Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has expressed the government’s support towards the formation of the Manu Samoa Old Boys Association in Auckland.
Tuilaepa launched the initiative last night ahead of the Manu Samoa test match against the All Blacks tonight.
Tuilaepa, who is the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union, is fully supportive of the endeavor.
“The Manu Samoa Old Boys Association is way overdue,” he said.
“For them to step up now speaks volumes about their commitment to Samoa and their willingness to give back to the sport and to the people of Samoa.
“The Manu Old Boys will play a leading role on the ground as scouts for new talent and also assist the Samoa Rugby Union when it comes to organizing international test games overseas.
”After several meetings with them in New Zealand, I am impressed with their strategic plan to support the Manu Samoa with future developments and fund raising initiatives.”
The launch last night was held at the Ellerslie Event Centre at the Ellerslie Racecourse. It was hosted by comedian Tofiga Fepulea’i.
The Manu Samoa Old Boys Association is set up to acknowledge all members who represented the Manu Samoa and their affiliation to Samoan Rugby.