The Samoa Touch Rugby Inc. hosted the Touch a Rainbow Social Grade Touch Tournament on Saturday 2nd February at the St Joseph’s College fields at Alafua. The social grade tournament was a great success with 10 teams vying for the title.
After 5 rounds of pool games, APC, Ace Hardware, Team Sparkle and GG Construction advanced to the semi-finals. Both semi-finals were thrilling matches with Ace Hardware and GG Construction overcoming their opponents to book a place in the Final. The final was a great match but Ace Hardware proved to be too strong for their opponents, winning the final 5-2 and finishing the tournament undefeated.
During the prize giving, the awards were presented by Elsie Ula (Bluesky Samoa). There was a great mix of teams who participated in this one-dayer, ranging from family teams to church youth teams. It was refreshing to see more youth and new players participate in this tournament.
STRI would like to acknowledge Samoa Red Cross General Secretary Namulauulu Tautala Mauala and the team for their support and services at the Touch a Rainbow Social Grade Touch Tournament. We would also like to acknowledge and thank our sponsors:
MAJOR SPONSORS – Bluesky Samoa, Naydith Events Hirage, Happy Kids
Shield winners – ACE Hardware
Shield runner up – GG Construction
Final Male MVP – Xavier Martel (GG Construction)
Final Female MVP – Vai Ualesi Fuimaono (Ace Hardware)