Morea thanks hosts

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The National, Tuesday 15th November 2011

PNG Volleyball Federation president Turaho Morea has thanked communities involved in hosting the 2011 Digicel Volleyball national championships for making the five-day event a success.
“It was very challenging but I want to express my sincere thanks to the chairman and executives of the Tatana, Kirakira, Gerehu, Murray Barracks and Taurama Leisure Centre (TLC) communities for their involvement.
“Your hospitality and patronage was very much appreciated,” Morea said during the presentation ceremony at TLC yesterday afternoon.
Morea also thanked the major sponsors Digicel PNG and the National Capital District Commission (NCDC) for their support.
The major winners and runners-up in each divisions were for the Open Men – VAVA (winner), Tatana (runner-up), Open Women – VAVA (winner), Huon (runner-up), U21 Men –Tatana (winner), VAVA (runner-up) and U21 Women NCDVA (winner), Fairfax (runner-up).
The individual award winners were: Open Men – Richard Batari (best passer/Tatana), Gia Kapa (best setter/VAVA), Tau Muri (best blocker/VAVA), best spiker (Jeffery Charlie/VAVA) and Garry Udia (Most Valuable Player/Tatana). 
Open Women – Debbie Tau (best passer/VAVA), Vavine Walo (best setter/Huon), Isa Hicks (best blocker/VAVA), Manu Kapu (best spiker/VAVA) and Annie Naleng (Most Valuable Player/Huon).
U21 Men – Harold Gima (best passer/VAVA), Boge Charlie (best setter/VAVA), Ottio (best blocker/Tatana), Andy Sinari (best spiker/VAVA) and Anton Billy (Most Valuable Player).
U21 Women – Jane Bernard (best passer/NCDVA), Elizabeth Unatah (best setter/NCDVA), Nope Karo (best blocker/NCDVA), Emma Sarufa (best spiker/NCDVA) and Luanna Travertz (Most Valuable Player/NCDVA).
Over 800 players nationwide and officials took part in this year’s volleyball championships which was played at six locations Taurama Leisure Centre, Kirakira village, Vabukori village, Tatana village, Murray Barracks and the Gerehu Recreation Facility.
A workforce of 80 technical officials also coordinated the matches supported by volunteers from the VAVA, NCDVA, Fairfax and Tatana associations.