VOLLEYBALL renaissance in the country continues as the national federation for the sport is planning to host one international tournament, while sending both the national and club teams to four international meets.
Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) president Geoffrey Karl Chan bared this out after paying a courtesy call to Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Jose `Peping’ Cojuangco together with secretary-general Rustico `Otie’ Camangian.
“We will have four international exposures for national and club teams and one international hosting,” said Chan. “We presented also the revitalization of the youth program and unification of coaches under a new standard curriculum. We are now also facilitating the formation of the club leagues.”
“The most important thing for now is gaining the trust and confidence of company sponsors,” he added.
PVF is currently in the process of finalizing the composition of both the men and women’s national teams, which is being backed by PLDT Home Fibr.
The line-up for the Girls Under-17 team meanwhile, has already been completed as the 20-woman squad is set to compete in the AVC Asian Girls U-17 Championship in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand this October.
Chan added the POC commended the PVF for its effort to sustain the rebirth of the sport in the country.
“We receive a very good comment at doing a good job,” said Chan of the meeting with POC officials that was also attended by first vice-president Joey Romasanta and secretary-general Steve Hontiveros.
“Everything went well. Nag-report kami ng accomplishments ng PVF and they (POC) were very happy,” said Chan.
Both Chan and Camangian were happy with the POC’s recognition of the PVF leadership especially after the federation went through some major internal wrangling last year.
“The POC recognizes and congratulates the selfless efforts of the PVF to reclaim volleyball glory and unite volleyball in the country,” said Chan.
“In just one year, the new leadership of the PVF has proven to be one of integrity and commitment to progress,” added the volleyball leader.