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Vatuwaqa plans for new volleyball court

Rashneel Kumar
Sunday, December 15, 2013

THE Vatuwaqa Volleyball Association is pleading for support as it plans to build a hard court for their weekly competition.

The association has been hosting its competitions on grass court which has become muddy and almost in unplayable condition following the rainy spell lately.

Association official Jone Baleilomaloma said teams outside of Vatuwaqa were hesitant to play on the court.

"We have teams from the area who are used to playing in such conditions but there are other teams that are not from Vatuwaqa who are hesitant to play under such conditions," he said.

"We have been trying for some years to build a hard court but didn't get that much support.

"We can produce some really good players. The interest is there, its just we need the facilities."

Only five teams turned up for the weekly knockout tournament yesterday.

Transtown won the competition beating Blazers 2-1 in the final.

Other teams that took part were Marines, Rylanders and Pirates.

Baleilomaloma said they would continue hosting the knockout tournament every Saturdays to keep the players in shape during the festive season.

"We have some youths who are regularly taking part in the weekly meet and we don't want them to lose concentration during this festive season.

"We have set a momentum and we want to continue building on it to ensure we bring the best out of them."