The contribution that the schools have made to Tonga Rugby, its development and progress, has been absolutely vital to the game in the Kingdom.
Successive generations of dedicated teachers, have sustained the game in the schools with a long and distinguished tradition.
As children get older and improve their skills they can move towards the more competitive seven or 15-a-side forms of the game. There is no limit to how far children can go, but the foundations are crucial, which is where schools come in.
Our development Officers work closely with schools and ‘Active Young Persons Officers’ in delivering a programme of Festivals and School Visits to give young players in Secondary Education a positive experience of the game.
At Secondary Education we have the Shield Competition where schools compete initially in pools and the results determine the play-off in the final.