Latest VBF News

VBF makes final 3x3 selection

After a meeting this week, VBF names the final squad that will represent the National side on 3x3 Basketball this coming December.more

VBF 3x3 Tournament on the 28th of October

Another afternoon of playing 3x3 Basketball, with great music, food and company.more

Constitution Day 2017 Competition

Vanuatu Basketball Federation organizes another successful tournament on the 05th of October at the Stade Outdoor Basketball court.more

3x3 Tournament on the 16th of September

Tournament on the 16th September was good when 9 teams registered to take part in the Competition.more

Meeting for Van2017

A call to the League Representatives and Club Representatives in Port Vila.more

In historic move, the Van2017 Mini Games will include 3x3 Basketball

A well written article published on the FIBA Website. Please take time to read, and we are looking forward for the excitement at the December 2017 Vanuatu Pacific Mini Games.more

3x3 Basketball Included as the 14th Discipline in the Vanutu2017 Pacific Mini Games

We are delighted about the news that was being officially announced that 3x3 Basketball will be included in the Vanuatu2017 Pacific Mini Games in December.more

Hoops for Health Program Video

Our video is now out on You tube!more

Hoops for Health Program Video

Our video is now out on You tube!more

International Day for Sports Development and Peace

This year the Vanuatu Basketball Federation Hoops for Health program joins FIBA to promote sports and Basketball through an online campaign of how Sports and especially Basketball has impacted our lives.more

Hoops for Health School Visits begin for 2017

We have started our school visits in Port Vila, teaching children Basketball and ways to live a healthier life style.more


For Your Information!
Our 3x3 Event has been cancelled.
We apologise for the inconveniences caused.more

3x3 Competition

VBF is organising a first 3x3 Competition for this year, and it will be at the Mele Village Basketball court on the 18th of March 2017.
Registrations are now open!more

Basketball Court

Just an Information we like to let you all know that if you are interested playing basketball in Port Vila we have stade basketball court are available to use and if you don't know please conduct us on 678 5992085 so we can take you to basketball venue.more

Port Vila Mini 3x3 Competition

The VBF's NBDO Kevin Roslyn arranged with the Port Vila team to have them play in a mini 3x3 Competition on a Friday afternoon in preparation towards the up-coming National Games happening in December.more

School Sports Festival

National Sports Federation Development Officers gathered at the Independence Park field on Friday the 18th of November 2016 to display and promote their respective sports to school children who were part of the Sports Festival.more

Vanuatu Basketball Federation and VASANOC making a difference through Sport

A very well written article by Luke Shelley, FIBA Oceania's Communications officer about the first ever Sports and Environment Outreach to Tanoliu Village School.more

Sports & Environment Outreach, Tanoliu Village School

7 National Sports Federation went to Tanoliu Village School on the 20th of October under the VASANOC's Sports and Environment Program to deliver the "Love your Coast" presentation and modified games to the students.more

Solomon Islands Matangiki Tour 2016

A Solomon Islands sports delegation toured Port Vila late in September and they have a Basketball team that played with the Port Vila Squad at the Stade Basketball Courts.more

Video Production with SRP Studios

The Vanuatu Basketball Federation's Hoops for Health will be featured in a documentary which will be produced by SRP Studios of Australia.more

Vanuatu Basketball making its mark in Country and Abroad.

An article by the FIBA Oceania's Media and Communications Officer on FIBA website about the recent International Youth Day activities and PYL Basketball camp.more

Hoops for Health entered Anabrou French School for the first time.

Our first time ever to enter Anabrou Primary School in Port Vila to teach Basketball and healthy eating through the Hoops for Health Program and we are excited as they are!more

International Youth Day 2016

The Hoops for Health program was privileged to be part of this year's International Youth Day activities organised by the Vanuatu National Youth Council.more

Pacific Youth Leaders Basketball Camp appears on Vanuatu Daily Post

After the PYL Basketball Camp in the Gold Coast, the athletes are now equipped with skills on and off the courts.more

Vanuatu National Provincial Secondary School Games 2016

This year's edition of the Vanuatu National Provincial Secondary School Games happened in Luganville, Santo during this August two weeks holiday.more

Pacific Youth Leaders Basketball Camp Logo Revealed

FIBA is proud to reveal the official logo of the Pacific Youth Leaders Basketball Camp.more

Pacific Youth Leaders Basketball Camp

Vanuatu Basketball Federation is grateful to FIBA Oceania for the selection of two participants from Vanuatu to attend the PYL happening in the Gold Coast in September this year.more


ESSA game committee as come to anounce that ESSA must be happen again becuase sinces 2011 to 2015 there were no ESSA game happen till 2016 the ESSA committee as came strong fully wanted that this event must be happen. This event is only for secondary school in EFATE island which is Port Vila.more

Junior development program 2016

The NBDO development program was very successfully with all young players including boys and girls and the program was happen on every Monday, Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning and also the program was open for every young kids to come and learn basketball into their career.more

How Vanuatu is taking a shot at a Healthy Future

The article title sums it all up. A great Hoops for Health Story about what is happening in Schools in Port Vila.more

