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Vanuatu: Shefa brings the gold back home at the Tafea 2019 Provincial Games
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 1 Shefa Gold
 2 Port-Vila Silver
 3 Sanma Bronze
 4 Malamp 4th Place
 5 Tafea Participant


News from Vanuatu - Jun 17, 2005

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Many news from the Vanuatu reported by Zone Development Officer Jon Hoyle for the FIBA Oceania website. A new federation president, the upcoming competitions on the island and the number of problems facing basketball in Vanuatu. Source:


Jon Hoyle reports a change of executive members in Vanuatu Basketball. The new president is Mr Roro Sambo, is a parliamentarian and a former national basketball rep.

Hoyle also wrote that the primary school competition has 13 boys and 13 girls teams participating. This competition is conducted by NBDO Peter Izono in conjunction with the Primary Schools Sports Association. While in Vanuatu Jon conducted a weeklong Level 1 Referees course and some coaching clinics for club teams and high schools in Port Vila.
Jon reported that there are a number of problems facing basketball in Vanuatu at the moment, including reduced court time at the main indoor facility because volleyball and futsal have moved into ExFol since the Korman indoor stadium is in disrepair. Also, vandalism at the Stadt court has rendered it unplayable. However the Port Vila association has found additonal outdoor courts at Tagabe to continue their competitions. The competition has grown to 35 teams this year, with games being played on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights and Saturday mornings. This is a real credit to the hard working members of the Port Vila association.
On Santo Island the Luganville association is active with their programs. VBF are fortunate to have Allan Mahit, former VBF president and his wife on the island to make sure that the basketball programs are running. The Luganville Association runs a Men's and Women's League and has plans to start an under 17 boys and girls league soon. Their 2005 plan has also been drawn with four main competitions for the year ie: A pre season, the 2005 Championship, the 25th Independence "Silver Jubilee" Tournament and the Closing Tournament. LBA is also lucky to have the Hotel Santo as their main Sponsor for the year.
The biggest National Event scheduled for the Island of Santo this year will be the Provincial Secondary School Games in August organised by the schools of the country with the support of the National Government. VBF is looking to send its NBDO to Luganville as the Basketball Technical Official for the event


Shefa brings the gold back home at the Tafea 2019 Provincial Games - 1 month ago
Lenakel was more busy than ever with the hosting of the Tafea 2019 Provincial Games at Laminu Stadium last week (May 5th-11th). 12 sports disciplines featured in the competition's program, and so was 5x5 basketball. Provincial teams such as Tafea, Sanma, Shefa, Malampa and the 2 Port-Vila and Luganville municipals' squad entered the competition (but Sanma's female's team). Port-Vila came strong in their pools game against Shefa (47-31) to secure the first place of its pool on the men's si...   [read more]
Team Hot Sauce & Rudes continue to dominate other teams in the BRED Bank 3x3 Stop 4 - 2 months ago
Last week-end, the 31st of March, players around Port Vila town made their way to Korman Stadium 1 to take part in the exciting game of 3x3 basketball. It was the 4th Stop of the BRED Bank 3x3 Tour and a total of 10 teams participated. There was a total of 6 teams that participated in the Social Mixed Category while only 4 teams participated in the Elite Men category. In the Social Mixed Category, Rudes and Leftovers 2 shared the top Spots in Pool A and B   [read more]
Vanuatu leading the charge in 3x3 basketball in the Pacific region - 8 months ago
Vanuatu Basketball Federation (VBF) is currently ranked the third best 3x3 squad in the Oceania region behind powerhouse countries Australia and New Zealand. Despite barely having 100 registered players, Vanuatu is also ranked 50th in the 3x3 world ranking ahead traditional 5x5 contenders Greece, Canada, and Croatia. "We feel very proud to put the country's name and flag on the front scene, just behind powerhouses like Australia and New Zealand. Now people in basketball are progressively...   [read more]

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