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.more