Bjorn Vassallo presents Malta FA Strategy to Prime Minister

Prime Minister Robert Abela is presented with the “Strategy for Maltese Football” by the Malta Football Association

Malta FA President Bjorn Vassallo has reaffirmed the Association’s commitment to deliver the key projects and objectives set out in the newly-launched Strategy for Maltese football during a meeting with Prime Minister Dr Robert Abela.

Launched a week ago, the strategic plan, covering the period 2020-24, will serve as the basis for the Association’s commitment to raise the game across all levels, also prioritising greater accessibility as football is a catalyst for social inclusion and unity.

Following the meeting with the Prime Minister at the Auberge De Castille, Vassallo said: “I would like to thank the Government for its support which is essential for football to maintain and strengthen its positive impact on the society.

“The vision of the Malta FA is to boost its investment to build a stronger foundation, prioritising long-term development and the sustainability of Maltese football across all levels, from community, grassroots, amateurs, women and youths all the way to the elite, clubs and national team selections.

“The Government’s backing for the Malta FA strategy is crucial to take Maltese sport forward, also in terms of sustainability.”

Inspired by our conviction that ‘We Can Perform Better’ as a footballing nation, the Malta FA Strategy aims to up the level of performance and achieve results, focusing on the following important areas:

• Further technical and infrastructural development;

• Growth and sustainability of football clubs, strengthening protection through a legal framework;

• Broadening the exposure and commercial value of the Association and domestic competitions;

• Improving good governance by strengthening the compliance and integrity aspects.

The pillars complement the Association’s Mission Statement which is “to continue growing and improving the game of football and the people in it at all levels; fostering a positive social change to embrace a sporting culture; championing national pride and unity as we strive to achieve high standards and inspire people.”