The Philippines is gearing up for the 32nd Southeast Asian Games, and this year’s beach volleyball teams are ready to make a statement.
Leading the charge for the women’s team are Sisi Rondina and Jovelyn Gonzaga, who are fresh off their gold medal win at the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Futures Subic.
The other team will be composed of Bernadeth Pons and Dij Rodriguez.
The men’s team is equally strong, with Ranran Abdilla and Jaron Requinton heading up Team A, and Jude Garcia and James Buytrago forming Team B.
The Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) has high hopes for these teams. They’ve put together a top-notch coaching staff to ensure that the athletes are well-prepared for the competition.
Joao Luciano Simao Barbosa will be leading the beach squads, with Romnick Rico and Rosemarie Prochina assisting in the women’s team; and Rhovyl Verayo assisting in the men’s squad. John Paulo Agir will serve as the strength and conditioning coach.
According to PNVF President Ramon “Tats” Suzara, these teams are some of the strongest rosters to date.
“Each and every one of these athletes are dedicated and determined to rise to the challenge in Cambodia,” he said.
The beach volleyball tournaments will kick off on May 11 at Otres Beach in Preah Sihanouk (Sihanoukville) Province, with the finals scheduled for May 16.