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Fiji volleyball takes new approach

Emoni Narawa
Friday, July 04, 2014

THE Fiji Volleyball Federation (FVF) is positioning itself as a community service organisation and later being a sporting federation.

The new approach is designed to introduce the sport of volleyball at community level.

The new program helps to create a sustainable ecosystem to deliver services to the entire community.

FVF president Elesi Ketedromo said they wanted FVF to be community-driven federation.

"If the mothers in rural and peri-urban areas are playing volleyball then they might also be able to encourage their daughters and sons to play," she said in a statement.

"If their daughters and sons are playing then they might become part of an association and the whole family can be a part of the volleyball community.

"There are benefits for the participants like reducing risk factors of disease and it also makes our sport stronger."

However, the federation is eager to face the new challenge. FVF program manager Semaima Lagilagi said there were certain procedures to be followed. "There was quite a lot of back and forward with the villages," Lagilagi said.

"We presented sevusevu and got the permissions and then trained local youths to help with the research. We spent some time talking to people in the community about the research and what we were trying to do rather than just jumping in and asking all sorts of questions."

FVF made a survey on how women spend their days in communities before designing a suitable program.








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