Ah Mu Academy dominates tournament

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Intense Competition between the participating private schools.

Intense Competition between the participating private schools. (Photo: Misiona Simo/Samoa Observer)

Ah Mu Academy dominated in the Get into Rugby tournament that was held for private schools in Upolu at Pesega.

The schools are Pesega Middle School, Robert Louis Stevenson School, Peace Chapel, Ah Mu Academy, Samoa Primary School and Vaiala Beach School. 

Ah Mu Academy claimed first overall in the Year 5, 6, and 8 divisions while Samoa Primary School took the Year 7 division.

Peace Chapel Year 8 teacher, Cassandra Hart, said all the private schools have enjoyed what the Samoa Rugby Union (S.R.U.) has been doing with coaching.

“It is really important for the private schools to be involved because it encourages team work and participation in such and amazing game,” she said. 

Get into Rugby coordinator, Filoi Eneliko, said the programme is running throughout all of Samoa, not only government schools and mission schools but also private schools.

“It’s really amazing looking at the kids especially the young ones having fun. Kids are so excited and it is evident in their faces, the ones playing giving it their all while the ones cheering were just as overwhelmed with excitement.”

“You see the talent coming out from these young players. In previous years we ran touch rugby with private schools but now they are playing tag rugby.”

She added that this is a sport to develop the skills of rugby for children. 

“Peace Chapel ran the tournament with the assistance from Samoa Rugby Union. We provided refereeing for the games and coaching.”

“This is sponsored by private schools alone and also S.R.U. helping out with some prizes alongside World Rugby.” 

 

Results:

Year 5                                                                                      

Ah Mu Academy 

Robert Louis Stevenson School

Peace Chapel

Most Valuable Player (M.V.P.) Lauama Puni (Ah Mu Academy)

Ah Mu Academy playing against Peace Chapel.
Ah Mu Academy playing against Peace Chapel.

Year 6

Ah Mu Academy

Peace Chapel

Robert Louis Stevenson School

M.V.P – Authentic Enosa (Ah Mu Academy)

 

Year 7

Samoa Primary School

Ah Mu Academy

Pesega Middle School

M.V.P. – Dallas Fepuleai (Samoa Primary School)

 

Year 8

Ah Mu Academy

Peace Chapel

Samoa Primary School

M.V.P. – Junior Maiava (Peace Chapel)

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