VNZ Referees attend 2023 Pacific Games
Tim Hulls & Mary Kerekere at the Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands. Photo supplied.

VNZ Referees attend 2023 Pacific Games

Volleyball New Zealand has been represented on the Oceania Volleyball stage over the last two weeks at the 2023 Pacific Games held in the Solomon Islands.

Three referees from the New Zealand community made the trip to the event with Tim Hulls and Mary Kerekere involved in the indoor competition, while Richard Casutt is part of the referee contingent for the beach event.

Hulls and Kerekere are involved as both Referees and Referee Delegates, meaning as well as refereeing, the duo offer support and advice to the other referees.

A clinic was delivered on the first day of the indoor event and the pair are involved in on-going discussions with referees regarding areas of focus and development brought to the surface from matches during the event.

There are 16 other referees here from Tahiti, Fiji, Guam, Solomon Islands, Hawaii, Samoa and New Caledonia while the tournament’s technical delegate is from Australia. Many of the indoor referees are also involved in the beach event.

Click here for the Pacific Games 2023 website.

Pacific Games 2023 – VNZ Referees

Indoor competition: Tim Hulls, Mary Kerekere

Beach competition: Richard Casutt

Participating Teams

Indoor Volleyball Female (8):
American Samoa

Fiji
New Caledonia
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tahiti
Tuvalu

Indoor Volleyball Male (10):
American Samoa

Fiji
Kiribati
New Caledonia
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tahiti
Tonga
Tuvalu

Beach volleyball female (12):
Vanuatu

American Samoa
Australia
Fiji
Marshal Islands
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tahiti
Tuvalu
Wallis and Futuna

Beach volleyball Male (17):
American Samoa

Australia
Cook Islands
Fiji
Kiribati
Marshal Islands
New Caledonia
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Islands
Tahiti
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Wallis and Futuna

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