F2 Logistics is pulling out its Cargo Movers franchise from the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) and disbanding the club after an 8-year run.
The cargo company broke the news in a statement, citing a shift to “grassroots” development and the team’s health concerns for the shutdown.
“Time has not been good to us. A number of injuries to our players forced us to take slower steps, prioritizing health over victories in the past few years,” reads the statement.
“We give our utmost thanks to the coaching staff who have fought and tried to make this team stronger. We would most like to thank Coach Ramil [De Jesus], for continuously heading the team.”
The end of the Cargo Movers does not signal the same for F2 Logistics in the volleyball scene overall, as it will continue to support the De La Salle University Lady Spikers, the University of Perpetual Help Volleyball Team, and other teams of the country outside of Luzon.
The Cargo Movers were once a premier team of the now-defunct Philippine Superliga, winning six championships. It didn’t find the same luck in the PVL, with only a bronze finish and ranking in 8th place in what would turn out to be its final season. Its existing players are now free agents and will be in search of teams for the 2024 season.