The first edition of the Lotto Goalkeeper Battle which will be held on Thursday 31st March at the San Gwann Football Ground from 10:00 am onwards. Details about the challenge were revealed during a press conference at the Lotto outlet at Tigne Point, Sliema.
The event consists of a competition on a knock-out basis between goalkeepers of various ages strting from Under-9 onwards. All goalkeepers are eligible to participate in this competition.
The categories are: Under-9, Under-11, Under-13, Under-15, Under-17, Under-19 and Seniors.
There will be thirty two goalkeepers in each category and will battle one against one for a place in the final.
The San Gwann Ground will be divided into six pitches, each measuring 10m by 15 metres including two goal-posts where the various categories will be held.
The challenge consists in a goalkeeper starting with the ball on his goal line and he has two steps to either throw or kick the ball into the other goal. Goals can be scored in a maximum time of five seconds. If the throw or kick ends off target, the other goalkeeper gets possession.
Closing date for participation is 28th February.