The Beach Volleyball Technical Delegate, Steven Giugne, from Australia was in Port Vila for 3 days to assess the ground preparations that are underway for the Beach Volleyball competitions are progressing in line and meeting the required international standards set by the International Volleyball Federation.

Manager of Van2017 Sports Department, Williams Worwor explained that a technical visit is critical for the planning process of the Games, and the Technical Delegates (TD’s) are appointed by their international Federations to undertake this mission in Port Vila.

“During the Pacific Mini Games, all the sports will be coordinated and run as per the international Federations, and having TD’s in the country ensures that preparations meet their standards. This includes an overview of the sports schedule, transportation system and Sport Specific Volunteers who will be responsible for the set up of all field of play areas, looking after media personnel, and make sure that all services provided meet the international rules of play.”

Van2017 allocate one visit for a Technical Delegate per sport discipline, with plans to have all Sports TD’s visit before the end of July.

Since March 2017, Van2017 have received visits from TD’s for Rugby 7’s, Weightlifting, Athletics, and next week Golf Technical Delegates will be in Port Vila on the 28th of June 2017.

For more information on the progress of the Van2017 Pacific Mini Games preparations, please visit our website: http://www.van2017.com or visit Facebook: vanuatu2017 or Vanuatu2017Nasiviru