MANILA, Philippines – The management of F2 Logistics has decided to cease operations of the Cargo Movers team in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL).
Amid the rumors surrounding the Cargo Movers in recent weeks, F2 Logistics announced on Wednesday that it is spinning off the team and closing a chapter on the professional volleyball scene as the company focuses on its grassroots programs.
“As we shift our focus to the grassroots and discontinue F2 Logistics Cargo Movers, we are grateful to our ever-loyal supporters who have been with the team through victories and defeats,” the team wrote.
F2 Logistics entered the volleyball scene seven years ago in the now-defunct Philippine Superliga (PSL) and won five championships until 2019.
The Cargo Movers, who also won the inaugural Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) Champions League, were moved to the PVL in 2021 but skipped the bubble due to several injuries.
The team also skipped last year's Invitationals and played in just five conferences in the PVL, with the bronze medal in the first All-Philippine Conference as its best league result under rookie coach Regine Diego.
'Time has not been kind to us'
“We extend our sincerest thanks to the Premier Volleyball League and the Philippine Superliga – for providing a platform that allowed us to showcase the talent and dedication of our athletes. These leagues have been instrumental in promoting the growth of volleyball in the Philippines and we are truly grateful for the support and camaraderie we have experienced,” read the F2 statement.
“We have also supported the Philippine national team throughout our journey, allowing our top players to represent the country while playing the sport they love most. We even supported the Philippines in the 2016 FIVB Women's Club World Championship held here in the country, facing internationally renowned teams and players.”
“However, time has not been kind to us. Several injuries to our players forced us to take slower steps, prioritizing health over the victories of recent years. We are immensely grateful to the coaching staff who fought and tried to make this team stronger. We would like to thank coach Ramil for continually leading the team.”
F2 Logistics promises to continue supporting the current UAAP champions, La Salle Lady Spikers and the University of Perpetual Help in the NCAA, as well as the grassroots program across the country.
“Your unwavering support has meant a lot to us and we look forward to carrying the spirit of F2 Logistics Cargo Movers with us in our future endeavors,” the team said.
Several stars will have to find their new homes for the next PVL season, as the league will be reduced to 11 teams.
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