GAME TIME: Competiting in the District inter-primary school netball competition on Wednesday morning at Vaimea Primary School.

It’s exciting, loud and great fun

Split second decisions can be the difference between winning and losing. On the field, two teams of seven players contest exciting, fast and fun matches, with the result based on goals – the team that can score the most

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IN FOR THE WIN: A wider training squad pending the final squad results that will be announced at the end of this week after final trials has been selected. The final squad will participate in the American Samoa Flag Day Invitation this year.

Volleyball selects wider Training Squad

The Volleyball Samoa Federation has selected their wider training squad for their women’s and men’s teams. The teams will participate in the American Samoa Flag Day Invitation this year.

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TENNIS DEVELOPMENT: “We are going to work very closely with the Samoa Association to find a way to maximise these facilities from national point of view to international point of view, which is international events.”

International Tennis Federation members visit Samoa

Two representatives of the International Tennis Federation (I.T.F.) visited Samoa Tennis Association at the Apia Park Tennis Court earlier this week. They were International Tennis Federation Manager of Training Centers and Events, Frank Couraud, and Development Officer for Pacific Oceania, Garry Purcell.

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SAMOA JUNIOR GOLFERS: (Back row) Ipu Apitaelei, Faith Vui, Sani Tavita, Lio Vui (Front row) Kilo Brown, Aaron Evalu, Greg Atapana.

Samoan Junior Golfers gear up for International Championship

Five young Samoan golfers will be representing our small Island Nation at the 2018 International Management Group (I.M.G.) Junior World Golf Championships from July 9-13th in San Diego.

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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany drives by a tribute-banner in honour of former German driver Michael Schumacher during a Formula One pre-season testing session in Montmelo, outside Barcelona, Spain.

As F1 season begins, Schumacher is still fighting far away

As Formula One drivers prepare for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix next weekend, Michael Schumacher continues a very different fight far away.

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Laurel Hubbard of New Zealand warms up during the IWF Weightlifting World Championships in Anaheim, California, USA on 5 December 2017.

Samoa objects to transgender lifter

The President of the Samoa Weightlifting Federation, Tuaopepe Asiata Wallwork, has again raised the issue of a transgender athlete who has been given the thumbs up to compete at the Commonwealth Games.

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Touch Family commermorating International Women’s Day at the Business House Tournament.

Business House touch underway

The Business House Touch Rugby Championships kicked off last week. The tournament is held at St. Joseph’s College Alafua. Twenty-four teams are competing for the title this year. There are 35 government agencies and local businesses participating.

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Social Mix Winners Tau Warriors.

Tag’s popularity growing in Samoa

The Samoa Tag (Rugby) Incorporated kicked off their second tournament last weekend Saturday at the Marist Brother’s grounds at Mulivai, in a bid to grow the sport. The one-day tournament was the second Tag tournament for Samoa.

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DEFENDING CHAMPS: The defending champions of the Sheraton 2 Sheraton regatta are ready to do it all over again.

Paddlers gear up for Sheraton 2 Sheraton

It is now less than a week until the second Sheraton 2 Sheraton Annual 33km Outrigger Race!

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Top  10 years girls.

Young tennis stars showcase talents

More than 80 young promising tennis players participated in the Samoa Tennis National tournament last week.

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Members of New Zealand Netball Ivan Harre, Silver Ferns Netball Legend Waimarama Taumaunu with Netball Samoa Chief Rosemarie Esera and Gaualofa Matalavea Sa’aga with N.Z HC David Nicholson.

Four-year deal to boost Netball Samoa

A new era for Netball Samoa was celebrated earlier this week.

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Under 17 Collegiate team

Community gets behind Bluesky Oriana KidsNET

The Netball Samoa Oriana KidsNET development kicked off the second round of their tournament at the National University of Samoa Gymnasium during the weekend. Focusing on the next generation of Netballers is indeed the main objective and initiative behind this tournament.

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American swimmer ready for tough Apolima Strait Swim

Meet Patty Hermann, 58, from Houston Texas. She is heading this way to swim solo in the 22.3km Apolima Strait swim, from Upolu to Savai’i on April 6.

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Jacob Ale (4) of Samoa leaps over Tom Mitchell (6) of England.

Two wins not enough for Samoa in Vancouver

On any other given day, two wins from three games would have guaranteed the Manu Samoa Sevens a Cup quarterfinal berth.

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Volleyball action at Fugalei

The Volleyball Samoa Federation concluded the second round of their National League last week. S.I.S.D.A.C. Samoa Independence Seventh Day Adventist Compound in Fugalei was packed for four nights beginning on Monday.

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Women’s Glee.

‘Touch the Crown’ tournament

The Samoa Touch Rugby Incorporated wasted no time in kick starting their 2018 tournaments. Last weekend was the start of their “Touch the crown opens tournament” at the St. Joseph’s College fields in Alafua.

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V1 PADDLING COMPETITION BEGINS: Paddlers gear up for the race.

Samoa’s V1 paddlers find their rhythm

Another year of competition has begun for Samoa’s V1 paddlers. Last Saturday was the first race of Samoa Outrigger Canoe Association (S.O.C.A.) V1 series. V1 races are individual events where one paddler is on his/her own va’a (canoe). 

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SPORTS AS A KEY PRIORITY: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Marist Lotopa, yesterday. Photos / Government.

Sports key focus of Labour’s regime, says Aupito Su’a

The Marist St. Joseph’s Sports Club at Lotopa was a hive of activities yesterday. 

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Netball Samoa kicked off their Oriana KidsNET development tournament at the National University of Samoa Gymnasium on the weekend.

Nurturing the future of Samoa netball

Netball Samoa kicked off their Oriana KidsNET development tournament at the National University of Samoa Gymnasium on the weekend. Focusing on the next generation of Netballers was indeed the main objective.

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Team Tausala.

Volleyball National League kicks-off

The Volleyball Samoa Federation started its National League 2018 competition this week.

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Women’s rugby tournament is back

The Samoa Rugby Union 2018 National Women’s Sevens Series is back. It’s set to kick off on 24 March at Apia Park. 


THIRD ROUND UNDERWAY: The Upolu and Savaii Boxing Ring third round last week qualifying 9 male boxers and 4 female boxers to represent Samoa.

Boxers square off at Upolu Savai’i ring

Upolu and Savai’i Boxing Ring continued its third round of weekly boxing last weekend. Held at the Poloa Compound at Vaitele, 10 normal bouts from the 30kg pin going on to the 81kg light heavy weight went head to head last weekend.


A Philadelphia Eagles fan chants while waiting for the team to arrive at Philadelphia International Airport a day after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52 in Minneapolis.

Mayor hopes 'knucklehead contingent' avoids Eagles parade

An estimated 2 million people celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles' long-awaited first Super Bowl win will descend on the city Thursday as the Vince Lombardi trophy is paraded through five miles of jubilant fans.


FIFA President Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference after the FIFA Council Meeting, in Bogota.

FIFA finally approves video review to use at World Cup

FIFA has finally and fully approved video review to help referees at the World Cup.


Former NBA basketball player Rasual Butler and his wife Leah LaBelle, whose given name is Leah LaBelle Vladowski, arrive at the NBA Awards at Basketball City at Pier 36 in New York.

Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler, wife die in Los Angeles crash

Former NBA forward Rasual Butler and his wife were killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Los Angeles early Wednesday.

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