DEFENDING champion Western I has confirmed its spot in the quarter-finals of the Fiji Police Wives Volleyball tournament.
The Western Division is represented by four teams and all have qualified for the quarter-finals to be played today at the Police Special Response Unit (PSRU)in Makoi.
Tournament official Jokatama Qio said Western I and Central were the two teams to look out for in the tournament.
"All teams from the West have qualified for the playoffs and they are the powerhouses while another team to look out for is Totogo (Central)," he said.
"From the A-grade pools, Western I and Eastern II have qualified from Pool 1, Northern I and Southern II from Pool 2, Central and Eastern I from Pool 3 and HQ I and PSRU from Pool 4.
"The B-grade pools see PSRU and Western IV from Pool 1, from Pool 2 only Western III is confirmed while the other team will be confirmed tomorrow morning (today) and Western II and Central."
A total of 29 teams from seven divisions are participating in the tournament.
"After the volleyball tournament is completed, we will switch to the netball competition for which we have six teams and Eastern I is defending the title."
Fiji Police Wives Association president Unaisi Vuniwaqa said this event marked the 43rd year of the tournament.
"The event has grown over the years and the number of teams has increased," she said.
"The tournament is always competitive and we are expecting this one to be the same."
She added they were using the tournament to start preparations for the Sukuna Bowl competition.