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    New Executive Board of Directors for Maltese Olympic Committee

New Executive Board of Directors for Maltese Olympic Committee

Following the recently held Elective Council Meeting, the Maltese Olympic Committee announced the formation of a new Executive Board of Directors which is made up of the following members.

Julian Pace Bonello – President, liaison with Government and Sport Malta

William Beck – Vice President

Joseph Cassar – Secretary General

David Azzopardi – Director of Finance, Chair Sport for all Commission

Ivan Balzan –  Director of Sport

Whilst the above are expected to hold office for a four year tenure, the  following directors are expected to retain their posts for a period of two years as per current Statutory requirements.

Charlene Attard – Chair Athletes Commission, Olympic Academy

Dr. Lucienne Attard – Chair Anti- Doping Commission, Chair Women in Sport

Dr. Marie Therese Cuschieri – Olympic Solidarity, EU Funding

Mario Micallef – Technical Commission

Dr. Kirill Micallef Stafrace –  Chair Medical Commission

Paul Sultana – Chair Youth Commission

Jonathan Vella  – Chair Marketing Commission

Maria Vella-Galea  – Director Media and Public Relations

The Maltese Olympic Committee welcomes new blood to the team. Although these are in their first foray within the Maltese Olympic Committee, they are expected to bring a wealth of experience in sports administration. This complements the capability and know-how that existing board members have garnered throughout their years on the Committee.

Whilst expressing his concern at the fact that this year’s election did not present the usual amount of candidates coming forward for election, the Maltese Olympic Committee’s President, Julian Pace Bonello conveyed his belief in the setup of the new Committee and is confident that it will combine the energy and experience required to lead the Maltese sports governing body.

“We hope to further strengthen our relationships with associated federations and help combat the seeming drain on administrators coming forward to contribute their expertise towards the development [...]

By |April 26th, 2017|News|Comments Off on New Executive Board of Directors for Maltese Olympic Committee|

More medals for Malta Judo


Zammit Rodney, currently preparing for the Games of the Small States of Europe, this weekend flew to Udine, in Italy, to compete in the 35th Trofeo Internazzionale Judo « Citta ‘ di Tolmezzo ». He was accompanied by Jeremy Saywell, who is currently recovering from an operation, and Giorgi Kaldani, an International Judo Federation (IJF) qualified coach and a top Georgian athlete, currently in Malta as Rodney’s personal coach and training partner. The Federation took the opportunity of this tournament to launch the 2 young athletes, Clive Camilleri and Lara Castillo, on the International scene abroad.  506 athletes from 8 countries were participating in this event held over 2 days  on 4 tatami.

Rodney Zammit competed in the -60kgs which was contested by 6 Judoka. In the first contest, Zammit was taken by surprise by the Austrian Manuel Wiesler who strangled him and thus had to give up. But Zammit was adamant he was bringing a medal back home. He went back to the Tatami and earned his bronze medal like a pro, after strangling the Italian Luciano Alessio. Rodney’s partner, Giorgi Kaldani, competed in the -73kgs which was contested by 9 judoka. Kaldani showed his superiority and experience, and won all 3 opponents in less than a minute, winning the gold medal.

The youngsters Clive Cammileri and Lara Castillo contested the Espoir -60kgs with 17 athletes and Cadet -57kgs with 9 entries respectively.

Lara Castillo started the day in a fantastic way when she catapulted the Italian Versolatto with a massive Ura Nage (rear throw) to earn a place in the Semifinal. Castillo was then up against the Slovenian Barad, who controlled her on the floor and then went on to win gold. Castillo’s bronze medal [...]

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On Sunday 30th April 2017 the ASMK Trials bikers will be holding the 3rd event of the ASMK Pasta Poiatti 2016/2017 Trials Championship. The Program begins 9:00 am on Sunday at the ASMK Motorsport Complex.

