Category: Sport Updates

Summer on the Move is back, Apply Online Now!

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Summer on the Move is the biggest and most popular programme for kids and adults alike, where sport and physical activity are the focus for a fun-filled summer.  Now in its’ 15th edition, Summer on the Move promises to provide over 7000 participants to choose their favourite activities from 400 weekly sessions offered at different times and venues.  Families are encouraged to take part together in activities offered for all ages at the same time.  SportMalta ensures that the best coaches are selected to deliver the best quality programme in a bid to encourage the participants to start practising sport regularly beyond summer.  Summer on the Move is definitely the best way to spend summer – join now!

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Innovative education to enhance the skills of Sport Officials in Europe

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SportMalta has partnered up with several international sport organisations to embark on a three year project to promote education in and through sport with special focus on skills development of sports’ officials. Please follow the link below for more details…

http://eose.org/2018/04/onside-kickoff/

58th edition of SportMalta Awards – Għażliet Sportivi Nazzjonali tomorrow.

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The 58th edition of the SportMalta Awards – Għażliet Sportivi Nazzjonali organised by the Malta Sports Journalists Association and SportMalta will take place tomorrow at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.

Through a jury composed of representatives of local sports media, the event will award athletes in seven different categories for their achievements during 2017.

The five finalists in the ‘Young Sports Man of the Year’ category are Francesca Curmi (Tennis), Francesca Falzon Young (Swimming), Shelby Mangion Vassallo (Weightlifting), Helene Pellicano (Tennis) and Sara Xuereb (Ten Pin Bowling).

The finalists in the ‘Young Sports Woman of the Year’ category are Jurgen Balzan (Table Football), Jacob Sciberras (Swimming), Kijan Sultana (Squash), Thomas G Woods Jr. (Triathlon) and Edward Xuereb (Ten Pin Bowling).

The last five in the ‘Team of the Year’ category are National Team Women ‘A’ 4 x 100m (Atlethics), National Team Women ‘A’ (Basketball), Giordmaina Racing Team (Motor Bikes – Drag Racing), National Team Mixed ‘A’ (Ten Pin Bowling) and San Ġiljan ASC (Waterpolo).

The five coaches contesting the ‘Coach of the Year’ award are Angela Adamoli (Basketball), Jimmy Bugeja (Shooting) Jesmond Giordmaina (Lotta), Noel Merceica (Kickboxing) and Damien Neil (Rugby)

The finalists in the ‘Official of the Year’ category are Joe Bajada (Cycling), Jesmond Caruana (Weightlifting), Saviour Portelli (Shooting), Paul Sultana (Basketball) and Bernard Vassallo (Basketball)

The ‘Sports Woman of the Year’ will be contested by Sue Abela (Ten Pin Bowling), Rachel Cuschieri (Football), Christina Grima (Basketball), Charlotte Wingfield (Athletics) and
Yazmin Zammit Stevens (Weightlifting)

Last but not least, the final five in the ‘Sports Man of the Year’ category are Noel Baldacchino (Horseracing), Gianluca Chetcuti (Shooting), Aaron Ciantar (Powerboats), Anton Cushieri (Pool), Duncan Micallef (Drag Racing) and Andre’ Schembri (Football).

Apart from these awards, two special awards for athletes with different needs, and one special award for the international event of the year will be awarded during the awards final ceremony.

The public can also vote for the People’s Choice awatd through SportMalta’s website www.sportmalta.org.mt. The finalists for the People’s Choice Award are Matthew Abela (Badminton Malta), Joe Bajada (Malta Cycling Federation), Ella Borg (Malta Gymnastics Federation), Steven Fenech (Malta Wheelchair Dancesport Association) and Matthew Zammit (Aquatic Sports Association of Malta).

The ecvent will be hosted by Clinton Buhagiar and Catherine Micallef, and will be broadcast live on TVM2. The live transmission will start at 8pm and includes red carpet interviews.

SportMalta Awards People’s Choice Award Voting In Full Swing

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The Malta Sports Journalists Association, joint organizer with SportMalta of the SportMalta Awards – Għażliet Sportivi Nazzjonali, informs the general public that voting for the People’s Choice category is open and votes can be cast through the SportMalta website www.sportmalta.org.mt

The voting for this award closes at 10pm of Saturday 17th February during the event itself, which will be held at the MCC in Valletta, and will be broadcast live on TVM2 from 8pm.

