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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Cook Strait and Rising Stars.

Netball Samoa’s contribution to Sports Tourism

Netball Samoa hosted the BlueSky Mixed/Men’s  Netball Tournament last weekend. The tournament attracted two teams from overseas – Wellington and Fiji. 

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Winning Team, Vaiala Beach School.

Young cricketers get their chance

The best place to develop promising stars in the future is from the grassroots level. On Wednesday, the Samoa International Cricket Association held an Under-15 International Cricket Tournament for private schools in Samoa at the cricket field in Tuana’imato.

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A North Korean women's hockey team player hugs her South Korean teammates, wearing white coats, before returning to North Korea.

The day after: Pyeongchang breathes, bids Olympics farewell

From volunteers to support staff to the joint Korea women's hockey team, people from many cultures bid farewell to each other and to the 2018 Winter Olympics on Monday as a swath of the eastern Korean Peninsula readied itself for something novel: relative normalcy.

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Crossfit Opens: A fitness family

The Crossfit movement continues to grow in popularity in Samoa. And with the 2018 Crossfit Games kicking off on Friday, a strong crew from Samoa has signed up, ready to take on the first five weeks of grueling workouts of the day (W.O.D) to the test their fitness against thousands of other Crossfitters from across the globe.

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A GREAT SUCCESS: The School of Origin Golf Tournament was a great ending to the Marist Sports Week.

Successful ending to Marist Sports Festival

St. Joseph’s College former students have taken the top prize at the School Of Origin Golf tournament. Spearheaded by the Marist Brothers Old Pupil’s Association and Very Manaia Golf School, Saturday’s golf tournament was the stand out success with golfers turning out for an event with a good cause. 

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The best gross score of 66 was shot by S.J.C. #2, a team consisting of Tagata Faasolo and Levao Iulai Lesa.

St. Joseph’s win ‘School of Origin’

A team of former St. Joseph’s College students have claimed the title of the inaugural School of Origin Golf tournament, organised as part of the Marist Sports Week.

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Samusu Primary School.

Primary school cricket takes off

The Aleipata district primary schools unfolded this year’s Primary School Under-15 cricket competition last week.

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Marist Rugby League Champions, Apia Baracuddas.

Apia rules in Marist Nines

Their Sevens team couldn’t quite do it last week but Apia was not about to let a second chance of claiming a piece of 2018 Marist history go.

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NO STOPPING APIA: Apia eye the try line in the final. Photo: Marist

Apia come back to secure Marist Nines title

Their Sevens team couldn’t quite do it last week but Apia was not about to let a second chance of claiming a piece of 2018 Marist history go.

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All teams competing will have the chance to win prize money for their former schools totaling almost $4,000.

School of Origin Golf tourney to rekindle old rivalry

Old school rivalry is set to be rekindled at the Faleata Golf Course tomorrow where the Marist Sports Week continues with a Golf Tournament.

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France's Gael Fickou, tackles Wales' Liam Williams during the Six Nations rugby union match between Wales and France at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday, March 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

6N: Wales ekes out 14-13 win over France, finishes 2nd

Wales sealed a second-place finish in the Six Nations by holding off France to win 14-13 in a battle of attrition on Saturday.


IN ACTION: Boxers in the ring during the Upolu and Savai’i boxing tournament last weekend.

Boxers tough it out at Vaitele

The Upolu and Savai’i Boxing Ring hosted its second round of amateur boxing tournament last weekend. It was held at their Vaitele Boxing Ring inside Papali’i Poloa’s compound.


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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