The Executive Board of the Malta FA met for the last time before the Association’s General Assembly to be held on the 15th of July 2022.
Amongst several proposed amendments in regulations, the Executive Board approved the removal of all regulatory measures related to Covid-19. These special rules had been introduced a few weeks into the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020. They established a number of criteria which when met entitled a club to request a postponement of a match based on the inability to field enough players doe to quarantine obligations.
The Board also rolled out key dates for competitions for the forthcoming Season 22/23. The Draws of the various divisions are scheduled to be held on the 18th July 2022. The BOV Premier League is expected to commence during the weekend of the 20th August 2022, whereas the BOV Challenge League and the Amateur League are scheduled to commence on the 27th August 2022. The Women’s League will start on the 20th September 2022.
The Super Cup will return following an absence of 2 seasons and it will be played on the 8th December on a public holiday.
The IZIBET FA Trophy Final is planned to be held on the 6th May 2023. The scheduling of the season envisages a slightly earlier termination of competitions to allow more time before the hosting of the UEFA Under 19 Championships to be held in Malta in July 2023.
Judicial bodies procedures facilitated and an updated Procurement Policy
A number of proposals will be brought before the General Assembly to allow for simpler procedures to be applied by the Association’s Judicial Bodies, such as the Appeals Board the Dispute Resolution Body, and the Protests Board. Submissions before these independent bodies will be conducted online facilitating the process for applicants and reducing the likelihood of procedural errors.
The Executive Board was also presented with the key principles of an updated Procurement Policy for the Association.