TRYOUTS for the Philippine women’s volleyball team will continue despite the lack of sanction from the national federation, the chief organizer said after getting support from the Philippine Sports Commission.
Asian Volleyball Confederation development and marketing head Tats Suzara said they will go on with the tryouts even after Philippine Volleyball Federation suspended its secretary general Vangie De Jesus and board member Dr. Ian Laurel for holding the tryouts which it claimed didn't have the board's consent.
“It will be under PSC supervision,” said Suzara after talking to PSC commissioner Iggy Clavecilla. “No one will stop the tryouts.”
De Jesus and Laurel were suspended after calling a tryout in conjunction with private firm SportsCore Event Management and Consultancy (SCORE), without the PVF board’s consent.
SCORE is headed by Suzara, a former PVF official.
More than 30 players attended the tryouts, which are aimed at forming a national team bound for the 2013 Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar.
One stumbling block for the team, however, is that a SEA Games-bound squad should get an accreditation from the PVF under president Gener Dungo.
But Suzara is confident that a team could still be sent to Myanmar similar to the set-up in cycling where a unified team was formed for the 2010 Asian Games and the 2011 SEA Games despite a leadership crisis plaguing the sport.