Malta International Airport true to its Corporate Social Responsibility is committed to support sports and sportsmanship in Malta. This is being done primarily by encouraging young sport talent to emerge and moreover to gain exposure and experience in the course of international exchanges.
To this end MIA has invited youth football nurseries to participate at a children’s under-9 and under-10 football festival which will take place on Wednesday 7th April 2010. One team from each age group will be invited by MIA to participate at an international tournament held in Austria which will be organised by our partner airport VIE, from the 19th to the 22nd of August 2010, for children’s teams from the countries where VIE has partnership concerns. The tournament, which is being organised for the second year running will be hosted by Melita FC.
The meeting was addressed by Rosette Fenech Head of Communications & Events, the tournament fixtures were drawn by George Mallia a renowned footballer who now forms part of MIA’s Management Team. Rosette Fenech reiterated MIA’s commitment to the promotion of sports in Malta maintaining that sports education among the younger generation is an investment in itself to enhance a healthier society for the future. Alex Aquilina MIA Football Festival Consultant introduced the rules and regulations for the event.
The clubs that will participate in the under-9 festival are Melita YN, Tarxien R. YN, Birkirkara YN, Mosta YN, Floriana YN, San Gwann YN, Valletta YN, Birzebbuga W. YN. The clubs participating in the Under-10 festivals are Melita YN, Tarxien R. YN, B’Kara YN, Mosta YN, Floriana YN, San Gwann YN, Sliema W. YN, Zebbug R. YN.
These teams were accepted by the organisers after having responded to an official invitation received on a first come first served basis.