Sanest Khanh Hoa secures all championships in domestic playgrounds

Monday, 24/04/2017, 22:56 [GMT+7]

Sanest Khanh Hoa  secures all championships in domestic playgrounds

Ten years from starting to play in the domestic professional playgrounds, Sanest Khanh Hoa has been the sole team in the country winning all types of trophies in volleyball.


Sanest Khanh Hoa is runner-up at 2016 national champiosnhip.
Sanest Khanh Hoa is runner-up at 2016 national champiosnhip.
Ten years ago, Khanh Hoa’s volleyball faced the risk of decline. After being supported by Khanh Hoa Salanganes Nest Company, the coastal province has become well-known for its strong volleyball teams, in which the most excellent representative has been Sanest Khanh Hoa.
The year of 2008 was considered as a landmark marking the progression of Sanest Khanh Hoa. In the first year being promoted to the professional playground, Sanest Khanh Hoa became a phenomenon when going consecutive games unbeaten across all competitions and finally scooped that year’s championship. Afterwards, Sanest Khanh Hoa continued their impressive performances with the championships at Grand Fix and Alaska tournament.
In the following years, Sanest Khanh Hoa started to go down because of the absence of key players.  In the period from 2011 to 2013, the team was in crisis and fall out of top four. Coach Huynh Thuc Phong announced his retirement as head coach of Sanest Khanh Hoa and young coach Trieu Tu Thien took over the position.
Trieu Tu Thien started to rejuvenate the squad. Many young players who was trained in the province’s sports center, for example Van Phong, Thanh Phong, Van Viet, Van Doan and Huu Nghia, were recruited and had opportunities to proved themselves in the uniform of Sanest Khanh Hoa. Apart from focusing on training young players, the team with the supports from Khanh Hoa Salanganes Nest Company tried to look for the quality players from other localities in order to reinforce the team. With the favorable conditions and good playing environment offering to the athletes, Sanest Khanh Hoa attract the joining of some quality players like Tu Thanh Thuan and Nguyen Truong Giang, who had received invitations from many rich teams.
Since then, Sanest Khanh Hoa gradually asserted their position again in the playgrounds of Vietnam’s volleyball. In the four latest seasons, instead of striving to be in top six or four, the team has aimed for higher targets. From 2015 until this year, Sanest Khanh Hoa has had three times standing on the podium as the champion (Hung Vuong Cup and Dam Ca Mau Cup in 2016, Hoa Lu Cup in 2017); two times finished second (2015 and 2016 national championship). Thus, at present, Sanest Khanh Hoa has won all types of trophies in the country’s competition system. These achievements are thanks to the efforts and solidarity of the whole team and supports from the sponsors and fans.
Le Huu Hoang, CEO of Khanh Hoa Salanganes Nest Company, a special companion of Sanest Khanh Hoa, used to say “High achievements are great, but fair play is more important.” That has also been the formula that Sanest Khanh Hoa has stuck to and has helped them to gained high achievements.
An Nhien
Translated by H.N