Farewell Dinner & Church Service for Talavalu
The American Samoa Nationals 7's Team, Talavalu, were farewelled
last night at a dinner function held at the Fale Samoa @ Suigaula Beach Park Wednesday night. The team is scheduled to depart the territory Friday, March 21 for the HSBC/Cathay Pacific Sevens
Tournament in Hong Kong next week. Among the invitees were Lt. Gov Lemanu Peleti Mauga, the Governor's Chief of Staff Fiu Johnny Saelua, President of the FFAS Soccer Association Faiivae Alex Iuli,
Blue Sky Country Manager Lewis Wolman, Representative Puleleiite Tufele, members of the business community, the Futiga Methodist Church choir, families and friends.
Additional donations were also made to the Talavalu team with the American Samoa Government presenting the Chairman of the rugby union Togiola Tulafono with a check of $10,000. The Tool Shop donated $2,000, the American Samoa Football Federation (Faiivae Alex Iuli ) presented a gift from the soccer association of a $1,000 and cash donations ranging from $100 to $200 given on behalf of villages, families, and friends. The Chairman also announced that for the for the first time ever the players and coaching staff will be given cash allowances, sponsored by Blue Sky. Half of the allowances were given over to the team last night while the other half will be issued when they return home. The tea(Photo and story: TCA & SEER, Samoa News)
TATOORS at the 26th Vailima Marist Sevens Tournament
Talavalu playing under the club name TATOORS (Tutuila, Aunuu, Ta'u, Ofu, Olosega, Rose Island, Swains) topped their pool in the first day of pool action at the Vailima Marist Sevens Tournament in Apia. However, they lost in the cup-quarter finals to Marist St. Josephs and the bowl semifinals to Tepatasi.