November 18th, 2014 - Vanuatu Men Beach Volleyball Team Advances in the Olympic Qualification Process. The AVC Continental Cup sub-zonal tournament in Manly Beach is part of the qualification process for the beach volleyball competition at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016. The finalists will progress to the next stage of the Continental Cup. Watch interview!
November 18, 2014 - Vanuatu claimed wins at the AVC Continental Cup sub-zonal tournament for the Oceania Zone in Manly Beach, Australia. The first game of the men’s finals was a hotly contested affair, with Vanuatu’s Sepa George and Ham Stephen prevailing in a three-set 2-1 victory over the Cook Islands’ Brendon and Daniel Heath. The second match was a more straightforward affair, with Vanuatu’s Isaac Mael and Hotel Maki overcoming Cook Islands’ Sam and Rio Semisi 2-0 (21-14, 21-14).
November 17th 2014 - Vanuatu duo Miller Elwin and Linline Mansale got second place in the final of the Oceania Beach Volleyball Championships in Manly. The duo, who won gold in recent events in Hong Kong and Thailand, went down to Australia's Louise Bawden and Taliqua Clancy.
November 9th 2014 - Vanuatu's Elwin-Matauatu defeat Japan to reign supreme in Pattaya Challenger. Vanuatu's Miller Elwin and Linline Matauatu claimed the US$50,000 FIVB Beach Volleyball Pattaya Challenger after beating Japanese pair Takemi Noshibori and Sayaka Mizoe in the final showdown in the seaside resort city of Pattaya on Sunday. The victory was the second for the Vanuatu duo in just over a week. Last week, also in exceptional form, they brushed off Australians Nicole Laird and Artacho Mariafe in the final to capture the AVC Hong Kong Open crown.
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.
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.
Support Campaign for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
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 9th at the 2013 World Championship.