Annie La Fleur Visit:
All basketball fans in Port Vila are invited to attend the clinics and workshops being presented by Annie. Annie is a former Australian National player, winning silver for Australia at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
Gladstone Basketballer's Jacob Owen and Marcus Hubele will travel to Port Vila next week to experience Vanuatu culture and basketball whilst on holiday. The pair were apart of the u18 boys Gladstone basketball team that competed against the Vanautu National u20 team that toured QLD in April 2011.more
The Vanuatu Basketball Federation organizes a second referee clinic on the 22nd of October 2011 at stade courts. Hi was conducted by Mr. Junior Mahit with a help of Niel Vira and myself (NBDO). It is a three hours session in which updated new rules and 3 man referee rules are being taught to the participants. There are about 14 participants from 6 different basketball clubs within Port Vila.more
The Friday afternoon pikinini training become more and more inserting to the young individuals especially after the inter competition held two weeks ago whereby they were awarded with prices to the winning teams. From then on it was noted that the level of basketball at this stage has been improved compared to the past.more
The workshop is co-hosted by the Oceania and Vanuatu's Women and Sports Commissions. Olympic Values" are the values that underpin the whole Olympic Movement as the Fundamental Principles of the Olympic Charter that states:more
Every Friday afternoons become more fascinating for the Pikinini’s in Port Vila as they are involved in trainings and also compete in minor competitions within their group. Vanuatu Basketball Federation (VBF) does appreciate donations coming from FIBA that helped motivating and promoting basketball at this level.more
One of the main downfalls in sports development here in the country is lack of sponsorship for neither facilities nor activities organized by Vanuatu Basketball Federation (VBF) and I believe few other sports discipline as well. This year, VBF had the opportunity to receive sponsorship coming from one of the main Private Company here in Vanuatu; UNELCO. Ever since beginning of this year, UNELCO had helped in repairing our two Basketball courts plus the grand stand in Stade area, sponsored Prices for Tournaments organized by VBF.more
The Vanuatu Basketball Federation ( VBF ) was privileged to have Mr. Nick Cooper, the Australian Youth Ambassador for Basketball here in Vanuatu, he worked closely with the former National Basketball Development Officer (NBDO) in the past year and also the current NBDO and VBF generally in developing basketball throughout t region.more
Penama Intersecondary School Sports ( PISSA ) is an annual sport event that was started back in 1995 organised by Penama intersecondary school sports committee. Its an annual event that all students from various secondary schools around Penama Province gather together and compete in different kinds of sports discipline.more
NBDO Stanford Gareleo has gone to great lengths to attend the PISA (Penama Inter School Secondary Association) games in Maewo this week. Unable to get a direct flight to the island due to the flight being full, Stanford was determined to attend and help the PISA organising committe with their basketball tournament he therefore flew to Santo on Wednesday to catch a chartered vessel to Maewo, which arrived Thursday morning.more
Basketball development continues in Vanuatu and this time its for the referees. For the first time in Vanuatu Referees have been applying the system of three man referees. The iniative was put in place to help our senior referee Mr. Junior Mahit and the National Womens team prepare for the Pacific Games, but the 3 man system will also improve the standard of the game in Vanuatu.more
VBF have organised to run a Strategic Workshop to discuss the future of Basketball in Vanuatu. The workshop will be run on Saturday 13th August 1pm at VASANOC office.
On Saturday 25th June both Tagavanua and Sia Raga 1 women’s basketball teams disposed of their semi finals opponents to reach the Efate Cup Grand Final this Saturday 2nd July evening at Exfol.more
On the 21st of June The Vanuatu Basketball Referees Association held its first meeting. The meeting was held to elect a referee committee, decide on the goals and aims of the committee and discuss current challenges and priorities for the committee to act on.more
The Efate Cup regular season fixtures came to a close on Saturday 18th June. The women completed 14 rounds of competetion, while the men completed 18 rounds. In the womens league Tagavanua and Sia 1 battled it out for 1st spot with Tagavanua defeating Sia 1 in round 14 to advance to number 1 on the ladder. In the mens competetion Tupuji has claimed top spot in a count back with Sia 1.more
Did you miss the full page article in the Daily Post on saturday? Follow the link to read about the Efate Cup.
Vanuatu Basketball Federation (VBF) proves to the Vanuatu Basketball fans that it hosts interesting games every Saturday at Colardeau courts from 1pm to 9pm. Many people around Vanuatu knew about the Efate Cup League tournament and are interested to know the results for every game each week.more
Efate League attracts many Basketball fans every Saturday to watch games and witness how the teams improve with their talent and skills in the game. In the second round of Efate league many interesting games took place every Saturday at Colardeau courts .Games became more tougher and stronger and because all teams trained harder.more
Vanuatu basketball federation really appreciate the attendance for players and referees last Tuesday 17 May and 21 May 2011. VBF ran a referees workshop last week with a total of 34 participants. The workshop was designed to update players, coaches, referees with some new rules and also revise some other rules and game situations. It is our goal that through improved referring the standard of Emore
The New Caledonian club AS6emeKM has a very strong relationship with the Sia raga basketball club since 2004, when AS6emeKM visited Sia raga in Port Vila for the first time. During that first trip the New Caledonian really gave the Vanuatu club a memorable challenge.more
The National u20 Mens Basketball team returned from their QLD tour last week tougher players winning 1 game from 5 matches. Despite the losses the Vanuatu team played well, competing at a high level and losing by only small margins against their more experienced Australian opponents. Travelling approximately 1400km on a team bus during the week the Vanuatu team visited Qld towns; Gladstone,more
On Saturday 7 2011 many important games took place between teams for positions and ranking. Many people witnessed many young talented and skilfull players last Saturday. Men’s division came to the end of their last round and now are preparing themselves for the second round commencing this coming Saturday 14th may. In the first round of matches Sia raga 1 men’s leadig the table with 16 points followed by Tupuji with 15points, in women’s division, Tagavanua and Sia raga 1 are on the top table with 15 points each.more
VBF will proceed with plans to resurface and upgrade the outdoor court facilites at Stade Basketball Courts during the month of May thanks to the support of UNELCO. UNELCO has agreed to fund the cost of resurfacing and re-instaling new backboards and rings for the two exiting courts at Stade.
The upgrade will ensure basketball continues to prosper in the lead up to the South Pacific Games. Once the upgrade is complete VBF will look at options to run more Pikini Basketball and an u21 Youth League for the future basketballers of Vanuatu.
VBF thanks UNELCO for their support.more
Basketball fans are in for a treat this saturday when the newly formed Efate Cup completes Round 3 the competition.Games have been played every Saturday for the past 3 week at Colardeau school with some close battles and excellent displays of team woyk and sportsmanship.more
Congatulations to Vanuatu u20 players Samantha Lini, Roslyn Willie and Aaron Daniel who have been named as apart of the FIBA Oceania Allstar team to compete in Australia during the month of Janurary 2012.more
The u20 mens and womens National teams have recently returned home from the FIBA Oceania Youth Tournament in New Caledoniamore