Junior Championship 2016

Junior Competitions that School students are taking part in begins on the 24th of June 2016. There were two games on Friday last week, the U18 girls game between Lycee LAB & Centre Ville & the U14 boys game was between Anaborou & Centre Ville..
Games are on Friday afternoons only, on Friday the 1st of July we will see Central School U14 girls competing with Centre Ville & U18 boys from Lycee LABmore

Newspaper article about Olympic Day 2016

Just sharing this article that was published in the Vanuatu Daily Post about the Olympic Day.more

School Visits still continues

Our School visits still continues this month and on the 21st of June 2016 we were privileged to have Aaron Kearney with us today.more

Olympic Day 2016

With this year's theme of "Move, Learn & Discover", the Olympic Day event was a success here in Port Vila.more

Media & Communications Workshop 2016

All PSP funded Sports have the chance to attend a 3 day workshop that is held at the VASANOC Conference room and facilitated by Aaron Kearney who is a journalist and broadcaster for the Australian Broadcasting Cooperation.more

School Holiday Clinic activity story appears on FIBA website and Daily Post.

The article is titled: Vanuatu's youth choose hoops as preferred holiday activity. Its a story on the School Holiday Clinic that happens last month during the School Holidays here in Port Vila at the Ex FOL Sports Complex.more

Article by FIBA about the H4H Launching

Just wanted to share this article by FIBA about the launching of the Hoops for Health Program here in Port Vila.more

School Holiday Clinic in Port Vila

Hoops for Health, under VBF is running a school holiday clinic for primary and secondary aged school children at Ex FOL on May 9,11,14 & 16,18 & 21.more

Vanuatu Basketball Federation (VBF) Hoops for Health Program Launched 04th May 2016

Vanuatu Basketball Federation has finally launched the Hoops for Health Program on the 04th of May 2016.more

Catherine Grawich's Visit to Vanuatu, April 2016

Catherine Grawich, Sports Administrator at FIBA Oceania was here in Port Vila from April 19th to the 22nd 2016.more

Keeping Oceania happy and healthy through Basketball

The article title sums it all up. Thanks to the FIBA Oceania Communications officer for putting up this great article.
Vanuatu Basketball just wanted to share the awesome stuffs that other National Federations are doing in developing Basketball in their respective countries.more

Second week of Hoops for Health School visit

At the second week of the Hoops for Health School Visit, we went out to Central School & Vila East School on Wednesday 6th April 2016.more

First H4H school visit, 1st April 2016

Today, Friday 1st April 2016, four H4H coaches including NBDO Kevin Roslyn and H4H Coordinator Annie Obed, went to Vila North School for the coaches to deliver a 1 hour session with the year 8 class.more

Lycee Basketball Clinic 2016

The basketball clinic was happen during NBDO vist on 11 March and the basketball teach on basic thought on dribbling, passing, shooting and game compete. During the clinic the student from Lycee school get new experience of basketball of what their learning.more

Main Facilitator for our H4H Coaches Workshop

The main facilitator for our H4H coaches Workshop is Laisiasa Puamau, Chief Operating Officer of Basketball Fiji.more

VBF Hoops for Health Development Coaches ready to go out.

Our article appeared on Vanuatu Daily Post Weekend paper last weekend (Saturday 12th March 2016).more

Hoops for Health Coaches Workshop 2nd - 5th March 2016

The Hoops for Health Coaches workshop was held from the 2nd to the 5th of March 2016 at the Moorings Hotel Outrigger Conference room.more

3x3 Clinic at 2nd Lagoon Community

As we are preparing for the 3x3 Festival, the NBDO and 2 volunteers went out to the community at 2nd Lagoon to do a 3x3 Clinic on Saturday 5th December 2015.more

VBF Equipment article on Vanuatu's Daily Post

Vanuatu Basketball Federation's article appeared on today's Daily Post issue.more

3x3 Clinic at Mele Village

On Wednesday 18th November 2015, the VBF NBDO, Hoops for Health Coordinator and 5 volunteers went to Mele Village Basketball court to run a 3x3 clinic in the afternoon.more

VBF receives new equipment for the Hoops for Health Program

On Tuesday 17th November the Vanuatu Basketball receives new equipment from FIBA Oceania for its Hoops for Health Program.more

Digicel Vanuatu, main sponsor for 2015 to 2016 in Port Vila.

