The Malta FA and the Active Ageing and Community Care have signed a memorandum of understanding with plans to launch #mytime as from February 2022.
The project #mytime, which is being administered by the Football Social Responsibility Department, under the chairmanship of the Inħobb il-Football Foundation, is a pilot project related to older persons members of Active Ageing Centres and residents in residential homes.
Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Malta FA’s General Secretary Dr Angelo Chetcuti said that, the Malta FA is committed to open its doors and collaborate with different sectors of Maltese society and include people of all ages.
Photo courtesy of Mark Zammit Cordina/Malta FA
Football and physical activity is a winning treatment for elderly people and playing football is great for one’s health. The reminiscence of a bygone era is good for the mind. The project #mytime will combine both as the participants will be engaging in sessions related to football.
The #mytime project includes an introductory session by the Football Social Responsibility Department, in Active Ageing Centres and/or residential homes. A visit to the stadium and the museum will follow. Furthermore, the participants will take part in a walking football session or an adapted physical activity. The participants will also benefit from a subsidised entrance fee to the stadium to watch a football match of their choice.
Minister for Ministry for Senior Citizens and Active Ageing Dr Michael Farrugia attended the event and was given a tour of the Malta FA museum.
The #mytime project is partly financed by the UEFA Hat Trick program.