BSP Chips in $10,000 to Support Samoa Touch Rugby Tournament


3 August 2023 BSP Samoa | In fostering community partnerships and nurturing young talents, BSP Samoa continues to invest in sports at all levels and today announced its support of $10,000 tala with merchandise worth $2,600 to the Samoa Touch Rugby Incorporated for the National Elite Touch (NET) Tournament scheduled for this week: 4th-5th of August 2023.

The NET Tournament holds great importance as it serves as a platform for selecting a formidable team to represent Samoa at the upcoming Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands in November.

BSP Samoa Manager e Banking, Maiava Iaeli Tovia-Leota when presenting the cheque said, “BSP recognises the significance of this sporting event and aims to contribute to the growth and development of the sport in the country.”

“This is not our first time supporting local sports iin Samoa as we had recently sponsored the Schools National 7s and National 15s Rugby Championships as Naming Rights Sponsors,” said Maiava.

“We know that Touch rugby has recently gained enormous popularity and serves as a fundamental sport for development and community engagement.”

Maiava added that Touch Rugby in Samoa has shown remarkable dedication to nurturing young talents and fostering a love for the sport, ensuring Samoa’s quality representation at prestigious international events.

BSP’s support also extends to fund registrations for the Vaea team representing BSP in this competition.

“This will enable young players to participate in the National Elite Touch Tournament and get a chance to be selected to represent Samoa at the Pacific Games in November.”

“We believe through this continued partnership, it will make positive impacts in the lives of aspiring athletes and support the future success of Touch Rugby in Samoa.”

On behalf of the BSP Samoa family, Ms Tovia-Leota wished all the participating teams the best of luck in the tournament.