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From Fiji Times Online (11 October 2011)

Granville wins games

by Arin Kumar

NADI-based club Granville dethroned Sarafui to become the new overall champions of the Rotuma Games.

Granville was the only club from the west that took part in the competition and ended up winning three of the five sports that were being played at the Suva Grammar School ground. The men's and women's volleyball and rugby were won by Granville while mixed volleyball and netball were won by Ra'esea and Sarafui respectively.

Games organiser Paul Moeava said the event was competitive and was a huge success.

"Over the past few years we have seen Suva-based clubs dominate the games but this year Granville played really well," Moeava said.

"Their performance went up a notch from last year and this was clearly evident as they won three of the five sporting categories," he said.

The aim of the event is to get the Rotuman youths to intermingle and know each other while promoting sportsmanship by sharing their skills and knowledge on different sports.

Moeava said the council would now meet early next year to determine the next host and venue of the 2012 Rotuma Games.

"Also we will look at ways we can get all the local clubs to participate because only four of the six local clubs took part this year."

"USP joined the council this year and took part in the Games on a trial basis but will become the seventh local club from next year."

He said they would try and get the team from New Zealand and one from the island of Rotuma for next year's Games.

"Their participation will make the Games more competitive and interesting," Moeava said.