Samoa welcomes Squash athletes

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The Samoa Tourism Authority’s Cultural village came alive with dancing and music yesterday evening to welcome international guests.

Over 50 squash players from across the Pacific arrived in Apia to compete in the 2018 Samoa Squash Open.

The players represent Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia, and will compete across three days of the tournament.

Squash Samoa President, Masoe Norman Wetzell, during the ava ceremony to welcome the international squash players. Photo/Misiona Simo
Squash Samoa President, Masoe Norman Wetzell, during the ava ceremony to welcome the international squash players. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo
Samoa welcomes Squash athletes. Photo/Misiona Simo

Last night’s welcoming festivities were opened by the President of the Samoa Squash Racquets Association, Masoe Norman Wetzell.

Masoe, who has been an avid squash player for much of his life, said he was excited to get the Squash Open underway.

The tournament is held at the Tuanaimato Squash Complex from 1pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am on Saturday.

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