Two-time Olympic gold medallist Valerie Adams to visit Tonga. Photo: melino maka Two-time Olympic gold medallist Valerie Adams will visit Nuku’alofa next week to promote healthy lifestyles and sports participation in Tonga. The shot put champion will conduct coaching clinics with up-and-coming athletes, speak with elite athletes, visit New Zealand-funded projects including the Just Play football […]
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An internal struggle within the Organising Committee for Tonga 2019 could force the Pacific Games Council (PGC) to strip the nation of the event, they have been warned. According to Nuku’alofa Times that Vidhya Lakhan, President of the PGC, has reminded organisers of the Games in three years’ time. It comes after a leaked Audit […]
World Rugby said Friday it had agreed on a rescue package for the financially strapped Tonga Rugby Union (TRU) designed to address long-standing governance concerns. The TRU revealed last month that it had been placed in receivership with debts of 300,000 pa’anga (US$130,000) and could not afford to pay staff salaries. It said that as […]
The head of the Tonga Rugby Union (TRU) says the organisation is in receivership and is negotiating a rescue package with the government. Interim chairman Fe’ao Vunipola said the TRU had debts of 300,000 pa’anga (US$130,000) and could not afford to pay staff salaries. The bulk of the debt was owed to a Hong Kong-based […]