Over the weekend Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu. Volleyball Australia has been a long-time supporter of the Vanuatu Volleyball Federation developing a close relationship through cooperation on elite development, grassroots participation and Sport for Development initiatives including the Pacific Sports Partnership.
Administrators, coaches and athletes have all been directly affected by Cyclone Pam. The Vanuatu Beach Volleyball pairing, Miller Pata and Linline Matauatu that had recently qualified for the World Beach Volleyball Championships have lost their homes and former beach volleyball athlete and Pacific Volleyball Partnership coach, Anna Bangalulu's home has suffered severe damage.
Volleyball Australia has decided to run a small appeal to support the Vanuatu Volleyball Federation at this difficult time. If you are able to donate even a small amount, speaking on behalf of our partners, they would greatly appreciate it. Please donate through the link below: https://www.mycause.com.au/page/89710/supportforvanuatuvolleyballaftercyclonepam.
Volleyball Australia has welcomed the possible inclusion of beach volleyball on the program for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Although a final host city for the 2022 Games is yet to be announced, Durban in South Africa is the only candidate.