Malta to take part in Hockey 5′s Mediterranean Tournament

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 15:53

Gavin Muscat

Note: This article has been posted in both Maltese and English.

Nota: Dan l-artiklu ġie miktub bl-Ingliż u bil-Malti

The ground breaking hockey 5s tournament came to an end with the girls’ competition being won by the Italian team who overcame the spritely Turkish side by 3 – 0 – keen encounter played in very good spirit.

Croatia edged Malta’s first female National side by 4 – 0 with the locals coming close to scoring on more than two occasions.  The EHF vice president Carola Meyer presented the gold medals to the winning team while the silver and bronze medals were presented by Natalie Busuttil Leaver and Victoria Tabone.  The girls’ player of the tournament was Sara Puglisi

The Boys’ final was an exciting affair, both teams giving their all, the game becoming rather feisty towards the end.   Turkey triumphed  7 – 3 scoring four goals in the final session after being two down earlier in the game.  The bronze medals were presented by EHF Education and Development Manager Norman Hughes while the silver medals were presented by Umpires’ Manager Rob Ten Cate.  Chris Busuttil Leaver and Tournament Director David Agius honoured the winners of the tournament. Boys ’player of the tournament was Mario Llinovic from Croatia.

This tournament was an initiative of EHF to ensure that this facet of the game becomes a development tool to attract more youths to the sport

Christopher Busuttil Leaver

President

Hockey Association Malta

The two Maltese Hockey teams(both female and male)

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L-ewwel tournament tal-Hockey 5′s ġie fi tmiemu bit-tim nazzjonali Taljan tat-tfajliet jirbaħ il-kompetizzjoni femminili b’rebħa ta’ 3-0 fuq it-Turkija fil-finali.  It-tim Kroat tat-tfajliet għeleb lit-tim Malti 4-0 fil-logħba għat-tielet u r-raba’ post bil-Maltin ifallu diversi okkażjonijiet ta’ skor.  Il-viċi President tal-EHF Carola Meyer ippreżentat il-midalji tad-deheb lit-tim rebbieħ bil-midalji tal-fidda u tal-bronż ippreżentati minn Natalie Busuttil Leaver u Victoria Tabone.  L-aqwa plejer femminili tat-tournament kienet it-Taljana Sara Puglisi.

Il-finali tas-subien kienet eċitanti ħafna biż-żewġ timijiet jagħtu kollox bil-logħba ssir waħda nervuża lejn it-tmiem.  It-Torok ħarġu rebbieħa 7-3 billi skorjaw 4 gowls fl-aħħar sessjoni tal-logħba wara li kienu żewġ gowls minn taħt fil-bidu tal-logħba.  Fil-logħba għat-tielet u r-raba’ post it-tim Malti ġie megħlub mit-tim Sloven 3-1 biex it-tim Malti spiċċa fir-raba’ post.  Il-midalji tal-bronż ġew preżentati mill-maniġer tal-Edukazzjoni u l-iżvilupp tal-EHF Norman Hughes waqt li l-midalji tal-fidda ġew preżentati mill-maniġer tal-umpires Rob Ten Cate.  Chris Busuttil Leaver u t-tournament director David Agius qassmu l-midalji tad-deheb lir-rebbieħa.  L-aqwa plejer mis-sezzjoni tas-subien kien Mario Llinovic mill-Kroazja.

Dan it-tournament ġie organizzat fuq inizjattiva tal-EHF biex tinkoraġġixxi iktar żgħażagħ jilagħbu din il-logħba ġdida.

Ramon Chircop





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