Volleyball is a popular sport in Vanuatu and is played socially and competitively within villages and schools across the country’s populated islands.
Vanuatu Volleyball Federation (VVF) was established in 1998 as the governing body for the sport in the country.
VVF is a membership-based, charitable organisation. The Federation consists of an Executive Board, staff and volunteers who all support the growth of volleyball in the country. To this end, our personnel undertake a variety of activities – from conducting inclusive volleyball participation programs at the grass roots level to administering elite performance programs and running competitions and events.
Although volleyball as a sport requires little in the way of infrastructure, as an organisation it does need financial support for basic operation and resources to meet the needs of the community, development and elite performance programs. VVF has attracted numerous sponsors and in-kind contributions over the years from locally-based businesses, as well as some funding through foreign aid, in order to run its programs on a not-for-profit basis.
VVF has been fortunate over recent years to be granted funding to deliver a large scale participation program under the Australian Government’s Aid initiative Pacific Sports Partnerships (PSP). In 2019, the decision was taken to end this program as such by 2020 and reversion it as the Australian Sports Partnerships Program (ASPP) beginning in mid 2020.