OSEP Educator Course in Fiji
​July 18, 2018

​The Vanuatu Volleyball Federation (VVF) staff in Santo have been selected to take part in a five-day educator and master educator course in Fiji, from July 17- 21.

According to OSEP Website the Oceania Sport Education Program (OSEP) is a partnership between the Australian Sport Commission (ASC), Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) and the Organisation of Sport Federations in Oceania (OSFO).

One of VVF representatives attending the course, Sarai Stephens, said that she had never attended a master educator course with the OSEP.

“The OSEP training is for both administrators and coaches,’’ she said.

“Now that there are more of us becoming qualified in OSEP, I feel confident that we will be able to offer a more complete training package when we return to run more OSEP courses our communities here in Vanuatu. We are hoping to run these OSEP courses in SANMA, Malekula and any other provinces as we source funding to conduct these programs," said Sarai Stephens

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Volleyball Australia holds Workshop at Le Life Resort
July 25, 2018

​​VANUATU Volleyball Federation (VVF) is holding a four-day workshop run by Volleyball Australia, at the Le Life Resort in North Efate.

The VVF President Debbie Masauvakalo and some of its staff were joined by Volleyball Australia and some university students plus Oxfam staff and were later joined by athletes.

Those attending the training from the Vanuatu Beach Volleyball in Santo and Port Vila are Sarai Stephens, Joyce Joshua, Stanley Toa, Primrose Malon, Pelagie Maho and Christel Homu. There were also representatives from Oxfam Vanuatu, Hockey and Athletics involved in the workshop.

Throughout the first day of the workshop the participants looked at some of the most important topics such as, Priority 1 (Governance and Administration) and Priority 2 (Participation and Development). The participants were grouped in threes and each was given a different topic to read and explain their knowledge on it.

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P&O support volleyball girls’ bid for Tokyo​​​
September 26​, 2018

P&O Pacific Partnership has committed to supporting the Vanuatu women’s beach volleyball team in its quest to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

A VVF spokeswoman said the team encouraged by its bronze medal win at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Support from the Partnership, which is funded by voluntary contributions from P&O Cruises’ passengers, will help the team’s new pairing, Miller Pata and Shersyn Toko, to compete in international events to meet tough qualifying requirements.

P&O Cruises, Australia’s home-grown cruise line which has been cruising to the South Pacific for more than 85 years, supported the Vanuatu team with accommodation costs outside the official athletes’ village during the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

Miller, who won the bronze in partnership with Linline Matauatu, was unable to stay in the village because she was nursing her son, seven-month old Tommy, as she campaigned for Vanuatu’s first team Commonwealth Games medal.

P&O Cruises also flew a contingent of Ni-Vanuatu crew members from Pacific Aria to be courtside on the Gold Coast to cheer on the Vanuatu duo during the exciting and highly competitive medal series.

Vanuatu had earlier narrowly missed out on selection for the Rio Olympics Games in 2016. Miller and Shersyn are currently competing in Asia on a mission to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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U19 Beach volleyball Players arrival from "U19 World Championship" in Nanjing China
​​July 19, 2018

The Vanuatu Volleyball Federation (VVF) has welcomed back the U19 beach volleyball players from their long trip competing in the U19 World Championship in Nanjing, China.

Under 19 men players, Nono Chilia and James Chilia, lost two matches but won their other match against Bolivia with a score of 2-0. The men’s team competed in the U19 World Championship in Nanjing China against Russia, Bolivia, and New Zealand.

The men’s team played in Pool G and in the match against Bolivia, and in Set 1 they won by 21-18 and set 2 they won by the score of 21-14.

As for the women’s team of Luduine Tebeim and Maybel Ravo, in their first match in the qualification event they lost and were eliminated on the spot. The women however are still qualified for the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina, which will take place in October 2018.ur paragraph here.

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VVF signs MOU with Paralympic Committee
August 21, 2018

​​THE Vanuatu Volleyball Federation (VVF) President Debbie Masauvakalo (above left) and Vanuatu Paralympic Committee President Margaret McFarlane signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at VASANOC HAUS today.

VVF have already met with the Pepsi Disabilities Association (PDA) in Luganville about starting a Sitting Volleyball program and also the People Living with Disabilities (PLWD) from Ambae now re-located to Santo. PLWD have more than 150 people interested in Sitting Volleyball and have offered to help with volunteers from Youth Groups but a suitable venue is still to be found.

A spokeswoman said the MOU states to not only promote the effective development of sport for the athletes with disability in Vanuatu but also seeks opportunities for joint initiatives benefitting para-athletes living with an impairment and to mainstream inclusion into integrated sporting opportunities.

The VPC works to promote Paralympic sport in Vanuatu at all levels, starting from the community (grassroots) to the international standards and also for the Para Athletics. Not only that but the VPC also aims to develop and promote sport for people living with an impairment in Vanuatu so that all have the opportunity to play para-sport at all levels.

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Volley4Change launches its program at Mango, Luganville 
February 19, 2016

Type your paragraph here.Volley4Change launched its program on 17 February in Luganville Santo, with a group of about 24 enthusiastic women from the Mango community.  The program started with Volleyball training provided by two coaches, Rosendale Mata and Stanley Toa.  

The Mango Women’s Committee were keen join this program to improve the self-worth of many of their young mothers.  Mango is also where the grandmothers of current National Beach Volleyball Champions, Miller Pata and Linline Mansale, are residing.  They are so proud of these young role models and are hoping that participating in the V4C program will help ensure that more young mothers from their community will aspire to live healthier lives.

During the program, participants will attend Volleyball training, fitness sessions, Nutrition Awareness Classes conducted by the nutritionist from Northern District Hospital (NDH), Lawrence Nimoho and basic Health checks provided by nurses from the NDH.  In response eight participants from Mango decided to donate blood to the NDH blood bank.  

Volley4Change is a program implemented by Vanuatu Volleyball Federation (VVF) and supported by the Pacific Sports Partnership (PSP), Australia’s DFAT, Australia Volleyball Federation (AVF) and Oceania Zonal Volleyball Association (OZVA).