Arkas Spor

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Arkas Spor
Arkas Spor Klübü
Full nameArkas Spor
Short nameArkas
Founded2001
GroundKarşıyaka Spor Salonu
(Capacity: 5,000)
ChairmanTurkey Lucien Arkas
ManagerCanada Glenn Hoag
CaptainTurkey Bülent Kandemir
LeagueTurkish Men's Volleyball League
2015–16Turkish League, 3rd
WebsiteClub home page
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Arkas Spor Izmir is a professional volleyball team based in Izmir, Turkey. It plays in the Turkish Men's Volleyball League and in the CEV Champions League.

The Körfez Sports Club began competing in the 2nd volleyball league in the 1999-00 Season. In 2001 it became the Saint Joseph Sports Club and in 2003 it was renamed Arkas Saint Joseph.

The club's name was changed to Arkas Sports Club at the Board of Directors meeting in May 2005. The club's primary sports branch is volleyball, but it is also active in sailing and bridge.

Arkas Sports Club is a young club that aims to increase the number of sports branches in which it participates every year. Arkas Spor is ranked 13th (as of October 2016) in the Men's European clubs ranking.[1]

Mission[edit]

To make a contribution to the development of Turkish sports and to help raise up the next generation of healthy sports enthusiasts, people that will be good examples for society. Operating with this goal in mind, our club's goal is to build a strong base of players by discovering young talent in Izmir and in Turkey, train players so that they can play for Turkish National Teams at the highest level and to revive the love of volleyball, which has begun to decline.

Vision[edit]

To build a base of sportsmen and women that have adopted Arkas's philosophy and that can achieve victories in Turkish Leagues and in Europe and ultimately become champions. To contribute to the success of the Turkish National Teams.

Staff[edit]

  • President: Lucien Arkas
  • Vice President: Bernard Arkas
  • Member of the board: Cenk Değer
  • Member of the board - Sports Coordinator: Yaşar Ergün
  • Member of the board - Press Secretary: Uğur Özden
  • Member of the board - International Relations Supervisor: Bahadır Osman
  • Member of the board: Atıf İnönü

Team[edit]

First Team Squad[edit]

This is the Arkas Spor team for the 2016–17 Turkish Men's Volleyball League season.[2]

Head coach: Canada Glenn Hoag

No. Name Date of birth Height Position
1 Canada Tyler Sanders (1991-12-14) December 14, 1991 (age 27) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) Setter
2 Turkey Muzaffer Yönet (1997-06-18) June 18, 1997 (age 22) 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Setter
5 Brazil Maurício Borges Silva (1989-02-04) February 4, 1989 (age 30) 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Outside Hitter
6 Cuba Michael Sánchez (1986-06-05) June 5, 1986 (age 33) 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) Opposite
7 Turkey Çagatay Durmaz (1996-09-09) September 9, 1996 (age 23) 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) Middle Blocker
8 Turkey Gökhan Gökgöz (1993-01-06) January 6, 1993 (age 26) 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Outside Hitter
9 Turkey Hakki Capkinoglu (1990-07-20) July 20, 1990 (age 29) 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Middle Blocker
10 Turkey Mustafa Koç (1992-02-23) February 23, 1992 (age 27) 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) Middle Blocker
11 Turkey Yigit Gülmezoglu (1995-12-28) December 28, 1995 (age 23) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) Outside Hitter
13 Brazil João Paulo Bravo (1979-01-07) January 7, 1979 (age 40) 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) Outside Hitter
14 Turkey Hasan Sikar (1991-05-18) May 18, 1991 (age 28) 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) Middle Blocker
15 Turkey Caner Ergül (1994-07-31) July 31, 1994 (age 25) 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) Libero
17 Turkey Muhammet Kaya (1995-02-07) February 7, 1995 (age 24) 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) Setter
18 Turkey Ahmet Karatas (1991-03-31) March 31, 1991 (age 28) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Libero
19 Turkey Yigit Onayli (1994-05-30) May 30, 1994 (age 25) 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) Opposite

Honours[edit]

International competitions[edit]

National competitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eurotopteams
  2. ^ "Arkas Izmir Roster". CEV. Retrieved 8 October 2016.

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