The past days were busy days for the Football Social Responsibility team within the Malta FA.
On Friday, they joined the Guardian Angel School for their first post-pandemic Sports Day and assisted the staff with the students in their activities.
On Saturday morning it was the turn of the Agenzija Sapport and Sharing Lives: a group of clients visited the Football Museum and National Stadium and the Malta FA also hosted the group at the Trophies Lounge.
Later in the day the Special Olympics Malta Football teams paid a visit to the National Team and followed the training session at the National Stadium. They also met and shared their experiences with players and staff.
On Sunday, as part of its Family Football project and also in collaboration with Missio, the Malta FA FSR department held a PASS Football Festival, where kids and parents from different clubs, refugees, and members of the Special Olympics participated in football games and Socktober activities.
Meanwhile a football session with participants of the Bridge youth café programme as part of its outreach programme and Uefa HatTrick initiatives. The flagship initiative for the Football Social Responsibility Department is inclusion and integrating vulnerable people into the community through the beautiful game.
On Tuesday participants engaged with the Malta Under-21 squad at the moment convening with rigorous training ahead of their double commitment coming up in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Group C.
Bridge youth café which is a collaboration with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, EU Funds Malta and Prisms Malta is open for young people on the autism spectrum; a space where young people meet to interact and engage in different sessions while this also serves as a stepping stone towards integrating with other youth centres found in the community.
Peter Busuttil overseeing matters at the FSR Department on behalf of the Malta FA said that these events highlight the Malta FA’s social initiative where football is a key element of inclusion and allows players, spectators, and the community to engage with the association in an effective way.