School athletics joy
It was a victorious day for Aana No.2 College who took out top honours as the overall winner in the Zone D Division.
Six colleges participated in track and field events at Apia Park and included Wesley College, Nuuausala College, Paul VI College, Aana No.2 College and Lefaga College.
In the girl’s division the Zone D champion took all the junior, intermediate, and senior divisions.
Aana No.2 College coach Leala Mose was elated with his school’s overall performance and said the hard work has paid off.
“It was not an easy preparation, the students were so committed to training for three weeks and it has paid off with the results. I am overwhelmed with our teams’ achievement today – they have made us all proud."
But we applaud our girl’s division for taking it all, they have all worked so hard and they really deserved today’s win,” he said.
“For now, we have to improve our trainings for the champs of champs in three weeks’ time.
It is not the end of the road yet for us, we have to be better equipped for the main event which is the champs.”
Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (C.C.C.S.), Reverend Fuatimu Posese, who is also the secretary of the Zone D said their primary goal is to develop talent in sport and unite the students to tackle challenges such as inter-school violence.
“The prime objective is to develop their talents in sport, and also bring them together, there one of the major issues now is violence among schools so this is one solution, to bring them together, play and participate together.”
The lack of sporting events often led to the students losing interest, but Reverend Fuatimu Posese said this should not deter players and athletes from pursuing their dreams.
“Our main concern is that there are no follow-ups in athletics, and so the students along the way lose interest in sports. At the moment, even though we depend on the government for funding, there is a lack of support for the talents of young students in their respective schools. I urge that all competing players and athletes to keep on pursuing their dream of sports, everyone is different and some are born to be star players, you can do anything with the support of your families. But most importantly for all the schools participating to play a friendly game with each other, treat everyone in a Christian manner where there is respect and love for all.