Netball in Samoa
|Netball in Samoa|
Netball in Samoa is a popular game, usually played by girls on Saturdays during the winter, though games can be played at all times of the year. The sport started to grow in popularity during the 1970s. The popularity of netball is also growing amongst men on the island.
Samoa has a men's national team that has competed in the 2009 and 2011 International Challenge Men’s and Mixed Netball Tournament.
Rita Fatialofa is a Samoan netball player, who later went on to compete on New Zealand's national team. She became the coach for the Samoan national team, qualifying them for every Pacific Games, as well as 1991 and 1995 Netball World Championships. Cathrine Latu is another famous Samoan player who went on to play for New Zealand.
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