Futura Volley Busto Arsizio
UYBA Volley is an Italian women's volleyball club based in Busto Arsizio, in the province of Varese. The team currently plays in the Serie A1, Italy's highest professional league. The team is sponsored by Yamamay, an Italian company that produces undergarment and swimsuits.
|Full name||Futura Volley Busto Arsizio|
Le Farfalle (The Butterflies)
|Ground||PalaYamamay, Busto Arsizio, Italy|
|Head coach||Marco Mencarelli|
|League||FIPAV Women's Serie A1|
|2016–17||7th (Playoff quarter-finalist)|
|Website||Club home page|
Due to sponsorship, the club have competed under the following names:
- Brums Busto Arsizio (2000–2002)
- Dimeglio Brums Busto Arsizio (2002–2006)
- Yamamay Busto Arsizio (2006–2012)
- Unendo Yamamay Busto Arsizio (2012–2016)
- Unet Yamamay Busto Arsizio (2016–2017)
- Unet E-Work Busto Arsizio (2017–present)
In 1996, Serie A1 club Unione Sportiva Cistellum Volley was playing at the Palazzetto dello Sport in Cislago, a venue with small capacity, forcing the club to look for a new home venue. In 1997, when the nearby city of Busto Arsizio inaugurated a 4,490 seat venue named PalaYamamay-Maria Piantanida, Cistellum decided to relocate to Busto Arsizio where it remained for three seasons. After relegation to Serie A2 at the end of the 1999–00 season, the club transferred all its sporting activities to Yamamay and Futura Volley Busto Arsizio is created.
The club's first season was at the Serie A2 in 2000–01, promotion to the Serie A1 was achieved after seven seasons, in 2007. The first title was the 2009–10 Women's CEV Cup and in 2012 the club won four titles (Serie A1, Italian Cup, CEV Cup and Italian Super Cup).
The team currently plays at the PalaYamamay, an indoor arena owned by the municipality of Busto Arsizio. The town volleyball team has an exclusive right to use the arena, upon payment of a rental fee.
Supporters and rivalriesEdit
The main group of supporters of the Yamamay Busto Arsizio is called "Amici delle Farfalle" (AdF) (Friends of the butterflies).
The main rivalry is with GSO Villa Cortese, a team based in Villa Cortese, in the Province of Milan, because the two cities are neighbors and because they belong to two different provinces. The matches between the two teams are referred as "Derby dell'Altomilanese" (Derby of the Alto Milanese). The "Alto Milanese" is a geographical area between the provinces of Milan, Varese and part of the province of Como.
|Number||Player||Position||Height (m)||Weight (kg)||Birth date|
|1||Jordyn Poulter||Setter||1.88||77||31 July 1997|
|3||Rossella Olivotto||Middle Blocker||1.84||72||27 April 1991|
|6||Alessia Gennari||Outside Hitter||1.84||68||3 November 1991|
|7||Asia Bonelli||Setter||1.80||75||4 September 2000|
|8||Alexa Gray||Outside Hitter||1.85||75||7 July 1994|
|9||Giulia Leonardi||Libero||1.65||58||1 December 1987|
|11||Camilla Mingardi||Opposite||1.86||75||19 October 1997|
|12||Francesca Piccinini||Outside Hitter||1.84||62||10 January 1979|
|13||Chiara Cucco||Libero||1.68||62||14 November 2002|
|15||Jovana Stevanović||Middle Blocker||1.91||72||30 June 1992|
|17||Ana Escamilla||Outside Hitter||1.84||63||10 July 1998|
|18||Katarina Bulovic||Outside Hitter||1.80||64||15 February 2002|
|23||Liset Herrera||Opposite||1.92||70||6 December 1998|
Current coaching staffEdit
|Italy||Marco Mencarelli||23 February 1963||Head coach|
|Italy||Marco Musso||1 September 1986||Vice coach|
|Italy||Christian Tammone||1 January 1975||Coach assistant|
|Italy||Tommaso Barbato||3 October 1980||Statistics officer|
|Italy||Alessandro Mattiroli||1 January 1984||Athletic trainer|
|Italy||Marco Forte||6 October 1986||Masseur|
- Coppa Italia: 1
- CEV Cup: 3
- "Cislago". legavolleyfemminile.it (in Italian). Retrieved 12 February 2017.
- "Chi siamo". US Cistellum (in Italian). Retrieved 12 February 2017.
- "Serie A1 femminile: Il Club Italia giocherà al PalaYamamay di Busto Arsizio". vivovolley.net (in Italian). 29 August 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
- "Busto Arsizio (ex-Cislago)". legavolleyfemminile.it (in Italian). Retrieved 12 February 2017.
- "La nostra Storia". US Cistellum (in Italian). Retrieved 12 February 2017.
- "La storia - Stagione 2000-2001 Campionato di Serie A2". Futura Volley Busto Arsizio (in Italian). Retrieved 12 February 2017.
- "Busto Arsizio Futura". legavolleyfemminile.it (in Italian). Retrieved 12 February 2017.
- "Team". Futura Volley Busto Arsizio (in Italian). Archived from the original on 6 September 2017. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
- "Unet E-Work Busto Arsizio - Team details" (in Italian). legavolleyfemminile.it. Retrieved 6 September 2017.
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