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SVA to focus on preparations for competition

Emoni Narawa
Tuesday, January 01, 2013

THE Suva Volleyball Association will focus on its Inter-District Championship (IDC) after pulling out of the Vulaca Championship.

Suva did not agree to the number of teams set out by the host association (Raiwai) for the Vulaca and opted to withdraw from the competition and focus on its own.

Association spokesman Jone Kalouniviti said all Suva clubs would prepare for the IDC later this month.

"Yes we are out of the Vulaca now because they wanted us to field only two teams which we cannot because we are a big association," he said.

SVA will host its IDC competition on January 18-19.

Suva's withdrawal from the Vulaca, means the association will not be part of the Vanua Challenge.

"Now we will focus on our IDC because we will not take part in the Vulaca and Vanua as well. We will concentrate to lift the standard of our IDC," Kalouniviti said.

Meanwhile yesterday the association released names of players to attend the Pacific Mini Games trials at the Vodafone Arena tomorrow.

Kalouniviti acknowledged Fiji Volleyball for allowing them to be part of the trials.

"We thank Fiji Volleyball for allowing Suva to send its list for the trials," he said. The SVA will begin its competition again on Saturday.

FBC Suva Volleyball Trial Lists for mini games:

Aporosa Tora, Kiniviliame Railau, Tevita Nakolinivalu, Wame Rasari, Waisake Raratabu, Stuart Nuku, Jijiua Koroi, Inoke Cava, Saiyasi Nayacalevu, Matai Ledua, Inia Korowale, Tevita Matai, Qilu Elliot , Sepesa Mate, Epeli Ratabacaca, Timoci Bainivalu, Sakiusa Boletawa, Isaac Lee, Temipale Finau, Epeli Lako, Fereti Wilson, Fereti Bolavucu, Manasa Baleilabasa, Philip Temo, Philip Foster, Laveti Koto, Anthony Foster, Tevita Nasova, Kitione Lalakomacoi, Manase Colati, Josefa Masi, Paula Simati, Iliesa Vakaloloma, Jolame Makasiale, Wame Salabogi, Ratuvou Vasibau, Ramise Biu, Inia Koroi, Sanaila Tuisuva, Joeli Pulu, Jokimi Love, Eparama Tekei, Vakacegu Walesi, Sairusi Cavula, Apaitia Sivo, Pita Sivo, Simione Sivo.