World ParaVolley, Molten sign agreement

The ball manufacturing company will provide the official game ball for World ParaVolley matches. 27 Mar 2017
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By World ParaVolley

World ParaVolley has announced a partnership with Molten to serve as the official game ball for its events until the end of 2020.

The deal is a landmark for World ParaVolley in that it is the first time the International Federation has signed such an agreement with a ball manufacturer.

“The agreement with Molten represents a significant, positive relationship for World ParaVolley for the next four years and will benefit all athletes and the Federation,” said World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner. “Molten brings with it a solid world-wide reputation for quality products and has networks in all areas of the world. We are very privileged to have Molten as our partner.”

The match ball is the Molten V5M5000 Flistatec volleyball and will be used at all official World ParaVolley competitions and events, including the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Molten will provide the game volleyball for Para Beach Volleyball as well.

Molten will supply event organisers with complimentary Flistatec volleyballs and complimentary gold volleyballs for presentation purposes. In addition, Molten referee whistles will be provided to World ParaVolley’s qualified international referees and candidates.

As a contribution to World ParaVolley’s development activities, Molten will supply volleyballs on an annual basis for training and education courses.

Following the completion of competitions, events and development activities, the volleyballs will remain in the possession of the Local Organising Committee for future use.