V.Challenge League

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V.Challenge League
Sport Volleyball
Founded 1994
No. of teams Men: 12
Women: 10
Country  Japan
Most recent
Men: Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler
Women:JT Marvelous
Official website http://www.vleague.or.jp/

The V.Challenge League is the second-level volleyball league for both men and women in Japan. The league started in 1998 as V1 League. In 2006 the name of V1.League was changed in the V.Challenge League. The Champion and runner-up team can play the replacement game with lower place teams of V.premier League.

On 2 February 2014 Japan Volleyball League Organization announced that:[1]

  1. V.Challenge League will be divided into V.Challenge League 1 and V.Challenge League 2 from next season.
  2. V.Challenge League 1 include higher 8 teams in the 2014-15 season.
  3. V.Challenge League 2 include lower teams in the 2014-15 season.
  4. Associate teams of JVL will play in the V.Challenge League 2.
  5. Bottom team of V.Challenge League 1 and top team of V.Challenge League 2 will compete a Promotion and relegation match except associate teams.

Clubs 2015/16[edit]

V.Challenge League 1[edit]

The League currently consists of the following member clubs:

Men (8 teams)[2]
Women (8 teams)[3]

V.Challenge League 2[edit]

Men (7 teams)[4]
Women (5 teams)[5]


  1. ^ Japan Volleyball League Organization. "2015/16V・チャレンジリーグ リーグ再編成のお知らせ". Retrieved 2015-02-02. 
  2. ^ JVL. "Teams". Retrieved 2015-10-22. 
  3. ^ JVL. "Teams". Retrieved 2015-10-22. 
  4. ^ JVL. "Teams". Retrieved 2015-10-22. 
  5. ^ JVL. "Teams". Retrieved 2015-10-22. 

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