On the 5th of May the Maltese Olympic Committee in collaboration with the Malta School Sports Federation organised the 1st Beach games for schools. The number had to be limited to 500 for safety issues and unfortunately some schools who applied late had to be refused because of this issue.
These games were held at Golden sands between 09.00 and 13.00. Nine local associations of Beach Volleyball, Handball, Soccer, Rugby, Athletics, Badminton, Taekwondo, Golf and Tug of War took part in these games and were running their sports with their own coaches and athletes. All the children who took part from 13 different schools could do 6 sports (30mins) on each sports for 3 hours with two short breaks after every hour.
The atmosphere was incredible and accompanying the groups were dance teachers who were continuously entertaining those who wished to participate. It is planned that next year two of these festivals will be done because of the huge success.