THE Suva volleyball sides are taking a cautious approach to the Vanua Challenge, keeping in mind their performance in the Vulaca Championship last month.
The capital city side is defending the title and are wary of the teams they will face in the tournament at the FMF Gymnasium.
Suva Volleyball Association secretary Viliame Katia said the players had been reminded of their tasks and told to stick to the game plan.
He said they had touched up on their mistakes from the Vulaca Championship.
"We hope to have a good outing in this tournament and we know defending the title will be a difficult task," Katia said.
"We had gone back to the drawing board after our loss in the final of the Vulaca and worked on our mistakes," he said.
"We noticed that we did not execute the basics right — our passing failed sometimes and our defence was a major drawback."
The FBC-sponsored side will be boosted by the inclusion of national beach volleyball reps Epeli Ratabacaca and Qilu Elliot who have just returned from competing in Australia.
"Epeli will join the 2Day FM side while Qilu will join the Gold FM side and their experience in Australia will be a big boost to us.
"They played against some of the best players from around the world and they managed to be placed fifth the competition and we look forward to watching them play in the Vanua Challenge," Katia said.
The tournament begins tomorrow.