World AIDS Day Celebrations
On Wednesday the 1st December the Technical Officer of Vanuatu Netball Association, Sarah Murfett, the Development Officer, Beverly Ligo, the players in the 21&U squad (Taniki Tulangi, Tania Tulangi, Sila Gwero, Vase Malverus & Viran Molisa) and the players in the 17&U squad (Eva Tokon, Primson Livo, Nelly Kaltak, Lavinia Aromalo, Mayleen Bani & Junane Wayabat) went to Melemaat to celebrate "World AIDS Day". All these players have completed the VNA Level 1 Coaching and accompanied NTO & NDO and the Sports Development Unit from VASANOC to Melemaat to provide ball games concerning AIDS to the children and youths of Melemaat village in Efate. The VNA development coaches were able to use their skills to pass on knowledge to the children through the fun of the games. VNA is focused on increasing the capacity of its players both on the court and as umpires and coaches so although NTO and NDO attended the day their role was to provide assistance as the developing coaches ran the activities for the children. These coaches did a great job working with the children and VNA would encourage all other sports federations in Vanuatu to participate in these type of events and use them to develop the capacity of their federations. Special thanks to VASANOC for providing the opportunity for VNA to work together with them on this event.
By Nelly Kaltak and Primson Livo
“I like what Netball is doing especially in involving the girls in these activities. It will help them in their future sporting careers, makes them more confident by getting them to meet people and learn a new ideas and knowledges ”, James Kalo, Sport Development Unit Manager, VASANOC