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Underdogs set to battle volleyball giants

Rashneel Kumar
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

UPCOMING teams are expected to give the giants a tough battle in the Marist Volleyball Club championship next month.

The annual event will be held on June 27 and 28 at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva.

Club official Viliame Katia confirmed in a statement that there would be an increased prizemoney from $3000 last year to $4000 this year for the men's winner and $3000, compared to last year's prize of $1500, for the women.

He said other prizes would be announced later.

"We are expecting strong competition from upcoming teams like Black Hawk based in Kinoya," Katia said.

"They almost upset defending tournament champions Marist at the Easter Games, so as the tournament progresses you can't really predict until the final whistle.

"All roads head to Suva for this tournament so volleyball fans and clubs are urged to come down in numbers and watch the best battle it out." Defending champions Marist, coached by Katia, is the top bet in this year's championship. The side has the likes of Qilu Elliot, Epeli Ratabacaca, Fereti Wilson, Paula Simati, Vakacegu Walesi and consistent campaigners Philip Foster Laveti Koto, India Korowale and Uraia Gadai.

"So the prizemoney and teams who will be fighting again will be reason enough for you to bring the family along and support a growing sport," Katia said.

"To avoid disappointment, we urge clubs to register quickly as places are already getting scarce and we urge fans not to miss the action on game day."

Registration costs $450 for men's teams and $300 for women.

For more information contact Viliame Katia on 7165013 and Koli Korovulavula on 9753170.

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