Athletics Samoa hosting World Athletics Day
World Athletics Day will be celebrated in Samoa on the 24th and 25th May, 2011. Athletics Samoa has invited up to 15 schools throughout Samoa to participate in this World-recognized event. School children, aged 13 - 15 years old, will be highlighted in a selection of races, field events and relays. It is anticipated that there will be a positive reponse from school principals as athletics is deemed a popular sport here in Samoa. "Athletics has been a favourite competitive activity throughout the schools. We look forward to having a well-rounded competition for both the girls and boys of the participating schools," says Athletics Samoa President Lalau Willie Fong. The competition will be run over a two-day period with over 45 athletes and numerous officials at center stage.