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Vanuatu win gold at the Hong Kong Open
October 27th 2014 - Vanuatu’s golden beach volleyball girls continue to excel on the world stage. The pairing of Miller Elwin and Linline Mansale defeated Australia in the final of the Asian Beach Volleyball Tour Event in Hong Kong. Miller and Linline played extremely well throughout the whole tournament, convincingly defeating teams from Japan, Thailand, China and Kazakhstan on the way to the final.



June 25th 2014 - Henriette Iatika and Miller Elwin continued to show their growth as a team on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour. Iatika and Elwin have been playing on the World Tour since the 2008 Adelaide Open. However, it is only in recent years that the pair have begun to fully establish themselves. In 2013 they reached the second elimination round at the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships and this year they have reached the main draw at the Fuzhou Open and the Shanghai Grand Slam. 


Vanuatu Beach Volleyball at the World Championships 2013
Outstanding Pacific Team of the Year
September 8 2013 - The Vanuatu Women's Beach Volleyball Team as been awarded the title 'Outsanding Team of the Year' at 'The Pacific Games Council’s Annual Pacific Sports Awards' from the Pacific Games Associations where the winners were judged to have made "the most meritorious international performance/contribution" in their respective categories over the period of July 2012 until June 2013.



Vanuatu 9th at the FIVB World Championship

Stare Jablonki, Poland, July 5, 2013 - One of the great success stories of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Miller Elwin and Henriette Iatika of Vanuatu hit the headlines throughout the five days of the tournament with their outstanding performances. See results




The progress of the Vanuatu Team, since 2009 with a world ranking of 350 has been one of steady progress. From ranking 350 in the world, the women have climbed as high as 36 in the world in 2012 and just finished 9th at the 2013 FIVB World Championship. Support Campaign for Rio 2016 Olympic Games




Stare Jablonki, Poland, July 3, 2013 – Vanuatu’s Elwin Miller and Henriette Iatika were rewarded for finishing second in their pool by being drawn against Kristyna Kolocova and Marketa Slukova of the Czech Republic in the first elimination round at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Mazury 2013 on Thursday. Like Miller and Iatika the Czechs won two and lost one in pool play, but they did enough in the three matches to hold off the challenge of Spain’s Liliana Fernandez Steiner and Elsa Baquerizo McMillan to top their pool. Read more



Stare Jablonki, June 30, 2013 – Miller Elwin and Henriette Iatika will make history on Monday when they become the first women’s team from Vanuatu and from the South Pacific to participate in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships. Along with Paraguay and Thailand, Vanuatu are making their debuts in the FIVB premier beach volleyball event. Read more




Incredible Achievements
The progress of the Vanuatu Team, since 2009 with a world ranking of 350 has been one of steady progress. From ranking 350 in the world, the women have climbed as high as 36 in the world.

During this period there have been some incredible achievements including gold in the 2012 FIVB Korea Challenger, gold in the AVC China Open, bronze in Vietnam Open, 9th FIVB Olympic Games Test Event in London and comfortably winning the gold at the Pacific Games in September 2011. See all results

Top Teams in the World
Currently they are within the top 48 teams in the world, but they need to continue to play in the FIVB World Tour events to improve their world ranking. The FIVB World Tour travels throughout Asia, South America and Europe for around 6 months of the year and is a pre requisite to qualification for World Championship and Olympic Games, with each event costing the Vanuatu team close to US$10 000 they are currently raising funds and seeking sponsorship.