Rose Marie Mercieca, Coordinator of the European Week of Sport within SportMalta, was delighted to announce the media coverage of the European Week of Sport for this year.
The European Week of Sport, held annually during the last week of September, is an initiative by the European Commission aimed at promoting physical activity through sports in all European Union member states. Recognizing the importance of combating sedentary lifestyles, the initiative emphasizes the need for regular and active living.
This year’s European Week of Sport focuses on various themes including schools, workplaces, fitness centers, sports organizations, and community engagement through local governments and outdoor activities. In this regard, SportMalta is organizing two flagship events: the BeActive Night, scheduled for tomorrow at 18:30 at the Cottonera Sports Complex, will emphasize fitness as the primary focus. The event will commence with a walk from Kalkara, followed by a fitness challenge with over 300 registered athletes, fitness sessions for the public, and a water polo tournament in an Olympic-sized pool. The main National Event, set for Sunday afternoon at the Marsa Sports Grounds, will transform the grounds into a sports village featuring more than 20 different sporting disciplines.
In collaboration with SportMalta, various sports clubs and organizations are also organizing their own events, encouraging more and more people to be active through sports.
This year, SportMalta is partnering with several fitness centers, opening their doors for free sessions on Saturday, September 30th, with the aim of encouraging regular exercise.
Recognizing that workplaces, schools, and homes have become places where people spend a significant portion of their time, SportMalta is seizing the opportunity to organize activities in these environments and brainstorming ideas on how individuals can remain active in such settings. To this end, SportMalta is hosting various team-building physical activities in workplaces and the SportMalta National Schools Sports Day on October 13th, where schools across the nation are invited to participate.
Over the years, SportMalta has also produced numerous video clips under the BeActiveAtHome initiative, catering to those who prefer to exercise in the comfort of their homes.
For a comprehensive list of all events happening during the European Week of Sport this year, please visit our website at sportmalta.mt. We invite everyone to join us in any of these events as an opportunity to kickstart or expand your physical activity journey.
The Permanent Secretary for Education, Mr. Matthew Vella, began by expressing his gratitude towards SportMalta for their dedicated efforts in promoting sports and ensuring that more people in Malta lead active and healthy lifestyles. He emphasized that SportMalta’s mission to raise awareness about the importance of sports and active living for community health and well-being is commendable.
Mr. Vella stressed that physical activity doesn’t necessarily mean engaging in competitive sports; it can also involve participating in activities available within local communities, as exemplified by the European Week of Sport organized by SportMalta.
Furthermore, he highlighted ongoing efforts to encourage physical activity among public sector employees in Valletta, with the aim of fostering greater activity levels and improved well-being.
Minister Hon Clifton Grima has expressed his heartfelt appreciation to all the dedicated employees of SportMalta for their exemplary efforts in promoting sports and physical activity.
In a recent statement, Minister Grima highlighted the crucial role of physical exercise in improving both mental and physical well-being. He emphasized that engaging in any form of physical activity greatly contributes to mental clarity and physical fitness.
Furthermore, Minister Grima emphasized the significance of the European Week of Sport, an annual event that is now a fixture on the calendar. SportMalta has been tirelessly working to convey a strong and vital message about the importance of sports and active living for community health and well-being.
Minister Grima concluded by reaffirming his gratitude to SportMalta’s workforce, acknowledging their relentless commitment to advancing sports and physical activity throughout the nation.