Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tiebreaker Times

News

Alyssa Valdez hopes PNVF can unify volleyball

Alyssa Valdez feels elated with the formation of the Philippine National Volleyball Federation Inc. (PNVFI), and she hopes that the newly-formed governing body can help in the return of volleyball games this 2021.

The new sports federation was founded last Jan. 25, with Ramon ‘Tats’ Suzara elected as president. Meanwhile, other known figures such as Ricky Palou, Tony Boy Liao, and Charo Soriano won positions on the board.

“Very happy siyempre.

“As of the moment, I’m looking forward to have games na rin and hopefully, makatulong ‘yung federation natin to keep it going,” Valdez told the Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum Tuesday.

Volleyball in the Philippines has been inactive for over a year now due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Because of this, the Ateneo all-time great is among those raring to finally get back on the Taraflex.

Valdez, 27, is still with Creamline in the Premier Volleyball League, which is aiming to hold its first season as a professional league through a bubble set-up at the Inspire Sports Academy in Calamba, Laguna in April.

The PVL became the country’s first pro volleyball league just last November.

With that, Valdez is also hoping to see her Spikers’ Turf turn pro as well for it to resume action. As of now, pro leagues are the only ones allowed by the government to play amidst the ongoing pandemic, although through bubbles.

“Sana maging pro na rin,” said the president of the men’s league.

“Kasi we all miss the men’s volleyball teams as we miss the women’s volleyball teams. Hoping for that talaga.”

But beyond the return of games, Valdez is most looking forward to seeing – with the establishment of the PNVFI – the unity within Philippine volleyball, which undeniably has long been dreamt of by many.

“Hopefully mas maganda kung magkaroon din ng unity inside sa lahat ng mga na-elect para siguro ma-spread nila ‘yung unity on and off the court.”

#ReadMore  Pocari Sweat-Air Force stuns top-seeded Creamline in series opener
Written By

Oftentimes on the sidelines. Forever a student of the game. Morayta-bred.

Tiebreaker Times Logo

You May Also Like

Basketball

The more, the merrier.  Cage legend Ramon Fernandez offered the quip as he supports the emergence of various regional leagues over the past few...

Basketball

Philippine cage luminary Ramon Fernandez believes that Kai Sotto made the right decision to fly overseas, as it can offer the highest level of...

2021 SEA Games

The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) is hoping to work hand-in-hand with local government units (LGUs) for the preparation of national athletes ahead of the...

Mixed Martial Arts

Jenelyn Olsim is fully aware that expectations around her have shot up drastically following her rousing ONE Championship debut a few weeks ago. The...

Mixed Martial Arts

It has been over a year since Joshua Pacio last set foot in the ONE circle. January 31, 2020, to be exact, when he...

Boxing

With only 107 days before the Tokyo Olympics, the three Filipino boxers currently training in Thailand may no longer get the chance to come...

2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines (ABAP) hopes that Eumir Marcial will rejoin the national team soon in preparation for the Tokyo...

News

With National Capitol Region-Plus still under lockdown, the Premier Volleyball League is looking to discuss with all 12 of its member teams new options...

Advertisement