Meanwhile, on Saturday 29th April 2017 at 3:00pm the Executive Committee has decided to run the Autocross Finals which were postponed on Sunday 9th April 2017 due to the limited time frame. The finalists in the Modified Class A are: – Gordon Johnson, Malcolm Borg, Philip Joe Vella and Terence Azzopardi all driving Opel Corsa cars and Noel Zammit on a Fiat Punto, Ryan Scicluna, Karl Micallef, Godfrey Gauci, Jonathan Vella and Noel Vella all on Ford Fiesta. Matthew Borg will be driving a Vauxhall Nova and Jean Paul Grech a Peugeot 106.

In the Standard Class the Finalist drivers are:- Johann Vella on an Opel Nova, Karl Scicluna, Quinn Camilleri and Angelo Galea will be driving their Peugeot 106 cars, a Citroen AX driven by Deane Farrugia and Nicovich Chircop on his Peugeot 206.

The finalists take their place on the Start Line just after the draws for their respective Start Line positions which is a normal procedure of the Autocross regulations.

On Sunday 9th April 2017 the Association organized the Fifth Motocross Championship event where 18 competitors divided into four classes raced on the Motocross track. The results were as follows:- In Class A Camilleri brothers were seen to dominate this class where Clayton Camilleri on his KTM registered his first win of this season. Clayton was followed in 2nd place by his brother Kyle Camilleri also on a KTM. The Camilleri brothers were followed by Muscat Trevor in third place and by his brother Paul Muscat in fourth place [...]

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Malta National Team and training camp

The hockey national team is stepping up a gear in its preparations for the European Nations Eurohockey Championship being played in Croatia in July/August 2017. National coach Pieter Bregman has been preparing the national team since November of last year but since the end of the National League won by The Lightshop Hotsticks, but this week a selection of the National team players will be playing a couple of sparring matches with an English club side Old Cranleighans. This will be a great opportunity for the Maltese selection to show off what they can do seeing that coach Bregman will be naming his squad for Croatia fairly soon.

In the meantime, on the development front, the Hockey Association Malta has teamed up with the Cyprus Hockey Federation to organise a training camp at the National Hockey Centre for the junior squads of the respective countries. In fact, approximately 25 Cypriot junior players will be teaming up with approximately 40 Maltese boys and girls in a long weekend of activities to develop their skills and make new friendships in a rigorous programme prepared by the respective coaches.

Pieter Bregman was particularly pleased with this set up as this is ‘big stepping stone’ in getting developing players to get used to playing in different environments and with a different approach. He continued that this approach is the way forward and that the experience these children will get from such a project will be amazing.

David Agius

HAM Secretary

By |April 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Malta National Team and training camp|

New chapter in Maltese Judo already bringing results


The Malta Judo Federation has just finished hosting the 33rd edition of the Malta International Judo Open. 4 main events were held at the Malta Judo Academy with 9 countries competing for 25 gold medals. The day started off the children festival, under the direction of the Youth Director, Joe Castillo. Our little ones learnt new techniques, had randori (training for competition) and also some games.

The day continued with the Espoir categories which was dominatd by the National Team of Hungary. Clive Camilleri, a student of the National Sport School, won a silver medal, but also demonstrated that he does have the qualities of a champion. He managed his final contest very well, but the superior experience of his opponent meant he did not manage to make it to gold.

The cadet category was again dominated by the Hungarians. For some of the Maltese Cadets, this was the very first time they were competing on the International stage, and for sure this experience will provide the right stimulus to continue training and improve.

