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New Teams Join Hotels Comp

New teams have jumped on board to be part of the 2017 annual Hotel Workers Volleyball Association’s competition at Subrail Park, Labasa tomorrow. This includes Kokomo Private Island Resort (Kadavu),
01 Dec 2017 11:00
New Teams Join Hotels Comp
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort volleyball team to be playing in Labasa tomorrow. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

New teams have jumped on board to be part of the 2017 annual Hotel Workers Volleyball Association’s competition at Subrail Park, Labasa tomorrow.

This includes Kokomo Private Island Resort (Kadavu), Paradise Cove Resort (Yasawa), Vatuvara Private Islands Resort, (Lau), and Nanuku Auberge Resort (Pacific Harbour).

Association president/founder Jack Stark said, “Our theme this year is ‘Hotels unite through Sports.’

“This will be a one-day tournament and the different events will be competed- men, women, mixed volleyball and netball. The event has grown tremendously over the years since its establishment.

“We have a total of 53 teams registered in the various categories from 23 hotels. We would have more numbers if the event is hosted on the mainland but we are happy to continue the tradition.”

Stark co-founded the association with fitness guru the late Epeli Lagiloa and one Taniela in the early 1990s.

“It started with the Sheraton Fiji Resort with only three properties being part of the event. Regent (now The Westin) and Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort,” he added.

Stark thanked the sponsors including Coca-Cola, FIJI Water, Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association, Prouds and Jack’s of Fiji for backing the one-day event.

“This is a non-monetary sponsorship but we are grateful to the key players in the tourism sector for coming on board to support in kind of $5000.”

Malolo Island Resort and InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa will defend their titles in the women’s and mixed category respectively.

Sofitel Fiji Resort will defend the title in the mixed netball while Naviti Resort and Spa will be out to claim their seventh year in a row victory in the men’s category.

Edited by Osea Bola

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