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Vanuatu Cricket through its High Performance program ensures the elite development of our cricketers and the coaches and staff work closely with a range of partners to achieve High Performance success.



High Performance Squad (HPS) 

The HPS are the  squads selected to train in the National Team setting and are selected by the High Performance Manager, Chris Laffan, with input from the CEO and the National Captain, Joshua Rasu.


Players are selected based on their talents and potential to succeed in international cricket in the short, medium and long term. This provides the program with a mix of experience and players including youth and experience. The program enables the national selectors to create a succession plan for the Vanuatu team addressing identified areas of weakness and building strengths.


Vanuatu Under 19 Program

The Under 19 program is a two year program that is aligned with the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup cycle. Players are identified at School Championships and the National Youth Championships annually and developed over the two years leading into the Under 19 World Cup.

The squad is modified within the 2 year period with the final selection occurring as part of the National Youth Championships immediately preceding the World Cup. The program is managed by the National U19 Coach, Ronald Tari, who works in the HP team and under direction from the HP Manager. The decentralized program includes Talent ID camps held in Santo and visits by the coach to our respective outreach locations. The Talent Identification pathways identifies talented athletes from our outreach locations to join the U19 squad based in Port Vila through a cricket scholarship. The Vanuatu U19 coach works closely with the High Performance Manager and the Development Manager.



Vanuavavine - Vanuatu Women's Team 

Joshua Rasu is the women's HP coach with support from the selection panel selects 18-20 players each year to train in the Women’s High Performance Squad.. The program is conducted over a twelve month period with the aim to put up a strong team for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup - EAP Qualifier which happens in a 2 year cycle.


The Vanuavavine are the current regional champions of the 2023 EAP Women's T20 World Cup Qualifier and for the first time in their history will be headed to the global qualifier in Abu Dhabi in April 2024. The VCA is currently committed to expand the identification pathway for the Women's team to include our outreach locations and also to create playing opportunities for the National Women's Side to play more regular international fixtures. 

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