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Lautoka ready for volleyball challenge

Jone Kalouniviti
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

THOUGH they lost in the finals of the Western Volleyball Rally last weekend to Nadi, the Lautoka men's team are still upbeat because some of their players have drawn the attention of scouts looking for national squad members.

Lautoka coach and former national rep Semi Qio said the names of four players would be submitted to selectors who would get to witness them at the Vanua Challenge scheduled for February 22 in Suva.

"Four of our players eyed by officials really played well last weekend and it's very encouraging for the team because two of them have never played in a national tournament before.

Qio said 22-year-old Jese Toutou who hails from Vatukoula, was the standout player for Lautoka.

"This is a player who has never played competitive volleyball in his whole life, but he was the top scorer in the final against Nadi."

Meanwhile, Lautoka will be represented by 2-men's and 2-women's teams at the Vanua Challenge in Suva.

The challenge is classed as the national championship of the sport in the country.

Qio knows too well the standards of the Suva-based teams and he says Lautoka will just have to work hard to be able to make a mark at the competition.








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