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Raiwai ready for Vulaca Trophy

Rashneel Kumar
Sunday, January 08, 2012

RAIWAI Volleyball Association has warned teams competing in the Vulaca Championship that they won't be a pushover in the tournament to be held on January 20-21.

The association will be fielding three men's and a women's team in the tournament that will be held at the Tattersall's Leisure Centre in Laucala.

RVA president Jo Nasilasila said they would be fielding a strong Raiwai Black, Raiwai Gold and Veterans sides in the men's competition.

Their main Raiwai Black team will consist of players from the Rebels team that thumped Marist Blue (3-2) to win the Fiji Bitter Marist Volleyball tournament last October.

"That Rebels team is made up of young and energetic players and we will have the majority of those players in the Raiwai Black team," Nasilasila said.

"The Raiwai Gold will have experienced players mixed with some young ones."

"This team mostly exposures our young players in the national events like Vulaca Championship."

The Veterans team will have players that used to rule the court in the 90s.

The side will consist of former national reps like Alifereti Naqeleca, Kalitoni Navunidawa, Dennis Montu, Usaia Kalivakatoga and Metuisela Motu.

"Most of the players in the Veterans side were part of the historic Raiwai team that were the champions 11-years-in-a-row from 1990," Nasilasila said.

"These players still have the fitness and possess good skills and are an inspiration to our young and upcoming players.

"We want to win at least one of the national tournaments and try to repeat that historic occasion."

Meanwhile, training for the Raiwai teams for Vulaca Championship starts tomorrow at the Raiwai Youth Centre from 5pm.





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