The tournament has attracted 24 teams, massive support from parents and families and the dedication of three young females training to be umpires.

No Barriers for Netball

Efforts by Netball Samoa with their development programmes is producing positive results in the BlueSky ‘Play Netball’ Tournament targeting players U10, U13 and U15. 

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Anoama’a College.

Basketball growing in colleges

The High School Basketball tournament hosted by the Samoa National Basketball Association ended last weekend.

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THE PLANNING COMMITTEE: Led by Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, Samoa’s Planning Committee for the Pacific Games, meets with the President and representatives from the Pacific Games Council.

P.M. meets Pacific Games Council

Although a decision has not been officially announced on whether Samoa will host the 2019 Pacific Games, government has gone ahead and appointed a Planning Committee.

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WINNER OF THE MEN’S AND OPEN MIX CATEGORY: Queensland Samoa and the West Tigers at the Marist Sports Complex in Lotopa.

Queensland Samoa wins Touch Rugby N.P.C.

The Samoa Touch Association completed its N.P.C. International tournament last Friday. Overall, Queensland Samoa won the Men’s and Open Mix category, while the East Steppers won the Women’s division.  

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SAMOA BRINGS IT HOME: Samoa’s under 19 team claimed first ever international win at the 2018 I.C.C. Under 19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier - East Asia - Pacific 2017 in Samoa.

Samoa surge to maiden win

Samoa’s under 19 team have made history, claiming their first ever international win at the 2018 I.C.C. Under 19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier – East Asia-Pacific 2017 in Samoa.

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GOAL: New Zealand finds the net to score one of their 8 goals against Samoa yesterday.

New Zealand outclass Samoa

New Caledonia have finished second in Group A and will join New Zealand in the semi-finals after defeating Tahiti 2-1 in their final group stage match at the O.F.C. U-16 Women’s Championship in Apia, Samoa.

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Meripa Seumanutafa (green) with the Samoa U-16 women’s national team. Image: OFC Media

Seumanutafa thriving on home soil

A decade after leaving her home nation’s shores, Meripa Seumanutafa has returned to Samoa to fulfil her national duty at the OFC U-16 Women’s Championship 2017 and the goalkeeper is completely in her element.

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The Papua New Guinea Garamuts are one win clear of the other teams after two days play in Samoa at the 2018 I.C.C. Under 19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier – East Asia-Pacific 2017.

P.N.G. outclass Samoa while Fiji topple Vanuatu

The Garamuts backed up their day one win over Fiji with a mammoth 212 run win over a young Samoan side.

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Netball league ends with development pathways

The N.U.S. Gym last Saturday was filled with parents and supporters for the final matches in the U15, Men’s and A Grade Women’s division.

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MY BALL: Samoa and Tahiti go head to head.

Samoa thrashes Tahiti

Samoa impressed a boisterous home crowd with a 4-0 win over Tahiti to claim their first points of the O.F.C. U-16 Women’s Championship.

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S.J.C. was among six schools that vied for the ‘Zone B King of Athletics title’ in preparation for the Champ of Champs.

Saint Joseph’s rule Zone B Athletics

St. Joseph’s College proved too strong during the Zone B Athletics champs yesterday, winning all the boys divisions. S.J.C. was among six schools that vied for the ‘Zone B King of Athletics title’ in preparation for the Champ of Champs.

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PADDLES UP: The Alo Paopao International Paddling Festival and the Sheraton Le Aito V1 competition were officially launched on Tuesday night in Apia.

Samoa gears up for paddling Festival

The 6th Vailima Alo Paopao International Paddling Festival and the Sheraton Le Aito V1 Competition was officially launched on Tuesday night.

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SATURDAY MATCH: Super 9 teams battle it out on the field.

Vikings win the battle of Savai’i

Round 3 of the Super 9 Rugby Championships is done and dusted. The Puapua Primary School field was packed last Saturday with spectators who witnessed the match of the week between the Warriors of Palauli, Salega and Asau taking on the Vikings of Faasaleleaga, Amoa and Itu o Tane.

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READY FOR ACTION: Samoa International Cricket U19 team.

Samoa’s young cricketers ready

Samoa is hosting the East Asia Pacific Region U19 Cricket tournament which starts today. Four teams will be competing in the qualifying tournament, including Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and Samoa. 

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Conor McGregor, left, fights Jose Aldo during a featherweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 194 in Las Vegas.

McGregor's biggest rival: "No way" Conor beats Mayweather

Conor McGregor became known as a fighter with a mystical ability to defy the odds because of his stunning upset victory over Jose Aldo, the former UFC featherweight champion.

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GRIDIRON CAMP: St Joseph’s College students up against Tafuna High School at the inaugural game last month.

St Josephs builds on American football links

St Joseph’s College is taking American Football to a whole new level in Samoa. 

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SUCCESSFUL SHOOTERS: Grade A Champion for the Le Pe’a Tournament, Tagaloasa Toddy Iosefa; Junior winner, Vadia Caffarelli  and Grade B winner, Niko Caffarelli display their trophies after the prizegiving last Saturday.

Shotgun shooters make it a close contest

From all accounts, it was an amazing day of shooting at the Tafaigata Range last Saturday.

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United States' Justin Gatlin, right, jokes with Jamaica's Usain Bolt in the mixed zone following their heats in the Men's 100 meters during the World Athletics Championships in London Friday, Aug. 4, 2017.

Catch Bolt in his final 100 at worlds? Coleman thinks he can

Christian Coleman's career record against Usain Bolt: 0-0.

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Britain's Mo Farah, left, celebrates after winning the Men's 10,000 meters final during the World Athletics Championships in London Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland) (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Farah upstages Bolt at worlds, and it took an amazing race

It takes something to upstage Usain Bolt in an Olympic Stadium. Then again, there is only one long-distance runner quite like Mo Farah.

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ZONE A: Faamanu, Vaimauga College.

Safety first for Zone B

The bad weather yesterday morning has seen the Zone B Inter-College Athletics Competition postponed until next Wednesday.  The decision was confirmed by the Secretary of Zone B Inter-College Athletics, Siakisone Taleni, yesterday.

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Christian Leali’ifano.

Leali'ifano set for Ulster stint amid recovery from cancer

Wallabies utility back Christian Leali'ifano is set to join Irish club Ulster on a short-term contract as he bids to make up for lost time in his recovery from leukemia.


Floyd Mayweather Jr. trains at his gym Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, in Las Vegas.

Mayweather and McGregor will fight in smaller gloves

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor got their wish to fight in smaller gloves, but not before being chastised by a Nevada boxing official for using the issue to hype their fight later this month.


Queensland's Aidean Guerra tackles Aaron Woods of NSW during game 1 of the State of Origin rugby league, Queensland Reds v New South Wales, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia. 31 May 2017.

Hunt, Munster in for Maroons; Blues unchanged for Origin 3

Brisbane Broncos halfback Ben Hunt and Melbourne Storm playmaker Cameron Munster have been called in to the Queensland squad to replace injured stars Johnathan Thurston and Darius Boyd for next week's series-deciding State of Origin match against New South Wales.


Referee Ricardo de Burgos, right, shows a red card to Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/M

Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season.


Kelsall hails from the villages of Fagalii, Letogo, and Vailele

Samoan basketball star ready for Oceania

Samoa enters this year’s F.I.B.A. U18 Oceania Championships aiming to improve on a promising performance in the 2014 tournament, and a lot of their fortunes will be placed on the shoulders of Linda Kelsall 

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