THE Philippines won’t be able to see action in several Asian Volleyball Confederation tournaments this year as the Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc. reportedly failed to submit its intent to join both for the men’s and women’s national teams.
LVPI president Peter Cayco said focus will be on the 30th Southeast Asian Games from November 30 to December 10 in the Philippines.
The national volleyball federation earlier said it was eyeing stints in the 2019 Asian Women’s Club Championship from April 27-May 5 in China; 3rd Asian U-23 Women’s U-23 Volleyball Championship from July 13-21 in Vietnam and 20th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship from August 17-25 in South Korea as well as the Asian U-23 men’s tournament.
LVPI conducted tryouts for the women’s national pool expansion both in seniors and U23 team on Jan. 24 and 25, and on February 3. Men’s tryouts were held on Feb. 9 and 10.
But the Philippines wasn’t part of the draw for the AVC 2019 tournaments on Tuesday at the Dusit Princess Srinakarin Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
Cayco said LVPI has asked for assistance from AVC for the overseas trainings of the men’s and women’s national teams.
“We will concentrate on SEA Games preparation. We communicated this with AVC and they are assisting us in scheduling our foreign trainings. We will train in countries outside SEA,” Cayco said.