Category: SportMalta News

The #BeActive Campaign for 2020 is On!

sportmt June 23, 2020 0

Every year in September, millions of sports professionals, enthusiasts, experts and associations from across Europe and beyond come together to take part in one of the biggest sport initiatives in the world: the European Week of Sport.

Led by the European Commission and co-organised by national coordinators and sport partners all over Europe, the event promotes an active lifestyle through a variety of celebrations and events.

In 2019, the 5th European Week of Sport will be the biggest ever, with events supported by 47 partner associations in 41 countries. The event is for everyone – regardless of age, background or fitness level – and helps individuals, public authorities, the sport movement, civil society organisations and the private sector collaborate in the field of sport.

After the successful campaign #BeActiveAtHome, where SportMalta continued to promote the idea of a healthy lifestyle through the past difficult months due to the Covid-19 situation, SportMalta will continue to fly the #BeActive flag as an important aspect of our mission, that of moving a nation through sport and physical activity.

Our projects for this year will be re-modelled and designed to the new norm, but still, they will be fun and inspiring. We will be launching the events calendar by August. Until then we also want to hear from you about any ideas or projects you and your organisation might have. Get in touch with our National Coordinator Rosemarie Mercieca

Ċentru sportiv ta’ livell internazzjonali fil-Marsa b’investiment mill-gvern ta’ €9m

sportmt June 18, 2020 0

Ħarġu l-ewwel sejħiet għall-offerti biex fil-Marsa jibda x-xogħol għall-iżvilupp ta’ ċentru sportiv ta’ livell internazzjonali. Il-Gvern se jinvesti €9 miljun, bis-Segretarju Parlamentari għall-Isport, Clifton Grima, jgħid li dawn il-faċilitajiet iridu jkunu lesti sa tliet snin oħra meta f’Malta se jsiru l-Logħob tal-Pajjiżi ż-Żgħar.

60 tomna art fiż-żona biswit it-trakka tal-atletika fil-Marsa se tinbidel f’ċentru sportiv ta’ livell internazzjonali b’investiment mill-Gvern ta’ €9 miljun. L-investiment jinkludi l-bini tal-ewwel ċentru għall-ġinnastika, faċilità tal-isquash u r-restawr ta’ binja ta’ żmien l-Ingliżi li se tinbidel f’uffiċini u ristorant. Il-proġetti jinkludi wkoll il-bini ta’ uffiċini għall-federazzjonijiet tar-rugby, in-netball u l-baseball.

Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations Clifton Grima announces the restoration of 1903 building

Il-Kap Eżekuttiv ta’ SportMalta, Mark Cutajar, qal li l-pjan hu li dan il-proġett jitlesta fis-sentejn li ġejjin biex l-atleti Maltin ikollhom fejn jitħarrġu għal-Logħob tal-Pajjiżi ż-Żgħar fl-2023 li se jsiru f’Malta.

“Faċilità tal-isquash li hi importanti għalina b’mod partikolari għal-Logħob tal-Pajjiżi ż-Żgħar għax l-isquash hu wieħed mill-isport li qed nistennew il-midalji u flimkien magħha se jkun hemm faċilità tal-weightlifting kif ukoll fitness centre li tissuplixxi l-atleti kollha Maltin,” qal il-Kap Eżekuttiv ta’ SportMalta, Mark Cutajar.

Is-Segretarju Parlamentari għall-Isport, Clifton Grima, qal li dan il-proġett jidħol kexxun mal-istrateġija tal-Gvern li l-pajjiż ikun kalamita għal niċċa turistika ġdida.

“Bħala pajjiż inkunu kapaċi nospitaw events ta’ portata internazzjonali u allura hemmhekk nerġa’ ntenni l-importanza li l-isport għandu f’dak li għandu x’jaqsam mat-turiżmu sportiv,” qal is-Segretarju Parlamentari għall-Isport, Clifton Grima.

Dr Grima qal li fil-ġimgħat li ġejjin se jħabbar aktar investimenti f’dixxiplini sportivi oħrajn fosthom l-atletika.

ESSA-Sport National Report on Malta.

sportmt June 10, 2020 0

The aim of the ESSA-Sport project, funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ programme, was to establish a European Sector Skills Alliance covering the full breadth of the sport and physical activity sector across the European Union. The project was a direct response to the identified needs and challenges of the sport and physical activity sector.

The 3-year project, which began in October 2016, aimed to create a knowledge base and plan for action within the sector on the key issues of skills and workforce development which are central to helping the sector grow, to equip those working or volunteering with the right skills and to enable the sector to fulfil its potential as a social, health and economic driver. The overall ambition was to create an evidential basis for change and improvement, to create a major consultation on skills and to build a lasting consultation network at national and European level to take forward the conclusions and recommendations made in national and European Reports.

Documents about Malta can be downloaded here:

Fact Sheet

National Report

Summer on The Move is Back!

sportmt June 9, 2020 0

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. Summer on the Move promises to provide the favourite activities from 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!


Obligatory Conditions and Guidelines for Gymnasiums and Fitness Centres

sportmt June 4, 2020 0

As COVID-19 restrictions are gradually relaxed, employers and workers must work together to adapt and promote safe work practices consistent with advice from public health authorities and to ensure that premises are ready for the social distancing and correct hygiene measures that are critical to the success of the transition. Employers and workers must prevent the transmission of COVID-19 while at work, consistent with updated advice from the public health authorities.

