In early 2022, Tonga was hit by a devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami. As the dust settles, the Blues wanted to support the Tongan community in the next phase of their relief.

Blues players Karl Tu’inukuafe, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Maiakawanakaulani Roos and James Lay are leading this year’s Blues Best Foot Forward - For Tonga campaign. The aim is to help bring some normality to Tonga with the goal to collect 20,000 pairs of pre-loved shoes and sporting equipment through the support of our community. Barfoot & Thompson partnered with the Blues and the Mairangi Bay office had over 100 pairs of pre-loved sports shoes, along with 2 boxes of jandals donated by The Flooring Foundation, and over a dozen pairs of brand new shoes from Mairangi Bay shoe store - Sole Sisters.