UAAP high school volleyball gets a boost

UAAP high school volleyball gets a boost
Athletic director Chito Loyzaga of UAAP Season 80 sub-host National University (left) and Sports Vision chairman Moying Martelino announcing the partnership that will give boost to UAAP high school volleyball.

UAAP high school volleyball received a huge shot in the arm after striking a partnership with Sports Vision, organizer of the Premier Volleyball League, for its Season 80 staging starting September 9.

National University athletic director Chito Loyzaga and Sports Vision chairman Moying Martelino announced Saturday that the UAAP Season 80 boys and girls volleyball games will be played at FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan using the facilities of the PVL.      

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sports Vision for offering to help us in the development of high school volleyball, particularly the UAAP,” said Loyzaga of this UAAP season's sub-host. “The offer was hard to resist because they want us to elevate the competition in the UAAP.”

The San Juan venue will be the new home of the UAAP high school volleyball. The Adamson gym hosted the competition for three years since 2014.

“We want to develop great volleyball players. To develop great players, we have to give them a good venue,” said Martelino.       

The girls volleyball matches will be played in between the men's and women's volleyball games of the PVL Collegiate Conference – from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. every Monday and Saturday. The boys matches will be held every Wednesday on the same timeslots.  

On Sunday, where there are no PVL games, there will be four boys matches starting at 10:00 a.m. and a lone girls game at 8:00 a.m.

“Gusto nilang (Sports Vision) bigyan ‘yung young and promising future of Philippine volleyball a venue where they can perform at their very best,” said Loyzaga, pointing out that it will be the first time these high school players will get a chance to compete on a taraflex floor. “The other one is to give the school communities and their families and friends a better venue to enjoy volleyball.”

Loyzaga added that a game ticket is valid for both the PVL and UAAP high school games. 

Eight teams are competing in the boys division while seven squads are participating in the distaff side.



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