Basketball tournament kicks off

By Anina Kazaz ,

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Teams playing at the Apia Park Gym within the Teuila Festival (Photo Anina Kazaz).

Teams playing at the Apia Park Gym within the Teuila Festival (Photo Anina Kazaz).

The Samoa Basketball Federation started its four-day tournament at Apia Park gym earlier this week. 

The various categories competing in the tournament include open women and men, Under 17 and 14 boys, girls’ teams from Upolu, Savaii and an open men’s team from American Samoa. 

Federation’s Manager, Sarah-Lee L. Malaesilia said although the number of women’s team have increased, the men’s team still outnumber them and there is a need to push women to participate in sport. 

Sarah-Lee said they are starting their tournament early from 3pm-6pm because 

Following the tournament is the referees training to help participants develop their skills in the game and referring. 

The Federation hopes to grow basketball interest in Samoa through the tournament and attract new members to take part in the sport. 

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