The building of the Kirkop FC football club has now been transferred to the same club by the Government through an agreement between SportMalta and Kirkop FC. The signing of the agreement was chaired by the Minister for Inclusion and Quality of Life, Julia Farrugia Portelli and the Parliamentary Secretary for Sport, Recreation and Volunteering, Clifton Grima.
Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli explained how the priority of this Government is that even children and young people have a better quality of life. Sports are the biggest tool in this regard. She also said that the fact that in a small village such as Kirkop, one will find so many volunteers to lead with dedication various associations, including the football club, fills you with courage, “and it is our duty as a Government to encourage such dedication. We are doing this by signing the contract under which land on which the football stadium and the football club of this village are located will be transferred to the club. ”
Minister Farrugia Portelli added that she is convinced that this will increase the commitment and dedication of the club’s directors for the benefit of the sports field in the village. “We shouldn’t just look at sports through the lens of a hobby, where you spend some time practicing what you love. That sport in itself instills a sense of discipline in those who participate in it, even if indirectly. The mere fact that you have to keep training time, concentrating, practicing a sport discipline such as football collectively are instrumental in developing an individual’s character. What applies to the sports field applies to every area of life, ”said Minister Farrugia Portelli.
She wished Kirkop FC every success in its aspirations, “a success already reflected in what it is offering to the village community, particularly the children and young Koppin.”
Parliamentary Secretary Clifton Grima explained how with this transfer Kirkop FC will have a decent home where they can train their athletes. He went on to say that the Government’s commitment is to continue to fulfill its electoral sports promises. He stated that this Government wants to foster and strengthen the sports culture from an early age.
“As a government, we are aware that in order to do this we need to invest in sports facilities and in the associations themselves, and that is what we are doing today. We believe we must provide the facilities and assistance so that sports clubs can continue to grow and improve their services. After all, it is our children who enjoy it all. This government is committed to investing so that together we can make the next leap in quality. We want every sport to be given the opportunity to flourish, ”said the Parliamentary Secretary.
The Chairman of SportMalta, Luciano Bussuttil stressed “believing in sport means believing in associations, clubs and above all believing in athletes themselves. This agreement, the last in a series of similar concessions, but certainly not the least, is a demonstration of the fact that SportMalta and above all the Government through Parliamentary Secretary Clifton Grima, believe in local sport. SportMalta is committed to being at the forefront of continuing to work with clubs and associations and giving them more resources to grow and enhance sport. ”
Kirkop FC Club President Joseph Farrugia stressed that after many years, the dream of this club will come true. He said that this agreement will be an advance for the Kirkop FC club because through it they will be able to extend their work for more good in the community.