Thursday, May 9, 2013
FILA Supports The Philippine Volcanoes, Will play 2 crucial match on the next 2 weeks
May 8, 2013, I witness the Press launching of The Philippine National Rugby Union Team called “Volcanoes” , they are half breed Filipino who’s heart and minds are goaled to give their best for the glory of their motherland. Most of them got a Filipina mom and somehow being reared pinoy but obviously though their physique is foreign breed.
“This year marks a new era for the Philippine Volcanoes as they bring the Philippine flag to the World Cup. Pride truly burns deep as this athletic feat is a big first for the country – even deeper for Fila Philippines which will accompany the Volcanoes to the prestigious competition as their official sponsor,” said Fila Philippines owner Chris Albert.
The Philippine National Rugby Union Team, nicknamed the “Volcanoes” is the country’s official representation to the international rugby union. With countless golds to their name beating prominent countries in international tournaments, the Volcanoes have now become headliner in Philippine sports.
Today, the volcanoes are the most successful team in the Asian Five Nations Tournaments next to Japan. In the past five years, the Herculean squad has lost only one match, Losing to South Korea in Division One in 2011. In 2012, the Volcanoes stormed into the Top 5 with an unbeaten run, besting Chinese-Taipei, Singapore and Sri-Lanka in a round robin Series.
Members of the Philippine Volcanoes, from left, Ben Saunders, Alex Aronson, Harry Morris, Jake Letts, Justin Coveney, Matt Saunders, Michael Letts, Gareth Holgate, Andrew Wolff and Patrice Olivier, pose with FILA Philippines owner Chris Albert (center) during the launching of FILA’s sponsorship of the team
In partnership with FILA, the Volcanoes are inviting Filipino rugby fans to support them as they tangle with their UAE rivals at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.
The Volcanoes, made up mostly of Fil-foreign rugby players recruited from around the world, are also gearing up for a first-ever stint in the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow, Russia next month.
Let the cheer thunder on and grow even more vociferous as the Philippine ‘Volcanoes heave on to the show grounds of show grounds. Finally, in league with the big boys , the Philippines own are pumped more than ever, And with FILA Philippines standing behind in full support, there will be no backing down.
This is the era of FILA-PINAS , Braced Yourselves….