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Delta wins for a worthy cause

Arin Kumar
Sunday, December 09, 2012

THE Delta women's volleyball team took out the 16 Days of Activism Women's Volleyball Tournament yesterday.

Laced with five players from the national women's team that won bronze at last year's Pacific Games, Delta beat Bulldogs 2-0 in the final at the LICI Multi-Purpose Courts in Suva.

Silvia Masi, Mila Karisitina, Talei Qalilawa, Ma Togayali and Tinia Tamani combined well in the final for the win.

The tournament in its second year, hosted by the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre in association with the Suva Volleyball Association, was dubbed a huge success as a total of 21 teams took part.

Tournament organiser Semaima Lagilagi said some unknown teams stamped their mark in the event.

"It was a really competitive tournament and the turn-out we had from the spectators was also overwhelming," she said.

"We had some new teams like Vaturua Youth from Tailevu, the Kaiwai team consisting of Army Wives.

"And the tough competition saw top team, Reef, which had the services of national rep Torika Nuku and national captain Ana Seniloli, bundled out in the quarter-finals.

She said they would now start planning on how to make next year's event bigger and better.

FWCC co-ordinator Shamima Ali said over the years the FWCC had been working with various volleyball associations including the USP students volleyball association to raise awareness on gender-based violence using sports.

"Through these efforts, the young people who have been involved in volleyball have gone out and spread the message in their different social and professional capacities," she said.





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