**Photograph credits goes to Mr Peter Ho for wonderful photographs taken during the VAS Singapore Open 2014
Dear Volleyball Enthusiasts,
Since my maiden speech at the VAS open as the President of VAS, the council has received some positive feedback. Allow me to recap the major points of my speech, with additional updates, for the benefit of the entire Volleyball fraternity in Singapore.
Firstly, we would like to thank the previous President, Mr. Baey Yam Keng, for his strong leadership over the last 8 years and his efforts in laying a strong foundation for VAS.
Secondly, we singled out the hard work and dedication of our National Women’s Team. The ladies have been training almost every day. To further prepare them for the SEA Games 2015, we have arranged for the following training highlights (subject to availability of overseas partners and refinements):
- We are inviting the SEA Games 2013 medalists to play friendly matches with our Women’s Team in Singapore by the end of the year.
- Our Women’s Team will travel to Thailand to train with its national team in Feb/ Mar 2015.
- In Apr 2015, our Women’s Team will travel to Japan for their final centralised overseas training before the big games in June.
In addition, we are still looking for more talented women players for the National Team and we are holding an open selection on
- 13th October / 14th October / 16th October - 7PM to 10PM
- 18th October - 1PM to 4PM
We urge all our talented women players in Singapore to come forward for selection as the Women’s Team is eyeing a medal in the coming SEA Games in Singapore!
Thirdly, we expressed our regret that we currently do not have a National Men’s Team. However, we challenged all talented male players in Singapore to come forward to contact us if they were able to commit their time to train. To my pleasant surprise, more than 10 players have contacted and met me thus far. If more male talented players are willing to come forward to commit themselves for vigorous training, VAS will consider assembling a National Men’s Selection Team soon.
That is all for now. If you want to learn more about VAS’s plans, please visit our Facebook page frequently for updates.
Ang Wei Neng
MP for Jurong GRC