PNVF eyes national league in November, beach volley in December

The Philippine National Volleyball Federation Inc. (PNVF) is looking at holding three local tournaments by the end of the year for the resumption of the sport throughout the country amid the pandemic.

PNVF president Tats Suzara said they are already finalizing the details for the National Champions League for Men and Women penciled in November, as well as the National Beach Volleyball League in December.

“The objective is to bring regional teams to these events,” said Suzara when he guested in the Philippine Sportswriters Association Online Forum.

The National Champions League for Women is expected to usher PNVF’s program on Nov. 13 to 19, followed by the National Champions League for Men on Nov. 20 to 26.

The National Beach Volleyball League is being eyed in the first week of December.

Venue for the tournaments has yet to be disclosed.

Suzara said they are looking at eight women’s teams and around six to eight squads in the men’s league. He also added PNVF’s Beach Volleyball Council headed by Charo Soriano has already pre-selected 16 men’s and 16 women’s pairs for the beach volleyball tournament.

“This would be the first time that a national league will be held and it will cater not only to Metro Manila teams, but also to provincial squads, as well,” Suzara said, adding that the association’s goal is to expand their programs to the regional level.