Mizuno partnership with British Volleyball Federation

Mizuno has announced itself as official footwear sponsor of The British volleyball federation in a two year partnership.

The news means that the Japanese sports brand will be providing the official competition and training footwear for the men’s and women’s elite national teams. To mark the sponsorship, both teams will be wearing Mizuno’s Wave Lightning and Wave Tornado shoes, with a brand new special colourway developed for next year.

As the host nation, Great Britain’s indoor volleyball teams automatically qualify for the London 2012 Games. Whilst currently outside of the world’s top 50, the British men’s and women’s teams have seen improvements with wins against Mexico and Egypt in this year’s Olympic test event, bringing belief that a medal could be a possibility.

“We are absolutely delighted to be teaming up with the British Volleyball Association during what will no doubt be an exciting two years of international volleyball”, said Mizuno Europe’s Sport Promotions & Communications Co-ordinator, John Hooper. “Volleyball is a rich part of Mizuno’s heritage that we are extremely proud of and we hope that the brand’s ongoing technical expertise and support of the British teams will give them every chance of success next year.”

Performance Programme Manager of the British Volleyball Federation Kenny Barton commented, “Mizuno are seen amongst our players as the number one brand of choice which is why I am delighted with this new partnership. Mizuno products have always been at the forefront of providing the best volleyball footwear technology and so this will help the continued development and success of British Volleyball over the coming years.”