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Plantation, Recovery Top Hotel Volleyball Comp

The Panapasa Sailasa captained- Planta­tion Island Resort team took out the men’s title at the 29th Fiji Hotel Workers Volley­ball tournament at Ratu Navula College ground, Nadi yesterday. The side
04 Nov 2018 11:27
Plantation, Recovery Top Hotel Volleyball Comp
Plantation Island Resort men’s team with the title at Ratu Navula College ground, Nadi on November 3, 2018. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The Panapasa Sailasa captained- Planta­tion Island Resort team took out the men’s title at the 29th Fiji Hotel Workers Volley­ball tournament at Ratu Navula College ground, Nadi yesterday.

The side laced with Viliame Lockwood, Joseva Tuberi and Josaia Cama proved to be a tough combination as they pipped Team Port Denarau 23-22 in the final.

“This is a historic for the team as we cannot be­lieve that we won the competition but I guess it is because of team work and the dedication of the players,” Sailasa said.

In the semi-finals, Port Denarau beat Radisson Blu 29-20, and Plantation Island beat Laucala Is­land 24-23.

Suva based- Recovery took out the women’s title with a 29-20 win over Jean Cousteau Island Re­sort.

They were led by Varanisese Bula and Sports­Woman of the Tournament Ecelina Lalabalavu.

“We won the tournament on debut. We don’t have any national rep but we were humbled and used this grand opportunity to showcase our tal­ents.

“It is a good interaction as we don’t have this before,” Bula said.

In the semi-finals, Jean Cousteau beat Malolo 17-15 while Recovery beat Vomo Island 20-16,

MIXED EVENTS

Koto Laveti who took out the Sportsman of the Tournament award led his Naviti Resort team to win the mixed volleyball final.

In the semi-final, Naviti beat Sheraton Tokoriki 29-14, and InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort beat Namale Island Resort 18-15.

In the mixed netball, Tavutu Ratu led the Shan­gri-La’s Fijian Resort to retain the title back to back with a 11-9 win over Hilton Fiji Resort.

Association president Jack Stack said the tour­nament is all about forging new friendships, ce­menting current one and reconnecting with old friends.

He thanked Nadi International Airport Vol­leyball committee president Joe Gray and Jerry Cakau for their contribution to the event.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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