Vanautu Basketball Federation wishes to acknowledge Digicel Vanuatu as the main sponsor for 2015 to 2016 Tournaments.more

Catherine Grawich’s Visit

Catherine Grawich from FIBA Oceania is here in Port Vila from the 23rd to the 28th of October 2015.more

Database and Website Editing Workshop 2015

The 3 days (20-22 October) workshop in preparation for VAN 2017 was conducted by VASANOC and facilitated by Craig Hood & Wendy Hood. Various Sports Federation representatives also attended the workshop that was held at the VASANOC conference room in Port Vila.more


On Saturday 3 October efate tournament kick off with some basketball action between Ginias men's team (Dark) and stade United men's team (White). The competition was very success and tough for both team and Ginias men's came strongly on defense and put their very good offence and end with victory by leading 35 -30 Stade United men's team.more


This competition was organize by VBF. The main idea behind this competition is since there was no league affiliate to VBF and also the cyclone PAM destroy the main venue of basketball court at stade, and for now the court is ready to use, VBF trying best to bring back all basketball fun in Port Vila (EFATE) to come and play and compete and also putting back their interest in basketball as well.more

Hoop for health Coordinator Appointed in 2015

VBF would like to have Annie Obed on board for the position take as hoop for health coordinator for help run health program around Port Vila (EFATE). The Contract as been declare by VBF President Franck Franconieri on 23 September and now she work with NBDO kevin Roslyn to get prepare for hoop for health program coming up.more

FIBA Oceania Women in Basketball Empowerment Program Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA 2015.


Namba 2 Lagoon community visit

NBDO Visit to Number 2 Lagoon community. The development of young youth action is to become a good ball handling by playing basketball in there community and also develop the level of the competition throughout the community area's.more


School visit throughout the week

The fundamental basic basketball given out by NBDO throughout the school visit a on the way again start from monday to friday. The basketball development program now set up from each school and also included in the PE clas, primary and secondary school. The program was to be expand but after the cyclone PAM some school basketball court were damage and not a really good looking for players 2 play.more

Installation of Board and Ring at Stade Basketball Court

Chinese Association in Port Vila Sponsor Class Board and Ring at Stade outdoor Basketball Court,Through Partnership with Vanuatu Basketball Federation After the Cyclone Damage and Now The Basketball Court a Ready to Use For The Competition to Be Played Any Time as well. VBF a Also Willing to Communicate With Any Rigister League as a Part of Sport to Develop Basketball toward the Future.more


This workshop was held in suva Olympic House. The workshop was organize by FIBA Oceania and Basketball Fiji and to bring out all national basketball development from each federation around the pacific to come attend this third NBDO workshop. The presenter for the 3x3 workshop is Nicolas Widmer from switzhland Loussane city and, he work with FIBA 3x3 and with Annie Lafleur from FIBA Oceaniamore


Mr. David Crocker(Secretary General) and Head of Basketball for Development Miss. Joanna Ferris. The visit was from 1 oct- 5 oct. David and Jo meet with VBF on 2 Thursday afternoon in State Law meeting room and VBF members talk about some of the VBF issues and David talk on 3x3 Pahtway and give some information for VBF to know and take responsibility to do it for basketball in vanuatu.more

National Men's Team Preparation

Vasanoc has chosen only one team for Basketball to participate in SPG 2015 and, the VBF decide for National men's team will be part in SPG in PNG. Coach Rene, now started his trial on 29 september and also was assisted by NBDO and planning preparation towards SPG.more

VBF appoints Vanuatu’s Basketball National Coach for the 2015 SPG in PNG

The VBF met on 26 friday september with the recently appointed National coach for SPG team Mr.Rene Koulon.Mr. Rene Koulon an experience player, fomer National Rep and referee started coaching in 2009 when he led the Port Vila men's team to win Gold and women's team to win bronze in the National Game. Mr. Rene Koulon and VBF met to discuss the preparation for the SPC, in particular the training pmore


The development program was provide from the young kids of 5 and 9 years. This program give opportunity to young kids who not be able in sports and come to play sport and also development of basketball in the future and learn to play and stay healthy through sport for life.The program given was fun competition call,(Pikini Plei Plei) and also teech kids how to dribblemore


PISSA competition was the great communication between three small island in vanuatu,Pentecost,Ambae,Maevo and which's is call PENAMA Province. Pissa game was run by all different sport discipline and was host by tagaga french school in the island of north Ambae.more


Move, learn and discover" Olympic day take place all around the world, each year. On Saturday 21st June, Olympic fun run was take place in wan smol bag facility. Every sport federation was part in Olympic day and demonstrate their sport and basketball was demonstrate by NBDO and teaching young youth to part of basketball.more


Its been 4 years V.I.T board have not include student to involved in sport and till 2014 the board come up with the sport event program for the school. V.I.T Board approach NBDO to run the competition for three days and draw the program. The competition run with five team with sixty participant and played mix, boys and girls in the team.more


Word of welcome -Director General of Youth and sport Department Joe lautim. Official Opening Speech- Minister of youth Development, Sport and Training, Hon. Don Ken.Youth and sport department has organise sport summit on 9-12 June with every national federation ,national Olympic committees and provincial council in Vanuatu.more


Fiba Oceania Congress heid in sydney 9-11 may 2014 with 19 head each federation around the pacific came to share what is success and what is the challenge in there country in basketball. And also the same time the election for the new member in FIBA OCEANIA board. Each NF from the pacific were putting there vote for FIBA OCEANIA new President.more

NBDO Workshop in Canberra, Australia 2014

Siren sounds for the beginning of the 10 National Basketball Development Officers arrived today for the start of the FIBA Oceania hosted NBDO Workshop being held from the 5 � 9 May at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Australia.The week will provide professional development for the NBDOs from Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Palau, Guam, Tahiti, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guimore


