Recently, the SportMalta Badminton Academy embarked on an exciting journey that culminated in a memorable weekend in Zagreb with a competition organized by the Croatian Badminton Association. This event took place during the European Week of Sport, promoting an active and healthy lifestyle across the continent.
September marked an important moment for Maltese badminton, as six national athletes forming part of the SportMalta Badminton Academy, embarked on their journey through the qualification and main draw stages of the tournament. These athletes, namely Sam Cassar, Matthew Galea, Ann Marie Bezzina, Francesca Clark, Lauren Azzopardi, and Elenia Haber, represented Malta in various categories, including singles, mixed, and doubles events. For these Maltese athletes, the competition was not just an opportunity to showcase their skills but also a valuable learning experience. The level of competition at an international event like this can be extremely challenging, and it often serves as a steep learning curve. Facing top-notch players from around the world provides invaluable exposure and experience, pushing these athletes to continuously improve their game. Despite the formidable competition, these six Maltese athletes demonstrated resilience, determination, and a commendable spirit throughout the tournament. They not only represented their nation with pride but also managed to leave a lasting impact on the international badminton scene during the event, which coincided with the #BeActive week campaign.
SportMalta is thrilled to extend a warm welcome to all parents and guardians, along with your young athletes, as we gear up...