Category: Samoa


Football’s first fa’afafine: trans rights trailblazer Jaiyah Saelua on stardom and sisterhood

Fa’afafine athlete and advocate Jaiyah Saelua, and Kaimana, the fa’afafine actor who will play her in Taika Waititi’s latest film, find shared celebration in a uniquely Polynesian storyJaiyah Saelua is a footballer first.The first openly transgender wo…


The big men of netball: the giants helping to grow the men’s game – video

Meet Junior Levi, 219cm tall (that’s seven feet and two inches) and one of the undoubted rising stars of men’s netball. The ‘men’s and mixed’ game is on the rise in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific nations like Samoa, and Australia just held the bigg…


Samoa team deny prime minister’s claim that union dispute is resolved

• Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi had said dispute is under control
• Samoa lock Daniel Leo said: it is pretty clear that it is not
• Leo spills beans on dispute with Samoan officials Continue reading…