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(SAMOA) — Rev. Fuata'i Simanu opened Zone A's Rugby 15s season with a word of prayer, reminding young rugby players to emulate Christian soldiers when on the field.

Rev. Simanu is leader of the EFKS Church in Satalo, Falealili.

He read from the Holy Bible, urged good sportsmanship and offered a word of prayer during opening ceremonies.

He told the young men to behave as Christian soldiers on and off the field and prayed for a safe successful season for all athletes, parents, teachers, schools and teams.

Players, teachers and spectators bowed their heads in... Click to read more!

(SAMOA) — Shields have been introduced in Zone A's six-week Rugby 15-a-side competition with Avele winning the U-15 and U-17 shields and Leifiifi the U-19 on opening day of the 2018 season.

Avele College took the U-15 shield after they defeated Leifiifi 15-5.

Avele's U-17 squad beat Falealili College by two points, the game ending 5-3 Fulltime.

Leifiifi College defeated Samoa College 29-18 to claim the U-19 shield.

The Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture opened its 2018 Rugby 15-a-side tournament Thursday, March 8.

Zone A rugby is every Thursday at... Click to read more!

(SAMOA) — Leiififi College's netball squad begins the 2018 season looking sharp in new sports gear, gifted to the school from the Saints Netball Club based in Christchurch, New Zealand.

"The girls are so happy the uniforms fit them well," said Leifiifi Principal Sefuiva Malaea Lauano. "We'd like to express our faafetai tele lava for the gift. The girls look nice in their uniforms."

The individual behind the generous donation — blue and yellow dresses; top and skirt sets of blue and white, sports jackets, bibs and sports bags — remains obscure, notes Sefuiva.

The... Click to read more!

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(PITTSBURGH-Jan. 30, 2015) – On June 23-27, 2015, the Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation Fund will support its third bi-annual youth camp in American Samoa. This year the camp officially carries the name, Fa'a Samoa Camp, as a division of a larger program, the Fa’a Samoa Initiative. What originally began as a football camp for boys in its first year (2011), expanded to include a volleyball division and academic and life skills workshop for the athletes in 2013, now features an enhanced Academic and Life Skills Division as well as a... Click to read more!

(PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va.)—New blood joins Team Amerika Samoa with the selection of Northern Virginia Community College Women's Basketball Head Coach Uchenna Faumuina-Eze. He's been named as one of two assistant coaches for the American Samoa National Women’s Basketball Team.

"It's very exciting and humbling at the same time," Faumuina-Eze wrote from Prince William County, Va. "I am excited for the opportunity, not only to be a fresh new face but also to work with athletes who want to play and work hard. My goal is to help turn the Amerika Samoa Women's National Basketball team... Click to read more!

(HONOLULU)--Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered, “What will I do next?” Well, I have. I was 39 years old, a single parent, with a daughter in college, and a son graduating from high school. I took a good hard look at myself in the mirror and saw year 40 looking back at me; it was an uncertain future. Up until that point, I lived my life for my children, but what now? They were beginning their own journey in life, so what do I do?

For my 39th birthday, my mother bought me my very first Canon camera. My grandmother decided to take me on an Alaskan cruise that same... Click to read more!

(Honolulu, HAWAI'I)--The first seven honorees to the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame will be named 10 a.m. tomorrow, during a press conference at the Sheraton in Waikiki.

Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Co-founders – Super Bowl Champions Jesse Sapolu and Ma’a Tanuvasa, along with Dick Tomey, a member of the selection committee – will make the announcement, according to a statement issued this week by HOF.

The establishment of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame was announced August this year by its board of directors comprised of Sapolu, Tanuvasa, Vai Sikahema, Troy... Click to read more!

(BASED ON PRESS RELEASE)--When Willie Salave’a accidently received a shipment of kukui nuts instead of the flower leis he was expecting, he saw a vision of a business that would not only feed his family, but honor and support his heritage. On that day Go Nuts Kukui jewelry was born. Soon after Salave’a obtained unprecedented license agreements from all of the major US sports leagues, including the NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA colleges.

It was through these licenses that Salave’a got the attention of the sports fan base as a customer pool to grow his business. More importantly, the sports... Click to read more!

(Honolulu, HAWAI'I)--Thursday, July 11, 2013 has been declared Samoan Flag Day in Hawai’i, by a proclamation signed by Hawai’i Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui.

“Samoan Flag Day reaffirms the ties of friendship, culture and mutual esteem felt between the people of Hawai’i and Samoa,” says the proclamation dated June 20, 2013. “Samoan Flag Day encourages the Samoan community to demonstrate its distinguished record of civic achievement and pride in the home islands and adopted communities around the world, as well as celebrate Samoan song, dance, sports and education on... Click to read more!

(Honolulu, HAWAI’I)

Portuguese sausage
Furikake on rice and eggs
I’d chuck my fave breakfast
For a nice pair of rugby legs

Lean, mean, cheetah-fast
Running machines
Make a rugby dummy
Into a crazy rugby fiend

C’mon! Score! Yes!
What a beautiful try
I like your penalty kicks
The cuts in your thighs

Such awesome form
When you're in that scrum
From Apia Park, Samoa
To the Aloha Stadium

Vets Memorial Stadium
Amerika Samoa in Ili’ili
Sam Boyd, the 7s
In that famous Sin... Click to read more!

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