Newly-instated Philippine National Volleyball Federation chief Tats Suzara laid out his 10-point plan for his term.
His topmost priority are as follows:
Firstly, he wants to serve Filipino families with entertainment through volleyball and to make volleyball a widely played sport by elevating it through high-performance competition and development initiatives.
Moreover, the PNVF wants to serve volleyball and beach volleyball teams all over the Philippines by providing them a federation-organized national league or national championship that will comply with the FIVB calendar.
So how can he achieve this? Well for Suzara, he is looking to form a federation-backed league that will feature the best commercial teams and clubs in the country.
“It can be professional, semi-professional, or a commercial league,” he told Power & Play.
“This is part of the unification to have a national league where you have the top teams all over the country participating.”
Currently, the country has one pro league in the Premier Volleyball League, and a commercial league in the Philippine Superliga.
Beach volleyball, on the other hand, has two leagues as well, in soon-to-be-pro Beach Volleyball Republic and PSL.
The men’s side won’t be a problem, with the Spikers Turf functioning as the top-flight league in the country.
Besides this, there are multiple collegiate leagues in the country, headlined by the UAAP.
For this to come into fruition, Suzara has formed a commission for events that will talk to all stakeholders regarding this.
“My objective here is to have a working board that will serve all the stakeholders. All the stakeholders should participate in all the commissions and be involved,” he said.
“Our slogan is to serve everyone.”