Beach volleyball women to compete in Oceania championship

Shersyn Toko and Miller Pata.
Shersyn Toko and Miller Pata.

VANUATU’S senior female beach volleyball champion Miller Pata and her new partner Shersyn Toko will be competing in the Oceania Championship Games in Tahiti from December 15- 21.

They will be travelling to Tahiti after the invitation send to VVF by Federation Tahitienne de Volleyball with their coach Joshua Toares.

Vanuatu will be competing with other Oceania nations including Australia, New Zealand, PNG, New Caledonia and Tahiti at that tournament.

“One thing that I keep telling myself is that I can do it and that I have to be strong in my training so that I can achieve what I am working hard towards,” said Miller Pata.

Miller said that with Sherysyn as her new partner, they will now be travelling together and it will be a huge benefit for Shersyn to gain more experience on the road.

“Sherysyn is still young and new to some of the hard training and competition but as her partner and friend I always encourage her to train hard and play strong, in each tournament plus eat the right kind of food that would help and give her the energy to train,” said Pata.

Pata has been a long-time feature on the FIVB World Tour, and recently won bronze at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

VVF spokeswoman Christel Homu said that both of the players have been very committed to their training and have put a lot of effort into their training.

The Vanuatu national women’s beach volleyball team is supported by Air Vanuatu, VASANOC, FIVB, Carbine Club of Vanuatu and P&O Cruises.