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Search for talents

Emoni Narawa
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

THE Fiji Beach Volleyball Commission is looking for players to represent the country at this year's international events.

And the search begins this weekend at the National Beach Volleyball Centre in Laucala Bay with the Fiji Beach Volleyball tournament.

FBVC director Viliame Katia said beach volleyball was the ideal arena for volleyball hopefuls to hone their skills and fitness.

"You are playing on sand which demands a certain level of fitness and stamina and there are only two players — so awareness and anticipation of the opponents' next move is at another level," Katia said.

"One would think that with the abundance of beaches we could develop this aspect of the game further.

"Beach volleyball is another game that is played at the Olympics and unlike other metropolitan concrete jungles, we feel it should be something that comes naturally to Fijians.

"So, this is where we will start our hunt for players to represent the country at other major tournaments on our calendar."

The commission will be assembling men's and women's teams to take part in a number of Asian Volleyball Confederation-sanctioned international tournaments this year.

"We are affiliated to the AVC, so we are looking at sending teams to these tournaments," Katia said.

"But doing the basics right means taking the game to the grassroots, which is why the beach volleyball is played in clubs and associations."

"When you talk about the raw talent it will be at this level, but it will be a bit more aggressive and fast paced."

Meanwhile, the winners will bag $300 each in the men's and women's categories and $150 each to the losing finalists, with $50 each for the losing semi-finalists.

"They will also be hunting for talent to attend the Oceania championships 2014 at a venue yet to be confirmed," Katia said.

"With 16 men's and women's teams vying for the top prizes, Laucala Beach volleyball courts will be the place to be."








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