The Fiji Sevens victorious gold medal win and defining moment in Olympic history showcases a real display of what can be achieved for all Pacific Islanders, in particular our young Tongan men and women.
The execution of a well developed plan, years in the making led by Ben Ryan and a supportive government without the distraction of political egos has resulted in a stunning performance and win for Fijians and Pacific Islanders alike.
Provided we begin to prioritise the well being of young Tongans by developing the right environment and allocating the necessary resources to enhance their natural athleticism and ability will we begin to see a new wave of talent proving real and sustained success on the world stage for generations to come. What seemed impossible is now almost certainly possible for Tonga!
- Chris Chapman