The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Volleyball Association has sent a 12-member team to St. Lucia for the OECS Female Volleyball Tournament. The tournament was from the 27th to the 30th March 2008 in St. Lucia.
The National Female team has been in training from October 2007 and comprises of:
Nicole Ross – Captain
Coach: Marlon Williams
Manager: Shaun Young
This has been the first outing for the female national team since hosting the OECS Female tournament here in 1999. 6 Teams participated in the competition including:
Antigua and Barbuda
St. Kitts and Nevis
Dominica (Defending Champions)
St. Martin *(French)
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
The Vincy Team first game was against Antigua on Friday morning (3-0) and against Volleyball giants St. Lucia on Friday Night (3-0) in the Preliminary round.
The quarterfinals saw the team up against Dominica (3-1) on Saturday Morning and On Sunday Morning against St. Martin (3-0).
Despite the cellar position, the team competed at a very high level of Volleyball and it is hoped that this experience would assist the team in preparations for next year tournament.
IN 2009, the OECS tournament would be used a World League Qualifier. This would give the Caribbean Teams a better chance of qualifying for the largest competition on the Volleyball calendar. As a result, 2 Female OECS events would be held in 2009 – St. Martin and BVI.