Team Samoa for Commonwealth Games 2022, Birmingham, named

Just two weeks after Team Samoa returned home from Pacific Games, Saipan, they are ready again to travel to Birmingham to contest the Commonwealth Games 2022.
The President and Board of Directors of Samoa Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee are pleased to name Team Samoa who will represent Samoa at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham United Kingdom, from 28th July – 8th August 2022.
Team Samoa for Birmingham is selected from local and overseas based elite athletes in seven sports – Athletics, Boxing, Judo, Rugby 7s, Swimming, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.
1. Alexander Meli Rose
2. Donny Masele Tuimaseve
3. Jeremy Raponi Dodson
4. Johnny Key
5. Kelvin Tuiala Savaiinaea
6. Kolone Paul Peter Alefosio
7. Nuuausala Sialataua Malota Tuilefano
8. Pesamino Iakopo
9. William Angliss Hunt
Nonu Ah Chong Sam Chong (Coach)
Dane Michael Miller (Assistant
Leiataualesā Jerry Brunt (Manager)
Aquatic –Swimming
1. Brandon Lloyd Schuster
2. Lushavel Yvonne Petina Stickland
3. Olivia Jennifer Borg
4. Thomas Kokoro Frost
Suzanne Schuster (Coach)
1. Ato Leau Plodzicki-Faoagali
2. Jancen Poutoa
3. Marion Faustino Ah Tong
Mikaele Lemisio (Coach)
Jesmario Ah Tong (Assistant Coach)
1. William Tai Tin
Derek Sua (Coach)
Men Rugby Sevens
1. Faafoi Falaniko
2. Iafeta Mahony Purcell
3. Levi Nifo Milford
4. Melani Matavao
5. Motu Opetai
6. Neueli Molesi Leitufia
7. Owen Niue
8. Paul Junior Scanlan
9. Steve Onosai
10. Taunuu Niulevaea
11. Uaina Sione
12. Vaafauese Apelu Maliko
13. Vaovasa Afa
Muliagatele Brian Pala Lima (Coach)
Tausa Faamaoni Lalomilo (Assistant Coach)
Hari Junior Moses Narayan (Analyst)
Yon Garcia Cobos (Physiotherapist)
Tuala Patrick Patty Isitolo Leota (Manager)
1. Don Opeloge
2. Feagaiga Stowers
3. Jack Hitila Opeloge
4. John Lautafi Tafi
5. Petelo Tuiloma Lautusi
6. Vaipava Nevo Ioane
Tuaopepe Jerry Wallwork (Coach)
Ele Opeloge (Assistant Coach)
Toafitu Perive (Assistant Coach)
Hiti Don Opeloge (Manager)
1. Maulalo Willie Salumalo Alofipo
2. Taitaifono Adam Eti Tamati
Gaku Akazawa (Coach)
CGA Delegation:
President: Pauga Talalelei Pauga
Secretary General: Sifuiva Maureen Epati Tuimalealiifano
Team Management Officials
1. Sulā Tagifano So’onalole-Sam Chong—Chef de Mission
2. Leasi Ioane Galuvao – General Team Manager
3. Elizabeth Evans – Physiotherapist
4. Henrietta Aviga Mercier—COVID-19 Officer
5. Kosetatino Tuionetoa— Masseur
Team Samoa has been training for the Commonwealth games, and we believe they are well prepared and equipped to take on the quest and bring home medals.
Men’s Rugby Sevens team of athletes and officials will be the first to depart Samoa on Thursday 14th July 2022, followed by the rest of Team Samoa a week later, on Thursday 21st July 2022.
An official send off for Team Samoa will be held on Monday 18th July 2022, where the Honorable Deputy Prime Minister will offer a word of encouragement, advice and blessing for Team Samoa, prior to their departure, on behalf of the Government and People of Samoa.
SASNOC’s Executive Board and Management express sincere gratitude for the unwavering support of all SASNOC’s sponsors and partners for making it possible for Team Samoa to compete once again in the Commonwealth Games 2022, namely the Government of Samoa through Samoa International Finance Authority, Samoa Tourism Authority, Ministry of Education Sports and Culture, and the National Bank of Samoa. We also acknowledge our Games partners for their ongoing support.