ASIAN Volleyball Confederation officials have hit out at the the Philippine federation, expressing disappointment over the association's 'lack of activity' and suggesting a change of leadership may do the sport good.
In a letter to the Philippine Olympic Committee, AVC vice-president Shanrit Wongprasert of Thailand said the Asian body was upset that the PVF under president Gener Dungo was not inclined to send a team to the Southeast Asian Zonal Qualification Tournament in Vietnam next month.
“I and AVC are very disappointed with the present board of administration of Philippines Volleyball Association. If they do not join any activity how they can develop volleyball in Philippines and they should let other members run the association,” said Shanrit.
“The only way to develop any kind of sports is to participate (in) international competition and to organize the international competition,” Shanrit added.
PVF president Gener Dungo declined comment when contacted by Spin.ph.
The Asian body has recently given the green light to the POC to assemble a national women's volleyball team for the June 14 to 16 event in Vietnam serving as the qualifier for next year's world championship.
The AVF has warned that the Philippines faces sanctions if no team takes part in Vietnam.
But with the PVF having no organized team to speak of, POC officials said they are inclined to send the Bomberinas, a team composed of some of the current and former collegiate stars formed after a series of tryouts organized by a splinter group in the PVF.
“I and AVC have tried very hard to support Philippines Volleyball Association to promote and develop their management after the association has had problem with International Volleyball Federation for the debt of the organization of World Grand Prix at the amount of USD 100,000,” Shanrit wrote.
In another letter addressed to POC first vice-president Jose Romasanta, AVC president Dr. Saleh Bin Nasser gave the POC full authority to form a team - a move seen as a snub of the PVF officials.
“The AVC will accept the POC organizes a women’s vollleyball team representing the Philippines to participate in the Southeastern Asian Zonal Qualification Tournament to be held in Vietnam on June 14-16, 2013,” Nasser wrote.