St. John’s Institute Team A captures PVL Youth Festival crown
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 07, 2019 03:21 PM
Some of the participants in the first-ever Premier Volleyball League Youth Festival Girls 12- under volleyball, Sunday.
St. John’s Institute Team A emerged as champions in the first-ever Premier Volleyball League Youth Festival Girls 12- under volleyball, Sunday.
St. John’s Institute Team A bested Talisay City in the championship match, while Bago City's Ma-ao Elementary School and Team Pulupandan finished third and fourth, respectively.
There were a total of 16 teams from different cities of Negros Occidental competed in the one-day tournament, which is a part of the festivities for the upcoming PVL Open Conference doubleheader in the City of Smiles on Sunday at the USLS Coliseum.
The Youth Festival, which was held at the St. John’s Institute, is a provincial wide effort of PVL to give more opportunity for the young to get access to competitive games.
"This is in the effort of growing the local talent for volleyball and create an avenue for more opportunities for the young through playing sports," said Bea Tan, organizer and founder of GRID Athletic Sports.
"We want to replicate this and create more opportunity for grassroots volleyball to grow even more," she added.
Spearheaded by a local promoter of volleyball in the different areas of the country, GRID Athletic Sports has brought to the people of Negros exciting PVL volleyball games for the fans to watch thrilling and action-packed games between the league's powerhouses live in time for the MassKara Festival.
Defending champion Creamline will take on PetroGazz in a rematch of the Reinforced Conference championship at 4 p.m., right after Pacifictown-Army and BanKo-Perlas take the floor at 2 p.m.
Also in tap is a coaching seminar by Creamline coach Tai Bundit on Friday and coach Jerry Yee of PetroGazz on Saturday. There will be mall visits by PetroGazz, Pacifictown-Army and Creamline at the Ayala Capitol and a welcome dinner at NGC Bacolod on Saturday.
St. John’s Institute Team B, two teams Calvary School 2, two teams from Bago City, two teams from University of St. La Salle, two teams from Bacolod TayTung High School, Trinity Christian School, Livingstone IS, Asuncion L. Lizares Elementary School and La Carlota City have also participated in the Youth Festival.