Oslo, September 18, 2018 – Fanta Norgestour – the National Beach Volleyball Tour of Norway – has selected Wilson Sporting Goods, Co., as its official supplier of game balls for all National Tour events in Norway. As part of this agreement, every Norgestour tournament and matches through 2020 will be played with the FANTA Norgestour official Wilson volleyball.
«We chose Wilson as our partner due to the Company’s tenure and leadership in beachvolleyball and its unmatched commitment and passion for the sport,» say Vegard Høidalen, Promoter of the Norwegian Tour, Olympian, former European Champion and World Champion Medalist. «We are excited to be the first series of championship tournaments to use the Wilson volleyball in 2018, designing a special FANTA Norgestour volleyball edition and provide all our players with the most advanced beach volleyballs on the market today.»
«With our strong heritage in Beach Volleyball in the US market, Wilson is forming partnerships across Europe to support and develop elite beach volleyball leagues and players in this exciting sport,» said Ryan Chesney, Commercial Manager EMEA, Wilson.
«The Norgestour has a pedigree of producing the best players and providing world class entertainment for spectators on court and online. We are excited to work with them to continue growing the sport in Norway; through participation at all levels, expanding the fan base and providing the best equipment for players.»
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Fanta Norgestour runs about 30beach volleyball events all over Norway every year. The events are held in club facilities with man made courts, stadiums at city centers and beautiful and very exotic beaches like Hauklandstranda in Lofoten- north of the Polar Circle. Approximately 500 of the best Norwegian beach volleyball athletes in Norway are competing in the events each year. Athletes like Jan Kvalheim, Jørre Kjemperud, Nila Haakedal, Ingrid Tørlen, Kathrine Maaseide, Susanne Glesnes, Merita Berntsen, Ragni Hestad, Tarjei Skarlund, Martin Spinnangr, Bjørn Maaseide and Vegard Høidalen all started their career on the national tour of Norway to later become World Class Players. The last remarkable team to come out of the national tour of Norway is the young and extremly talented team of Anders Mol Christian Sørum, currently ranked number 1 in the world as of september 2018. Fanta Norgestour also offers non-profit beachvolleyball lessons to local schools and businesses.
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Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation, is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance sports equipment, apparel, bags, and accessories. Celebrating more than a century in sports, the Company invents, designs and creates best-in-class products that push sports equipment into new territories. Wilson is the official ball of the National Football League (NFL), NCAA March Madness, FIBA 3×3 Basketball, and AVP, the longest running volleyball tour in the United States. In tennis, Wilson provides the official tennis ball of the NCAA and the US Open.
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