Luxol Sports Club along with St Andrew’s FC will be organizing the Mario Borg Memorial Football Festival this Saturday 12 th February 2010 at the Luxol Stadium.
In this Festival, 16 teams from 10 Nurseries will participate, where around 232 children will be playing in 32 matches.
Being the third edition, the Festival will be dedicated to children born after January 1999 and 2000 coming from the nurseries of: B’Kara, Hamrun Spartans, Melita, Mosta, Paola Hibernians, Pieta Hotspurs, Qormi, Rabat Ajax, San Gwann and St Andrew’s.
Before the draws held last Monday at the Luxol Stadium, Mario De Battista, Administrator of St Andrew’s emphasized on the importance of giving the opportunity to all participating children to have their ran on the field of play and urged their respective coaches to “Let Them Play”. He said that the scope of such Fun Festivals mast always be, first and foremost, that of delivering to these young players a positive experience through Football. He added that this is what the late Mario Borg, throughout his football career believed and experienced among the youth family of football. On his winding up, Mario De Battista said that for this Festival, St Andrews will be using the Under-11 and Under-13 YFA Fun Football Festival Rules as they believe of having one set of Regulations adapted by the Youth Football Association.
The Festival will kick off at 12:30hrs.
Present for this meeting was the President of St. Andrew’s FC Mr.Paul Falzon.