At the Cottonera Sports Complex, SportMalta distributed the investment of five million euros, received from the NDSF, to 10 sports associations in order to start the training of Maltese athletes for the Small Nations Games that will be held in our country in 2023.
The agreement to transfer these funds was signed today by the Chief Executive Officer of SportMalta and the 10 associations, in the presence of the Parliamentary Secretary for Sport, Recreation and Voluntary Organizations Clifton Grima and the Parliamentary Secretary for -Citizenship and Communities Alex Muscat
Parliamentary Secretary Clifton Grima said that Sport Malta has already invested in infrastructure as well as new sports facilities that can be enjoyed by all. The Parliamentary Secretary said that through this financial investment, which will serve as a boost and preparation for the Maltese athletes before the Small Nations games in Malta in the year 2023, he will continue to confirm both the Government is a shoulder for athletes and sports organizations and that the aspirations of so many athletes will be achievable.
Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Communities Alex Muscat, stressed that the € 5 million investment that the NDSF agency has made in Maltese athletes who will be competing hard in the games of small countries 2023 is a beacon of wealth being created by Maltese programs that attract foreign direct investment. “Once again, our country is clearly showing how the wealth generated by residency and citizenship initiatives is translating into more aid and investment coming to the community.” While wishing the athletes good luck, he reiterated his commitment to continue attracting to Malta the foreign direct investment that is translating into so many benefits for our country.
SportMalta Chief Executive Officer Mark Cutajar explained that the record of assistance given today is an investment and shows trust in all athletes. The goals are clear and the plan is ready so that most of the athletes start living a professional career that will surely be fruitful. The aim of all this is to win a record gold medal in the small country games and qualify as many athletes as Possible for the Olympic Games in France for the year 2024.
Through these funds, sports associations will be able to employ professional coaches on a full-time basis together with the rest of the necessary technical staff, to finance the participation of Maltese athletes in competitions and training sessions abroad, and invest in more adequate technical tools.
The sports disciplines that have been assisted are: athletics, basketball, judo, rugby, Sailing, shooting, squash, swimming, table tennis, and tennis. Sport Malta is offering the necessary support so that Maltese athletes are best prepared.
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