Brazilian coach to help PH women’s volleyball team arrives

Brazilian coach Jorge Edson Souza de Brito04_pnvf photo (1)

Brazilian coach Jorge Edson Souza de Brito arrived at NAIA Terminal 1 on Wednesday evening on board Asiana Airlines. The Brazilian coach is here in the country to join the women’s national team’s training bubble for the 21st Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship. PNVF photos

MANILA, Philippines – The transformation of the women’s national volleyball team is finally beginning. His disruptor arrived from Brazil.

Jorge Edson Souza de Brito planned Wednesday night to start his two-year tenure – as part of the FIVB’s program to help underperforming national teams – and rebuild the Philippines squad from a simple glamorous squad to a squad. truly champion.

But due to health protocols, De Brito will have to complete his quarantine until July 31 before he can join the national team which recently camped in a training bubble in Ilocos Norte.

“I can’t wait to get started,” De Brito, Olympic champion player and coach, told the Inquirer days before his departure from Brazil.

“To do good, to change, I need to understand. I want to know the people, the culture. I have to study them and ask them why they play volleyball, ”he said. “I’ll try to see him (my coaching job) as a player.”

He is expected to work with interim head coach Odjie Mamon, a former mentor from the University of Santo Tomas. He will join the team at their training camp in Batangas from Friday.

And their first mission is to make sure the team from the Philippines properly completes the 21st Asian Senior Women’s Championship that the country is hosting from August 29.

The Philippines were drawn in Pool A with tough nations like Kazakhstan, Chinese Taipei and Uzbekistan.

Philippine National Volleyball Federation President Ramon “Tats” Suzara said the country’s performance in Asia should provide a glimpse into the future of the national team.

“We have put in place young players who will work with several veterans. And now we, our Brazilian coach, are here, so we expect a change for the better, ”said Suzara.

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