For the first time NBDO Apply 3 on 3 competition to mens Basketball players in Port Vila. The 3 on 3 one full day Competition kickoff on 21 february with 7 team and 28 participants from areas round Port Vila come and compete in this competition and it was held in stade out door Basketball court.more

QUEEN BATON MINI GAME 2013 Basketball Comp

The theme chosen for the Vanuatu QBR 2013 is "PLAY 2 LEARN; LEARN 2 PLAY" where both "PLAY" and "LEARNING" are both spontaneous, passionate, creative, fun and unlimited and unregulated aspect of sport and when children (and people) are having fun, whatever they are learning will be remembered, stored and retrieved more efficiently because the best learning uses seeing, hearing and touchingmore


On Thursday 26 December 8:30am Queen Baton relay hand over to all sport federation to started runing with the baton and given to youth communitties and church youth to run around Port Vila(EFATE) Island in vanuatu. The Queen Baton relay complete on 27 friday at 10: am.more


This Conference happen in New Caledonia on 2 December and end in 9 December The Opening Ceremony brought an energetic to the 2nd Pacific Youth and Sport Conference. After introductions, and the observance of local custom, WE CE CA performed and the conference was officially declared open. Of approximately 10 million youth in the Pacific, the conference brings together 750 representatives, passionamore


On 13 november vanuatu institute of teacher education take part in the Coaching course clinic with 14 participant and it was held in stade out door basketball court.
this course is organise by vasanoc SDO Jame kalo and being given through all fedration SDO to running the course with the teachers.more

PISSA Coaching Course 2013

In my Coaching Course Clinic I received Five Teachers and Teach and Learn basic Baskball and, prepare the teachers through what we've been Plan when their go back in the School Place they will teach the kids and also preparing kids for the next Pissa and for the Future in Basketball.more

LBL Bigenner Referee Course Clinic 2013

The clinic started off testing the knowledge and understanding of the 27 participants that attended.With the assistance of mr mahit, we explained the positioning of referees and how the court is divided for each referee. We explained the basic referee rules and understanding what the lines on a court mean.more


This Event happen in Penama Province wich include three Island,(Ambae-Pentecost-Maewo)all School came Together to Compete through their sport to develop there level to the National Level. Over one thousand young boys and Girls Playing Sport in this Competitionmore


Efate Secondary Sport Association start on July 26-29.
This Competition was a big Event for Every Secondary School round Efate came together and Compete. there a 9 Secondary School take part in this Competition and it was so interest when I saw kids perform in the Game.more


4-23 July This competition are well Organise by SEPA COMMITTEE. I NBDO kevin Roslyn
Draw up a Program and run it with help to make this Competition Completed.
SEPSA Competition a included evry Primary School in Efate Port Vila. but only few School a taking part in this Competition.more

Caoching Course for Club Coaches and LBL Players

The Coaching clinic kicked off with the President giving an opening speech and to encourage the participants. There was a very good turnout of 29 participants from all the different affiliated clubs in the LBL.more

NBDO Visit to Santo August 2013

The Luganville Basketall League (LBL) is the only established basketball body on the island of Santo that was formed in 2010. Being a newly established executive, they were faced with the challenge to revive basketball in Luganville and to improve its standards of the facilities and players.more

2013 Philippine Independence Day Cup

The Philippine Honorary Consulate in Vanuatu has successfully launched the 2013 Philippine Independence Day Cup on February 03, 2013 at the Ex-FOL Building. The project which is headed by Honorary Consul Florentino ‘Bong’ Serrano is aimed at instilling camaraderie, understanding and sportsmanship among Filipinos in Port Vila and to promote basketball as team sports in Vanuatu.more


It’s an annual practice for secondary schools on all Provinces to unite all secondary schools in their provinces competing in sports.more


Weekly on every friday's as usual we have ongoing trainings for the Pikinini's ( kids ), helping them developing their skills in Basketball. They have shown their interest in this game by presenting in the court every fridays playing short games with each other, going through skills and drills often.more


Every four months, the Anglican church of Vanuatu especially in vila organizes a quarterly event every year that brings all the youths from different Anglican parish’s together in a festival.more


The South Efate School Sports Association ( SEPSSA ) was established a few years ago, had games annually not until two years ago due to some management issues, kept on hold. This year its committee had an agreement to organize this tournament for the kids to compete in sport from their various institutions and also to celebrate their special day 24th July every year (Children’s day) and also the Independence Day.more


In every year all schools around Efate come together to compete and also to make friends between each other. The ESSSA games committee really appreciate the help provide by the basketball federation for helping running three days games to celebrate the children days and also the independence day.more


It’s every other countries tradition to celebrate the birth of their independence. Here in Vanuatu, it’s the 30th of July each year that we celebrate. We usually organize an Independence tournament every year, this year we start of on the 14th of July and scheduled finals to be on Monday the 30th of July 2012.more

