PLDT HOME Fibr, the country’s most powerful broadband, presents the Philippine hosting of the 2014 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship in Manila on April 8 to 16.

The Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship is an annual club volleyball competition organized by the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC). The AVC chose the Philippines as potential host of the competition by coursing through AVC chairman of development and marketing committee Ramon Suzara. In turn, Mr. Suzara proposed the title sponsorship of the tournament to PLDT, a Philippine Superliga team.

PLDT, a member of the MVP group that supports a number of advocacies including sports excellence, accepted the proposal with PLDT HOME Fibr backing the prestigious tournament.

The 2014 PLDT HOME Fibr Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship is the first time the Philippines is hosting and participating in the tournament. The Philippine hosting also holds the distinction of being the most participated edition of the tournament with a record number of 18 countries set to play. The winner of the tournament will represent Asia in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship in Betim, Brazil.

The country’s hosting also signals the renewal of commitment by the Philippine Volleyball Federation (PVF) to form the National Team for men and women. Through this competition, the PVF also aims to raise the level of awareness and interest of Filipinos for men’s volleyball and to promote and develop the men’s club competition in the Philippines. The PVF also wishes to regain the trust and confidence of the FIVB through constant participation and hosting of FIVB and AVC competitions.

Historical Information
Year Host City 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
2014 Manila, Philippines
2013 Tehran, Iran Kalleh Mazandaran
(IRI)
Al-Rayyan
(QAT)
Taiwan Power Company
(TPE)
Liaoning
(CHN)
2012 Shanghai, China Al-Arabi
(QAT)
Shanghai Tang Dynasty
(CHN)
Kalleh Mazandaran
(IRI)
Almaty
(KAZ)
2011 Palembang, Indonesia Paykan Tehran
(IRI)
Almaty
(KAZ)
Shanghai Tang Dynasty
(CHN)
Osaka Blazers Sakai
(JPN)
2010 Zhenjiang, China Paykan Tehran
(IRI)
Al Arabi
(QAT)
Panasonic Panthers
(JPN)
Shanghai Tang Dynasty
(CHN)
2009 Dubai, UAE Paykan Tehran
(IRI)
Al Hilal
(KSA)
Al Arabi
(QAT)
Al Nasr
(UAE)
2008 Almaty, Kazakhstan Paykan Tehran
(IRI)
Almaty
(KAZ)
Suntory Birds
(JPN)
Al Nasr
(UAE)
2007 Manama, Bahrain Paykan Tehran
(IRI)
Al Hilal
(KSA)
Al Arabi
(QAT)
Al Najma
(BRN)
2006 Hanoi, Vietnam Paykan Tehran
(IRI)
Rahat CSKA
(KAZ)
Jakarta BNI Taplus
(INA)
Army
(THA)
2005 Islamabad, Pakistan Rahat CSKA
(KAZ)
Saipa Tehran
(IRI)
Shanghai Oriental
(CHN)
Habib Bank Limited
(PAK)
2004 Tehran, Iran Sanam Tehran
(IRI)
Paykan, Tehran
(IRI)
Atyrau
(KAZ)
Shanghai Oriental
(CHN)
2002 Tehran, iran Paykan Tehran
(IRI)
Sanam Tehran
(IRI)
Atyrau
(KAZ)
Al Rayyan
(QAT)
2001 Shehong, China Samsung Fire
(KOR)
Suntory Birds
(JPN)
Shanghai Cable TV
(CHN)
Shichuan Fulan
(CHN)
2000 Suphanburi, Thailand Samsung Fire
(KOR)
Paykan Tehran
(IRI)
Jin Han Wang
(CHN)
PTT
(THA)
1999 Hefei, China Sichuan Fulan
(CHN)
Samsung Fire
(KOR)
Paykan Tehran
(IRI)
Chengdu Enwei
(CHN)