CRONICS took out the top prizemoney in the Raiwaqa Volleyball Association knockout tournament when they defeated Somosomo 3-1 in the final at the Derricks courts in Raiwaqa yesterday.
Eight teams took part in the one-day tournament and Raiwaqa official Orisi Vunakece said it was a success.
Vunakece said the focus of the tournament was to get volleyball players in the area involved in the association's competition.
Vunakece said offering a prizemoney attracted more teams to join their competition.
"Today we offered $300 to the winner and $100 to the runner-up and we've managed to attract eight teams," Vunakece said.
"Next week we're hoping to increase the prize-money to $500.
"This is one way we believe more teams from around the Raiwaqa area will be attracted to our competition.
"When teams hear that we've given out this kind of money as prizes they will be attracted to come and play."
Vunakece said they were also looking at getting women's teams to join their competition.
The association has also turned its focus on the development of young volleyball players in the area.
"Today (yesterday) we've started a program for kids and this is supported by Bank of the South Pacific.
"We had about 80 kids at the courts where they were taught the basics about the game and we provided drinks and lunch for them thanks to BSP."