Presentation of coaching courses certificates

The Malta Football Association on Saturday presented certificates to successful participants in three courses for coaching.

The first ever in Malta, Match Analyst Course, the UEFA Elite Youth A Diploma and the UEFA Pro Diploma.

The Covid-19 pandemic also left its negative mark on these courses, abruptly halting one of them prompting the Malta FA to make arrangements for participants to switch to online sessions.

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“Today is all about you” Malta FA Technical Centre Chief and National Teams Head Coach Devis Mangia told participants.

Head Coach Mangia applauded all participants for striving hard in recent months to overcome all hurdles posed by the pandemic and successfully finishing the respective courses.

Devis Mangia added, “I am sure that you learnt a lot from these courses but it’s more important that you will continue to update yourself, everyday we can learn something”, also sharing his belief that all successful participants will play a crucial role in raising the bar of Maltese football, both in youth and senior level.

One of the successful participants in the UEFA PRO Diploma course Thane Micallef stressed about the importance of working together with all coaches during courses, all willing to enhance and widen their ideas and keep learning and improving every single day. 

Micallef commended the high level in courses rendered by the Association, also conveying a special thanks to National Teams Head Coach Devis Mangia for sharing his valuable and undisputed knowledge of the game and the unified game philosophy he and his staff are vying to adapt in Maltese football. 

Malta FA General Secretary Dr. Angelo Chetcuti reminded all participants that all their boundless efforts so far doesn’t stop here.

Chetcuti reaffirmed, “As an association we are making a strong declaration by proposing a strategy, that little extra push at the forefront of our strategy we are putting the game first, the player centric”.

 “The association has always given priority to coach education”, Dr. Chetcuti also alluding to important administrative changes shortly underway in the proposal of reform statute and the way forward in the decision making within the Association.

Match Analyst Course 1st edition successful participants :-

Keith Borg, Adrian Buttigieg, Roger Camilleri, Silvan Ciscaldi, Kenneth Costantino, Federico Erbetta, Pieter Gollcher, Keith Gouder, Glendon Refalo, Warren Said, Elenio Sciberras, Liam Sheridan, Etienne Vella, George Vella.

UEFA Elite Youth ‘A’ Diploma Course successful participants :-

Renzo Attard, Herman Bugeja, Darren Casha, Edmond Lufi, Philip Pisani, Daniel Sciberras, Noel Turner, David Vella, Brian Vella, Andrea Vella.

UEFA PRO Diploma successful participants :-

Jose Borg, Luka Lalic, Rodney Bugeja, Andrea Pisanu, Steve D’Amato, Mark Gatt, Stefano Grima, Renzo Kerr Cumbo, Thane Micallef, Andrea Vella, Kevin Vella, Ivan Woods, Ramon Zammit.