Constant dialogue with stakeholders in pursuit of improved competitions

The Malta FA’s strategy includes an important objective which focuses on the delivery of competitive and sustainable domestic competitions. Following a reform in 2020 of the sporting regulatory framework and more recently through changes in the Club Licensing regulations, the Malta FA is once again asking its main stakeholders to contribute with their position on various football issues which will be the basis for analysis in the coming weeks.

The study will be run by the Association’s Stakeholders Committee, a forum which brings together the main stakeholders of Maltese football, to discuss and work together in order to find possible solutions on major topics that impact the footballing landscape in the country.   

The committee which will be chaired by Dr Cory Greenland and also includes Mr Michael Calleja as its rapporteur, is a consultative one and shall study and discuss matters directly with various local football stakeholders, namely the Malta Premier League (MPL), the Challenge League and Amateur League Standing Committees, the Gozo Football Association (GFA), the Malta Football Players Association (MFPA), the Malta Football Coaches Association (MFCA), the Malta Football Referees Association (MFRA) and others representing supporters, the grassroots sector and youth football, and young players’ parents.

The first assignment includes a survey which will feed discussions that will allow the Malta FA to be in a better position to study the impact that certain decisions can have on the football eco-system prior to proposing any changes. 

This process is part of a series of extensive reforms that were and are still being carried out by the Association, aimed at achieving better governance in the management of football at all levels of the pyramid in the best collective interest of the football in Malta.