The NBV U15 and U17 hardball competition kicked off in May and matches were played at Independence Park and Vanuatu Cricket Ground over a period of 5 months.
One of the major positives to come from participating in the Oceania Championships is that it will provide some much needed preparation for the Pacific Mini Games in Port Vila in December.
The aim is to raise funds for the teams that are preparing for the Van2017 Pacific Mini Games. All the income will go to the budget for the preparation.
Speaking to the Independent Online, Nancy Patterson, Program Manager for AFL Vanuatu said as part of their learning lesson on sport this week, it is the first time that the students heard about this unusual and new game.
Linline Mansale said she has participated five times in the Mini-Games and won gold in all her Games.
Vanuatu has not participated in the regional Sevens championships for seven years and only two members of this current team have competed internationally at all.
The President led a delegation from State House to the Mini Games office, to meet the Van2017 Team. It was an opportunity for him to deliver his message about the upcoming Games.
This is one of the biggest workforce groups to be deployed in the five villages, and five Games Venues from November 1 to December 24, 2017.
The course had the sole purpose of educating school teachers on the basics of coaching cricket and scoring for a basic cricket match.
From February through to early March the focus will be on the Group Stage of the competition, with Vanuatu, Tahiti, New Zealand and Solomon Islands set to welcome the four groups.