Tonga CGA marked 500 Days to Glasgow2014
The Tonga CGA was very pleased with the participation of the Tonga Netball Association which also marked the occasion with the opening of its 2013 season. There were more than 20-odd teams from around the Tongatapu area who took part in the opening day competition.
Further, Mr ‘Iasinito Hausia, Development Officer for the Juniors Division and Mr Saia Pauta, Development Officer for mini-Tennis of the Tonga Tennis Association also organized a photo taken with the school children from the Government Primary School of ‘Atele.
Tonga Tennis joined the 500 days to go.
According to Secretary General, Takitoa Taumoepeau that Tonga has always celebrated the Commonwealth Day with sporting activities in the past, but this year, it was difficult to organize the event because of the heavy rain and continuous inclement weather leading up to the day. However, it was very nice of Netball and Tennis to take part.
Takitoa added that Tonga CGA also used the opportunity to officially advise its members and all stakeholders of the upcoming Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which has been confirmed to arrive in Tonga on 9th December, 2013 for two days before it continues to Niue and onward.
The launching of the starting of the Glasgow 2014 QBR will be at Buckingham Palace in early October this year by the Head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Tonga CGA will set up a Sub-Committee for the QBR with more details of the plan and work for conducting of the relay to be released at the middle of the year. The Delhi 2010 QBR was the first time that the relay included the outer island of Vava’u which was also an opportunity to promote not only the sporting aspects of Tonga but also its culture, traditional life styles and its natural island beauty.