THE defending champions made a good start to their campaigns in the RFMF Wives and Mothers Club inter unit sports tournament in Suva yesterday.
In the netball A-grade competition, last year's winner, Engineers maintained its dominance in the early rounds of the tournament along with Logistic Support Unit and Headquarters in the B-grade and Veterans grades, respectively.
Tournament co-ordinator Wainikiti Bogidrau said anything could happen when the tournament enters its final stage today.
She said although the tournament was a reason for get together, the participating teams were doing their bit to make it a competitive affair.
There are 23 teams participating in netball while 11 in the volleyball competition.
"The defending champions in each grade of competition are playing well but there are other teams who are competing well," Bogidrau said.
"3FIR in the veterans, FTG and Headquarters in the B-grade competition are pretty strong."
Bogidrau said the main aim of the tournament was to get the army wives to socialise and get to know each other well.
"It's like a festival. In between the matches we have dancing and merrymaking going on which represents the whole purpose of organising such a meet which is to enjoy and have fun.
"We will have an awards night (tonight) and the tournament will be closed with a church service on Sunday at the Vasu Hall."
Prime Minister Commondore Voreqe Bainimarama officially opened the tournament yesterday and will also close it tonight during the Awards Night at the Vodafone Arena.