Supakako donates weightlifters' uniforms

By Vaelei Von Dincklage 05 January 2021, 2:00PM

New Zealand-registered social enterprise Supakako has donated uniforms valued at over NZ$10,000 ($17,000 tala) to the Samoa Water Authority (S.W.A.) Samoa weightlifting team.

Supakako President, Tuala Tagaloa Tusani, says they were inspired by the work of S.W.A. Weightlifting President, Tuaopepe Jerry Asiata Wallwork and the team hence the donation of the uniforms.

"We are grateful for the inspirational work by Tuaopepe Jerry Asiata Wallwork and Samoa Weightlifting Federation,” he said. “We see their hard work as motivation for our Team Sukpakako to do our best in our industry.

"Tuaopepe and Samoa Weightlifting Federation are a well-disciplined and focused team and it's something we hope to grow in our own organisation.”

Tuala added that his team wanted to learn from the SWF and to keep their organisation afloat, therefore to show their appreciation they gifted the weightlifting team with the uniforms.

"The dream for Supakako is to learn from the best like Tuaopepe and SWF and hopefully incorporate those learnings to help us do better in what we do. 

“To show our appreciation we have sponsored a uniform for SWF to the value of over NZ$10,000 thanks largely to sales of our (Supakako) Koko Samoa in New Zealand.”

Tuaopepe expressed their gratitude to Supakako for the uniforms which were donated last  Thursday on the eve of the new year.

"I wanted to express on behalf of the S.W.A. Samoa weightlifting team our sincere thank you to Supakako, especially their President Tuala Tusani for this assistance," he said.

The S.W.A. weightlifting team is currently leading the Oceania Weightlifting Federation Online League with Sanele Mao one of their strongest lifters, who also won the first-ever online cup tournament.

The team is also preparing to meet Nauru on 22-23 January 2021 with some of the lifters having already broken a number of records.

By Vaelei Von Dincklage 05 January 2021, 2:00PM

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