The Ministry of Health Business House Championship 2018 is set to begin at Saint Joseph’s College on Monday.
It is an eight weeks tournament and is organised by Samoa Touch Rugby Incorporated (S.T.R.I.) in partnership with the Ministry of Health (M.O.H.).
The tournament aims to promote and increase physical activities to combat the rise of non-communicable disease within business communities through touch rugby.
The teams comprise various Government Ministries and corporations along with more than 20 teams.
According to the president of S.T.R.I., Mailata Michael Wulf, the tournament is part of their annual calendar, which promotes a fun and active lifestyle within the work place and can also foster teamwork and promote healthy living through the sport of touch rugby.
“This year we are taking the initiative to work together with M.O.H. to promote health through our eight weeks Business House Touch Competition.
“This is the second round of our Business House competition, which was held at the beginning of this year from February to April and we are happy to have M.O.H. come on board to support our tournament.
“The tournament also contributes to our strategic mission of promoting gender equality, improve health and wellbeing and promote inclusiveness within our touch community.”
The teams are: National University of Samoa, Central Bank of Samoa, Computer Services Limited/Apia Insurance, National Health Services, Samoa Airport Authority, Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Attorney General’s Office /Electrical Power Corporation, Bank of the South Pacific, Samoa Rugby Union, Ministry of Finance, Audit Office, Ministry for Public Enterprises/ Unit Trust of Samoa, Isitolo Leota/ Lesa ma Penn, Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa, ANZ Bank, Land Transport Authority, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme / Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Transam/Ace Hardware/Samoa Builders Supplies, Public Service Commission, Bluesky, Samoa Stationaries and Books, Ministry of Health, and the Touch National Women’s training squad.