PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL IN VANCOUVER CHEERS FOR PHILIPPINE BLU GIRLS IN SURREY 2016 WOMEN’S WORLD SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
25 July 2016 – The Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver reported that the Philippine Women’s Softball Team or Philippine Blu Girls participated in the recent Surrey 2016 WBSC XV Women’s World Softball Championship held in Softball City, Surrey, British Columbia from 15-24 July 2016. The Philippine delegation was composed of 18 players and 6 coaches/training staff.
The Blu Girls won their matches against Czech Republic and Pakistan but lost in the succeeding games when they were pitted against the powerhouse teams of the USA, Australia and China. The Philippines ranked 16th out of the 31 countries that participated in the tournament that was topped by the USA followed by Japan and host country Canada.
During a picnic hosted by the Consulate at the softball picnic grounds, Consul General Neil Frank Ferrer congratulated the Philippine Blu Girls for their valiant stand against the much tougher teams and for bringing honor to the country. He encouraged them to continue training hard for the next world championship to be held in Japan in 2018. Consul General Ferrer also thanked the members of the Filipino community in Surrey and nearby cities for their support and generosity throughout the tournament. - END
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