Village to send team in beach league-A A +A
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
BARANGAY Captain Ramil Ayuman of Apas will be sending a team to the upcoming Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Women’s Beach Volleyball League slated this Sept. 14 at the Fort San Pedro sand courts in Plaza Independencia.
Ayuman said it is a good development, involving the barangays in Cebu with this level of competition.
“This is the first time that we will be sending a beach volleyball team and this is a new and exciting experience for our players,” said Ayuman.
Ayuman, who has been regularly holding local volleyball tournaments in Apas, said his players are more exposed playing on the hard court, but he believes his players will not have a hard time adjusting to the sand court.
“(What is) important is that they know the basics or the fundamentals of playing volleyball,” said Ayuman.
Aside from Ayuman, Barangay Suba has also showed interest in sending a team backed by Liglig Maranga, the cousin of Cebu hall of famer Jojie Maranga, who played volleyball for the country in the 1970’s.
The tournament will run from September until October. All the barangays in Cebu are invited to send six-female teams using a quad format intended for women ages above thirty. The aim of PSC is to promote health and well-being of the women of Cebu.
“This is also open to interested teams coming from the barangays of Lapu-Lapu, Talisay and Mandaue City,” said PSC beach volleyball consultant Eric Lecain.
Lecain said he hopes to attract 10 to 20 teams and they are encouraged to wear the proper beach volley attire or if they are not comfortable with it, they can wear cycling shorts paired with a tankini and a sleeveless shirt.
“We might award the best in uniform during the tournament,” said Lecain.
Lecain said that aside from cash prizes they are going also to award grocery gift certificates.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on September 04, 2013.