Aimed to bring pride and honor to the country, the Tchoukball Association of the Philippines (TAP) men and women’s teams are set to leave for Taiwan on August 7, 2017, to compete for the 2nd World Beach Tchoukball Championships scheduled August 14-18 in Sunset Beach Resort, Kaohsiung City.
The 21-member team is headed by TAP President and Asia-Pacific Tchoukball Federation (APTBF) Raymund Jamelo, Elvira Jamelo – a member of Federación Internacional de Tchoukball (FITB) Executive Committee, lawyer Juliana Carbon – a member, APTBF Executive Committee, team manager Reve Abelarde, team coordinator Jozel Maiko Brasileno and team chaplain Jonie Brasileno.
Completing the national squad are women – assistant coach-referee Corinth Chua from Cebu, players Nadine Julia Crisostomo (team captain), Mary Abelarde, Ashley Julienne Pedregosa, and Ivanna Aguilar from Bacolod City; and Hamida Kaylah Baluchi, Shenia Clarisse Tagarda, and Angel Therese Arapan from Butuan City.
For the men’s division are head coach-referee-player John Elray Jamelo, assistant coach-referee-player Benjie Oray, Rik Aldrei Despojo and Josiah Su of Bacolod City; Jasper Ray Tagarda from Butuan City, and Lee Tomas and Josiah Inigo Yucoco of Manila.
Competing in this event are 14 teams in the men’s division while 9 for the women’s side from Argentina, France, Czech Republic, Korea, Hongkong, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nepal, Macao, Poland, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, African Tchoukball Confederation (Uganda, Cameroon, Mauritius, Ghana, and Ivory Coast), Philippines and host-Taiwan.
Moreover, within the tournament schedule, the FITB general assembly will be staged to be attended by 33-member countries.