Premier Volleyball League

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Premier Volleyball League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event Premier Volleyball League 1st Season Collegiate Conference
Premier Volleyball League Philippines logo.png
PVL logo
Sport Volleyball
Founded 2004
Founder Jun Bernardino
Inaugural season 2004
Motto Bira na! (Let's get it on!)
No. of teams Men's: 8
Women's: 12
Country  Philippines
Venue(s) Filoil Flying V Arena Philsports Arena
Continent AVC (Asia)
Most recent
champion(s)
M: Ateneo school colors Ateneo Blue Eagles
W: NU school colors NU Lady Bulldogs
Most titles UST school colors UST Tigresses (6 titles)
TV partner(s) S+A (local/international)
Official website sports.abs-cbn.com/pvl

The Premier Volleyball League (PVL) is a volleyball league in the Philippines organized by Sports Vision Management Group, Inc. (Sports Vision). The league began in 2004 as the Shakey's V-League, a women's collegiate league with teams coming from the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation (CESAFI), among others. Since 2011, the league welcomed the participation of corporate club and non-collegiate teams. In 2014, a men's division was included in its 21st conference, serving as the precursor of the Spikers' Turf, the following year.[1][2][3] In 2017, the league was renamed Premier Volleyball League and the Spikers' Turf was merged to the PVL.

History[edit]

Logo used by the league as the Shakey's V-League

The league was established in 2004 by Sports Vision Management Group, Inc. (Sports Vision) and sponsor Shakey's Pizza Philippines (International Family Foods, Inc.). Sports Vision was founded by a group led by former PBA commissioner Jun Bernardino and is currently headed by chairman Moying Martelino and president Ricky Palou.

The UST Tigresses won the inaugural V-League championship in 2004 defeating the La Salle Lady Archers. But the De La Salle University have won the next three conferences of the said league defeating their arch-rivals, UST Tigresses in both conferences of Season 2 and SSC - R Lady Stags in Season 3, sweeping them both in the Finals of the three conferences.

The UST Tigresses returned to the League in 2007, after missing Season 3, winning both conferences of Season 4 by defeating the SSC-R Lady Stags in both finals series.

Year 2008 saw the crowning of two other schools aside from UST and DLSU. Adamson University won the championship in the first conference of Season 5 defeating the Ateneo Lady Eagles while San Sebastian College-Recoletos Lady Stags won the second conference of season 5 by sweeping the two comebacking champion teams: DLSU Lady Archers in the semifinals and UST Tigresses in the finals.

However, the Tigresses made history via a "three-peat" winning their fourth, fifth and sixth championships by sweeping both conferences of Season 6 by defeating SSC-R and Adamson, respectively in both championship series, and again winning the first conference of Season 7 by beating SSC-R for the fourth time in the finals.

It was the battle of the runners-up of the last two conferences when Adamson University faced the Lady Stags of SSC-R in the finals of the 2nd Conference Season 7. Adamson won its second V-League crown after defeating San Sebastian 2-1 in their Finals series.

In the 1st Conference Season 8, the Ateneo Lady Eagles won their first Shakey's V-League crown by thumping defending champions Adamson in the Finals. The 2nd Conference of Season 8 was renamed the Shakey's V-League Open Conference as it was opened to non-school teams. Four non-school teams joined the tournament, namely, the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force and Maynilad. The Philippine Army won their first Shakey's V-League championship. Season 8-Open Conference, Shakey's V-League will also aired on GMA Life TV, GMA News TV and GMA Pinoy TV for the international viewers.

Season 9 was locally aired on AKTV on IBC13 and Hyper Cable channel.

Starting from its 10th Season, Shakey's V-League's new broadcasting partner is now GMA News TV channel 11. All of the matches are aired at 1PM to 3PM during weekdays, and 12:45PM to 2:30PM during Saturdays. On May 26, 2013, Shakey's V-League held its first Live TV Coverage via GMA News TV. It is also announced that the Game 3 matches, both for Championship and the Battle for 3rd will be aired live on GMA News TV on June 2, 2013. In Season 10 Open Conference, Cagayan Valley made history as the Lady Rising Suns scored a 16-0 sweep en route to the team's first V-League title with a 2-0 series win over Smart-Maynilad Net Spikers. On October 2, 2014, it was reported[4] that a men's division will be included in its 21st conference with four teams.

On May 24, 2016, it was officially announced that Shakey's V-League will now be aired on S+A Channel 23 following an agreement between Sports Vision, Shakey's and ABS-CBN Sports.

In December 2016, it was announced that starting the 14th season in 2017, the Shakey's V-League will be renamed the Philippine V-League (PVL). The season will start with the Reinforced Conference instead of the Open Conference in March 2017. The Spikers' Turf, which was spun-off from the league in 2015, will be merged to the PVL. Shakey's Pizza will remain as a presenter or major sponsor.[5] In March 2017, during the signing of a new partnership deal between Sports Vision and ABS-CBN Sports, it was announced that the name of the league will be Premier Volleyball League (PVL).[6]

Current teams and coaches[edit]

For Premier Volleyball League 1st Season Collegiate Conference:

Championship results[edit]

Season Conference Women's Division Men's Division
Champions Score Runners-up Champions Score Runners-up
2017 Reinforced Pocari 3–1
2–3
3–1
BaliPure Cignal 3–1
3–2
Air Force
Open BaliPure 3–0
3–1
Pocari Cignal 3–1
2–3
3–1
Megabuilders
Collegiate NU NU school colors 3–1
3–1
FEU school colors FEU Ateneo Ateneo school colors 3–0
3–0
FEU school colors FEU

Playing venues[edit]

Games are presently held at the Filoil Flying V Arena.

During the semi-final to championship rounds of Season 10, games were held on the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay and in the iconic Philsports Arena in Pasig to accommodate larger attendance. Other venues in the past included the Lyceum of the Philippines University gymnasium, the Blue Eagle Gym and the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

Broadcast partners[edit]

Current broadcast team (S+A):

Shakey's V-League (2004-2016)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spikers' Turf showcases best in men's volleyball". The Philippine Star. March 25, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ Payo, Jasmine (March 25, 2015). "Men's volley hits scene with Spikers' Turf April 5". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ "IEM Volley Masters head cast in eight-team Spikers' Turf volleyball tournament". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. March 25, 2015. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ Navarro, June (October 2, 2014). "Army to defend Shakey's V-League championship with all-Filipino crew". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 
  5. ^ Villar, Joey (27 December 2016). "Shakey's V-League to rename to 'Philippine V-League'". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Escalorte, Mark (29 March 2017). "Sports Vision, ABS-CBN ink new partnership for PVL". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 29 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Terrado, Reuben (April 8, 2013). "Chance for live broadcast of playoff games as V-League moves to GMA News TV". Sports Interactive Network Philippines. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 

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