The finalists for the People’s choice awards are Matthew Abela (Badminton Malta), Joe Bajada (Malta Cycling Federation), Ella Borg (Malta Gymnastics Federation), Steven Fenech (Malta Wheelchair Dancesport Association) and Matthew Zammit (Aquatic Sports Association of Malta).

The 58th edition of the SportMalta Awards will be hosted by Clinton Buhagiar and Catherine Micallef.

Magħrufa s-semi-finalisti tal-IsportMalta Awards – Għażliet Sportivi Nazzjonali 2017

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Wara li saru n-nominazzjonijiet mill-assoċċjazzjonijiet u federazzjonijiet sportivi Maltin, issa saru magħrufa s-semi-finalisti tal-IsportMalta Awards – Għazliet Sportivi Nazzjonali 2017. Il-fażi tal-voti mill-ġurnalisti bdiet it-Tnejn li għadda u tagħlaq nhar it-Tlieta 23 ta’ Jannar 2018, biex imbagħad il-verdett finali jingħata waqt l-edizzjoni ta’ din is-sena tal-IsportMalta Awards – Għażliet Sportivi Nazzjonali.

 

Fil-kategorja Sportiv tas-Sena, is-semi-finalisti huma John Agius (Darts), Noel Baldacchino (Tiġrijiet taż-Żwiemel), Graham Borg (Triathlon), Gianluca Chetcuti (Sparar), Aaron Ciantar (Powerboats), Anton Cuschieri (Pool), Gary Giordmaina (Lotta), Duncan Micallef (Drag Racing), Andre Schembri (Football) u Mark Spiteri (Ten Pin Bowling)

 

L-Isportiva tas-Sena trid tintgħażel minn fost Sue Abela (Ten Pin Bowling), Marie Claire Aqulina (Ċikliżmu), Eleanor Bezzina (Sparar), Rachel Cuschieri (Football), Elaine Genovese (Tennis), Christina Grima (Basketball), Monika Lazarova (Ġinnastika), Hannah Pace (Triathlon), Charlotte Wingfield (Atletika) u Yasmin Zammit Stevens (Weightlifting).

 

Is-semi-finalisti fil-kategorija Uffiċjal tas-Sena huma  Joe Bajada (Ċikliżmu), Francesca Borg (Ġinnastika), Terry Camilleri (Snooker), Jesmond Caruana (Weightlifting),  Cyprian Dalli (Triathlon), William England (Motorsport), Saviour Portelli (Sparar), Paul Sultana (Basketball), Bernard Vassallo (Basketball) u Andre Zammit (Darts).

 

L-aħħar għaxra fil-kategorija Kowċ tas-Sena huma Angela Adamoli (Basketball), Jimmy Bugeja (Sparar), Carmel Cilia (Pool), Stephen Cutajar (8 Ball), Jesmond Giordmaina (Lotta), Artem Goncharenko (Għawm), Johanna Grech (Table Tennis), Noel Mercieca (Kick Boxing), Damian Neill (Rugby) u Rick Vogelesang (Ten Pin Bowling).

 

Iż-żagħżugħ tas-sena għall-kisbiet sportivi matul l-2017 irid jintgħażel minn Jurgen Balzan (Table Football), Samuel Borg (Canoe), Sam Cassar (Badminton), Jacob Elaida (Atletika), Omar Elaida (Atletika), Miguel Galea (Tennis), Jacob Sciberras (Waterpolo), Kijan Sultana (Squash), Thomas G Woods Jr (Triathlon) u Edward Xuereb (Ten Pin Bowling).

