Volleyball Australia workshop at Le Life Resort

VANUATU Volleyball Federation (VVF) is holding a four-day workshop run by Volleyball Australia, at the Le Life Resort in North Efate.

The VVF President Debbie Masauvakalo and some of its staff were joined by Volleyball Australia and some university students plus Oxfam staff and were later joined by athletes.

Those attending the training from the Vanuatu Beach Volleyball in Santo and Port Vila are Sarai Stephens, Joyce Joshua, Stanley Toa, Primrose Malon, Pelagie Maho and Christel Homu. There were also representatives from Oxfam Vanuatu, Hockey and Athletics involved in the workshop.

Throughout the first day of the workshop the participants looked at some of the most important topics such as, Priority 1 (Governance and Administration) and Priority 2 (Participation and Development). The participants were grouped in threes and each was given a different topic to read and explain their knowledge on it.

Other areas covered included Priority 3 (High Performance and Technical Development) where it looks at their aims to administer professional National Training Squads, commits to National Teams attending high calibre tournaments, and provides education and pathways for elite officials and coaches.

Priority 4 (Income Generation) looks at commercial value and how they can extract that from their programs and properties. It also looks at having an excellent reputation in the community to sell ’traditional’ sponsorship packages, identifying grant opportunities in the government and NGO sectors and innovate alternative revenue streams when looking inside the Government sector.

Representatives from the VVF in Santo, who also helped run volley4change program and the After School Program up at Santo, talked about leadership too, which got everyone involved in this fun and enjoyable workshop.

The first day of the workshop ended with a volleyball friendly match between the participants, Volleyball Australia and the university students at the Le Life Resort.