A historic and first-ever international participation for the Malta Beach Soccer Team as they fly to Moldova for the European Beach Soccer League 2022.
The team led by coach Marco Casarsa will play in League B Group A, starting off on Wednesday against host nation Moldova, before playing also Romania and England in the group and prior to placing matches at the weekend that ensues.
Overseeing Beach Soccer matters at the Malta FA is Vice President Matthew highlighting his trust on behalf of the Association that Beach Soccer is firmly part of the Football family, he also conveyed his appreciation towards the sponsors Visit Malta and Nestle Ice Cream Malta for their piece of contribution in further developing Beach Soccer in Malta.
Dr. Paris also noted the recent significant improvement, also lauded the Malta Beach Soccer ed by President Pio Vassallo for their commitment to organizing the domestic league at Pretty Bay.
Vice President Paris also commended the impressive way the Futsal and Beach Soccer department within the Association is handled to ensure the right development of the game going forward.
Outlined the strategy presented back in 2020 by the Association, prominently defining the growth in Beach Soccer on the island, not less the development of our Malta Beach Soccer National Team.
Malta FA Vice President concluded by pledging his commitment on behalf of the Association to host one day and in the foreseeable future a Beach Soccer international Tournament in Malta.
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Nestle Ice-Cream Marketing Manager Joe Cutajar outlined the importance of social responsibility within the company he represents that is proud of embracing this Beach Soccer project and joining through this sponsorship agreement.
“Our commitment as a company to be part of this Beach Soccer revival and joining all the efforts undertaken in the growth of the sport in Malta”, Cutajar commented.
Head of Beach Soccer within the Malta FA Mark Marlow commended the endeavor and application of the National Team players over the recent period of unrelenting preparation.
He strongly touched on the importance of the youth sector in the development of Beach Soccer and the efforts carried out to generate interest in the sport with the younger generation.
Marlow forged details of the highly regarded international tournament next week in Moldova, where Malta takes center stage on Wednesday at 6.30 pm facing hosts Moldova, before rubbing shoulders with Romania and England in the following two days.
Marlow will lead the Malta delegation flying to Moldova on Monday morning.
Malta Beach Soccer Team coach Marco Casarsa also spoke highly about his players and the work carried out in recent weeks ahead of this tournament.
“The boys have worked really hard, showed a great attitude in the four stages (training camps) conducted that included in-depth drills at times, to be well prepared for these tough matches coming up”.
He added that physically his players have always been in very good shape, tactically and technically they started slowly but since have improved significantly and we’re confident to go there in Moldova not just to participate but to possibly chalk up positive results.
Casarsa concluded, that there is a tremendous gap between playing domestically and competing in European matches, the players are fully aware we have three matches in three days, therefore we have to be at our best, maximize this opportunity, and be united in one target to come back to Malta with good results and build a strong foundation ahead of future commitments.