Vanuatu’s Olympic Journey Starts with YOU

There is a saying  and it goes  “ to raise a child, you need a village”, but for the Vanuatu Women’s Beach Volleyball team to come of age at the 2012 London Olympics they will need more than a village, they will need the entire country behind them and a lot of cash.  ABC correspondent Sian Gard follows the story.

Four young mothers aged between 19 and 25 are not only hoping to make Olympic history for qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics, but just quietly they dream of Olympic medals as well.  For those of you that don’t know since 2006 there has been a handful of Ni Vanuatu women training with international and local sporting coaches, fitness coaches and experts in the Beach Volleyball field to make this dream come true.  The dedication is consistent, the training grueling and the demands great both on and off the field.  But the biggest challenge for the girls is funding the dream and gaining on the ground support here in Vanuatu.


2nd April, Fundrasier Auction: Grand Hotel & Casino

Sports memorabilia auction and Splash Swimwear Fashion Parade will be held on the 2nd April to help raise funds to enable the Vanuatu Women's Beach Volleyball Team to play as many 2011 FIVB World Tour Olympic Qualification Events to increase their chances of qualifying for the 2012 Games.


Vanuatu FIVB World Tour

Miller and Henriette finished the FIVB Swatch World Tour ranked 90th. Vanuatu won 4 games (Demark, Netherlands, Canada & Spain) from 6 events, with best finish ranked 33rd (3 times). 


FIVB World Tour Korea

26 May, 2010
The Vanuatu team continues to develop into a world class team.more

Vanuatu Commuity Outreach Program

Asco Motors is one of Vanuatu Beach Volleyball’s major partners in Community Development. The last 3 years, Vanuatu Beach Volleyball Development Officer, Joe Shem outreached beach volleyball to many communities and schools in Efate, and to outer islands as far as Mota Lava in Torba through the support of Asco Motors Community Program.more

Gold Medal for the Team

6 - 7 Feb, 2010
Henriette Iatika and Joyce Joshua, proved to be too strong for Queensland’s best teams winning the gold medal in the 2010 Brisbane Open on the weekend.more

Vanuatu Digicel Womens Team

Both teams made very outstanding performances during their Olympic preparations in 2009. As a result of their victories on the 2009 World Tour Vanuatu is now ranked 134th in the World from a total of 221 teams on World Tour.Vanuatu being the only South Pacific Team and by far the smallest country on the SWATCH FIVB World Tour.more
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2011 Calendar

Jan 22-23 Queensland Open (finished 3rd)

Apr 2 Exhibition Match - Aus Vs Van, Port Vila

Apr 26-30 FIVB World Tour Sanya, China

May 3-7 FIVB World Tour, Shanghai China

May 19-21 Sub Zone Olympic Qual Van

Jun 6-11 FIVB World Tour Beijing, China

Jun 13-19 World Champs, Roma

Jun 27-Jul 2 FIVB Switerland

Jul 11-16 FIVB World Tour Russia

Jul 18 - 23 FIVB World Tour Canada

Jul 25-29 FIVB World Tour Poland

Aug 1-6 FIVB World Tour Austria

Aug 15-20 FIVB World Tour Finland

Aug 23-27 FIVB World Tour Netherlands

Sep 3 - 10 - South Pacific Games, Noumea

Oct 25 - 29 - FIVB Guanqzhou, China

Nov 1-6 FIVB World Tour Thailand

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