BY BUTH REAKSMEY KONGKEA
A total of 10 Volleyball Teams from cities and provinces have attended the Samdech Techo Hun Sen’s Volleyball Cup 2010 on June 12th at the National Stadium in Phnom Penh to compete and to become Championship of the Premier’s Volleyball Cup 2010 in Cambodia. The Volleyball tournament was organized by the Cambodian Volleyball Federation in collaboration with the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS).
Lak Sam Ath, General Director of the Sports Department in the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport, said that the volleyball competition marked the second year as the Cambodian Volleyball Federation and the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport has organized Samdech Techo Hun Sen’s Volleyball tournament in Phnom Penh in order to select the best volleyball players as well as the new champions of volleyball team in Cambodia.
The General Director Lak Sam Ath continued to say that the purpose of the volleyball competition was to recruit qualified Cambodian volleyball players and champions for 2010 in Cambodia. It is also to prepare for the future national and international volleyball competitions and to promote and develop the volleyball in Cambodia.
“This volleyball tournament is important because it will help promote and develop the volleyball in Cambodia. It is also to promote people’s healthcare and to encourage people to play the sport in order to avoid using drugs and other illegal activities which will affect on society and development in Cambodia,” he said.
The Volleyball tournament 2010 is divided into two poles including A and B and it will take place every Saturday and Sunday at the National Stadium in Phnom Penh.
Relating to the competition’s prizes, Sam Ath said that those who will win the first class of the Volleyball cup 2010 will receive a trophy, along with amount of money, those who come in second place receive amount of money and those who will finish in third place also receive amount of money. He added that the prizes will be given by Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
“I hope that through this event we will able to attract Cambodian people especially youths to play volleyball as well as to promote their health and to help develop the sport in Cambodia in the future,” he said. /