Annual futsal school festival – once again a great success

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 1:29

The great success of previous annual school Futsal festivals was again much in evidence as phase two of the event kicked off on the 5th of March at the Cottonera Sports Complex.

This annual festival organised under the auspices of the Grassroots Department of the MFA Technical Centre in collaboration with the Sports Promotion Unit within the Kunsill Malti Ghall-Isport (KMS-SPU) sees 800 children participating in 57 teams representing 50 schools from different parts of the island. This year also saw an increase in the participation from non-state schools.

Following the first phase where teachers selected the team to represent each school, this phase sees schools under the same college playing against each other. The PE teachers are now selecting the elite players from among the teams who took part in this penultimate phase to represent the college team in the final phase.

Throughout the festival one could but not observe the cheering and the joyful expressions on the children’s faces! The young participants were also happy to receive the T-Shirts which were presented to them on such an occasion and as a memento of their participation. The referees were also as ever thoroughly committed in educating the youngsters on the rules of the game and imbue in them a sense of fair play. It was fantastic to see young MFA Futsal Referee 18-year-old Stephen Vella forming part of the sound match officials team.

The MFA Technical Centre is pleased to yet again collaborate with the KMS-SPU in order to give a wonderful experience to the children and introduce Futsal in an indoor environment for schools.

The MFA again expressed its satisfaction and thanked all sponsors of the festival for their material assistance, which helped to make the second phase of the event a big success.  The main sponsors were TeamSport and General Soft Drinks.



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