The MSG Sports section under the Arts, Culture, Sports & Social Program has made its first attempt earlier this week in holding consultation with the Vanuatu Netball Association (VNA) President Kathie Simons and board member responsible for game development Eileen Nganga.
The consultation was convened following a decision made during the 6th MSG Sports Council meeting held in Kimbe, New West Britain, Papua New Guinea in September 12 – 14 last year 2018 directing the MSG Secretariat to support the establishment of an MSG Netball Tournament Challenge.
During the consultation last week at the MSG Secretariat in Port Vila the VNA confirmed their strong support to the proposal and are looking forward for this Melanesian Netball Challenge Tournament to happen soon.
Meanwhile the Director General of the MSG Secretariat, Ambassador Amena Yauvoli, while congratulating the VNA for their support alluded that He said that sports is a tool for development within our MSG Member Countries.
Ambassador Yauvoli, emphasized that the core purpose of this tournament is to strengthen our Melanesian women and girls to come together not to only participate in netball but to share ideas, learn from each other, exchange cultural ideas and most importantly to empower our Melanesian woman and girls, make them feel important and bring them out of the Melanesian belief of male dominated society.
The MSG Sports division will continue consultations with the rest of the National Netball Federations and Associations in all MSG Member countries to solidify the support for the proposed MSG Netball Tournament Challenge.