Volley Tricolore

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Conad Reggio Emilia
Full name Volley Tricolore Reggio Emilia
Short name Conad Reggio Emilia
Founded 2012
Ground PalaBigi
Reggio Emilia
(Capacity: 4.600)
Chairman Giulio Bertaccini
Manager Henk-Jan Held
League Italian Volleyball League
Website Club home page
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Volley Tricolore is a professional volleyball team based in Reggio Emilia, Italy. It plays in the second level of the Italian Volleyball League. The club was formed in 2012 with the merging of the local teams of Correggio and Scandiano with Cavriago, which was playing the games of the Italian second tier in Reggio Emilia. Volley Tricolore plays its home games in PalaBigi, an arena located in the city and shared with Pallacanestro Reggiana.

History[edit]

Men's volleyball always had a good tradition in Reggio Emilia, but every team (La Torre, Volley Reggiano and Latte Giglio) that played in the highest level got relegated or dismantled due to bankruptcy during the years; however international players like Henk-Jan Held and Krysztof Stelmach and famous coach Ljubomir Travica have been involved in Reggio Emilia's volley. Volley Tricolore took the space of Edilesse Cavriago in the Italian second division, but after the first season (2012–13) the club auto-relegated to the third division due to economic difficulties due to the abandon of the project by Correggio. In the last three seasons, Tricolore won promotion back to the Serie A2, and played two times in the Promotion Playoffs.

Notable Players and Coaches[edit]

Team[edit]

Team roster - season 2017/2018
Conad Reggio Emilia
No. Name Date of birth Position
1 Italy Simone Bonante (1992-04-06)April 6, 1992 setter
2 Puerto Rico Arturo Iglesias (1995-11-22)November 22, 1995 setter
4 Nigeria Samuel Onwuelo (1997-04-18)April 18, 1997 opposite
5 Italy Davide Cester (1997-03-05)March 5, 1997 opposite
6 Italy Andrea Ippolito (1985-11-16)November 16, 1985 outside hitter
7 Italy Alberto Bellini (1987-06-07)June 7, 1987 outside hitter
8 Netherlands Tim Held (1998-04-17)April 17, 1998 outside hitter
9 Austria Lorenz Koraimann (1993-05-07)May 7, 1993 outside hitter
10 Italy Nicola Sesto(C) (1987-05-11)May 11, 1987 middle blocker
11 Italy Matteo Bortolozzo (1989-08-01)August 1, 1989 middle blocker
12 Italy Alessandro Arienti (1993-12-07)December 7, 1993 middle blocker
14 Italy Jacopo Ferrari (1998-05-10)May 10, 1998 middle blocker
15 Italy Davide Morgese(L) (1996-06-16)June 16, 1996 libero
16 Italy Michele Raffaele (L) (1999-03-06)March 6, 1999 libero
Head coach: Netherlands Henk-Jan Held
Assistant: Italy Paolo Zambolin