It was another great reception for the National Team Delegation. This time round, the delegation led by MFA Technical Director Mr. Robert Gatt, visited the newly-built Maria Regina Boys’ Secondary School in Zokrija, Mosta, on the occasion of the annual sports day held at the school.
This was the second activity in a campaign aimed at bringing the national team closer to the public.
This campaign was launched on the eve of Malta’s recent home encounter with Greece. National team coach John Buttigieg, his assistant Carmel Busuttil and players Roderick Briffa, Paul Fenech and Christian Caruana met and talked to the students, distributed mementos, gave out autographs and answered questions put by the students, during what could be described as an immensely enthusiastic gathering.
In a short message to the students, Mr. Robert Gatt dwelt on the importance of participation in sports activities. Head of School, Mr. Testa, who was presented with an Official National Team Shirt and football signed by the players, thanked the Malta Football Association for making it possible for his students to come so close to these role models.
In the end, the MFA Delegation, which also included Head of Marketing Norman Saliba, Technical Centre and National Teams Media Officer Mark Muscat and the official in charge of Coach Education Stephen Grima, met the school administration. During this meeting the possibility of future reciprocal initiatives were discussed, with the MFA offering its full technical support.
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