Vol­ley­ball suc­cess:

Fiji to host 2 in­ter­na­tional events in 2017

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Fiji would be host­ing more in­ter­na­tional vol­ley­ball com­pe­ti­tions next year, says James Sum­mers.

This was af­ter the suc­cess­ful host­ing of the 2016 Handy Fi­nance Ocea­nia Vol­ley­ball Cham­pi­onship at the Voda­fone Arena in Suva last week. Sum­mers, the Ocea­nia Vol­ley­ball Fed­er­a­tion events co­or­di­na­tor, con­firmed Fiji would be host­ing two big­ger in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tions in 2017. “The set up and or­gan­i­sa­tion of the cham­pi­onship was bril­liant and Fiji will be host­ing two big­ger in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ments next year,” Sum­mers said. He praised the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee for their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion through­out the six days of com­pe­ti­tion.

“In terms of or­gan­i­sa­tion, Fiji is right up there with Aus­tralia and New Zealand. “They have a great sup­port team, a team that’s work­ing as hard as they can. Fiji was able to put a high level of com­pe­ti­tion in the last six days.”

Sum­mers on Fi­jian teams

Sum­mers strongly be­lieves the two Fi­jian teams, Fi­jian Blue (women) and Fi­jian White (men) should now lift their prepa­ra­tion as they pre­pare for the 2017 Asian Vol­ley­ball Cham­pi­onship. “The Fi­jian teams per­formed be­yond ex­pec­ta­tions, win­ning two gold medals and it just shows the kind of char­ac­ter and ath­letes you have in this coun­try. “Now for the Asian Cham­pi­onship, the two teams now can look at their pro­gramme and got to lift their level of prepa­ra­tion.”

Photo: Vil­imoni Va­ganalau

Fi­jian Blue women’s team cel­e­brate af­ter win­ning gold at the Handy Fi­nance Ocea­nia Vol­ley­ball Cham­pi­onship fi­nal last Satur­day.

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