Volleyball is popular in Vanuatu and is played socially and competitively within villages and schools across the country’s populated islands. Vanuatu Volleyball Federation (VVF) was established in 1998 as the governing body for the sport in the country.
VVF is a membership-based, charitable organisation composed of individual members and Ni-Vanuatu volleyball associations. The Federation consists of an executive board, staff and volunteers who all support the growth of volleyball in the country. To this end, our personnel undertake a variety of activities – from conducting inclusive volleyball participation programs at the grass roots level to administering elite performance programs and running competitions and events.
Although volleyball is an inexpensive sport, requiring little in the way of infrastructure, it lacks financial support and basic equipment. Despite this, VVF has attracted numerous sponsorships and in-kind contributions from locally based business in order to run its programs on a not-for-profit basis.
VVF recently was awarded funding to conduct a large scale participation program through the Australian Government’s Australian Aid Pacific Sports Partnership Program. This funding has since been extended to 2017.