THE Suva Volleyball Association Inter District Competition would give the young Suva volleyball side much need game-time in preparation for the Easter Championship.
The Easter Championship would be held next week and Suva has set their sights on winning it after losing the Vulaca Championship and the Vanua Challenge titles to Raiwai.
Association secretary Viliame Katia said 80 percent of their players are new and had not been properly exposed to national competition when they played the first two national volleyball tournaments.
He said they had improved significantly since their loss in the Vulaca Championship and it was evident in the close loss in the final of the Vanua Challenge.
"In those two tournaments, most of our players were playing their first national tournament," Katia said.
"They were not experienced enough to play at level where the intensity is really high and the competition is strong," he said.
"But the fact that we reached the finals is a good sign that our players are slowly getting used to the atmosphere at big tournaments."
He said the IDC was a good chance for districts to gauge their strengths and weaknesses before the Easter Championships.
"We have teams from Lami to Nausori taking part in the IDC and this is a good chance for them to get one more hit out before the Easter Championship.
"Also the IDC tournament is good for the districts because their player in other clubs and so players from one district get to bond and play for their respective districts," Katia said.
Competition will be played at the FMF Gymnasium and the LICI Multi-Purpose Courts in Laucala Bay, Suva.