But the Maltese showed that the recent training is making a difference. Malta placed first in the medal table with 4 gold. Rodney Zammit was the star of the day, when he won all contests with ease. His recent training in Georgia with our new coach, Giorgi Kaldani, for sure did make the difference. Cucic David, training with the Maltese team, won the gold in the -81kgs. In the girls categories, Malta had 2 nice surprises. The first one came from the cadet Lara Castillo. She did not manage to get a medal in cadets, but she came back with determination and won the -57kgs senior category after beating the Frazier [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|News|Comments Off on New chapter in Maltese Judo already bringing results|

ASMK 2016/2017 Championships

On Sunday 9th April 2017 ‘Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi’ will be organizing the Sixth event of the ASMK Pasta Poiatti 2016/2017 Championships. During this program the Autocross Cars and Motocross motorcycles will be taking part in the day’s program while the Association is changing the day’s program of the races. This is taking place so that the spectators who prefer to watch the car or motocross races will be having shorter intervals between races of the same kind. So, on Sunday 9th April the program will start at 9.00am with Motocross races while the Autocross cars start at noon (12: 00hrs). The day’s program will be coming to the end by watching the “Small Car Demolition” which is expected to start at around 3: 30pm.

For this edition of Demolition nearer to Easter 19 cars have registered to participate in this ‘car end of life’ event. The participating vehicles must not be longer than 4 meters (13 ft) in length. In fact this event is called ‘the Demolition of Small Cars’ which apart from being shorter in length than those raced in Christmas time, they are also lighter thus marginally safer too and are more readily available to purchase and break for the fun of the race and the honours associated with the winner and runner-up. As is common practice, the drivers will be briefed with the last minute rules, the chance given to exhibit the cars by performing 2 exhibition laps prior to start banging each other and before beginning their final journey to the scrap yards where they will be chopped and recycled iron.

Meanwhile on Sunday 2nd April 2017 the Association organized the third event of the Championship ASMK Pasta Poiatti [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|News|Comments Off on ASMK 2016/2017 Championships|

Awguri għal fejqan ta’ malajr

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Il-President u Diretturi tal-Kumitat Olimpiku Malti jibgħatu l-awguri għal fejqan ta’ malajr  lis-Segretarju Parlamentari responsabbli mill-Innovazzjoni, Riċerka, Żgħażagħ u Sport Chris Agius li f’dawn il-ġranet kien rikoverat l-Isptar in segwitu għal aċċident tat-traffiku li seħħ f’Bormla.


Mal-Kumitat Olimpiku Malti jingħaqdu wkoll l-assocjazzjonijiet u federazzjonijiet affiljati fejn kulħadd jittama li s-Segretarju Parlamentari Agius ikun lura fil-programm ta’ ħidmietu kemm jista’ jkun malajr.




Joseph Cassar

Segretarju Generali

Kumitat Olimpiku Malti


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    The Valletta Subbuteo Club held the FISTF International Open Tournament

The Valletta Subbuteo Club held the FISTF International Open Tournament


A few days ago The Valletta Subbuteo Club held the FISTF International Open Tournament, in which four Table Football categories where played.

In the Open category, Samuel Bartolo of Valletta SC took the honours, after winning the final against Charles Aquilina by 2-1 after extra time. Massimo Cremona and Derek Conti reached the semifinals.

The Under 19 category was won by Tristan Fenech of Bormla SC, were he finished ahead of Jurgen Balzan and Jamie Bonnici, in a group of five players.

Joseph Mifsud of Messina TS won the veteran category after winning against Mario Camilleri 4-3 after penalties. Charles Aquilina and Jason Pisani reached the semifinals.

Once again The Valletta Subbuteo Club won the Team event after winning against Bormla SC 3-0. This was Valletta’s fifth International Open title in the last six years


Ftit granet ilu, l-klabb tal-Valletta Subbuteo organizza t-tournment International Open tat-Table Football that l-awspicju tal-FISTF. F’dan it-tournament intlghabu erba’ kategoriji.

Fil-kategorija Open, hareg rebbieh Samuel Bartolo tal-Valletta SC, fejn fil-finali gheleb lil Charles Aquilina 2-1 fil-hin barrani. Is-semifinalisti kienu Massimo Cremona w Derek Conti.

