Hotels ready to battle

THE Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort volleyball teams are eager to stamp their mark in this weekend’s Fiji Hotel Association volleyball tournament scheduled at Lawaqa Park.

The resort will be represented by four teams and all have been preparing well for the annual event.

Tournament founder and association president Jack Stark said the competition would be exciting, with 60 teams registered for the event.

“We are looking forward to having everyone at the Coral Coast and excited to showcase our Bula Spirit,” said Stark.

“Our hosts have been preparing for this one-day tournament and are looking forward to performing their best.

“With the Bilibili races postponed this year, the hosts at the hotel are excited that this event will be a fantastic one.”

He said the tournament which had been running for more than 30 years aimed to bring together all hotel workers to network and meet other industry workers.

“This year more than 60 teams have registered to participate in the men’s, women’s, mix volleyball.

“We have teams coming as far as from Taveuni, Savusavu, Yasawa, Mamanuca and those in Viti Levu.

“This shows the popularity of the event which all hotel workers around the country look forward to.”

Stark said the games committee wanted all participants to enjoy the day with a lot a lot activities being planned.

“I have been running this tournament since it first started and its fulfilling to see all hotel workers in Fiji meet and create new friendship,” he said.

“The event will begin with a march through from Sigatoka Town to Lawaqa Park and will finish off with a ‘mardi grass’ at the ground.

“We wish to invite everyone to come and join us in this fun-filled event,” he added.

Last year the tournament was held in Savusavu and this year it was supposed to be held in Kadavu, however this had to changed because of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston.

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