WORK begins for the Philippine national volleyball team in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, on Thursday.
“Training for the national teams officially starts on July 1 and we are very thankful that Ilocos Norte has agreed to adopt our national athletes who will be training in a bubble environment,” said Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) President Ramon Suzara.
The women’s and men’s teams are girding for two important regional tournaments, namely, the Asian Women’s Seniors Championship and the 31st Southeast Asian Games.
The Asian championship happens in Pampanga and Subic from Aug. 29 to Sept. 5 while the SEA Games takes place from Nov. 23 to Dec. 2 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
There are 56 national team members — 20 men and 16 women in volleyball and 10 men and 10 women in beach volleyball.