Announces launch of Scuola di Pallavolo Sliema Wanderers

Sunday, August 4, 2013, 8:56

July has always been a very busy month for Scuola di Pallavolo Malta as we gear up to offer as many fun activities for children as possible. This year however July has been extremely packed particularly with the Volleyball Summer School and the English & Volley Camp by Scuola di Pallavolo Anderlini starting on the same days.

Both events have turned out to be very successful, with more than 50 kids attending the Volleyball Summer School for local mini-athletes and almost 60 student-athletes have visited our Islands to work on improving their English while enjoying their favourite sport. A welcome surprise during this year’s English & Volley Camp was the inclusion of a football team making this in fact an English & Sport Camp for European student-athletes. In fact Malta was the meeting point for athletes coming mainly from Italy but also from Switzerland and Hungary.

During their stay in Malta, some coaches from SdP Anderlini visited one of the sessions from the Volleyball Summer School. Of important notice was the presence of ex-Hungary International Sandor Kantor whose playing curriculum includes successful stints in the Italian Serie A as well as at top levels in other countries. Mr. Kantor was also Head Coach for the Men’s  Hungarian National Team between 2008-2011.

Understandably this was an unique experience for our local players but it was also the coaches of SdP Anderlini who later posted pictures on their Facebook page saying “Questa mattina lo staff della Scuola di Pallavolo Anderlini ha preso parte alla Volleyball Summer School. Grazie per l’incredibile esperienza!!” (“This morning the staff of SdP Anderlini took part in the Volleyball Summer School. Thank you for the incredible experience!!”). This day was also a good opportunity for the staff of SdP Malta to pin-point, with the help of the SdP Anderlini staff, potentially good players from the numerous kids attending the Summer School. Mr. Kantor himself expressed great pleasure in seeing players of such potential, which he said augured well for the setting up of future local teams.

An important meeting was also held between Sliema Wanderers President Mr. Keith Perry and Mr. Franco Cosmai, Director of Scuola di Pallavolo Anderlini. During what was a very cordial meeting, Mr. Perry and Mr. Cosmai discussed a big number of projects that can help boost the local sport
situation, particularly of the game of volleyball. It was thus decided that a collaboration between the two big clubs would result in the birth of Scuola di Pallavolo Sliema Wanderers, a Volleyball Club that has applied with the Malta Volleyball Association to be included in the forthcoming competitive season.

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