The Pilipinas Ilahas U18 Tchoukball Team, mainly composed of tchoukball athletes from Bacolod City, will leave for Melaka, Malaysia this week to represent the country in the Asia Pacific Youth Tchoukball Championships set July 20-22.
Headed by Philippine Tchoukball Federation regional director Jose Montalbo, the delegation is composed of Team Philippines head coach Raymund Jamelo, Pilipinas Ilahas U18 coach John Elray Jamelo, team captain Jeffrey Tan Jr., Joseph Joy Matulac, Keano Marion Rosales, James Vergel Jamelo, Judel Roy Lacson, Jess Patrick Sioson, Kentrick Buncio, Franklin Al Lobaton, Roelle Chapa, Shem Kelly Palcat, and team coordinator Elvie Jamelo.
Also seeing action in the Asia Pacific tournament is the tchoukball team from Davao that will compete in the boy’s 13-15 years old category.
Coach Raymund Jamelo said the team will be up against powerhouse Taiwan Team that holds the world championship for almost 20 years, and world’s No. 3 Singapore Team.
A scientific, non-contact team sport, tchoukball was invented in 1970 by Swiss Biologist Dr. Herman Brandt and is being played in almost 40 countries all over the world.
The Philippines will host the 5th Asia Pacific Tchoukball Championships, men and women’s open category on August 3-5 at West Negros University Gym.*NAB
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