Vanuatu to surf at Oceania Champs

Honorable Minister for Youth and Sports Francois Chani saw the Vanuatu National surfing team depart for Samoa yesterday to complete in the first Oceania Surfing Championships.

Over the next seven days the squad of three females and three males will compete against teams from New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, and American Samoa{/div}

Travelling with the Squad is the National Coach Ben Johnson and Team Manager and VSA President Stephanie Mahuk

Ms Mahuk said; “ as previous Melanesian Champions we are determined and have a strong showing competition against the regions best. We have trained since April for this and the team is ready,” Mahuk said.

Minister Chani stated; “my Ministry and indeed the Vanuatu Government wish Team Vanuatu the very best and I look forward to them coming back home with some medals.

“Surfing is one of the fastest growing sports in Vanuatu and we support its strong growth and governance and will look to support it’s inclusion in future Pacific Games,” Chani said.