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Representative Competition

The accomplishment of a goal is a result of a dream that has been realised. For many children one of their goals was realised on Saturday morning when the Football Federation Samoa officially announced the Under 12 Boys and Girls who have made it into the 2012 All-Star League.
When asked how he felt about his a achievement, a young, talented player from Faatoia smiled and acknowledged the help of his father in achieving his Football pathway dream.
“My dad encouraged me to play football, as he’s the head coach for our club. He tells me to be smart while playing and always keep a low profile during a game”.
He continued “Playing football is different from other sports, and being elegant with decision making is needed. I want to be part of the Samoa’s Men National Team. I can see myself with a brighter future from soccer, and I’m excited to learn new things on the road.”
Jarvis Alatise is a 10 year old student of Vaivase Tai Primary school who was named in one of the four Representative Teams to play in the All Star League – a new programme designed by Football Federation Samoa to prepare and develop young players for National Teams.
Jarvis started playing football when he was 7 years old; he is the captain for Vaivase Primary school and Faatoia Blues under 12 teams.
The Representative Youth League (or Al Star Laegue) is an initiative implemented by the Technical Team of Football Federation Samoa. Eighty (80) players, boys and girls are selected from various clubs in the ongoing National Youth League and they are divided into Four (4) teams. Two divisions are played – Under 12 and Under 15.
The main purpose of this new programme is to target players that have the potential in Football and to become representatives of our National teams in the future.
Last Saturday the FFS announced the players who will be taking part in the Representative Competition and they participated in a March onto the Main Field in front of their parents, supporters and senior players from their clubs. Parents and supporters filled the complex with cheers and excitement as their witnessed their children marching for their first ever selection in to a National Youth League Competition.
The All Star Competition kicks off on this Saturday the 11th May 2013 and will run for 5 weeks.

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