 

Is-semi-finalisti fil-kategorija Żagħżugħa tas-Sena huma Ella Borg (Ġinnastika), Francesca Curmi (Tennis), Anthea Cutajar (Table Tennis), Michaela Ellul (Badminton), Francesca Falzon Young (Għawm), Shelby Mangion Vassallo (Weitghtlifting), Kendra Navarro (Waterpolo), Helene Pellicano (Tennis), Carla Scicluna (Atletika) u Sara Xuereb (Ten Pin Bowling)

 

It-timijiet semifinalisti għall-unur ta’ Team tas-Sena huma  Team Nazzjonali ‘A’ Nisa 4 X 100m (Atletika),  Team Nazzjonali Nisa ‘A’ (Basketball), IFBB Malta : Decelis – Coppola (Bodybuilding), Giordmaina Racing Team (Muturi – Drag Racing), 8 ball Team Nazzjonali U / 23 (Pool), Team Nazzjonali U / 19 (Table Football), Team Nazzjonali ‘A’ – Nisa (Table Tennis), Team Nazzjonali ‘A’ – Mixed (Ten Pin Bowling), Team Kamp. Mediterran (Tiġrijiet taż-Żwiemel) u San Ġiljan A.S.C. (Waterpolo).

 

L-għażliet finali jsiru nhar is-Sibt 17 ta’ Frar 2018 f’serata organizzata mill-Għaqda Ġurnalisti Sports u SportMalta biex jiġu ppremjati l-kisbiet sportivi matul is-sena 2017.

 

SportMalta Awards – Għażliet Sportivi Nazzjonali 2017 semi-finalists announced.

 

Following nominations by Maltese sports associations and federations, the semi-finalists for the SportMalta Awards – Għażliet Sportivi Nazzjonali 2017 were announced on Monday. Sports journalists can now vote for their preferences till Tuesday 23 January, with the awards to be announced during this year’s edition of SportMalta Awards – Għażliet Sportivi Nazzjonali 2017.

 

In the Sports Man of the Year category, the semi-finalists are John Agius (Darts), Noel Baldacchino (Horce Racing), Graham Borg (Triathlon), Gianluca Chetcuti (Shooting), Aaron Ciantar (Powerboats), Anton Cuschieri (Pool), Gary Giordmaina (Lotta), Duncan Micallef (Drag Racing), Andre Schembri (Football) and Mark Spiteri (Ten Pin Bowling).

 

The Sports Woman of the Year will be chosen from Sue Abela (Ten Pin Bowling), Marie Claire Aqulina (Cycling), Eleonor Bezzina (Shooting), Rachel Cuschieri (Football), Elaine Genovese (Tennis), Christina Grima (Basketball), Monika Lazarova (Gymnastics), Hannah Pace (Triathlon), Charlotte Wingfield (Athletics) and Yasmin Zammit Stevens (Weightlifting).

 

The semi-finalists in the Official of the Year Category are Joe Bajada (Cyclng),Francesca Borg (Gymnastics), Terry Camilleri (Snooker), Jesmond Caruana (Weightlifting),  Cyprian Dalli (Triathlon), William England (Motorsport), Saviour Portelli (Shooting), Paul Sultana (Basketball), Bernard Vassallo (Basketball) and Andre Zammit (Darts).

 

The last ten in the Coach of the Year ward list are Angela Adamoli (Basketball), Jimmy Bugeja (Shooting), Carmel Cilia (Pool), Stephen Cutajar (8 Ball), Jesmond Giordmaina (Lotta), Artem Goncharenko (Swimming), Johanna Grech (Table Tennis), Noel Mercieca (Kick Boxing), Damian Neill (Rugby) and Rick Vogelesang (Ten Pin Bowling).

 

The Young Sports Man of the Year will be chosen from among Jurgen Balzan (Table Football), Samuel Borg (Canoe), Sam Cassar (Badminton), Jacob Elaida (Athletics), Omar Elaida (Athletics), Miguel Galea (Tennis), Jacob Sciberras (Waterpolo), Kijan Sultana (Squash), Thomas G Woods Jr (Triathlon) and Edward Xuereb (Ten Pin Bowling).

