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South Pacific Watersport & Fitness Triathalon — "Tri for Your Life"

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Last Saturday, another fitness challenge was hosted by South Pacific Watersports & Fitness Triathlon themed "Tri for Your Life" which turned out to be a success not only for those who participated, but for SPW's ongoing fitness programs as well, as they focus on promoting ways and ideas for the people of American Samoa to fight against obesity and other health problems.
 



FFAS Summer Youth Soccer League off and running

The very popular FFAS Summer Youth Soccer League is off and running with more than 40 teams competing since the competition kicked off on July 20, 2016.
 
“It is amazing seeing all these young soccer players enjoying themselves,” explained FFAS President Faiivae Iuli Alex Godinet. “The very young players want to play all the time and it is also nice seeing the parents come out to watch their children play.”
 



WITH JUST 11 PLAYERS, AASAFF EAGLES FOOTBALL TEAM STILL UNDEFEATED

Australia is on the schedule now for next week
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The American Samoa American Football Federation (ASAFF) Men's Football Team made their initial appearance on Tahiti's American style football field last Saturday. Representing American Samoa with pride, were only 11 American Samoa 'Eagles' players — playing both offense and defense — led by head coach Ethan Lake and they gave Tahiti a game to remember as they smacked the Tahitians with a 52 - 10 blowout victory.
 



SPW sponsors first local Freedom Run & Obstacle Course

Source: SPW media release

Over 200 people showed up last Saturday at Suigaula Beach to take on South Pacific Watersports & Fitness’ 2016 Freedom Run & Obstacle Course.

 

“It was a great day, we had such an awesome turnout for what was our final event of our annual land race schedule.” says Paula Stevenson-McDonald, owner of SPW in Utulei. “This was a unique and very challenging race so I was pleased to see everyone take the challenge head on and come out winners!” she said.

 



TAFUNA JETS CELEBRATE 30 YEARS OF TEACHING KIDS TO PLAY SOCCER

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The Tafuna Jets Soccer Club kicked-off their soccer league last week at their main field in front of Samoa NAPA in Tafuna, as part of their preparation for the celebration of their 30-year anniversary this week.
 



Am Samoa Rugby Union opens Men’s 15 season

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The American Samoa Rugby Union (ASRU) officially kicked off their Men’s 15s Rugby Season last Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Stadium. Samoa News interviewed ASRU's David Robinson, who spoke on behalf of the Union and Chairman Togiola Tulafono who wasn't present during the opening.
 
As for the match ups for this year’s season opener, Leone Whites won after their opponents forfeited the match – the only game that was played was the match up between the Pago Eagles and the Avele Rugby Club.
 

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ASAFF Football Team claims first Men's Sr. Division Cup

This is only the beginning – our ASAFF Program needs to expand and grow
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New Zealand welcomed American Samoa with open arms according to some of the players on the American Samoa America Football Federation (ASAFF) Team and their effort to give them a game to remember was successful, after they schooled the Kiwis with American Samoa’s 20-point victory — 30-10. Samoa News notes that earlier this year, members of the New Zealand American Football Federation (NZAFF) were in the territory promoting their efforts in American football.

 

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Tina Drabble Golf Tourney once again raises funds for Junior Golf

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Saturday’s 4th Tina Drabble Golf Tournament at the Ili'ili Golf Course found avid golfers as well as others on hand for the annual effort by the Tina Drabble Foundation to support of the Junior Golf program.

 

Samoa News interviewed the late Tina's mother, Chande Lutu-Drabble who leads the effort yearly and she emphasized her thanks and appreciation to everyone who came out to be part this annual event.

 

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Tonga 2, American Samoa 0

American Samoa closed out their OFC Men’s U-17 Preliminary campaign with a disappointing 2-0 loss against Tonga on July 8, 2016 at the Toleafoa JS Blatter Sports Complex in Tuanaimato, Samoa.
 



Samoa 3, American Samoa 0 — OFC Men’s U-17

Samoa outclassed American Samoa 3-0 in the OFC Men’s U-17 Preliminary Samoa 2016 with ball domination, excellent passing and numerous attacking on July 5 at the Toleafoa JS Blatter Sports Complex.

 

“Samoa played very well against us and deserved the win,” said the A.S. U-17 coach, Frederick Maiava. “They kept winning the ball and were able to send the ball forward to put a lot of pressure on our defenders and goalkeeper.”

 



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