After 128 games between the 15 CNVLD League teams in a tough 2006 season, there
are only two teams left standing, so it's a Phnom Penh Sunway Dragons versus Siem
Reap DHL Eagles showdown!
The Cambodian National Volleyball League Disabled Grand Final will take place at
3pm on Sunday, December 3, at the Olympic Stadium, in the presence of Ith Sam Heng,
Minister for Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, to coincide with
the 2006 UN International Day for Persons with a Disability.
It's open money on which team will claim its rightful place as 2006 National League
Champions, with the Eagles absolutely Deter-Mined to break the five-year championship
monopoly of the Dragons, while the fire-breathing current champs have no intention
of letting any young pretenders take their crown.
The underdog heroes of the 2006 season, the Kampong Speu Canada Bears, will also
take on former finalists the Phnom Penh Siemens Demons at 12.30pm for the National
League third place position.
The Grand Finals will be preceded by the CNVLD National Wheelchair Racing Competition
at 10am at Hun Sen Park, where the five teams will compete for the title of fastest
athlete on three wheels.
Beyond the season finale, all the CNVLD Athletes with a Disability have an eye on
the National Team selection for the 2007 World Organization for Volleyball Disabled
(WOVD) Standing Volleyball World Cup to be hosted in Phnom Penh, the first time any
World Cup sporting event has been held in Cambodia. Hosted in conjunction with the
2007 WOVD Standing Volleyball Asia-Pacific Championship, Cambodia is expecting to
welcome over 15 countries to in a showcase event that will put Cambodia firmly on
the map for the nomination to be the Asean Center for Disability Sport.
Entry to all events is free and sports fans are encouraged to Stand Up in support
of the Cambodian Athletes with a Disability. For regular updates on all CNVLD activities
and to follow your favorite sports stars, check http://www.standupcambodia.org/