Upolu national league kicks off

By Angela Lafaialii- Pauga and F.F.S Media ,

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Under 12 boys in action: Vaitele United (stripe white/purple) against Lupe ole Soaga.

Under 12 boys in action: Vaitele United (stripe white/purple) against Lupe ole Soaga.

Hundreds of Children from around Upolu gathered at the F.F.S Fields Tuanaimato on Saturday, June 18, 2016 to participate in the Upolu youth Competition which is now in its second week and the beginning of the National League Tournament 2016. 

The youth tournament caters for three divisions, boys and girls under 12 and 15 and under 17 boys and girls. The national league on the other hand has 3 categories which includes the men and women’s premier league as well as the men’s first division. 

FIELD ACTION: Fa’atoia (orange) vs Lotopa (white).

FIELD ACTION: Fa’atoia (orange) vs Lotopa (white).

The overall objective of the competition is to develop football at the youth level by providing youngsters with the opportunity to participate in a fun and competitive environment.

F.F.S Competition Manager Michael Toleafoa explains the significance of the tournament “This 10 week tournament is designed as an opportunity to learn more about the game, its laws and also the format of the competitions and the way F.F.S administers its games. On the other hand, it has also given the F.F.S a chance to view the clubs and look at ways that we can help them to grow and develop in soccer” 

The 20 clubs which registered for this year’s National League Tournament are as follows

1. Adidas (Alamagoto) 

2. Fa’atoia United

3. Faleasi’u Kids Soccer

4. I’a Vai Soccer Club

5. Kiwi Football Club (Malifa)

6. Lotopa Soccer

FIELD ACTION: Fa’atoia (orange) vs Lotopa (white).
FIELD ACTION: Fa’atoia (orange) vs Lotopa (white).

7. Lepea Soccer Club

8. Lupe ole Soaga (Magiagi)

9. Moaula Football Club

10. Moata’a Soccer Club

11. One Way Wind (Moamoa)

12. Saint Joseph College soccer

13. Sogi Soccer Club

14. Togafu’afu’a Saints

15. Vaimoso Soccer Club

16. Vaitoloa Soccer Club

17. Vaivase Football Club

18. Vaitele United

19. Vaiusu Soccer Club

20. Unity 

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