Fagali'i Teuila volleyball champions
Fagali'i Volleyball Club (F.V.C.) emerged as the Digicel Teuila Tournament 2020 Champions after beating I'a Sa from Leusoali'i in two consecutive sets on Saturday.
The Fagali'i team, led by captain Vaoita Togafau, said he could not be prouder of his team and gave first thanks to the Lord.
In an intense final match at the National University of Samoa Gymnasium, each serve, pass, set, spike and block from both teams was met with cheers from the crowd.
Fagalii supporters erupted in cheers as the team sealed their win with an unexpected and effortless pat of the ball into I'a Sa's side of the court, made by by F.V.C.'s jersey No. 2.
The competition was divided into the Men's division, Women's division and the Queen’s division.
Lupe ole Soaga from Maagiagi was named the Women's Division champions while the War Maidens claimed top place for the Queen's Division.
Speaking during the prize giving, the Volleyball Samoa Federation Inc. President, Leute Mataipule conveyed her heartfelt gratitude to major sponsor, Digicel Samoa, for making the event a reality.
"This is a very important tournament because it is the platform from which the volleyball federation chooses the elite teams to represent Samoa in any international games," she said.
"We have to present our awards based on the money we collected for registration and oftentimes we have to cut awards due to financial restraints, so I hope this is the beginning of our new partnership with Digicel Samoa and Volleyball Samoa Federation."
It is the first time Digicel Samoa has sponsored the national volleyball tournament, and Ms. Mataipule said she is hopeful it will not be the last.
She also acknowledged the sponsorship of Samoa First Union, Samoa International Finance Authority and the Taumeasina Island Resort.