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St. Mary's and Flames set for final flurry

The stage is set for the finale of the PFL National Netball League this Saturday at the Multipurpose Netball Gymnasium Tuanaimato.

There, the Apia East Flames will take on St. Mary's Sports Club in the A-Grade final. And after a long 10 weeks of competition, only one team will emerge victorious. 

St. Mary's are heading to the final as the red hot favourites. With an unbeaten record so far, they also handed the Flames a 41-21 defeat the first time they met.

But the Flames, a new team in the competition, has only grown from strength to strength and they will be looking to avenge that earlier loss. 

They brought the heat last Saturday against the United Soulz and won, 44-42, earning them a spot in the final and the chance to end their season on a high.

The Flames was established this year with the hopes of adding more depth to the competition.


St. Mary's on the other hand pack both the experience and youth and they will be very hard to beat.

Netball C.E.O., Rosemarie Lome, said they expect a fiercely competitive contest.

"We are looking forward to ending our 10 weeks competition in a high note and seeing everyone having a good time on the netball court," she said.

She added that on Saturday they will have their prize giving for the different divisions.

"This Saturday will be our last games for the 2020 PFL National Netball League. We will also be having the prize giving for our Age Group Divisions (U10, U12, U14, and Development Grade) at 12 noon then followed immediately after will be the Championship matches for the A Grade, Final A Reserve Shield Challenge, and Samoa Men’s Association Championship Finals," she added.

The Apia East Flames:

Faleulu Levasa, Mafa Mulitalo-Simanu, Faanofonofo Lautusi, Laupama Mataipule, Annetta Iakopo, Amanaki Simalu Lautusi, Tupou Toomalatai, Lene Vaifale, Shaanarlei Ward-Iteli, Grace Arasi Tanielu, Nazarena Lameko, Narita Lale, Lise Time, Shaloni Time, and Cedrella Moe Pouli.

St. Mary's: 

Vienna Schmidt, Romania Ng Lam Pose, Rylee Schuster, Tirah Schmidt, Theresa Laban, Rumei Meredith, Tamisha Lei-Sam, Geraldine Taefu, Christina Falaniko, Frances Gaufa, and Priscilla Taefu. 


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