The government of Prime Minister Tu’ivakano has proudly announced its financial contribution of TOP $400,000.00 to support sports Iin Tonga, including the Tongan Rugby Union team, the Tongan Rugby League team, and the Tongan Amateur Sports Association and National Olympic Committee.
Government says, the allocation of funds towards supporting the National Sports team will be as follows:
- 'Ikale Tahi Nothern Hemisphere Tour in November 2013 – TOP$100,000
- Mate Ma'a Tonga National Rugby League Team (2013 World Cup) – TOP $250,000
- Tonga's Official Team to 2014 Winter Olympics Games – TOP $50,000
The contributions to the 'Ikale Tahi and the Mate Ma'a Tonga are for the allowances of the players.
The Minister for Internal Affairs, Lord Vaea will formally announce this during a press conference this afternoon.
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