sets.

The winners of the 207 CEV Champions League and CSV South American Club will join the tournament, as well as four wild cards.

“Japan has a long tradition of hosting international top events,” said Stav Jacobi, FIVB executive co-opted member and president of Eventcourt. “The FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship in Kobe will be another big milestone in the consistent growth of international women’s volleyball.”

The 2016 Women’s Club World Championship is October 18-23 in Manila, Philippines.

Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul won gold in 2015, Dinamo Kazan of Russia took the title in 2014, VakifBank Istanbul placed first in 2013, and Sollys Nestle of Brazil won in 2012.

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