NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM ASPIRANTS TO START SWAB TESTING THIS WEEK
In compliance with the Philippine National Volleyball Federation’s (PNVF) requirement, the National Volleyball Team tryouts pool will be undergoing RT-PCR tests before entering Subic starting on Monday.
Participating athletes, coaches, officials, and staff are to be tested on the swabbing facility in Mall of Asia Arena 48 hours before they enter the bubble.
Invitees from the women’s volleyball team and PNVF staff who will facilitate the tryouts are scheduled to have their swab test this afternoon while players for the men’s volleyball team will undergo testing on Tuesday.
Moreover, hopefuls for the women’s and men’s beach volleyball team will be tested on Wednesday.
Tryouts for the men’s and women’s volleyball teams will be held on April 28 and 29 at the Subic Gym, while those for the men’s and women’s beach volleyball are scheduled on April 30 at the Subic Tennis Courts.
According to PNVF president Ramon “Tats” Suzara, RT-PCR tests are the first and foremost on their list of priorities for these tryouts.
“The health and safety of everyone in the Subic bubble is paramount to the federation,” he added.
The testing is through the assistance of Taguig City Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano and Deputy Chief Implementer National Task Force Against COVID-19 Secretary Vince Dizon. Taguig City is the PNVF’s local government unit partner.
Players will also be required to wear their facemasks for the duration of the three-day tryouts for the national team.