23 July, 2012

Samoa - Ssporting giants continue dominance of the Pacific

Reinforcing their reputation as the sporting giants of the South Pacific, Samoa welcomed former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry with All Black star and RWC 2011 squad member Victor Vito on 23 July with the Webb Ellis Cup to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship between New Zealand and Samoa.

Sir Graham and Vito will lead training sessions with coaches and students from Apia colleges and national provincial clubs. The Cup will also travel to the island of Savai’i.

Having been recently named the 2012 IRB Pacific Nations Cup champions, Samoa is the only unbeaten team in this year’s round of competitions, retaining their title as sporting giants of the South Pacific.

Much has been invested in the development of the area of sport in Samoa, the biggest of which are the world class sporting facilities, considered one of the best in the South Pacific.  Built or improved upon for the 2007 South Pacific Games, Samoa has amazing state of the art facilities for many sports including rugby, swimming, volleyball and weight lifting.

The facilities provide the perfect off-season training site for many sporting teams in the off-season

For further information on Samoa’s training facilities, email marketing@samoa.travel.

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