Under 12 tournament

The Vanuatu basketball federation organized the tournament to celebrate the children’s day and also the Independence Day for the kids to have fan.more

Under 12 tournament Poster

Any school we I interest blong tekem part please emailem Barbara SESE long or contactem hem tru long Central School, PORT VILA or Mr. Stanford GAROLEO long VASANOC office long phone: 23230 or mobile 565563more

The Olympic day

June 23rd 2012 vasanoc and all the sports events celebrate the day of the Olympic at sea front stage starting from 8am to 12 ammore

Enthusiastic referees in their Outfit from FIBA

The Vanuatu Basketball Federation, the referees, game directors and the fans as a whole are pleased to have received the assistance in terms of equipments from FIBA.more


Efate Championship League previously known as the Efate Cup League is one of the major basketball sporting events in the country is now back in this season. It involves all the teams around Port Vila and also in the Efate rural as well. After the Easter tournament this year, Vanuatu Basketball Federation planned to carry on its program in running the competition to find out the top club in the region for both men and women’s team in two different divisions. Division 1 and Division 2.more


The Vanuatu Basketball Federation (VBF) organized basketball clinics and games for 3 on 3 on Saturday 12 May 2012, the main purpose for these clinics is to select the top players to represent Vanuatu in the under 16 3 on 3 tournament that will take place in Australia in June and July this year.more


AS6eme club is one of the popular Basketball club back in New Caledonia. This is not their first time to tour Vanuatu, they have had strong relationship with Sia raga Basketball club in terms of competitions in and out Vanuatu and Noumea in the past several years.more


For the first time in history that Vanuatu Basketball Federation organized the 3on3 Basketball tournament for under 16 junior programs in Vanuatu. The tournaments took place last Saturday 28th of April at stade court started from 10am until 2pm in the afternoon.more

Vanuatu Basketball Development program begins

Welcome to the New Year, this year; the Vanuatu Basketball Development programs started off on Friday 27th January 2012 at stade courts.more


Basketball in Port Vila is back in action and with its new Federation elected in November last year is headed by Mr Franck Franconieri as the President. The Federation is faced with the challenge to revive basketball and focus on the development of youths.more

Gladstone Basketballer's to visit Port Vila

Gladstone Basketballer's Jacob Owen and Marcus Hubele will travel to Port Vila next week to experience Vanuatu culture and basketball whilst on holiday. The pair were apart of the u18 boys Gladstone basketball team that competed against the Vanautu National u20 team that toured QLD in April 2011.



The Vanuatu Basketball Federation organizes a second referee clinic on the 22nd of October 2011 at stade courts. Hi was conducted by Mr. Junior Mahit with a help of Niel Vira and myself (NBDO). It is a three hours session in which updated new rules and 3 man referee rules are being taught to the participants. There are about 14 participants from 6 different basketball clubs within Port Vila.



 The Friday afternoon  pikinini training become more and more inserting to the young individuals  especially after the inter competition held two weeks ago whereby they were awarded with prices to the winning teams. From then on it was noted that the level of basketball at this stage has been improved compared to the past.



The workshop is co-hosted by the Oceania and Vanuatu's Women and Sports Commissions. Olympic Values" are the values that underpin the whole Olympic Movement as the Fundamental Principles of the Olympic Charter that states:more

Vanuatu first ever Olympic Values Workshop on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October 2011 in Port Vila.

The workshop is co-hosted by the Oceania and Vanuatu's Women and Sports Commissions. Olympic Values" are the values that underpin the whole Olympic Movement as the Fundamental Principles of the Olympic Charter that states:


Friday pikinini sessions

Every Friday afternoons become more fascinating for the Pikinini’s in Port Vila as they are involved in trainings and also compete in minor competitions within their group. Vanuatu Basketball Federation (VBF) does appreciate donations coming from FIBA that helped motivating and promoting basketball at this level.


Closing Championship League Program


UNELCO; major sponsor for Basketball

One of the main downfalls in sports development here in the country is lack of sponsorship for neither facilities nor activities organized by Vanuatu Basketball Federation (VBF) and I believe few other sports discipline as well. This year, VBF had the opportunity to receive sponsorship coming from one of the main Private Company here in Vanuatu; UNELCO. Ever since beginning of this year, UNELCO had helped in repairing our two Basketball courts plus the grand stand in Stade area, sponsored Prices for Tournaments organized by VBF.


Australian Youth Ambassador for Basketball Development returns

The Vanuatu Basketball Federation ( VBF ) was privileged to have Mr. Nick Cooper, the Australian Youth Ambassador for Basketball here in Vanuatu, he worked closely with the former National Basketball Development Officer (NBDO) in the past year and also the current NBDO and VBF generally in developing basketball throughout t region.



Penama Intersecondary School Sports ( PISSA ) is an annual sport event that was started back in 1995 organised by Penama intersecondary school sports committee. Its an annual event that all students from various secondary schools around Penama Province gather together and compete in different kinds of sports discipline.


Youth Basketball Interest Alive in Santo

Whilst on holiday in Santo this week AYAD Nick Cooper took time to visit to Charpius Basketball Stadium in Lauganville. 


