The Zone A Secondary Schools kick started their Rugby 15’s aside championships last week Thursday.
At the Leiifiifi College field, a formal ceremony was held to mark the beginning of the Zone A Schools 15’s Rugby Championships.
The Minister of Education Sports and Culture, Loau Keneti Sio delivered the keynote address, encouraging players and teachers.
In his speech, Loau reminded the participants that students who always start brawls during the games are those who lack both mental and physical preparations.
He told the kids that Samoa’s Government focuses on developing both education and sports.
“Prepare yourself, so that come the time for exams, you have prepared well to achieve high marks and high score percentage.”
“Same with sport, you’ve got to prepare yourself; you’ve got to be active and have to be strong both mentally and physically.”
Zone A has introduced this year an exciting initiative in the form of a Challenge Shield in all three divisions (U15’s, U17’s and U19’s).
In the Under-15 division, Avele College won the Shield after defeating Leifiifi College in the Shield match contest winning 17-5 points at fulltime.
Samoa College won by default after Aleipata College’s U-15 team failed to show up for the match.
Avele College also scooped the Under-17 Shield after defeating Falealili College 5-3 at fulltime.
Hosts, Leiifiifi College won the Under-19 Shield contest after defeating Samoa College 29-18 at fulltime.
Round two of the Zone A Schools Rugby 15’s Championships will resume next week at the same venue.
Zone A Rugby Results
U15s ALEIPATA COLLEGE lbd v wbd SAMOA COLLEGE U15s
U15s LEIFIIFI COLLEGE 5 v 17 AVELE COLLEGE U15s Shield Match
U17s LEIFIIFI COLLEGE 22 v 3 VAIMAUGA COLLEGE U17s
U17s SAMOA COLLEGE 12 v 24 ALEIPATA COLLEGE U17s
U17s AVELE COLLEGE 5 v 3 FALEALILI COLLEGE U17s Shield Match
U19s VAIMAUGA COLLEGE wbd v lbd ALEIPATA COLLEGE U19s
U19s AVELE COLLEGE 5 v 3 PALALAUA COLLEGE U19s
U19s LEIFIIFI COLLEGE 29 v 18 SAMOA COLLEGE U19s Shield