Marist St Joseph's Sports Club get support

The Samoa International Finance Authority (S.I.F.A.) has made a $5,000 donation to the Marist St Josephs Club Samoa.

The Government entity has been a long-term supporter of sports development in Samoa and their support to the Marist Club is their contribution to sports making a difference in the community.

S.I.F.A. Chief Executive Officer, Tuifaasisina Sieni Tualega-Voorwinden, emphasised the importance of sports and the role that the Marist Club has played over the years.

“We know that our people are naturally gifted and talented in sports. And it is really great to see different bodies like Marist really invest in our people," said Tuifaasisina. 

"We are the biggest assets and one of our strengths is through sports. We love to support and help in any way we can."

Marist St Josephs Club Tournament Director, Taupau Alex Mikaele, said he was thankful for the solidarity and support shown by the SIFA in these challenging times.

“We are amazed at the support that we have been given by SIFA and many other local businesses," he said. "It shows solidarity and the hope for our people in these testing times. 

"Never let the State of Emergency be a barrier for our people in progressing."

Despite the challenges that the world is currently facing, Taupau said he is grateful to the support of the S.I.F.A. and they are not taking the donation for granted. 

“Our country has been hit from all four corners and we are not in an ideal situation of giving any help because we ourselves are trying to help us out. 

"But the heart of S.I.F.A. is revealed in these tough times. To give regardless of what situation you are in, that is why we will not take this blessing for granted."

This year the Marist St Josephs Club is ready to stage all the five different sports that will be held throughout February to June this year.

“We are ready to bring some hope and happiness to the people of Samoa with the five different sports that will be held during our Marist Sports Season. 

We will start with the 33rd Vailima Marist International Sevens, league, rugby touch, boxing then netball.

“We are excited and we cannot wait to see our local talent take the field.”

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