Tarlac, Philippines – September 14, 2023 – The Philippine Rugby Football Union Inc. (PRFU) is pleased to announce that the Philippine Volcanoes Men's National 7s Team is in full preparation mode for the 19th Asian Games, scheduled to take place in Hangzhou, China, from September 24 to 26, 2023. The team will be competing in pool A against strong rivals Hong Kong, China, and Malaysia, and they are determined to make their mark on the international rugby scene.
The men's team has gathered at the state-of-the-art New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac, for an intensive training camp that will run from September 13 to 20, 2023. Under the guidance of Coach Darryl Suasua, the team is honing their skills, perfecting their strategies, and strengthening their bonds as they prepare for the highly anticipated tournament.
The Philippine Volcanoes Men's National 7s Team has a rich history of representing the nation with pride and determination on the rugby field. The last time the Philippines competed in the Asian Games was in Incheon, South Korea, in 2014, where they showcased their resilience and talent by finishing in 5th place. With their eyes set on the podium, they are eager to surpass their previous achievements in Hangzhou.
Coach Darryl Suasua, an experienced and highly regarded rugby mentor, is leading the team with a clear vision for success. He believes in the immense potential of the players and is committed to helping them achieve their best performance at the 19th Asian Games.
"We are excited and motivated to represent the Philippines at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou," said Coach Suasua. "The team has been working hard, and we are determined to compete at the highest level, striving for excellence and aiming for a podium finish."
The PRFU, in collaboration with its sponsors and partners, is providing unwavering support to ensure that the Philippine Volcanoes Men's National 7s Team has the resources and encouragement they need to succeed in Hangzhou. The dedication of the players, combined with the expertise of Coach Suasua, has set the stage for an exciting and memorable journey ahead. "With immense gratitude to the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC), we, the Philippine Rugby Football Union, and the Philippine Volcanoes, are well-prepared and ready to rise to the occasion at the 19th Asian Games. Your unwavering support has been instrumental in our journey, and we are committed to making the nation proud. Together, we strive for excellence, both on and off the field, embodying the true spirit of Philippine sportsmanship." shares Acee San Juan, General Manager of the PRFU. Massive thanks as well to the Bases and Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) for welcoming the Philippine Volcanoes for the first time in its fantastic facilities.
The PRFU invites the Filipino community and rugby enthusiasts to rally behind the Philippine Volcanoes Men's National 7s Team as they embark on this remarkable journey to represent the Philippines on the international stage.
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