THE Cakau Volleyball Club has been given the green light to host a tournament at their home venue in the Cakau Housing Estate in Kinoya.
The tournament, a first of its kind, is an attempt by the Suva Volleyball Association to move the focus to the communities where teams in the SVA are based.
Cakau, one of the oldest clubs in the SVA competition, will be assisted by SVA in the running of the tournament and they will also get to keep the funds raised from the tournament.
SVA secretary Viliame Katia said the tournament would be played at three venues with the main court based at Kinoya with the supplementary courts at Veisida and Tamavua.
"We will be fielding the full Suva clubs which is about 18 teams for the men's and seven women's teams," he said.
"We will look after our own so if a club within Suva decides to hold a tournament to raise funds then it is our duty to help them."
He said this proactive approach had been done throughout the season beginning with outreach programs with new clubs to help empower them.
SVA will provide transport between the courts and teams have been asked to be at their respective competition venues on time. The next tournament will be held in Qauia in Lami.