MARIST Red will have to start from scratch when they rejoin the Suva Volleyball Association (SVA) weekly club competition this Saturday.
The champion side along with its second tier team, Marist Blue, was not part of the FBC SVA competition for the past three weeks after its players were suspended by the club for breaking rules.
SVA technical adviser Iliesa Raketekete earlier told Times Sport Marist Red would challenge for the FBC Cup against holders Celtic I in the senior grade this weekend.
However, Marist team executive Jone Kalouniviti said they had a meeting earlier this week where it was decided that Mighty Mights would challenge Celtic I.
"It will be unfair for other teams in the super premier grade. We cannot come back from the suspension and get a shot at the Cup challenge, we have to start from the bottom," Kalouniviti said.
"The challenge competition helps the holders make some money and therefore it's fair we give a chance to other teams that are part of SVA."
In the premier grade, G2 will defend the title against an improving Qauia side.
Meanwhile, Raketekete said they would round up the SVA weekly competition this weekend to go on a break.
He said they would resume round two competitions in the first week of January next year.
Raketekete was also pleased with the children's clinic they started last Saturday and requested parents to bring their children on time to avoid missing out from the program in the future.
Last Saturday, SVA accommodated 30 boys and girls aged between nine and 16, in Laucala.
The clinic will resume tomorrow at 3pm for children from 10 to 16 years with an entry fee of $1 per child.