Team profile

Hisamitsu Springs Kobe

Hisamitsu Springs were the first team to qualify for the World Club Championship when they stunned four-times champions Bohai Bank Tianjin from China in the final of the 2014 Asian Club Championship. The win ended Hisamitsu's 12-year drought in Asia's premier club competition, which they previously won in 2002 when they competed under their old name, the Hisamitsu Spring Attackers. This will be the Springs' second appearance at the World Club Championship. They will be hoping to improve on last year's performance when they lost both of their matches 3-1 to finish bottom of Pool B with zero points. They were beaten by eventual winners Dinamo Kazan and Brazilian side Molico/Osasco.
The club was founded in 1948, but they became a top-level force when two teams, Hisamitsu Springs and Hisamitsu Spring Attackers, merged in 2001 and took the name Hisamitsu Spring Attackers. After winning their first Japanese national league title in 2002, they changed their name to Hisamitsu Springs. They won three more league titles, most notably in season 2012/13 when they had the most successful season in their history – winning five official national competitions, including the All Japan Volleyball Tournament and the Empress's Cup.


Kumi Nakada (Ms.)

Kumi Nakada (Ms.)

Appointed in 2012, Kumi Nakada became the first female head coach in the V Premier League and led Hisamitsu Springs to the most successful season in their history. During season 2012/13 they won five national competitions, and she was named the V Premier League's Best Head Coach in 2012 and 2013. She has been assistant coach of several teams in Italy. As a player in 1980, she became the youngest player to be called up to the senior team at age 15 years and one month. She was named Best Libero at the 1989 World Cup, and was Japan's flagbearer at the 1992 Olympic Games..


  • Team Manager Akira Kayashima
  • Assistant coach Yoichi Kato
  • Second Assistant Coach Shun Toyokihara
  • Doctor Asami Suyama (Ms.)
  • Physiotherapist Keiji Wakamiya





Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul
2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 5 3 1.666 183 164 1.115
Dinamo Krasnodar
2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 4 0.750 161 154 1.045
Hisamitsu Springs Kobe
2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4 5 0.800 177 203 0.871