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Savusavu to play in Easter v'ball

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, April 19, 2014

THEY maybe new to the Easter Volleyball Championship but not to the sport.

The Paradise Beverage-sponsored Savusavu is fielding a team each in the men's and women's grade in the annual event played at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva.

Savusavu Volleyball Association president George Snodgrass said the focus was exposure as it was the first time for the northerners to play in the national event.

The Savusavu teams didn't fair well in their early matches but displayed an improved performance in their remaining pool games.

"We have just started with our weekly club games," Snodgrass said.

"The main purpose of competing in this tournament is to allow our players to gain some exposure playing against the regulars and also learn the techniques and new styles of play involved in this game.

"With the exposure this year, we will surely come back stronger in the future."

The Easter Championship, which started with the men's competition on Thursday, has the top teams marching into the elimination rounds today.

In the men's competition, defending champions Raiwai Gold, the Digicel Fiji-sponsored Suva teams, Lautoka and Nadi have confirmed their places in the top 16 competition.

In the women's competition which started yesterday, FBC TV Suva Black created the biggest upset after beating Vanua Challenge winner's GM Lautoka Gold 2-0.

The women's competition was in progress when this edition went to press.

"The competition is expected to get tougher when we reach the elimination rounds because that's where the best will remain," competition official Kenneth Lidise said.

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