GTM OF 19TH ASIAN WOMEN’S U19 CHAMPIONSHIP COMPLETED
Bac Ninh, Vietnam, June 9, 2018 – Control Committee Chairman Dr Eom Han Joo presided over the General Technical Meeting at Muong Thanh Hotel here, with coaches and team officials from 15 participating teams in attendance.
The meeting was held to check if all is set for the eight-day championship, which will take place from June 10 to 17 and serve as the Asian qualification tournament for the next year’s FIVB Women’s U20 World Championship in Italy. Fifteen teams confirmed their participation in the championship comprising China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Korea, Chinese Taipei, India, Kazakhstan, Iran, Australia, Macao, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.
Following the welcome speech from Mr Tran Duc Phan, Chairman of the Organising Committee, Dr Eom, saying in place of Technical Delegate Mr Emile Jabbour, informed all participating teams necessary matters including eligibility of players and officials (team composition), while Referee Delegate Mr Kim Kun Tae reported on the Rules of the Game to be applied, discipline on the court and match protocol.
Medical Delegate Dr Jyozi Yoshizawa talked about the medical matters including the anti-doping control and court medical assistance, while Press Delegate Mr Preechachan Wiriyanupappong informed the team head coaches about the press interview at the mixed zone and asked them to catch updates of the competition on AVC social media platforms including AVC Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
After the meeting, the gala dinner was held, with all players, team officials, Control Committee members and the organisers enjoying their dinner. Control Committee Chairman Dr Eom Han Joo presented AVC plaque to a representative of the local organisers as a sign of thanks.
However, despite the fact that everything seems to go smoothly for the staging of the 19th Asian Women’s U19 Volleyball Championship, one of the most common worries for all teams taking part in the tournament is that they found the main competition hall at Bac Ninh Gymnasium too hot to play in. During their training at the main hall on Saturday, Iranian players were soaked in sweat, while Control Committee members working on their inspection at the venue were also getting soaked by excessive heat inside the 4,000-seater gymnasium.
The organisers confirmed that the competition venue is air-conditioned, but all air-conditioners will work properly on the competition days.
Reports also had it that the second hall at Bac Ninh University Gymnasium also had the same problem. The hall is not air-conditioned and mobile air-conditioners have to be installed temporarily to relieve excessive heat inside the hall.
Another big worry for all participating teams is to smell cigarette smoke inside the competition venue. Local organisers have also guaranteed that smoking inside the venue is prohibited and spectators who disobeyed the laws will be forced to leave the venue immediately and get punishment.
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