Hanoi, Vietnam, July 12, 2019 – Team officials from 13 participating teams in the SMM 3rd Asian Women’s U23 Volleyball Championship from July 13 to 21 gathered at the Meeting Room inside Hung Vuong Hotel here for the General Technical Meeting to hear the rules and regulations and the Challenge System.
Control Committee Chairman Mr Shanrit Wongprasert, himself AVC Secretary-General, and Mr Le Van Thanh, President of the Volleyball Federation of Vietnam, jointly presided over the meeting, attended by team managers and staff coaches from Australia, China, DPR Korea, India, Hong Kong China, Kazakhstan, Macao China, Maldives, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and Vietnam as well as referees from 15 countries and local organising committee members.
VFV President Mr Le Van Thanh said in his welcome speech, “On behalf of Volleyball Federation of Vietnam, I would like to welcome all of you to the 3rd Asian Women’s U23 Volleyball Championship in Hanoi. As hosts, we are very honoured to organise this prestigious tournament. I believe that this Championship will not only attract more spectators at both competition venues in Hanoi, but also those watching TV on competition days. We will do our best to make this tournament a resounding success. I wish all participating teams a great success and a nice stay in Hanoi.”
In his opening speech, Control Committee Chairman Mr Shanrit said, “On behalf of AVC President Dr Saleh A. Bin Nasser, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Vietnam for their great contribution to AVC to organise this important tournament. We will try to cooperate well with the local organisers and all participating teams for the significant success of the Championship. I sincerely wish every team the very best of luck and local organisers a great success.”
Technical Delegate Mr Emile Jabbour from Lebanon reported on the general information to the team delegations which included eligibility of players and officials, place on the tribune for players and delegation members, place for changing uniforms during the match, ID Cards of players on the Jury table before the match and dressing uniformity for delegation members on the bench.
Referee Delegate Mr Abdul Khaliq Alsabah from Bahrain emphasised on match protocol, interval between sets, use of technical timeout and regular timeout as well well as other crucial information about the Challenge System.
Press Delegate Mr Preechachan Wiriyanupappong from Thailand confirmed team head coach that there will be no mandatory press conference after each match, but press conference may be held upon request of the press. He also asked team head coach for cooperation. If requested by the press, the coach and captain or any player requested must be available for flash interview at the mixed zone shortly after the end of the match, while VIS Delegate Mr Cai Yong from China asked team managers and head coach to leave him their email addresses in order that he can send daily bulletins directly to the given email addresses.
After the meeting, all team head coaches had been invited to the stage for photo opportunities.
Meanwhile, the 3rd Asian Women’s U23 Volleyball Championship will be held from July 13 to 21 at main competition venue Gia Lam and second hall Tan Ho in Hanoi.
Hosts Vietnam, New Zealand and Maldives are in Pool A, with Pool B comprising Thailand, Australia and DPR Korea. Chinese Taipei join India and China in Pool C, while Pool D consists of Kazakhstan, Hong Kong China, Sri Lanka and Macao China.
On Saturday, the very first day of the Championship, Thailand take on DPR Korea and Chinese Taipei challenge Asia’s powerhouses China at Gia Lam, while Sri Lanka play Hong Kong China and Kazakhstan face Macao China at Tan Ho. At 8pm local time, the Opening Ceremony will take place at Gia Lam, followed by the curtain-raising match between hosts Vietnam and New Zealand.
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