The Queen Mother, Halaevalu Mata’aho’s 90th birthday celebrations starts today with a Royal Luncheon hosted by the Blake Family. The Blake Family is the relative of the Late Lord ‘Ahome’e, the Queen Mother’s late father. Graciously present at the program event was the Princess Royal, Her Royal Highness Princess Pilolevu Tuita, the Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukālala and many guests.
The Tonga Rugby Union has set up a Players Benevolent Fund that will help former players and players who suffer from career-ending injuries. This was launched on Friday, May 8 in Fasi by Hon Salote Lupepau’u Taione, wife of TRU chairman Epi Taione. And the TRU has also opened its new office extension. To further strengthen the vision of player welfare the TRU Board formally endorsed the new TRU Players Benevolent Funds.