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Women’s Assistant Referee bound for FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup

Lata I Sia Tuifutuna departs the country today, 30 August 2010, bound for the Caribbean for the highest duty in her refereeing career.
“To be selected to officiate in this tournament is a great achievement for me personally as I have been training for this moment for all my life and I am honoured to represent Tonga.” Tuifutuna said.
The 25 year old who resides in Havelu began her career as an assistant referee seven years ago while still a student in Tailulu College, and has been involved in athletics.
Tonga Football Association’s General Secretary, ‘Ahongalu Fusimalohi, said, “This is another momentous occasion for TFA, I congratulate Lata and wish her the best for the challenge ahead”.
“2010 has been a year of great achievements especially for the referees department, and we continue to produce more world class referees” Fusimalohi added.
Tonga’s budding referees are following Tevita Makasini’s footsteps, who officiated in FIFA’s pinnacle event in South Africa earlier this year.
Meanwhile, another women’s referee, Sela Vaenuku, has been confirm to take part in the upcoming OFC Women’s Nations Cup in New Zealand which is schedule to begin on 28 August and will be joined by Tuifutuna.

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