Vanuatu Teqball Federation President Stephen Silas has targeted securing official recognition from the country’s National Olympic Committee this year.
The national federation, which aims to develop the sport in the country, was established last year.
Silas hopes ensuring a full administrative structure and active teqball programmes will lead to recognition from the Vanuatu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee.
"All the recent development of teqball in Vanuatu is the result of hard work," Silas said.
"There is widespread passion for sport in our country, especially among young people, who have contributed in many ways to the success of teqball.
"It is our future plan to invest in our human resources to grow teqball in Vanuatu."
Silas said teqball events had been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, with activity halted in the country for two months.
He added that the national governing body is seeking to resume its competitions and will ensure players follow COVID-19 guidelines.