CONGRATULATIONS FROM GOVERNMENT
I congratulate Marist Saint Joseph’s Sports Club in hosting the 34th Vailima Marist International Sevens and the 6th Sports Season. It is vital to the development of sport in Samoa in building the capacity of our local athletes and sports administers.
CONNECTION TO PATHWAY FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SAMOA 21-26
Marist Sports in important to achieving our Government National Plan. It builds Social Harmony and Provides Safety when the youth are brought together in tournaments, a safe atmosphere is created for our women to develop and excel in sports.
Government is focus on Empowering communities, building resilience and inspiring growth. Marist Sports through the Rugby Sevens, Netball, Boxing, Rugby League, Touch and other sports contribute a huge role in delivering these outcomes for our social and economic development.
Our Government prioritize our people, and in the PATHWAY FOR DEVELOPMENT OF SAMOA, I commend Marist Sports for their part in our KEY STRATEGIC OUTCOMES OF – IMPROVED SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT & DIVERSIFIED AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY
ACKNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
I thank and acknowledge the contribution of our development partners Australia, China, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Your contribution to the development of Samoa is diversified to cover all sectors of society.These are important for generating and moving the economy while we face the challenges of the global pandemic Covid 19.
PREPATING OUR ATHELETES FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Marist Sports always provide the perfect platform for preparation for international competition such as Pacific Games, Commonwealth and Olympics
.• Marist Boxers – Marion Ah Tong and Ato Faoagali qualified and participated in Tokyo Olympics 2020
.• Our Womens Rugby Sevens for the first time is being represented by all local players as a result of development from Marist.
MARIST SPORTS AWARSD – HONOUR AND CELEBRATE OUR PEOPLE
I congratulate individuals and members of our sports community who will be honoured for their lifetime service to Sports through Marist and Samoa.
O nai tagata ua leva ona tautua ia Samoa e ala I taaloga ma e faataua e le Malō lenei le amanaia o le sao taua na avea ai ma sui faavaomalo o Samoa.