Brazilian Olympic champion named PH women’s volleyball team coach


Metro Manila (NCS Philippines, May 3) – The Philippine National Volleyball Federation appointed on Monday Brazilian mentor Jorge Edson Souza de Brito to information the nationwide women’s volleyball team.

PNVF President Ramon “Tats” Suzara mentioned the appointment of Souza de Brito was requested by the newly-formed nationwide volleyball physique to the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), which granted their plea.

“With coach Jorge’s vast experience as a coach and player, we are very sure that we will get the technology transfer we have aspired for,” mentioned Suzara.

Souza de Brito was a member of the Brazil males’s volleyball team who took house the gold within the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. As a coach, he guided the Brazilian women’s volleyball squad to a gold medal end within the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The 54-year-old Souza de Brito coached a number of prime golf equipment within the Brazilian league from 2002 onwards. He additionally gained titles and clinched podium finishes in Turkey and Japan.

Suzara mentioned the Brazilian mentor will work with nationwide women’s volleyball team head coach Odjie Mamon for 2 years, upon his arrival in June or July.

“The FIVB will be paying for coach Jorge’s salary but the PNVF will be responsible for his accommodation, food and local transport,” Suzara mentioned.

The nation’s prime volleyball official added Souza de Brito’s hiring falls beneath the FIVB’s teaching assist for technical and tactical improvement of nationwide groups venture settlement.

The PNVF utilized for the FIVB’s improvement venture platform to strengthen the nationwide women’s team that has not gained a Southeast Asian Games medal since 2005.

“At the moment, he [Souza de Brito] will focus on the women’s team only, and let’s see if we can expand later to the youth squad,” Suzara defined.

The PNVF efficiently carried out a three-day bubble tryouts final week for the nationwide volleyball and seashore volleyball groups in preparation for the thirty first SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam in November.

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