Davina Mangion begins her experience in the UK

Friday, October 14, 2011, 21:10

by Cristian Muscat

Swimmer Davina Mangion left to the UK on Wednesday 28th September for 1 year to follow a masters in Coach Education & Sports Development. (The MA in Coach Education and Sports Development is for students who want to develop a critical understanding of the relationships between sport, coaching, physical activity and the social context. It is designed to meet the needs of those wishing to enhance their career prospects in Coach Education and Sports Development, providing participants with an in-depth, social-science based, understanding of sport, culture, and, coaching.) She graduated as a Physical Education Teacher in November 2010 at the Institute for Physical Education and Sport, University of Malta and have been Head Swimming coach of Sirens ASC for the past year and a half.

During her stay in Bath the squad will be under the Guidance of her assistant coach Daniela Deguara together with Monique Mangion who will be following a programme that they set up together.

She has been involved in competitive swimming for the past 12 years and have formed part of the national team for the past 10 years during which shecompeted in numerous National and International competitions, amongst which are; FISEC GAMES (Hungry 2001, Malta 02, Spain 03, and Malta 04); GSSE Malta2003(bronze), Andorra 05 (bronze) , Monaco 07 (bronze), Cyprus 09, Liechtenstein 11(silver); FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Montreal 2005, Melbourne 07, Rome 09, Dubai 10 (shortcourse). She has also taken part in the Birkirkara St. Joseph Open water series for the past two editions becoming National Champion for 2010 and 2011. Mangion was 3rd in the Sports Awards for Youths in 2004 and was one of the top 5 nominees for the Sports Woman of the Year award in 2010.

During her stay in Bath she will be continuing her training programme with the University of Bath Swimming team as well as joining the National Team for swimming competitions and training camps. Davina Mangion will also be competing in the Easter International Meet and National Championships. Her main aim for this season is to make the team for the 11th FINA Short Course Swimming World Championships held in Istanbul Turkey next December.

Davina Mangion thanked everyone who has supported and helped her in making this possible, especially her parents, her coach Andy Colbourn and Sirens ASC committee.


  1. arnold says:

    well done for being so energetic this summer with sirens youth swimming school – Arnold


  2. Oswald says:

    Good choice Davina and wishing you Good Luck and success in your studies.


  3. emma says:

    Good Luck Coach! we miss you


  4. Alex Caruana says:

    din kemm ghandha zmien ? alex


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