After returning from their training camp in Japan, the women’s professional volleyball teams of Korea Expressway Corporation and GS Caltex will continue their training by bringing Japanese teams to Korea.
The Korea Expressway Corporation High Pass Volleyball Team, the winner of the women’s professional volleyball V-League in the 2022-2023 season, will host a public friendly match against Japan’s Toray Arrows Volleyball Team, the winner of the 2022-2023 Japan Black Tie, at 4 p.m. on March 23 at Gimcheon Indoor Gymnasium.
The match will feature 18 players from the Korea Expressway Corporation, including Vanya Vukiric, a foreign player who joined the organization, and Kim Se-bin, the first-round pick of the last rookie draft.
The Toray Arrows volleyball team, which has been affiliated with Korea Expressway Corporation since 2000, is a traditional Japanese powerhouse that has won four Japanese V-League titles, two Emperor’s Cup titles, and six Kurogeki titles.
The two teams met last month in Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, for three practice matches before meeting again in Gimcheon City, home of Korea Expressway Corporation.
The Toray Arrows volleyball team will arrive via Gimhae Airport in Busan on the 20th and will play three practice matches at the practice gym of the Korea Expressway Corporation Volleyball Team and one practice match at the Gimcheon Indoor Gym.
“Through this friendly match, we will quench the thirst of volleyball fans in the off-season and provide various attractions for local fans who showed their support last season,” said Kim Il-hwan, head coach of the Road Corporation Volleyball Team.
The GS Caltex Seoul Kixx Volleyball Team announced on Tuesday that it will hold a joint training session with Hitachi Astemo Rivare, the seventh-ranked team in Japan’s V-League First Division last season, for six days and seven nights at the Cheongpyeong Clubhouse from July 17 to 23.
The two teams, which have been cooperating since 2017, held the first joint training in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, in July ahead of the 2023 Gumi Dodram Cup professional volleyball tournament.
GS Caltex, which developed its organizational skills through the first joint training, won its second consecutive Cup title.스포츠토토
GS Caltex will play three practice matches against Hitachi Astemo Rivare during the second round of training.
“With just over a month to go until the start of the season, we will make up for our shortcomings and maximize our teamwork through realistic training,” said GS Caltex head coach Cha Sang-hyun.
“Foreign players and rookies have just joined the team, but we will try to improve our chemistry with them as much as possible through this training,” said GS Caltex Chief of Staff Jung Dae-young.