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Volleyball meet targets youths

Zanzeer Singh
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LUCRATIVE cash prizes will be up for grabs during the Votualevu Volleyball Youth Club tournament in Nadi next month.

The club, in partnership with the Ministry of Health will hold the tournament at the Airports Fiji Limited ground in Namaka with an aim to curb non-communicable diseases and mental illness.

The club is raising awareness on this through volleyball as a means of a social environment targeting the youths and to be more vigilant with their social behaviour and have good coping skills when they are stressed or facing difficulties.

"Votualevu has an average of six people with signs and symptoms of NCDs and mental illness. Most of them are influenced by drugs, have low self-esteem, stress and are rejected by their peers and the community.

"The club aims to enhance the protection of the upcoming youths from all of this and will have a massive awareness program."

The winner of the men's category will receive $1000 while the runner-up will get $600. The winner of the women's category will get $600 while the runner-up will receive $300.

The first 15 teams to register will receive meal vouchers for the tournament.








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