Long and behold, the Teledyaryo Sports news anchor Mr. Snow Badua has finally divulged that there will only be 3 schools who will be part of the 2011 Shakey's V-League Season 8 2nd Conference volleyball action. He included the Ateneo De Manila University Lady Eagles, University of Perpetual Help System-DALTA, and the San Sebastian College - Recoletos. The other 5 teams will have to be corporate teams and they will complete the 8 participating teams in the V-League.
In line with the aforementioned news, the Sports Vision Chairman of the Shakey's V-League, Moying Martelino said that:
"The league won’t settle for four teams, saying they are negotiating with four more teams to join since he said the ideal number of teams to run a league is eight. We are still finalizing the roster of teams, and we will announce this week the four new teams.”
Martelino refused to name the other 5 teams but they will most likely be corporate teams. These 5 other teams will surely take the league to another level because they will have the chance to choose the members of their respective team rosters. The competition will be a lot tougher in the V-League this coming 2nd conference because of those 5 corporate teams and as a result, the League's mission and vision to help in the Philippine volleyball development will be fortified by the admission of those 5 corporate teams. In effect, this will also make the league a semi-commercial league. If the V-league will be a semi-commercial league, the players will have higher allowances. It will attract former college volley star players to play in the V-League and as a consequence, the other amateur volleyball players will get more experience from the V-League games because of the influx of the veteran players in the league.
We should now expect more action and more excitement in the upcoming 2nd Conference. It's just around the corner. You might as well mark your calendars because the Shakey's V-league Season 8 2nd Conference is set to start on July 17, 2011 and not on July 3, 2011.