AROUND 700 volleyball players have joined this year’s Iloilo City Developmental Volleyball League (ICDVL) Season 4 at Central Philippine University (CPU) Gym which kicked off July 7.
Organized by City Sports Division, in partnership with Department of Education (DepEd) and Philippine Institute of Sports, the activity aims to promote sports as a tool in improving physical and mental health at the same time discover potential players.
“Young people who are active in sports are more confident, healthier and more responsible. This is why City Government continues to make sports available to everyone. More than improving physical and mental ability, it will prevent you from being involved in dangerous activities,” Mayor Jose Espinosa III said.
“This year, we were able to gather more than 60 teams. We thank the support of our partners in DepEd and Philippine Institute of Sports. We assure that the games will be more exciting,” City Sports Division Officer-in-Charge Moises Salomon said.
It started with 28 teams in 2015. It increased to 45 teams in 2016 and 53 teams in 2017.
The month-long event has six categories which are Elementary Girls and Boys, Secondary Girls and Boys, and Open Men and Women.
For elementary, there are eight teams for girls and six teams for boys.
For secondary, there are 17 teams for girls and 18 teams for boys.
For open category, there are eight teams for men and four teams for women. (PR)