Local players vote for FIFA FIFPro World XI 2014

| October 20th, 2014 | No Comments »

hogg-voting-fifpro-best-player2014As in previous years, representatives of footballers’ unions are travelling all over the world to invite players to participate in the vote for the FIFA FIFPro World XI 2014. Local players from the Premier Division and First Division join their peers from all over the world and cast their votes, choosing the best performing players of 2014.

MFPA representatives are visiting local clubs to distribute voting forms to players after visiting the Maltese National Team players at the hotel during their free time between the double fixture against Norway and Italy for EURO 2016 qualifications.

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Xewkija, Nadur held in draws

| October 20th, 2014 | No Comments »

Gozo-Football-AssociationJoint-leaders Xewkija Tigers and Nadur Youngsters dropped their first points in the Melita First Division in Gozo as they were held in draws by Kercem Ajax and Victoria Hotspurs respectively.

On Saturday, Victoria Hotspurs held Nadur in a 1-1 draw. Rodney Buttigieg put the Hotspurs ahead on 38 minutes with Joseph Vella equalising on the 68th. On the other hand, on Sunday, Kercem held Xewkija in another 1-1 draw with Anderson Mendes Ribeiro putting the Ajax ahead on the half-hour and John Camilleri levelling matters on the 58th.

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More Maltese officials attend UEFA CORE Programme

| October 20th, 2014 | No Comments »

trustin-jurgen-castilloElite Referee Trustin Farrugia Cann and Elite Assistant Referees Jurgen Spiteri and David Castillo were awarded diplomas for successfully completing their UEFA CORE (Centre of Refereeing Excellence) earlier this month at UEFA Centre in Nyon, Switzerland while another three officials, Philip Farrugia, Ryan Aquilina and Rick Heckenlaible have just started this same course.

Trustin Farrugia Cann, Jurgen Spiteri and David Castillo attended the Introductory Course between the 18th and 27th March, and since then have been closely monitored by referees’ coach Rune Pedersen (Norway), assistant referees’ coach Goggen Holen (Norway), and physical fitness coaches Simon Breivik (England) and Herbert Barr (Northern Ireland).

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UEFA appoints Alan Mario Sant for UEFA Youth League match Monaco vs Benfica

| October 20th, 2014 | No Comments »

alan-mario-santUEFA has appointed FIFA Referee Alan Mario Sant for the UEFA Youth League Group C match Monaco vs Benfica, to be played on Wednesday at the Stade de formation AS Monaco 1 – La Turbie.

The other members of the refereeing team will be FIFA Assistant Referee Christopher Francalanza and Elite Assistant Duncan Sultana, while Johan Hamel has been appointed as 4th Official by the French Football Federation.

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Youth FA in twinning agreement with Millennium Chapel

| October 20th, 2014 | No Comments »

YFA-new-logoOn the occasion of Fr. Hilary’s 80th birthday, the Foundation of the Millennium Chapel and the Youth Football Association have announced the twinning between the two well-known voluntary organizations.

The Millennium Chapel offers not only spiritual help, but also social help to the needy, to single mothers, homeless, people in strained relationships and addictions, and runs full educational programmes in character formation to young students throughout the scholastic year, called The WOW Xperience. The Millennium Chapel and WOW (Wishing Others Well) focuses its pastoral work on the whole person and is interested in the dignity and wellbeing of each individual person.

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Stripes close in on leaders after fine win over rivals Valletta

| October 19th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

BOV-Premier-LeagueBirkirkara move just four points behind leaders Hibernians as they bounced back from the defeat to Tarxien with a 2-0 win over rivals Valletta.

For Valletta, this was the second consecutive defeat – the fourth in eight matches – and yet another disappointing performance. The Citizens, in fact, share the seventh place with Qormi on the 10-point mark.

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