Volleyballers prep for Samoa 2019 Pacific Games

51256856_684453771969099_1671233145661292544_nTHE Vanuatu Volleyball Federation (VVF) has had a successful three-day training camp at the Le life Resort and the players are now preparing for the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games in July.

After the high-performance training at Le life Resort with an Australian consultant in the area of High Performance in Sport, Aaron Alsop, the players have discovered another new way of preparing for both the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Campaign and the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games.

A VVF spokeswoman said volleyball players for both beach and indoor volleyball around Port Vila, Luganvillie and Lenakel are already going through training’s from VVF representatives located in Efate, Santo and Tanna.

She said players located in Santo have been doing their fitness training at the indoor volleyball court located close to the Sanma Women’s Centre in Luganville. As for Tanna, the players have been selected and have gone through some training with VVF representative Jack Roger at the Lamenu stadium at Lenakel.

“In Port Vila the players who are selected or are in the long list for Samoa 2019 have been doing their training at the Vanuatu beach volleyball court at the Stade area opposite the netball court in Port Vila,’’ she said.

“Not only that, the players also had their gym lesson with VVF’s Strength and Conditioning coach Charmaine Grame, and the support of our German coach Michel Bargmann, who was funded by the FIVB to help develop volleyball in Vanuatu.

“With four months away from the Pacific Games in Samoa, Mr Bargmann has no time to waste and has started his training sessions with them, giving them advice, and demonstrating new tactics and skills on handling the volleyball. He always makes sure his players have a common understanding of what he is trying to get across. ‘’

51591231_1348049238683327_8715088860968648704_nThe spokeswoman said the VVF have selected some players for indoor and beach volleyball which are on the long list for Samoa 2019 from Santo, Tanna and Efate.

“With names already on the long list and training taking place, there will be a final selection of volleyball players based on the training sessions and their skills.

“The VVF would like to thank especially families, relatives, friends for continuing to encourage and support the involvement of their family member in playing volleyball.

“And it would also like to express our greater gratitude to the FIVB for funding coach Bargmann to be based in Port Vila and help the VVF in coaching the volleyball players towards any FIVB competitions or World Championships tournaments held around the world.”

Vanuatu Beach Volleyball Team is proudly sponsored by Air Vanuatu, VASANOC, FIVB, P&O Cruises, Project Clothing, Dynamic Tape and AZURE water and the training camp was supported by Le Life, Sea Change Lodge and AZURE Water.