THE Nadi Volleyball Association knockout competition started on a positive note at the CAAF hard courts in Namaka yesterday despite the unfavourable weather conditions.
The players braved the rain, coming out in numbers to support the start of the new season. NVA vice-president Dan Vakadranu said a lot of interest was shown by the teams. He said the number of teams would have been higher had the weather been different.
"We had a good turnout despite the rain," Vakadranu said.
"The players came out in numbers. We got calls in the morning with people checking if the tournament was on because it was raining but we decided to continue.
"A lot interest is there. It is just sad that the weather turned out to be bad. We would have got a higher number had it not rained.
"Once we finish off with the knockout then we hope to start with the weekly club games. The teams will be given two weeks to settle their affiliation fees.
"We will play every Saturday. This year we are playing under one banner. Nadi, Votualevu and Namaka have formed one association."
Meanwhile, the Topline Volleyball Association knockout competition was cancelled yesterday due to bad weather.