BACOLOD Tay Tung High School (BTTHS) and Silay City took home championship titles in the PVF-Tanduay Athletics Tournament “Series in the City” at the Montalbo courts in Bacolod City, March 4, 2019.
Tay Tung volleybelles walloped Calvary-Pontevedra in the Under 15 category while Silay City eliminated Bata National High School to win the Under 18 division.
Philippine Volleyball Federation president Edgardo “Boy” Cantada said the tournament is a major part of the association’s grassroots development outreach program wherein they conduct tournaments practically in all major cities in the archipelago.
Cantada said they are looking at many cities in the country to bring in the tournament.
“Our target here is to give equal opportunities to everyone especially the public schools. We don’t charge entry fees. As much as possible we provide complementary meals to ensure that the players aren’t hungry while playing,” he added.
Part of the plan is to invite interested teams to join and two champions will be declared from each region – Visayas, Mindanao, Luzon and National Capital Region which complete the eight teams for the national finals to be held in Manila at the Tanduay Athletic Center.
“They will be provided complementary board and lodging so that they can play comfortably and with motivation. The national champion will be brought to Singapore. Even if we don’t get our POC recognition, we will still send our champions to play against our partner schools and clubs,” he said.