Malta FA launches television programme for children

#TrainingWithMFA is the name of a new television programme launched by the Malta Football Association to encourage children to keep exercising at home during the COVID-19 crisis.

The programmes, to be shown daily on One TV,  Net TV and Melita’s Promo Channel as well as on the Malta FA social media channels, promote physical activity and football skills exercises which can be performed indoors.

The fun exercises, targeting children and young teenagers, are carried out by players under the guidance of qualified football and fitness and performance coaches who form part of the Malta FA’s technical sector.

Dr Matthew Paris, the Malta FA Vice-President who is co-ordinating this project, said motivating children to stay active at home lies at the heart of this initiative.

“During a period when the schools are closed and outdoor sports activities have ground to a halt, we cannot emphasise enough the importance of regular physical exercise especially among chilldren and youths,” Dr Paris said.

“Through these programmes, we hope to keep our children on the move by showing basic fitness and football skills exercises, promoting an active lifestyle while staying at home in accordance with the advice given by the health authorities.”

Malta and Valletta FC midfielder Rowen Muscat and Brenda Borg, who plays for Mġarr United FC and the women’s national team, feature in the first series of programmes which will air on NET TV at 10.00, ONE TV at 15.50 and Melita’s Promo Channel at 17.00.