Ambassador Valerie Adams’ visit to kingdom “so much fun” and “super awesome”

Tongan-New Zealand born Pacific Sports Ambassador’s visit to the kingdom this week was “so much fun” and “super awesome”.

Adams was on a mission to Tonga and Samoa conducting coaching clinics with up-and-coming athletes.

She was appointed last week to the new role of Pacific Sports Ambassador as part of New Zealand’s endeavour to further develop her strong sporting links with the region.

On her arrival in the Friendly Islands on Monday afternoon, she was welcomed by the New Zealand High Commissioner Sarah Walsh and Tonga’s Minister of Internal Affairs Hon Penisimani Fifita.

She spoke with elite athletes, attended a ‘Women in Leadership Advocacy Programme’, and visited New Zealand-funded projects including the National Health Service health facility, and a Community health project.

Video clips and photos as well as Adams’ posts on social media showed the triple Olympic medallist really enjoyed her trip to the full.

She took to Twitter and tweeted: “Taking part in thé Fiefia Sports with the Government Departments. This takes place once a week in the kingdom which is super awesome”.

“Just Play program done with these cuties. Had so much fun with the future of our motherland Tonga”.

She was expected to leave for Samoa on Wednesday.


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