AVC holds Continental Cup seminar in New Zealand
The purpose of the seminar is to provide prospective organizers with the chance to expand their knowledge and experience ahead of their respective competitions which form part of the London 2012 Olympic Games qualifying process.
AVC Instructor Andrew Hercus from New Zealand explained in detail the importance of the Sub-Zonal phase of the AVC Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Oceania Zone, and how to correctly preparae for the tournaments.
“The seminar was highly successful in raising the organisational ability of the participating countries,” he said. “There is an obvious high enthusiasm for the Continental Cup throughout Oceania given the high entry numbers and strong commitment of the organising countries.
“We are extremely confident that there will be three strong events organised in Oceania which will provide good facilities and smooth organisation for the participating countries.”
The seminar allowed the three countries to gain clarity as to the way forward in preparing for the Continental Cup and created a quality of expectation for all hosts.
The first tournament of the Sub-Zonal phase of the AVC Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Oceania Zone will begin in the Northern Mariana Islands from March 2-4 with the hosts welcoming Guam, Papua New Guinea and Australia.
The second tournament is to be held in Vanuatu from May 17-21 with teams from Fiji, Tuvalu, Solomon Islands participating along with the home side. American Samoa, Samoa, the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Tonga will take part in the third and final competition in Apia, Samoa from May 25-27.