FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

TEAM COMPOSITION


 PPA / Panasonic Panthers

 
Team manager HARUTA, Masayuki
Coach NAMBU, Masashi
Assistant coach SHIMBO, Koichiro
2nd assistant coach DOS SANTOS, José Francisco
Doctor KOMATSU, Takeshi
Physiotherapist MURASHIMA, Yosuke
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Country
  1 Kunihiro Shimizu SHIMIZU 11.08.1986 192 97 340 320 JPN
  2   Hideomi Fukatsu FUKATSU 06.01.1990 180 70 327 305 JPN
  3 Shinya Yamazoe Yamazoe 23.05.1987 190 83 328 320 JPN
  4   Yuki Ito Ito 23.06.1987 192 90 330 320 JPN
  5 Sogo Watanabe WATANABE 21.07.1990 196 83 335 320 JPN
  C 6   Kenji Shirasawa Shirasawa 21.05.1984 194 90 330 320 JPN
  8 Shinji Kawamura Kawamura 02.05.1978 189 88 328 314 JPN
  13   Yusuke Matsuta Matsuta 31.10.1982 200 90 345 340 JPN
  15 Tatsuya Fukuzawa FUKUZAWA 01.07.1986 189 86 355 345 JPN
  16   Takahisa Otake Ohtake 12.06.1984 185 70 325 320 JPN
  L 17 Takeshi Nagano NAGANO 11.07.1985 176 69 315 300 JPN
  18   Dante Amaral Dante 30.09.1980 201 86 345 327 BRA
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Panasonic Panthers were founded in 1951 and were a founder member of Japan Volleyball League (currently called the “V Premier League”) in 1967. “Victory over oneself” is the team’s slogan as they aim to become competitive against the world’s volleyball powerhouses.

The club holds volleyball seminars not only to provide student athletes with an opportunity to learn volleyball from V-league players, but also to help young students from 6 to 18 know the joy of sports.

 
Coach profile

Masashi Nambu took over as head coach of the Panasonic Panthers in 2007 and made an immediate impact. In his first year, Nambu led the team to its first V Premier League title in 36 years.

Between 2007 and 2013, the Panthers won three V Premier League titles, three Emperor’s Cup All-Japan Championships and four Kurowashiki All-Japan Tournaments. In 2010, Nambu helped the team to the bronze medal in the Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship after completing a perfect 2009-10 season.