Manu Samoa 7s boot camp hosted at Return to Paradise Resort & Spa

Manu Samoa Sevens are in the final stages of preparations for the Oceania 7s Championships in November later this year. As a part of this preparation, Head Coach, Muliagatele Brian Lima, Management and team held a 3 – day boot camp at Return to Paradise Resort over the weekend.

“We are grateful for the support from Return to Paradise Resort Managing Director and staff, this is a great place to prepare, we’ve had previous camps at the Resort over the years for team preparations and we’ve always believed it contributes so much to the team preparations hence our continuous use – and beyond that the 100% excellent service it provides” says team Manager Tuala Pat Leota

“With regards to the Scheduled Calendar of Events for Rugby 7s, our team are in preparations for the upcoming Oceania 7s Tournament held in Brisbane, Australia from 10 – 12 November 2023. This will also act as an Olympic qualifying event for the Oceania region. Samoa has never qualified to take part in the Rugby 7s event of the Olympic games, for that reason our main aim/focus is to achieve this milestone and make history for our beautiful Samoa” says Head Coach Muliaga Brian Lima.

While the boot camp sole focus was intense training and preparations, the highlight was the participation of the Manu Samoa 7s boys for the Saturday night Maeva Concert, where they performed their spirited Siva Tau that thrilled the in-house guests and visitors and everyone that attended. It is definitely a night to remember.

General Manager Afamasaga Ramona Su’a Pale Gilchrist told the Manu Samoa Sevens Boys “that the whole Return to Paradise family give all support and will be there with them throughout their journey towards Oceania 7s Tournament and beyond. We know that Lakapi Samoa is struggling for funds in the aftermath of Covid-19, therefore I confirm our full-time support for the boys however they can, because with the effects of the Global Pandemic, we simply could not afford to do this on our own” says Afamasaga Ramona

The scheduled boot camp for the Manu Samoa 7s was made possible by the tremendous help and support from some of the Business Community we managed to reach out to and this really boosted our morale to believe our main objective is definitely possible. Group of friends and supporters of the Resort managed to come through and helped the Resort fund and our boot camp says Team Manager Tuala Pat Leota.

We also would like to acknowledge the generous support offered by Corporate clients such as Rowlen Financial Services, Samoa Commercial Bank, SMI, Western Union, Federal Pacific Insurance – Samoa, Transam Samoa, CCK Trading Ltd, Pacific Aluminium and of course our Core partner Return to Paradise Resort. With the help of these great companies, we were able to hold the camp at no cost to the Team. Therefore on behalf of Lakapi Samoa, we are beyond grateful for the love and support shown to Manu Samoa 7s Management and Team and of course to Return to Paradise Resort General Manager and Team for the hospitality and 5-star service during this 3-day boot camp” says Tuala Pat Leota – Team Manager

Return to Paradise hosts high profile sports teams and has been the Resort of choice for Toa Samoa for many years. The resort services contains team rooms, ice baths, spa pools, massage services, training video services and healthy menus specially designed for high performance athletes. Return to Paradise was also chosen as the destination for the Toa Samoa camp in December – January this year.

At the end of the 3-day boot camp, Head Coach Muliagatele, Management and team presented Afamasaga Ramona a full signed official playing Manu Samoa 7s jersey as a token of appreciation for all the support they’ve provided.

“The staff and I are honored to receive a signed jersey from the team. We wish them all the best as they represent our nation, and their extended families. We will display the team’s signed jersey in our reception area, and when the boys visit with their families and friends anytime, they will be able to show their signed names on this jersey with pride” quotes Afamasaga Ramona.

Return to Paradise Resort is highly recommended by Manu Samoa 7s Management and team as the place to go to for any event. With beautiful sandy beaches, elegant accommodation, picturesque bar with such great hospitality service from very friendly staff. Get connected now with the team for more information on or Ph +685 35055 or 7675000.