NBDO Sails to PISA Games

NBDO Stanford Gareleo has gone to great lengths to attend the PISA (Penama Inter School Secondary Association) games in Maewo this week.  Unable to get a direct flight to the island due to the flight being full, Stanford was determined to attend and help the PISA organising committe with their basketball tournament he therefore flew to Santo on Wednesday to catch a chartered vessel to Maewo, which arrived Thursday morning.  


3 man referee System a first for Vanuatu

Basketball development continues in Vanuatu and this time its for the referees.  For the first time in Vanuatu Referees have been applying the system of three man referees.   The iniative was put in place to help our senior referee Mr. Junior Mahit and the National Womens team prepare for the Pacific Games, but the 3 man system will also improve the standard of the game in Vanuatu. 


Vanuatu Womens basketball squad

This current South Pacific Games, we are so fortunate to send our women’s team to compete.  It wasn’t that easy to send both men and women due to financial difficulties.


Independence Tournament

Independence knockout this year started on the 12th of july 2011 and so far, the tournament is still going on.


HAVE YOUR SAY!! Strategic Workshop - creating a 5 year plan

VBF have organised to run a Strategic Workshop to discuss the future of Basketball in Vanuatu.    The workshop will be run on Saturday 13th August 1pm at VASANOC office


Esssa championship tournament

The Efate Secondary School Sports Association ( ESSSA ) is an association that involves every secondary schools around Efate. Its the annual event that brings every schools together in sports competition.


Efate Cup Grand Finals Saturday 2nd July

Sia Raga 1 Women and ABM Men teams ECL CHAMPIONS!!more

Battle for Womens ECL Premiership set to be an entertaining match.

On Saturday 25th June both Tagavanua and Sia Raga 1 women’s basketball teams disposed of their semi finals opponents to reach the Efate Cup Grand Final this Saturday 2nd July evening at Exfol.


Vanuatu Basketball Referee Association Formed

On the 21st of June The Vanuatu Basketball Referees Association held its first meeting.  The meeting was held to elect a referee committee, decide on the goals and aims of the committee and discuss current challenges and priorities for the committee to act on.


Tupuji and Tagavanua finish Number 1 on ECL Ladders

The Efate Cup regular season fixtures came to a close on Saturday 18th June. The women completed 14 rounds of competetion, while the men completed 18 rounds. In the womens league Tagavanua and Sia 1 battled it out for 1st spot with Tagavanua defeating Sia 1 in round 14 to advance to number 1 on the ladder.  In the mens competetion Tupuji has claimed top spot in a count back with Sia 1. 


Heart to sponsor referee uniforms – Junior Mahit

A short but sweet presentation of referee uniforms was made between a local basketball referee - Junior Mahit and Vanuatu Basketball Federation’s SDO Stanford Bule at Ecole Colardeau’s indoor gym, Saturday 11 June.more

3 on 3 tournament

3 on 3 anniversary tournament Friday afternoon 17 June 2011more

ECL results of last Saturday and Ascension Day.

Saturday 4th June 2011

Rhymestorm-Au Bon Marche tipped off the sunny 4th June’s ECL basketball schedule at Ecole Colardeau.


Efate Cup making headlines in the Vanuatu Daily Post

Did you miss the full page article in the Daily Post on saturday?   Follow the link to read about the Efate Cup.



Efate Cup League round 14

Vanuatu Basketball Federation (VBF) proves to the Vanuatu Basketball fans that it hosts interesting games every Saturday at Colardeau courts from 1pm to 9pm. Many people around Vanuatu knew about the Efate Cup League tournament and are interested to know the results for every game each week.


Efate Cup League became really serious

Efate League attracts many Basketball fans every Saturday to watch games and witness how the teams improve with their talent and skills in the game. In the second round of Efate league many interesting games took place every Saturday at Colardeau courts .Games became more tougher and stronger and because all teams trained harder.



Vanuatu basketball federation really appreciate the attendance for players and referees last Tuesday 17 May and 21 May 2011. VBF ran a referees workshop last week with a total of 34 participants. The workshop was designed to update players, coaches, referees with some new rules and also revise some other rules and game situations. It is our goal that through improved referring the standard of E


AS6eme tour in Vanuatu

The New Caledonian club AS6emeKM has a very strong relationship with the Sia raga basketball club since 2004, when AS6emeKM visited Sia raga in Port Vila for the first time. During that first trip the New Caledonian really gave the Vanuatu club a memorable challenge.


Independence Knockout tournament

Vanuatu Basketball Federation organize independence knockout tournament in July to keep basketball a life and develop basketball skills in Vanuatu. Any interested team please let us knows before drawing the program.more

Vanuatu u20s complete sucessful tour of QLD

The National u20 Mens Basketball team returned from their QLD tour last week tougher players winning 1 game from 5 matches. Despite the losses the Vanuatu team played well, competing at a high level and losing by only small margins against their more experienced Australian opponents. Travelling approximately 1400km on a team bus during the week the Vanuatu team visited Qld towns; Gladstone,


End of the first round of the Efate cup

On Saturday 7 2011 many important games took place between teams for positions and ranking. Many people witnessed many young talented and skilfull players last Saturday. Men’s division came to the end of their last round and now are preparing themselves for the second round commencing this coming Saturday 14th may. In the first round of matches Sia raga 1 men’s leadig the table with 16 points followed by Tupuji with 15points, in women’s division, Tagavanua and Sia raga 1 are on the top table with 15 points each.


