WUSHU Federation of the Philippines (WFP) President Tan Shei Ling announced that the WFP would bid to host the 13th World Wushu Championship in 2015 after the success of the recently concluded Asian junior championship at the Makati Coliseum.
Tan believes that the Philippines has a strong chance of hosting the prestigious tilt after International Wushu Federation president Yu Zaiqing said that he is fully supporting the WFP initiative. The world championship is expected to draw participants from 146 countries.
“I’m happy to know that all the foreign delegates are very satisfied and happy with the way we hosted the junior event. That’s really a nice feed back,” said Tan. “They are looking forward to return to Manila and even the judges are very happy.”
Julian Camacho, the WFP secretary general, confirmed that the technical committees received positive feedbacks from participating countries, “They just simply can’t forget the Filipinos’ hospitality,” said Camacho.
Tan also believes that junior players Vannessa Jo Chan, Noel Alabata and Ken Alienson Omengan who shined in the last tourney will definitely be an asset to the Philippines when they enter the senior national team.
“Our grassroots program is really good and we’re hoping there will be more young players to excel. If the time comes, these junior players will become also our national seniors that will bring glory to our country in different international meets,” he said.