Tongan union appoints female chief executive

Last updated 16:37 23/01/2013

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The Tongan Rugby Union has appointed its first-ever female chief executive.

Emiline Tuita, a former Tonga ambassador to China, has taken over the leadership of the troubled national body after previously serving the union on a voluntary basis. She said her priority would be to stabilize the union's finances.

The Tongan union has previously been placed under administration by the International Rugby Board because of financial and other difficulties.

Tuita said her appointment was "good in general for women in sport management (and) for the profiling of women in new areas."

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