Bank of Valletta extends support to ASA through 2019Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 19:51
Youth development in the spotlight
Bank of Valletta and the Aquatic Sports Association of Malta announced a three-year collaboration agreement that will see Bank of Valletta supporting all senior water polo competitions in Malta until 2019. The novelty in this agreement is the focus on youth development in this sport discipline.
This was announced by Mario Mallia, CEO at Bank of Valletta during a press conference addressed by ASA President Joe Caruana Curran.
“The 2017 water polo season marks the tenth year of Bank of Valletta’s collaboration with the Aquatic Sports Association of Malta. During this period, we have enjoyed a very close and successful co-operation,” said Mr Mallia. “Sports features as a main pillar of Bank of Valletta’s Community Programme because we recognise and value the role of sport for the physical and mental well-being of the individual and the community at large.”
In relation to the Youth Development aspect, Mr Mallia explained, “Last week, the Bank announced its collaboration with SportMalta towards the Youth Development Scheme. Our collaboration with the ASA in this respect ties in neatly, and enhances the Bank’s commitment to sustain young athletes who are working hard in their respective discipline.”
“We are delighted that Bank of Valletta specifically requested that part of its sponsorship is allocated towards the young generation of players,” said Joe Caruana Curran. “This reflects the Bank’s long term vision for the sport, which has contributed to our historic qualification to the European Championships last year.”