Through two agreements signed, the Otters Aquatic Sports Club and Xewkija Tigers football club are now in a better position to operate and invest both in their respective clubs and in their athletes and sports people.
Both clubs will benefit from the SportMalta Scheme, where the Government is providing a subsidy of 95% on the acquisition of Government properties to be converted into sports facilities. The rent paid by the clubs will be placed in a ‘Sports Fund’ to be used for further investment in local sports.
The first agreement that was signed is between SportMalta and the Otters Aquatic Sports Club, through which three boathouses in the Marsalforn area have been leased to the club.
The second agreement is between SportMalta and Xewkija Tigers football club, through which a piece of land with an area of approximately 400.5 square meters has been leased to the club. This land will be used as offices.
The agreements were signed at two separate events and were presided over by the Minister for Education, Sports, Youth, Research, and Innovation, Clifton Grima, and the Minister for Gozo, Clint Camilleri.
Minister Clifton Grima said, “Sports clubs and associations contribute significantly to Maltese society and our youths. We are committed to providing every possible assistance and opportunity to ensure that this sector continues to grow. This is not only through the massive investments we are making on a national scale but also by providing direct support to clubs and sports associations. Today’s agreements are part of a series of initiatives that the Government is taking to help Maltese clubs realize their potential and continue to contribute to the Maltese economy.”
Minister Clint Camilleri stated, “The agreements signed today demonstrate the Government’s commitment to continue supporting Gozitan associations and sports clubs. This assistance reflects our plan and vision to strengthen the sports sector and raise the sporting level on the island of Gozo while continuing to invest in our sports and athletes.”
On his part, the Deputy Chairman of SportMalta, Matthew Pisani, said that SportMalta is committed to ensuring that the sports sector and all those involved receive all possible support, not only to maintain the national level but also at the level of clubs and sports associations.
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