PH to bid for 2025 FIVB Women's Worlds hosting

PNVF president Tats Suzara formally announced the Philippines' bid to host the 2025 FIVB Women's World Championships. Cesca Rampas
By John Rhey Piamonte

PASAY—After staging consecutive successful VNL hostings, the Philippines is set to bid to host the 2025 Women's World Championship, the Philippine National Volleyball Federation announced on Sunday afternoon. 

In a press conference between the break of the VNL Manila leg at the Mall of Asia Arena, federation president Ramon "Tats" Suzara formally revealed that the country aims to secure hosting rights on the world's biggest volleyball stage that will also give an outright ticket for the Philippine volleyball team to compete in the biennial championship. 

"I would like to officially announce that we are bidding for the 2025 Women's World Championships," he said.

“If we are hosts, that means we’ll be in the women’s world championship for the first time since 1974, the last time we had a team in the prestigious tournament in Mexico,” he added.

Suzara said that he will personally go to Poland next week to attend the initial meeting set by the FIVB that will also feature the other bidding countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Indonesia.

"If get to win the bid, we will have the 16 teams here for the group phase, and two other pools will have their group phase in two other countries,” he continued.

He emphasized how the enthusiastic Filipino fans played the biggest factor in the country's back-to-back successful hosting of the VNL and it is them that will also propels PH to a 2025 stint.

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