BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
THE return of the South East Vella Constituency Cup and Netball tournament program at Maravari Village has been put on pause for next year.
Member of Parliament (MP) for South East Vella la Vella Constituency Hon. Alex Lionel Gora said the postponement comes due to abrupt changes with the committee members, forcing the games to be postponed for next year.
“I tried really hard to make sure the tournament kick off on June to July this year,” he said.
“However due to unseen circumstances occurring in such a short span of time we have agreed and decided to move the tournament for next year.
“In the meantime I would like my committee members to take a step forward and regroup to make sure we make the tournament the best one and give our young local talented and skilful players living in rural area the opportunity to play come the New Year,” said Hon. Alex.
He said a number of football clubs are now preparing for the upcoming tournament to improve their sport club status for 2019 with the hopes of competing in various football clubs on the Island.
Hon. Alex hopes the competition will help the sports men and women in the South East Vella la Vella Constituency to stay committed to football and netball.
“I apologies to all the sports men and women in the South East Vella La Vella Constituency for the cancellation of the games.
“However I would like to call on young football club to continue with your preparations for this upcoming tournament on the Island,” Hon. Alex said.
Sambora Sky team are the reigning soccer champions of the South East Vella games. They were crowned champions for a second time in 2017 after defeating Eleoteve Hornets 2-1 in the grand final match.