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From Fiji Times Online (18 October 2015)

Island v'ball team wants to improve

by Kalesi Mele

ROTUMA youth council president Kiararhata Tigarea says their volleyball team has a lot to learn should they wish to perform better at the annual Rotuma Games.

Fielding one team in the men's volleyball discipline, he said travelling to Fiji to compete at the tournament was for some a "lifetime experience".

"For some this is the first time for them to participate in a crowd like this. For most of them, they hope to learn from here and help the young people back at home," he said.

With funding being a major setback for the team, he said for those who had made it across it was an opportunity to mingle with the masses and get to know those with roots in Rotuma but prefer Fiji as home.

"This is a good experience for them. Some of the youths back home wanted to come but we couldn't raise enough money and others had commitments in the community," Tigarea said.

"We would like to get more people over next year, but all depends again on funding."

The team decked in black and blue were bundled out of competition in the quarterfinals.

Satarua on attack against Sarafui in the Rotuma Games at the Suva Grammar School courts yesterday. Picture: Atu Rasea

© Fiji Times Ltd.