PH VOLLEYBALL TEAM TO TRAIN ABROAD IN PREPARATION FOR SEAG
Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) will send both the men's and women's volleyball teams overseas to train for the Vietnam Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in May 2022.
“Our players have to go to a training camp in Brazil before the SEA Games; ‘yung men naman they are going to Italy before the SEA Games,” PNVF President Ramon Suzara said during this week’s Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum.
“This is part of the exposure of our national team also, to travel to Europe na, to South America. Hindi na ‘yung puro Asia. Kasi dati, puro Japan, Thailand, dito lang sa Asia,” Suzara added.
Before, the men’s team trained in Korea in preparation for the 2019 SEA Games while the women’s team had their camp in Japan.
According to Suzara, the federation’s goal is for both the men’s and women’s indoor and beach volleyball teams to advance to and compete in the finals of their respective events.
The men’s indoor volleyball team won silver at the 2019 SEA Games, while the women’s team finished fourth, missing out on a podium finish.
In addition, the men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams both took bronze.
The volleyball federation will be having a packed schedule for 2022 as they will also be hosting FIVB Volleyball Nations League that will be staged in the middle of 2022.
One of their scheduled international tournaments also includes the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China in September.