The great successes of Swedish volleyball at international level last summer on sand and taraflex floors have given a new boost of confidence to a movement which is already making strong progress.
With the success of women’s volleyball in the European Golden League, the Volleyball Challenger Cup and in EC, as well as the new achievement of Åhman/Hellvig in EC and their continued success at the highest level of the world tour, there has been a echo that ran through everyone. the newsrooms and further into the booths. More and more people have opened their eyes to the best sport in the world!
And that’s good as a new volleyball season approaches. On the weekend of September 23 and 24, the series kicks off on a broad front, and before that, associations across the country are gearing up and getting ready.
Competing for a triple trophy
At the Elitserien, the beautiful venue of Swedish elite volleyball, eleven women’s teams and eleven men’s teams from 18 different associations are currently preparing to take their place in the starting field which will be decided for the championship titles of the 2023/24 season.
SM and Grand Prix were joined this year by another title. With the creation of the Swedish Super Cup Link to another website. From this season onwards, there is a “golden triple” of trophies to conquer.
The Super Cup Finals will be an exciting new addition to the volleyball calendar and will allow us to get the season off to a flying start. On Sunday, November 17, the first edition will be decided in Frejahallen, Falköping, and the following teams will settle for the titles:
- Women’s team:
- Engelholms VS, SM winner and Grand Prix champion in 2023
- Hylte/Halmstad Volley, SM second in 2023
- Men’s team:
- Hylte/Halmstad Volley, SM winner and Grand Prix champion in 2023
- Habo Wolley, SM vice-champion in 2023
Opening Live Show September 17
As part of going online before the season, Volleykanalen broadcasts one hour live opening show on Sunday September 17 Link to another website. where, among other things, the SM or coaches’ favorites are revealed!
The opening show is available for free on YouTube Link to another website. and starts at 12:30 p.m. The show is hosted by Magnus Gripenhammar and lasts approximately 60 minutes, featuring commentary and analysis from guest expert Staffan Blomgren as well as interviews with players and coaches from several of the league’s elite teams.
Magnificent premiere of the elite series
The base series, meanwhile, kicks off with a full-fledged first round on September 23 and 24, where a total of 10 clashes are on the menu.
Among other things, we will see the men from Hylte/Halmstad – Swedish champions three years in a row – start with a “back-to-back weekend” at home to Örnahallen, where they will host Uppsala on Saturday and RIG Falköping on Sunday.
Live the experience live and via stream
For those looking to plan their volleyball viewing, it’s time to break out the schedule – almost complete match schedules are posted here:
And some planning may really be necessary, as there will be plenty of elite volleyball to enjoy, both streaming and live in theaters!
On days when you cannot follow the elite series matches from the stands, you can turn to VolleyTV, the elite league streaming service which will continue to broadcast broadcasts of the entire season, collected on a single site Internet. This year with a new cooperation partner in the form of Sportway Media Group Link to another website.. More information on this will follow before the start of the season.
The full season schedule including key dates and playoff information will be presented in the coming days. Stay tuned here on elitserienvolleyboll.se!
THE FIRST ROUND
2:00 p.m. Hylte/Halmstad – Gislaved
2:00 p.m. IKSU – Örebro
3:00 p.m. Gothenburg – Lund
4:00 p.m. Linköping – RIG Falkoping
2:00 p.m. Vingåker – Örkelljunga
2:30 p.m. Floby – Sollentuna
2:30 p.m. RIG Falkoping – Lund
4:30 p.m. Hylte/Halmstad – Uppsala
2:00 p.m. Hylte/Halmstad – RIG Falköping
4:00 p.m. Habo – Malmö
For the broadcast of Uptaktsshowen Link to another website. (departure at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday September 17)
Ladies Elitserien Schedule Link to another website.
Schedule Elitserien Men Link to another website.
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