Digicel Teuila International Tag Competition 2023 kicks off


Digicel Teuila International Tag Competition 2023 has kicked off and this event is a milestone for Samoa Tag Incorporated since the onset of covid 19. 

The first Teuila International Tag Tournament took place in 2018, after its inception in 2017.  Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata’afa said the 2018 tournament attracted 1,000 players locally and internationally and was an impressive outcome for a first-time event.  The vision then was to continue to develop the sport in Samoa. 

Today, five years later, about 500 people are confirmed to travel to Samoa to be part of the Digicel Teuila Tag Competition, scheduled this weekend at Apia Park. 

Samoa Tag Incorporated continues development efforts to promote tag sport locally. It has coordinated school clinics at various schools and provided equipment and training on the knowledge of the sport and its rules. 

In preparation for this year’s Digicel Teuila International Tag competition, Samoa Tag Incorporated will launch a Homework Centre for students with PCs, laptops, printers and other equipment that students will use for homework. 

Fiame commended the work of the Associate Minister, Patron and Chairman, Faleomavaega Titi Tafua and the President of Samoa Tag Incorporated, Faaofonuu JP Leota together with the Executive for continuing this event and having the platform to enable sports development for youth and the progression of tag sport in Samoa and the region. 

The Prime Minister also acknowledged Digicel Samoa Co. Ltd and all sponsors that have come on board to support this event.