Fil-kategorija ta taht id-dsatax il-sena, hareg rebbieh Tristan Fenech li jilghab ma Bormla SC filwaqt li Jurgen Balzan u Jamie Bonnici gew it-tieni w it-tielet rispettivament, fi grupp ta hames players.

Joseph Mifsud rebah il-kategorija tal-Veterani, fejn hu gheleb lil Mario Camilleri 4-3 wara l-ghoti tal-penalties. Dawn iz-zewg players jilghabu ma Messina TS. Charles Aquilina w Jason Pisani waslu sas-semifinali.

Fil-kategorija tat-timijiet, regaw kienu Valletta Subbuteo Club li rebhu dan l-unur, ghal hames darba f’dawn l-ahhar sitt staguni. Huma ghelbu lil Bormla SC 3-0.


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Vella wins the ASMK Autocross Modified Final


On Sunday 2 April 2017 ‘Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi’ will continue with its Motorsport events from the ASMK – Pasta Poiatti 2016/2017 National Championship. This time the Trials bikers will be organizing their third event in a quarry named ‘Tal-Qassis’ at Hondoq ir-Rummien in Qala, Gozo. The event starts at 10: 00am. Trials bikers from Gozo are invited and welcome to compete in this event as well.

Meanwhile, on Sunday 26 March 2017 at the Ta Qali Sport Complex, ASMK organized the fifth Autocross event on an Unti-clockwise track direction. For this event 27 competitors registered while being divided into two classes, that for the Modified and Standard classes.

During the Heats of the day no one managed to win all the 3 Qualifying Heats but Gordon Johnson and Philip Joe Vella both on Opel Corsa cars stood out as they were the only two competitors winning the highest points scores in the Heats thus sealing their place in the Class A 9 Laps Final Race. Jean Paul Grech on Puegoet 106, Matthew Borg on a Vauxhall Nova, Terence Azzopardi and James Micallef both on Opel Corsa cars also qualified for this Class A Final on the 6 cars Start Grid.

Right from the Start of the Final Race Vella and Johnson made an excellent Start Launch but Vella managed to take the lead up to the first corner while Johnson and Micallef followed close by. The focus turned on Johnson who was making pressure on Vella on each and every corner but Vella resisted the pressure very well from Johnson which resulted in Vella winning this tough nine Laps Race Final ahead of Johnson. Third place finisher was won by Borg who was closely followed [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Vella wins the ASMK Autocross Modified Final|



On Sunday 26th March 2017 Assoċjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi will continue thr activities in the Sports Complex at Ta’ Qali. ASMK will be holding the fifth event of the 2016/2017 National Autocross  Championship sponsored by ASMK and Pasta Pasta which includes the Standard and Modified Cars Classes. The event starts at 12. 00 noon.

An overview of the Autocross rankings shows. In the National Championship classification of the Modified Class, Gordon Johnson on his Opel Corsa has built an advantage over the rest as he has already won three wins from the first four activities already carried out. Johnson is occupying the top end of the standings with 99 points and is followed by the Opel Corsa of Philip Joe Vella with 87 points. In third place we find Karl Micallef on his Ford Fiesta while fourth place is occupied by Terence Azzopardi on his Opel Corsa with 64 points.

In the Class B for Modified cars we find the Fiat Punto of Noel Zammit leading highest ranking with 17 points followed by Keith Borg on a Vauxhall Nova with 12 points. In third place we find Melo Zammit and Terence Azzopardi both on a Opel Corsa with 10 points each.

In the Autocross Standard Class there is high competition between four competitors. Ian Fenech on his Citroen AX is leading the standings with 30 points and is followed by the Citroen AX of Deane Farrugia with 27 points. Third placed Karl Scicluna is on a Peugeot 106 with 23 points while fourth placed Nicovich Chircop drives a Peugeot 206 with 22 points.

Meanwhile, on Sunday 19th March 2017 ASMK organized the fourth event of the National Enduro Championship. For this event the Association crossed to the [...]

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