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Beach Volleyball Vanuatu announced Pacific Mini Games team

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Beach Volleyball Vanuatu has announced their team for the Pacific Mini Games this year and the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

There will be two tournaments in the Pacific Mini Games, after Beach Volleyball Vanuatu won the bid for the Commonwealth Games qualifier to be held during the Pacific Mini Games in December.

From the 6th to 8th December, there will be the Oceania Commonwealth Games Qualifiers at the Korman Venue for both men and women.

Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Tuvalu and Tonga will be competing for a place at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Vanuatu women’s team has already qualified for the Gold Coast Games next year, as they are the fourth ranked Commonwealth country, and only the Top 4 qualify directly.

For the men’s team they will have to battle it out with the 7 other countries for an entry.

Vanuatu will look to go one better this year than the 2015 Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea, as Team A was busy vying for a spot in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Beach Volleyball Vanuatu had to send Vanuatu Team B, which claimed Silver at the Games.

Here are names of Team Vanuatu:


James Chilia

Manu Maki

Donny Aru

Isaac Mael

Coach: Joshua Toares


Loti Joe

Linline Mansale

For the Men’s team, they will give equal playing time to both teams, as one will play in the Commonwealth Qualifier and the other will play in the Pacific Mini Games.