Beijing, China, March 31, 2014 - Tianjin Bohai Bank will represent China
at the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship this year although they
failed to defend their title in the best of three final series of the Chinese
Volleyball League last week when they lost to Zhejiang New Century Tourismin
Following a special request, Tianjin Bohai Bank have received approval
from the national team that Wei Qiuyue and Chen Liyi can play the Club Championship
before returning to their training sessions with the national team, which
started March 27.
“Keeping Wei Qiuyue and Chen Liyi in our team, we can play the Asian Club Championship with the same main lineup as in the Chinese Volleyball League. Our goal is to take the title and advance to the World Club Championship,” said Mr. Wang Baoquan, head coach of Tianjin.
The 2014 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship will be held in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand from April 17 to 25 and will decide the team that will represent Asia at the FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland from May 7 to 11.
Following the 11 participating club teams have been divided into two pools, with teams from Vietnam (Thong Tin Lienvietpostbank), Turkmenistan, Iran, Japan (Hisamitsu Spring) and hosts Thailand (Nakhonratchasima) in Pool A. Tianjin Bohai Bank will play against teams from Kazakhstan, India, Chinese Taipei, Singapore, and the Philippines (PLDT) in Pool B.
Last year, China's Guangdong Evergrande led by legendary coach Lang Ping, reigned supreme at the Asian Championship eventually winning third place at the 2013 FIVB Volleyball Women's Club World Championship.
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