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Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 3, 2017 - For 11th consecutive season the Argentine Volleyball Federation (FeVA) decided that the Argentine Youth's Boys Team competes as part of their development and growth of the Argentine Men's A2 upgrading League. This season, the boys coached by Luis Testa (U 19 World Championship 2015 Silver Medal and U 19 South American 2016 Silver Medal) has a chance to qualify for the second round once the Preliminary Round is over next weekend).

Federico Seia, born in Villa Maria is the captain of the Albicelestes in this competition and has enjoyed a very strong and intensive 2016 season while keeps dreaming of a great 2017. Last year he won the Gold Medal at the South American Championship in Peru and also obtained the title of the Argentine Cup with Trinitarios de Villa Maria, Cordoba, where he started playing volleyball. Born in the year 1999 and being only 17 years old he already won five Argentine Cups (four with Trinitarios and one with the Argentine Team) and four National Championships with Cordoba team.

As part of his growth he played coached by Guido Coronel (U 14 and U 16) as his first coach and also Claudio Coria, both of Trinitarios. Today, to wear the light blue - white jersey is part of his present and this year he will have the chance to be part of the Argentine Team to participate at the U 19 World Championship Bahrein (the last one took place in the Argentine cities of Chaco and Corrientes 2015).

With reference to the importance of participating of the seniors' A2 League as part of their development, Federico Seia (son of Carlos and Laura Fuentes, brother of Manuel and Simon) he expresses: "We believe that it is a very important competition in our development as we face real matches were we can measure our performance". "All teams have older and much more experienced players and we play many matches along the summer, when there is no international competition. Then we have the chance to add experience and prepare ourselves for the future".

The Argentine Men's A2 League with a record of teams from all over the country has all the needed seasoning for the Argentine Captain: "It is very important for our team as we travel a lot, we keep together training for months and that makes the group stronger" he adds.

Of course, the World Championship is the premier goal but first comes this League that "allows us to add experience and improvement with the chance of qualifying for the second round that would give us more matches to play and all of course, more demanding as the time goes by".

"It is a clue year for us", very important for Federico Seia "as it is the year of the Word Championship and in our category it will be the first one. During the whole year, until the World competition we prepare ourselves as good as posible so as to reach at our utmost level representing the country the best way".