Training camp begins as PH women’s volleyball team arrives in Brazil

Philippin girls’s volleyball team upon arrival in Brazil for his or her SEA Video games construct up. JUNE NAVARRO/INQUIRER

BARUERI, BRAZIL—The Philippine girls’s volleyball team lastly settled in this city famed for its middle of volleyball excellence on Wednesday evening following a protracted flight that took nearly 40 hours from Manila.

Southeast Asian Video games seasoned spikers Alyssa Valdez, Aby Maraño and Jaja Santiago have arrived right here at Sportville, the mecca of the game in this a part of the globe, along with their teammates in a singular collective bid to nail a medal in the approaching thirty first SEA Video games in Hanoi, Vietnam.

In response to coaches Odjie Mamon and Brazilian coach Jorge Edson Souza de Brito, the team will instantly plunge into coaching the day after and play in a tuneup match at evening towards São Caetano, one of many most interesting golf equipment in the Brazilian Superliga A.

“We’re 5 to 6 tuneup video games towards the hardest membership groups right here. We are going to maximize the restricted time that we’ve got to mildew these gifted particular person gamers into one cohesive unit,’’ mentioned de Brito, an Olympic gold medalist whereas enjoying for Brazil’s nationwide males’s team in the 1992 Summer time Olympics in Barcelona.

Additionally anticipated to contribute to the team’s success are open spikers Jema Galanza and Ces Molina, center blockers Majoy Baron, Ria Meneses and Dell Palomata, reverse spikers Kat Tolentino and Mylene Paat, liberos Daybreak Macandili and Kath Arado as effectively as settlers Kyle Negrito and Iris Tolenada.

The Philippine Nationwide Volleyball Federation headed by its president Ramon “Tats’’ Suzara finalized the lineup of the team final week and organized the Brazilian camp by way of the help of the Philippine Sports activities Fee, Philippine Olympic Committee, Rebisco, PLDT and Taguig Metropolis.

“The purpose is to win a medal in Vietnam. Though the team was shaped solely just lately, the coaching camp that can run for 2 weeks in Brazil is an integral a part of our preparation,’’ mentioned Suzara.

PNVF govt board member and nationwide team chairperson Tony Boy Liao has accompanied the team with coaches Grace Antigua, coach/statistician Tina Salak, coach Raffy Mosuela and bodily therapist Grace Gomez.

“They’re aware of one another, so we shall be engaged on constructing our team chemistry in a brief span of time,’’ added Mamon.

PNVF secretary common Don Caringal and team supervisor Fe Moran led the team’s orientation and sendoff in Manila after the required items for the SEA Video games have been put collectively following the conclusion of the Premiere Volleyball League championship final week.

“We’re assured that the coaching camp will deliver out the very best from these gamers as a team,’’ mentioned Caringal.

That is the primary time the squad will follow collectively because the gamers had been named to the nationwide team.

The final time PH girls’s volley captured the gold medal in the SEA Video games was in 1993 and had a few bronze medals in 2003 Hanoi and 2005 Manila.


Learn Subsequent

Do not miss out on the most recent information and knowledge.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get entry to The Philippine Day by day Inquirer & different 70+ titles, share as much as 5 devices, take heed to the information, obtain as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Name 896 6000.

For suggestions, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Supply hyperlink

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.