 

The semi-finalists in the Young Sports Womnan of the Year are Ella Borg (Gymnastics), Francesca Curmi (Tennis), Anthea Cutajar (Table Tennis), Michaela Ellul (Badminton), Francesca Falzon Young (Swimming), Shelby Mangion Vassallo (Weitghtlifting), Kendra Navarro (Waterpolo), Helene Pellicano (Tennis), Carla Scicluna (Athletics) and Sara Xuereb (Ten Pin Bowling)

 

The final ten candidates for the Team of the Year Award are  National Team ‘A’ Women 4 X 100 m (Athletics),  National Team Women ‘A’ (Basketball), IFBB Malta : Decelis – Coppola (Bodybuilding), Giordmaina Racing Team (Motor Bikes – Drag Racing), 8 ball National Team U / 23 (Pool), National Team U / 19 (Table Football), National Team ‘A’ – Women (Table Tennis), National Team ‘A’ – Mixed (Ten Pin Bowling), Team Kamp. Mediterran (Horse Racing) and San Ġiljan A.S.C. (Waterpolo).

 

The final awards honouring the various 2017 sports achievements will be announced during an event organised by Malta Sports Journalists Association and SportMalta on Saturday 17 February 2018

 

 

New Logo launched for SportMalta Awards Għażliet Sportivi Nazzjonali

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While preparing for the biggest sporting annual event, the Malta Sports Journalists Association together with SportMalta proudly present the new logo for the Sport Malta Awards Għażliet Sportivi Nazzjonali. Designed by  Samuel Agius Livori, the new logo is a revamped version of the traditional Sportiv tas-sena Trophy which is associated with this event. It’s mainly in red which matches with Sport Malta’s logo. The dynamic design represents the sporting activity and the traditional pen that represents the journalists’ activity in the national sporting events.
 
The event will be held on Saturday 17th February at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. It will also be transmitted live on TVM2.

Important Announcement: National Pool

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DUE TO ASA WATER POLO CUP on Saturday 2nd December Both Pools are Closed From 14.00 onwards

Thank you

The Management

Brilliant Results for our U12 National Synchronised Swimming Team in Slovakia

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Twelve girls who form part of the U12 National Synchronised Swimming Team have achieved excellent results over the weekend in an international competition, known as ‘Little Frogs at Slavia’, which was held in Bratislava, Slovakia on the 4th of November 2017. This year’s edition of the competition consisted of more than 150 athletes from 7 countries: Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Romania, Poland and Malta.

The girls competed on an individual basis in three categories according to their age. Girls aged 8 and younger competed in Frogs I, 10 years old and younger in Frogs II and 12 years old and younger in the category called Frogs III.

Ema Cassar placed 1st in the Frogs I category, achieving the first ever gold medal for Malta in this age group. Patricia Borg placed fourth in the Frogs II category, while her team mates Zea Montford and Emma Calleja reached places eight and nine respectively.

The Maltese girls who competed in the Frogs III category also did very well, the majority of which ranked within the first 20 out of 54 competing athletes. Davida Bonnano, who will also perform in the U13 squad at the end of November, ranked best in 7th place, only one point behind to 3rd place.

All twelve Maltese girls later performed their combination routine, which is a 4-minute dance to music. Since the girls are so young, the routine was not judged, however received much appraise from all judges, coaches and audience present.

The U12 National Team was selected in May 2017 through a local competition, where the athletes competed against each other and the top 12 were selected to train together for up to 8 hours per week in preparation for the competition in Bratislava. Their sessions consisted of numerous hours in the pool with synchronised swimming coaches Anja Kuehn, Hannah Preca Trapani and Biljana Zivotic, as well as gymnastics and swimming classes with respective specialised coaches.

The Maltese team was made up of Thea Blake, Tara Bonnici Peresso, Tereza Cassar, Nicole Felice Tomic, Emily Ruggier, Maya Tonna and Sophie Zammit, besides Cassar, Borg, Montford, Calleja and Bonnano.

Synchronised swimming has been introduced as a competitive sport in Malta in 2010 by Saho Harada, a Japanese Olympic medallist who dreamt to inspire young Maltese athletes to take up this sport. Her dream was the foundation for today’s Synchronized Swimming Academy, which is under the wing of Sport Malta. Classes are held daily at the Tal-Qroqq National Pool Complex for both recreational and competitive swimmers.

For more information on synchronised swimming, kindly contact us on synchromalta@gmail.com

Another Season of #OnTheMove Is On

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After months of preparation SportMalta’s programme #OnTheMove finally kicked of with a bang. Over 5000 students are taking part in a number of different sport and physical activities.

Remember that you can still book for your place as applications remain open throughout the whole year. Book Now!

These are some photos from the first sessions.