Two new vice-presidents for the FMA

Two new vice-presidents were elected as the Futsal Malta Association held its Annual General Meeting at the Centenary Hall, Ta’ Qali earlier this week.

The meeting brought to an end an exceptional season for futsal with various milestones being reached both in terms of competition and administration. A detailed administrative report presented by the General Secretary Dr. Stefan Cutajar highlighted the association’s milestones including the collaboration with the Malta Paralympic Committee for the blind futsal project, the launching of the Enemed Women’s Futsal tournaments, the Player and Team of the Month Awards, the inclusion of the Malta U19 futsal selection in the national league, Luxol’s exceptional results in the UEFA Champions League reaching Elite Top 16 status and the organisation of the Enemed Futsal Awards.

The new FMA committee was approved unanimously with Perit Mark Borg retaining the role of President for his fourth term, Dr Stefan Cutajar and Matthew Borg retaining the roles of General Secretary and Treasurer respectively and newcomers Kurt Rizzo and Nathaniel Jones being elected as Vice Presidents following an EGM which approved a motion to increase the number of vice presidents of the association to two. The outgoing vice president Claudio Azzopardi was given honorary member status following a motion presented by the FMA officials.

David Spiteri, Joe Meilaq and Lorraine Zammit on behalf of the Women’s Futsal League, were elected as ordinary members.

The association’s financial report was presented by Matthew Borg and approved by those present.

In his closing speech, Mark Borg stated that this will be his last term as president and expressed his commitment to ensure that he passes on the baton to his successor in the best possible manner. He outlined his determination to continue working for futsal to have its own futsal hall in collaboration with the Malta FA and to improve marketing and match operations as main pillars for the association. Another innovation will be the focus on player wellbeing.

In the coming weeks, the FMA is now expected to launch a campaign for the registration of new clubs for futsal competitions to be held next season. Participation will be free and attractive prize money are being allocated for various positions.