Lhuillier eyes Tokyo Olympic stint for PH Blu Girls


Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (ASAPHIL) President Jean Henri Lhuillier emphasized the Philippine Blu Girls’ quest to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as he bared his plans and goals for Philippine softball for the next four years.

The Blue Girls will be competing at the World Cup and World Championships where they can gauge where the team stands among the world’s best.

Lhuillier said ASAPHIL will map out a strategic training plan from there.

“I have agreed to stay as President of ASAPHIL for the next four years with the condition that everyone, from players to coaches and even my fellow Board of Directors, will give their best in making Philippine Softball succeed,” said Lhuillier in a statement.

“There’s no better way for me to measure it than having our Blu Girls make waves in international competitions.”

He said the 2020 Olympics will be their ultimate goal.

“Who knows, with four years of hard work combined with the right strategies, we may even compete for a medal,” said Lhullier.

The Blu Girls will embark on back-to-back world class competitions with the World Cup on July 5 to 10 in Oklahoma City, and World Championships on July 15 to 24 in Surrey, Canada.

The team has been undergoing rigorous training since the start of the year under veteran coach Randy Dizer, who expressed confidence in the team after beating 2 men’s club teams in tune-up games.

“The team has been preparing so hard since early this year. I like what I have been seeing. This is the first time that we beat a men’s club team and we did it twice. We’ll be ready to pull off surprises in the upcoming World Cup and World Championships.” said Coach Dizer.

Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (ASAPHIL) President Jean Henri Lhuillier emphasized the Philippine Blu Girls’ quest to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as he bared his plans and goals for Philippine softball for the next four years.

The Blue Girls will be competing at the World Cup and World Championships where they can gauge where the team stands among the world’s best.

Lhuillier said ASAPHIL will map out a strategic training plan from there.

“I have agreed to stay as President of ASAPHIL for the next four years with the condition that everyone, from players to coaches and even my fellow Board of Directors, will give their best in making Philippine Softball succeed,” said Lhuillier in a statement.

“There’s no better way for me to measure it than having our Blu Girls make waves in international competitions.”

He said the 2020 Olympics will be their ultimate goal.

“Who knows, with four years of hard work combined with the right strategies, we may even compete for a medal,” said Lhullier.

The Blu Girls will embark on back-to-back world class competitions with the World Cup on July 5 to 10 in Oklahoma City, and World Championships on July 15 to 24 in Surrey, Canada.

The team has been undergoing rigorous training since the start of the year under veteran coach Randy Dizer, who expressed confidence in the team after beating 2 men’s club teams in tune-up games.

“The team has been preparing so hard since early this year. I like what I have been seeing. This is the first time that we beat a men’s club team and we did it twice. We’ll be ready to pull off surprises in the upcoming World Cup and World Championships.” said Coach Dizer.

Source: news.abs-cbn.com