September 16, 2021

PVL aligns calendar with PNVF

Stakeholders and officials of the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) took part in the proceedings that set in motion the future of the national team program -- including the alignment of calendars between the Premier Volleyball League with international events.

Attending the meeting and workshop were Premier Volleyball League president Ricky Palou and commissioner Tonyboy Liao. Palou is also the Deputy Secretary-General for International Affairs of the federation while Liao is serving as the National Team Commission chairman.

Presiding over the meeting was PNVF President Ramon "Tats" Suzara while Secretary-General Don Caringal, consultant-coach Jorge Edson Souza de Brito, and national coaches Odjie Mamon (women), Dante Alinsunurin (men), and Dong Dela Cruz (men) took part in the proceedings.

The national teams for men and women are competing in the Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship and Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championship next month in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

Next year, the country will have a heavy international season for both genders.

The 31st Vietnam Southeast Asian Games, which was originally scheduled last December but was postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, is tentatively set in March--pending confirmation by the organizers.

The 21st Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship, which was initially set from August 29 to September 5 in Pampanga, will be played on May 15 and 22 in the same province.

The 19th Hangzhou Asian Games, on the other hand, is set from September 10 to 25.

For the men, the eight-nation Philippine leg of the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) will be held from June 20 to 26.

It will also be a busy domestic league season with the PVL holding two conferences in February and October, as well as the PNVF Champions League, which will have two tournaments in April and December.

The men and women national team set training camp at the Aquamarine Events Center before they leave for Thailand for the Asian Club Championships.