Employers, workers and clients must prepare for the possibility that there could be cases of COVID-19 at gymnasiums and fitness centres and be ready to respond immediately, appropriately, effectively and efficiently, and consistent with specific recommendations from public health authorities.


#BeActiveHour – SportMalta to Join European Initiative

sportmt May 25, 2020 0

The impact of Covid-19 has been felt globally. Lockdowns and restrictions across Europe have put huge strain on everyone’s health and wellbeing. People have felt isolated, detached and levels of physical activity have been falling. But, physical activity has never played a more important role in people’s lives than today and it has the power in boosting people’s mood, reducing concerns and making people feel healthier and happier.

On 30th May at 17.00 CET we will come together to celebrate the role that exercise has played during this crisis. In keeping us entertained, keeping us healthy and keeping us active.

As we begin to move into a new phase, a new normal for our time, we share our commitment for the future: #BEACTIVE HOUR, our commitment to ourselves and those around us.

SportMalta will be joining the #BEACTIVE HOUR as we continue with our campaign to encourage people to stay active even in these strange time.

A number of other #BEACTIVE HOUR ’s are planned throughout the summer, as we create huge moments in time for activity across Europe. We encourage coordinators, partners, community leaders and influencers to play a vital role in spreading the message and helping it reach the broadest audience possible.

The European Commission is also on-board and it is supporting this event.

#BEACTIVE for Wellbeing

#BEACTIVE for Immunity

#BEACTIVE for Resilience

#BEACTIVE for Community

More Information:

Facilities Announcement – SportMalta to reopen its Sport Facilities

sportmt May 21, 2020 0

The National Pool Complex and the Marsa Sport Complex will be opening its outdoor facilities as from Monday, whilst the National Shooting Range will be open from Saturday.  As per guidelines issued by the Public Health Authorities, all facilities will be opened exclusively for registered athletes at the Associations` and Clubs` discretion.

No other persons will be allowed to use the facilities for the time being.

Please note that all our indoor facilities will be kept closed.

For more information send an email to

A set of published guidelines will follow.

Onside Collaboration – Zoom in on standards and e learning for sport officials

sportmt May 15, 2020 0

The 7th full partner meeting of the EU funded ONSIDE project took place on Thursday 14th of May 2020. The meeting should have taken place in Sofia, Bulgaria hosted by project partner the National Sports Academy “Vassil Levski” but instead took place as an online meeting due to the Coronavirus situation in Europe. 17 participants joined with all project partners represented.

Ben Gittus, EOSE Director of Standards, chaired the meeting ‎and confirmed work on the ONSIDE project would continue as normal with the only change being, where necessary, to move face to face meetings and events online. The ONSIDE project will finish in December 2020.

The first main item on the agenda was the brand new Occupational Standards for sport officiating, defining for the first time at the European level generic skills and knowledge common to all sports. This will be a valuable document for the future of training and development of sport officials. Following an intense period of development and consultation the standards will soon be ready for publication.

Geoff Carroll, EOSE Skills Development Manager, led the session to update the partners on the latest feedback from the external consultation which gathered responses from different sports and countries. Decisions to finalise the standards were taken with valuable inputs from all partners.

Sports Officials UK is the lead partner for the development of the education outputs in the ONSIDE project. This will include an Education Handbook and 6 new innovative e learning courses. Janie Frampton and Julia Lee led this session which focussed on showcasing the functionality of the e learning platform.

It was intended to hold two e learning test events in UK and Malta. These will now take place online due to the Coronavirus situation. 20 people in the role of sport official or sport official administrator will take part in the e learning testing phase using online discussion groups. A decision will be taken at a later date about the ONSIDE final conference which is due to take place in the Netherlands on 20 November. This is a key event in the sport industry calendar for 2020 to showcase the completed ONSIDE outputs. It just remains to decide if it will take place in person or online.

The partnership between the ONSIDE project and ‎the International Federation for Sports Officials (IFSO) was cemented at the online meeting and it was confirmed for IFSO to support the development of a Guide to Sustainability of the ONSIDE outputs and potentially host them in future years.

Zoom software was used to facilitate the online meeting which was efficient and productive with all partners able to contribute and further develop the key ONSIDE outputs to improve the skills and competence of the sport officiating workforce in Europe.


For more information visit the website or contact

The ONSIDE project is co-funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Collaborative Partnerships in Sport programme.

Full list of project partners: European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE), Sports Officials UK (SOUK), Association Française du Corps Arbitral Multisports (AFCAM), European Handball Federation (EHF), European Table Tennis Union (ETTU), European Athletics, SportMalta, Dutch Olympic Committee * Dutch Sports Federation (NOC*NSF), Romanian Football Federation (FRF), British Wheelchair Basketball, National Sports Academy “Vassil Levski”

#BeActiveAtHome Campaign is now on TV

sportmt May 6, 2020 0

Daily videos with fitness tips from our #OnTheMove Coaches is now being aired on a daily basis on television. But here are the daily videos…

Today’s video is from Bela Grundmann…