Philippine Superliga President Ramon Suzara (seated left) and F2 Logistics President and CEO Efren Uy sign an agreement making F2 Logistics the official team sponsor of the team now known as PSL-F2 Logistics Manila
Manila, Philippine, October 2, 2016 - F2 Logistics will serve as the official sponsor of the Philippine Superliga (PSL) team that will compete in the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship from October 18 to 23 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.
PSL president Ramon Suzara, PSL chairman Philip Ella Juico and F2 Logistics president and CEO Efren Uy have signed an agreement that will see the star-studded team carry the name of the brand during the prestigious women's club volleyball competition.
Suzara said the team would be called PSL-F2 Logistics Manila when it takes on Hisamitsu Springs Kobe of Japan, Bangkok Glass of Thailand, Rexona-SESC Rio of Brazil, Volero Zurich of Switzerland, Pomi Casalmaggiore of Italy and Eczacibasi VitrA Istanbul and VakifBank Istanbul of Turkey.
The team will be led by Serbian coach Moro Branislav and assistant coach Shun Takahashi and will be powered by seven foreign players including Tichaya Boonlert of Thailand, Yuri Fukuda of Japan, Stephanie Niemer and Lindsay Stalzer of the United States, Ekaterina Krivets of Russia, Yevgeniya Nyukhalova of Ukraine and Lynda Morales of Puerto Rico.
Rachel Anne Daquis of RC Cola-Army will skipper the team which also includes Jovelyn Gonzaga of RC Cola-Army, Jen Reyes and Frances Molina of Petron, Kim Fajardo and Mika Reyes of F2 Logistics and Jaja Santiago of Foton.
“The inclusion of F2 Logistics in this tournament is such a big boost to the team,” said Suzara during the signing of the memorandum of agreement Friday night in the presence of Philippines Senator Alan Peter Cayetano and Eventcourt events manager Siegbert Brutschin.
“Rest assured that the team will return its support with an inspired performance against the best and most famous volleyball clubs in the world. We have a very solid roster. We expect the team to go all out in this tournament.”
Aside from F2 Logistics, the PSL also entered into a memorandum of agreement with Foton as official transportation providers and Turkish Airlines as official airlines.
Uy, whose active participation and hands-on approach prompted the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers to clinch the title in the PSL All-Filipino Conference, said supporting a global event like this is in line with the company's advocacy of inspiring youth and combating illegal drugs.
“I believe that the growing volleyball community is the best vessel to support the government’s rally against illegal drugs,” he said. “Sports is the best paradigm for discipline and values to guide our youth.”
Training is now in full swing for F2 Logistics PSL Manila. The team will play friendly matches against collegiate and PSL teams, helping to promote the biggest volleyball tournament the country has hosted to date.
The squad will be presented to the country's senate on Monday and is expected to meet President Duterte at Malacañang Palace. The team is also due to embark on a campus tour which will include a fans' day.Quick links:FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Manila 2016 - WebsiteFIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Manila 2016 - ScheduleFIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship Manila 2016 - Teams