Ravo grateful of learning from veteran Miller Pata

Vanuatu Beach Volleyball women’s teams from left; Sherysyn Toko, Loti Joe, Miller Pata and Maybel Ravo at the P&O Cruise deck. Photo: Vanuatu Volleyball Federation

The baby of the Vanuatu beach volleyball women’s teams Maybel Ravo feels proud and excited as she looks forward for their China tour to compete at the FIVB WT3 competition.

The two senior teams will depart the country this Sunday and Ravo 18, acknowledges the support she’s been getting from senior player and captain Miller Pata.

“I’m the youngest player in the team and i’m happy for the support my other teammates have given me.

“I have been learning a-lot from Miller and i feel so blessed to be learning from her as we prepare for the competition in China,” Ravo said.

Ravo will team up with Loti Joe and compete in the division two category whilst Pata and Sherysyn Toko will compete in the main metro division.

Pata said: “Preparation has been going on well, we are fortunate to have a new strength and conditioning coach Jason Quelch who’s been with us.

“We know it will not be an easy competition but we look forward to it,” Pata said.

From China the team returns home and prepare for their continental games which will be held in Fiji in December and this would be part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics qualification phase one.

The team will be hungry for a gold in Fiji to qualify automatically for phase three qualification next year but it would be a tough road for the side as only top 15 teams in the World will compete at the Olympics and there is only one spot from the Oceania region available.

“We will continue to prepare for the best.”

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