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American Samoa American Football Federation needs your support!

“We are your sons, American Samoa!”
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The American Samoa American Football Federation is now fundraising – and they are asking for your help and support. They will be departing on the 12th of this month for New Zealand, where they will play the Kiwis for the first time – then onward to Tahiti for a debut appearance as well.
 
Earlier this year, members of the New Zealand American Football Federation were here on island to not only challenge us, but to set-up their accommodations for when they return to American Samoa.
 



Mustangs mark ASAFF record book — 1st NPFL Champions — undefeated too

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The American Samoa American Football Federation's (ASAFF) – National Prep Football League — held their first championship game this past Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, to officially close season one of the newly founded program – that has been long dreamed of by former football players on island that never had the chance to play again after high school.
 
Throughout the years the sport has been played here on island at the high school level – and by far is the best venue to display American Samoa’s athletic performances.

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Faga'alu "Starz" host Basketball Clinics for kids

“This is a community effort–we want our kids to be healthy”
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As part of the Department of Parks and Recreations Summer Youth Program, the Faga'alu "Starz" Basketball Team, which is managed by the American Samoa Basketball Association, has been hosting basketball clinics for youth within the village of Faga'alu and invites any youngsters from Fagaloa county and elsewhere.
 
The group is on their fourth year of hosting free clinics for the youth of American Samoa – and they are still going strong.
 



LE VASA OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB REPRESENTS AM. SAMOA IN SAVAI'I

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The Le Vasa Outrigger Canoe Club represented American Samoa with pride in the 2016 Savai'i Crossing held in our neighboring islands of Samoa last week. Despite the forecast that called for swells up to nine feet and winds up to 25 miles per hour – it didn't stop our local crew from representing us well.
 



Manu Samoa coach gives team a pass mark

Manu Samoa coach Namulauulu Alama Ieremia has given his players a tentative pass mark for their efforts in the June internationals.

A team featuring nine debutants drew 19-all in Apia against a Georgian team who completed an unbeaten tour of the Pacific.

The Manu also had mixed results in the Pacific Nations Cup, beaten 26-16 by Fiji in Suva before ending with an emphatic 30-10 victory at home to Tonga.

Ieremia said he had two main targets going into his first series as head coach.



National Prep Football League playoffs on Saturday

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UNDEFEATED MUSTANGS READY TO WIN

 

As the only undefeated team in the National Prep Football League (NPFL), the Mustangs Football Team say they are comfortable with their chances against the Assassins in their championship game tomorrow, according to the Mustangs Head Coach Ben Sauvao.

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American Samoa 1, Tonga 1 in OFC U-20 Prelims

American Samoa drew 1-1 with Tonga on Match Day 1 of the 2016 OFC U-20 Preliminary Championship in Tonga on June 24, at Loto.

 

It was a disappointing result for American Samoa after they walked away with many missed opportunities today, including a point-blank shot at goal by Joseph Purcell during the 51st minute.

 

“It was disappointment for us because we know we could’ve won the game,” said American Samoa’s coach, Sione Mau. “We had a lot of opportunities but we just couldn’t convert on them.”



Harbaugh cancels final Samoa camp due to Zika

Jim Harbaugh was supposed to be in America Samoa on Thursday for the final stop on Michigan's satellite camp tour.

But that's not going to happen.

Per John Raynar, the communications director for the Republican Party of American Samoa, Harbaugh and Michigan called off their return trip to Samoa due to a fear of the Zika Virus.

Harbaugh's wife, Sarah, is pregnant.



TOP GOLFERS ARRIVE FOR SAMOA OPEN

The biggest professional golf event in Samoa was officially launched yesterday, at the Royal Samoa Country Club, Fagali’i.

During the next few days, nearly 60 P.G.A professionals from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, U.S.A and Samoa will go head to head for the S.I.F.A Samoa Open and S.I.F.A Samoa Senior Open.

The biggest professional golf event in Samoa was officially launched yesterday, at the Royal Samoa Country Club, Fagali’i.



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2016 LITTLE LEAGUE SUMMER PROGRAM STILL REGISTERING KIDS
 
Registration is still open for those interested in being part of the 2016 Little League Summer Program, hosted by the American Samoa Baseball Association (ASBA) in collaboration with the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).
 
The program is open to all youngsters — boys and girls — between 5 and 18 years old. Proof of age, such as a copy of the child’s birth certificate, is required to complete the registration form.
 



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