VBF secures sponsorship from UNELCO to upgrade Stade Courts

VBF will proceed with plans to resurface and upgrade the outdoor court facilites at Stade Basketball Courts during the month of May thanks to the support of UNELCO.   UNELCO has agreed to fund the cost of resurfacing and re-instaling new backboards and rings for the two exiting courts at Stade. 

The upgrade will ensure basketball continues to prosper in the lead up to the South Pacific Games.   Once the upgrade is complete VBF will look at options to run more Pikini Basketball and an u21 Youth League for the future basketballers of Vanuatu. 

VBF thanks UNELCO for their support.


Efate Cup Close Games Cause for Excitement

Round 7 of Vanuatu Basketball’s newly formed Efate cup was played on Saturday 23rd April  with exciting and close results. In the women’s division the Top of the table clash between Tagavanua and Sia Raga 1 did not disappoint.


Vanuatu National u20 Team to Tour QLD

The Vanuatu National u20 Mens Team will travel to QLD, Australia this week to compete against teams from Gladstone, Bundaberg, and Noosa.   The team consists of players aged 17 to 19 years from clubs that compete in the new Efate Cup League.



Basketball fans are in for a treat this saturday when the newly formed Efate Cup completes Round 3 the competition.Games have been played every Saturday for the past 3 week at Colardeau school with some close battles and excellent displays of team woyk and sportsmanship.


Pacific Games Trials Continue

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Efate Cup League Draw Round 1 - March 12th

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Last Saturday 26th Feb Vanuatu Basketball Federation brings every basketball fans together to start the New Year programs and leagues with a 3 on 3 Competetion


Pikini Skills Clinic

On Thursday 27th and Friday 28th Janurary VBF will conduct Pikini Skills Clinics at the ExFOL.  

Aaron Daniel and NBL player

FIBA Oceania u20 Allstars begin Australian Tour

The Fiba Oceania Allstar tour has commenced with the Vanuatu contigent arriving in Sydney on Sunday 9th January.


Junior Program a Success for 2010

Firday 4th December was the last junior basketball session for 2010.  The season concluded with Grand finals for the boys and girls competitions with the All-Blacks and Cheetahs being awarded premiers.


3 Youth Players Selected in the FIBA Oceania Allstar Team

Congatulations to Vanuatu u20 players Samantha Lini, Roslyn Willie and Aaron Daniel who have been named as apart of the FIBA Oceania Allstar team to compete in Australia during the month of Janurary 2012.

Vanuatu Women vs Guam

Vanuatu U20 Youth Teams Compete at FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament

The u20 mens and womens National teams have recently returned home from the FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament in New Caledonia



The VBF Junior Basketball program commenced with a greate success on the 1st of October.more

School visits 2010

The school visits have commenced by the Development officers to the primary schools in Port Vila.more


Saturday 17 October will be marked in the history of Vanuatu Basketball as the birth of FIBA 33 in the country.more

Graphic Image Sponsors 33 Launch in Vanuatu

Graphic Image has agreed to sponsor the launching of the FIBA 33 in Vanuatu.more


Vanuatu Basketball Federation wishes to gongratulate our newly elected president of the National Olympic Committee Mr Antoine Boudier and the four other new members elected on Friday 16 October.more

Penama (Province) Inter Secondary School Sports Association (PISSSA)

winners in the Junior divisionsmore

Penama (Province) Inter Secondary School Sports Association (PISSSA)

The 15th PISSSA games were held from Monday 10 to Saturday 15 of August at Ambae Bulu school in the island of Ambae.more

ZDO Ryan Burns presents T - Shirts to VBF

Fiba Oceania Zone Development Officer presents some sirts to Vanuatu Basketball Federation.more

ZDO to Luganville, Espiritu Santo

On Tuesday 18th August, FIBA Oceania Zone Development Officer (ZDO) Mr. Ryan Burns arrived in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The Vanuatu Basketball Federation (VBF) made arrangments for Ryan to visit Luganville, Espiritu Santo with VBF Development Officer Mr. Peter Izono. The last visit of a ZDO to Santo was in 2006, so this visit was warmly received...more












Unelco School Championships another major hit for Basketball this year.more


Vanuatu Basketball is ready to start its school championships for this year.more

Shefa Basketball League up dates

Shefa basketball League has now completed its first round of championship games for this year and is conducting a Mixed Knock Out competition from the 16 to the 19 of Jun.more

3 courses in 2 weeks

From the 2nd to the 17th of May series of courses were organized in Port Vila by FIBA Oceania Zone Development Officer Ryan Burns who was visiting Vanuatu.more

