Thursday, 23 March 2023

International Volleyball



Bangkok, Thailand, February 19, 2023 – The Southeast Asia Volleyball Association (SAVA) held its annual meeting at Alexander Hotel Bangkok on Sunday to review and discuss a number of key issues including confirmation of 2023 zonal activities.

AVC President Mrs Rita Subowo presided over the three-hour meeting, actively attended by AVC Secretary General Mr Kiattipong Ratchatagriengkai, SAVA President Mr Somporn Chaibangyang, himself President of Thailand Volleyball Association, SAVA Vice President Mr Heyzer Harsono from Indonesia, Ms Nguyen Thi Nhat Thanh, Director of Volleyball Federation of Vietnam, SAVA Treasurer Mr Thein Win from Myanmar, Executive Director Mr Ramon Suzara from Philippines, SAVA Secretary General Mr Chansamone Phongchanhtha from Laos, Beach Volleyball Event Manager Mr Hean Boon Yeow from Malaysia, Volleyball Event Manager Mr Chia Min Chong from Singapore and Mr Cannido Da Silver Pinto from Timor Leste.

Also attending the meeting as observers were AVC Honorary Life Vice President and AVC Executive Director Mr Shanrit Wongprasert, AVC Referees Committee Chairman Mr Songsak Chareonpong, AVC Sports Events Council Member Mr Raditia Darwis from Indonesia and Mr Jose Donaldo Caringal, Secretary General of Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF).

Prior to the meeting, AVC President Mrs Rita delivered a welcome address to all participants.

“Welcome you all to this wonderful city Bangkok, where our AVC Headquarters is situated. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy and can do a lot of things for Southeast Asia. Also, I would like to thank President Somporn and AVC Secretary General Mr Kiattipong for hosting us a wonderful and beautiful dinner last night. In this opportunity, I would like to welcome everyone to this meeting and thank you all for everything you have done for Southeast Asia,” Mrs Rita was quoted as saying in her speech.

“We are Asia and we have to maintain our unity and solidarity. We are lucky to be Southeast Asia because our level is almost the same. In the other zones, imagine! China, Japan, Korea and then Bhutan, Nepal, Mongolia, the gap is very huge. However, we can help each other. That’s why I need the same level of National Federations in Southeast Asia to help raise your level. We don’t want to lose any AVC members such as Brunei. Therefore, we tried to contact them and bring them back to where we are. We have to focus on unity. As you know, there are a lot of things that have to be done in…

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