THE Lautoka Volleyball Association is optimistic that its two clubs that will feature at the Marist Vollleyball tournament next week will have a successful outing.
The Senibua Knights and Flames volleyball clubs have been in top form for Lautoka this season.
Led by new find, 22-year-old Jese Toutou, the Knights have won three tournaments in Lautoka this season and will be a force to be reckoned with in the men's event.
The Flames club, laced with the services of Teresia Lilicama and the Delai sisters of Claire and Ilisapeci should not be taken lightly.
Majority of the Flames club were part of the victorious Lautoka side that clinched the Vanua Championship earlier this year in Suva.
LVA official Timoci Gukisuva said the two clubs were preparing well.
"The Knights and Flames teams will be representing us at the Marist tournament," he said.
"The two clubs are our form teams this season and they have been in top form during our recent tournaments in the past two weeks.
"It is going to be a good exposure for the clubs as they will be playing against the other top teams from around the country."
Gukisuva added the tournament would be a good testing ground for players from both clubs, vying for a spot in the national volleyball team.
"We got some players from both teams training in the extended Fiji squad so I believe if the players play well they can be getting closer to being selected into the national side."
The Marist volleyball tournament kicks off today .