THE Lautoka Volleyball Association will start its challenge trophy matches at Nadovu Park this Saturday.
The top eight men's teams and top six women's teams from last season will clash in the event for the next three weekends.
Lautoka Volleyball Association president Timoci Gukisuva said a knockout tournament would be held after the challenge series.
Gukisuva said the season would start after that.
"We have lined up a major sponsor for our competition this season," he said.
"We expect a total of 12 teams in the men's category and 10 in the women's category."
Flames will battle Shield for the women's challenge trophy while Knights and Sky Hawks will face off in the men's clash.