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5-A-Side League to kick off this Saturday

There are three divisions in the league — men, women and men’s U-18. 12 teams will compete in the men’s division, seven in the women’s and six in the U-18.
MEN’S DIVISION
Competing in the men’s division are Atu’u Broncos, Black Roses, FC SKBC, Green Bay, Ilaoa & To’omata, Lion Heart, Pago Youth, PanSa, Tafuna Jets, Utulei Youth, Vaiala Tongan and Vaitogi United.
The last time FFAS held a 5-A-Side Outdoors tournament was two years ago in 2013 when a Futsal competition was moved outdoors and played on grass midway through due to the unavailability of a gymnasium.
Utulei Youth ended up winning that competition and they will return a few core players from that team for the league.
The competition will be a two, round-robin contest with playoffs for the top four.
WOMEN’S DIVISION
This is the first time the 5-A-Side for the women will be played after a three year hiatus. In 2012 Black Roses won the last league of this format while for the last two years it was changed to a 7-A-Side league.
Black Roses will not be fielding a team this year but most of their players are expected to play for PanSa this time around, making them favorites for this year’s contest.
Winning last year’s 7-A-Side competition were the Tafuna Jets with back-to-back wins. They will be back and have returning players from those teams that makes them a contender as well in the seven-team league.
The teams are Green Bay, Ilaoa & To’omata, Lion Heart, Pago Youth, PanSa, Tafuna Jets and Utulei Youth.
The format will be a two, round-robin contest with the team having the most points at the end to be crowned champs.
MEN’S U-18
This is the first time a youth competition is being featured alongside seinor level contests with only six teams participating — Green Bay, Ilaoa & To’omata, Lion Heart, Pago Youth, Utulei Youth and Vaiala Tongan.
The teams will play two round robins with the most points to be determined as the division’s winners.

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