The country’s top volleyball superstars team up and once again take center stage at home as they make history and test their wares against 11 of the continent’s volleyball powerhouses in the inaugural Asian Women’s Under-23 Volleyball Championships set to take place from May 1 to May 9 at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.
LVPI board members fronted by President Joey Romasanta (4th from left), with Sports5 Head Chot Reyes (3rd from left) and Sports5 Vice President Vitto Lazatin (standing, rightmost)
With the Philippine women’s team’s preparations for the tournament already in full swing with UAAP stars Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago, Jia Morado, among others leading the way, Larong Volleyball ng Pilipinas, Inc. (LVPI), the country’s official governing body for volleyball, has recently partnered with TV5 for this unprecedented event, naming the Kapatid Network as the host broadcaster of the international tournament.
|Signed! Sealed! Delivered! TV5 signs as the official host broadcaster of the Asian U23 Women's Volleyball Championships 2|
Present during the official contract signing between TV5 and LVPI were Sport5 Head Vincent “Chot” Reyes and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC)and LVPI President Joey Romasanta. LVPI Board members Atty. Ramon Malinao, Pedro Cayco, Jeff Tamayo, Richard Palou, Dr. Benjamin Espiritu and Congressman Victorico Chavez were also on hand during the event. The U23 team was also well-represented with Bea de Leon, Joanna Maraguinot, Rissa Sato, EJ Laure, Ria Meneses and Morado in attendance.
|LVPI board members led by President Joey Romasanta (2nd from right), together with Sports5 Head Chot Reyes (4th from left) and some U23 PH team athletes (in white)|
All tournament games will also be broadcast in Aksyon TV and via livestreaming on www.Sports5.ph.