Sports Awards: The finalists named

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Steffi CARRUTHERS (Tennis)

Steffi CARRUTHERS (Tennis)

The Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (S.A.S.N.O.C) has received the shortlist of nominees from the Selection Panel for the Samoa Sports Awards on Saturday at Gym 1, Tuana’imato.

There are now four remaining candidates from each category. The Selection Panel will then make the final decision regarding the winner of each category and these will be announced at the Sports Awards.

The remaining four (4) candidates from each category are as follows:

1. Junior Sportswoman of the Year

Feagaiga STOWERS (Weightlifting) Aufui SAU (Basketball) Claudia OSBORNE (Athletics)

2. Junior Sportsman of the Year

Ioane Junior IOANE (Boxing) Maeu NANAI LEVI (Weightlifting) Junior Konesano PALAMO (Athletics) Ryan PAIA (Basketball)

3. Sportsman of the Year

Siaosi LEUO (Weightlifting) Eddie CHAN PAO (Shooting) Sam KASIANO (Rugby League) Oliva KERISOME (Powerlifting)

4. Sportswoman of the Year

Mary OPELOGE (Weightlifting) Peta MUALIA-TEO (Hockey) Matile SITAGATA (Powerlifting) Steffi CARRUTHERS (Tennis)

5. Sports Administrator of the Year

Faamausili Taiva Ah Young (Hockey) Sala Stellar VAEA-TANGITAU (International Cricket) Sua Tagaloa Faafouina SUA (Rugby League) Tutoatasi SETU (Athletics)

6. Sports Team of the Year

Samoa International Cricket Samoa Mixed Team (Touch) Samoa Hockey (Men) Samoa Hockey (Women)

7. Sports Coach of the Year

Peta MUALIA-TEO (Hockey) Lionel Fatu FATUPAITO (Boxing) Tuaopepe Jerry WALLWORK (Weightlifting) Matt PARISH (Rugby League)

8. Disability Athlete of the Year

Milo TOLEAFOA

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