Vanuatu welcomes Ryan on his first visit

FIBA Oceania Zone Development Officer Ryan Burns arrives safely in Vanuatu on Saturday 2 May and was welcomed at the airport by The VBF President, Vice president and NBDO.more

VBF Easter Champ 2009 Grand Finals

The grand finals of the VBF Easter Championships have been hosted on Saturday 25 at the Anglican basketball court.more

VBF Easter Championships 2009

Vanuatu Basketball Federation is organizing a first ever National Tournament during the Easter week with the participation of its affiliated associations.more

VBF assist local associations in materials

The Vanuatu Basketball Federation has donated some material to its two financial members the Shefa Basketball League and the Port Vila Basketball Association to support their development programs.more


Primary school visits have started in Efate with Vasanoc Sports Development Unit traveling to the rural areas around the capital Port Vila.more


Shefa Basketball League concluded its Opening Tournament with Grand Finals held on Saturday 14 March in the island of Efate.more

New executive after VBF AGM

Vanuatu Basketball Federation has organized its Annual General Meeting on Thursday 5 February with the assistance of Vasanoc.more
Winner Men SBL Closing KO 2008


The closing tournament of the Shefa Basketball League has been a Knock Out in all four divisions of the league.more


Vanuatu Basketball Federation will be hosting its annual General meeting in January 2009.more


Shefa Basketball League is currently hosting its 2008 Province of Origin Tournament with teams representing all the six provinces of Vanuatu. The tournament started on the 17th of November and will conclude on Saturday 29th.more


Shefa Basketball League has successfully completed its Championships program for this year 2008.more

New Caledonia - Vanuatu exchange program

Updates on the friendly gamesmore

SBL hosts the NC Northern Province U19 Boys

Shefa Basketball League and New Caledonia’s Northern Province Basketball League have a regular exchange program of competition.more

AS 6eme KM Basketball Club tours Vanuatu

The Sia raga basketball Club of the Shefa Basketball League is hosting the AS 6eme KM from Noumea from the 15 to 21 September.more

School Championships 2008

Report on the past School championships in Port Vila Vanuatu.more

Possible $15,000 grant available from FIBA Oceania

FIBA Oceania may have access to a 2009 grant for women, and just one island federation will get it all!

The funding could be worth approximately $15,000.00AUD, and will be given to just one Basketball federation in the zone.

FIBA Oceania is inviting interested island Federations in the zone to complete the application form for the 2009 funding.

If successful, the grant must be used for the employment of a female basketball development officer for a 12 month period.

FIBA Oceania will have a strong influence in the selection of the development officer, the formulation of the work program and the monitoring of the program.

Closing date for applications from the federations is 31st July 2008. No late nominations will be accepted.

Please go to the FIBA Oceania website to download the application forms. Any questions about the application should be emailed to Judy Smith on judy@fibaoceania.commore

NBDO School visit program 2008

The school visit program started out late this year because of busy schedules for the Sports Development Officer based in the NOC office. A series of successive courses were outlined earlier to be attended by the Dos who should be traveling together to the schools as a unit.more

SHEFA Basketball League Opening Tournament 2008

SHEFA Basketball League commenced its Opening Tournament program on Monday 9th of Jun with 24 teams in the draw.more

Two important new documents for members to read.

FIBA Oceania has posted two very important documents on this website that will be of interest to many members of the Vanuatu Basketball Federation.

The documents are the VBF Constitution, and the FIBA Oceania "Markers of Success". Both documents are located under the new section on the left hand side, called "Constitution and Documents".more
VBF representatives with Steve Smith

FIBA Oceania leaves VBF with recommendations

This story posted by FIBA Oceania. Click the "more" button to see what has been recommended. All basketballers in Vanuatu should take an interest in the activities of the federation. The Federation is you!more
Wan Smol Bag

More Photos on Photo Gallery

FIBA Oceania have been visiting the Vanuatu Basketball Federation and the local aid donors in Vanuatu the past week and have now posted some photos to the photo gallery.

For more photos, click the photo gallery.more

Divisive Issue finally resolved.

FIBA Oceania Secretary General Steve Smith has helped PVBA and VBF resolve a long running issues arising from an incident in a game on July 14th 2007.more
Minister of Youth & Sports

FIBA Oceania launches visit in Vanuatu

Upon arrival at Vanuatu on Tuesday 27 May, the Secretary General of FIBA Oceania went straight to work in Port Vila, by organizing meeting with Floyd Banga concerning the disputed matters between PVBA and VBF.more
Federation Meeting

FIBA Oceania Delegates in Vanuatu

FIBA Oceania's Secretary General Steve Smith and Development Manager Regan Kama are in Vanuatu for one week to improve the administration of the Vanuatu Basketball Federation and visit the local AID agencies.more

VBF Donated Basketballs to Tanna Basketball League

A representative of the Tanna Basketball League Mr Bruno Kehma was in Port Vila taking part in a three weeks course under the AUSAID sponsored community Development Program known as the Nabanga Sports.more
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