End of skola sport celebration

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 8:51

The Annual Skola Sport Event was celebrated at the Cottonera Sports Complex to mark its conclusion.

During a brief address to those present, Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport Stefan Buontempo said that the government is committed to providing basic access to sports facilities to everyone and the government will ensure that KMS moves closer to local communities through promotion and collaboration with local councils.

Dr Buontempo encouraged parents to take up the opportunities that exist such as sports scholarships for their children, scholarships that lead to professional training in various sports disciplines.

Investment in sports is investment in society, claimed the Parliamentary Secretary, where sports practice leads to healthier lives both mentally and physically.

Skolasport, organised by Kunsill Malti ghall-iSport (KMS) with the support of Kellogg’s, concluded its 2012-2013 programme with the end-of-year show. Skolasport participants gathered at the Cottonera Sports Complex to show their talent and sport abilities in front of an audience consisting of proud parents, relatives and friends.

The event, compered by popular TV personality Claire Agius Ordway, kicked off with a gymnastic demonstration and was followed by dance routines with groups of children from the various KMS Skolasport disciplines. The event closed off with Malta’s latest Eurovision Song contestant Gianluca Bezzina, who performed ‘Tomorrow’ much to the delight of all the children and spectators.

During a short address Tony Papadoukakis, Kellogg’s Market Development Manager for the Mediterranean, said: “Kellogg’s, a food company with more than a 100-year heritage of nutrition leadership, is a firm believer that physical activity together with a balanced diet is key to a healthy lifestyle. By sponsoring this sports initiative, Kellogg’s is not only directly contributing to a healthier Maltese generation, but is also helping adults rediscover their love for sports,”

“This is why Kellogg’s has been sponsoring events related with KMS Skolasport for the past 13 years. Contrary to popular belief that the number thirteen brings bad luck, Kellogg’s would like to express its appreciation to all those involved, in particular the coaches and participants who have strived to make this year a special one,” added Mr Papadoukakis.

For the fourth year, the ‘Annabelle Vassallo Award’ for the most committed coach was presented to Ms. Roxanne Gauci who is the Skolasport Dance and Ballet Teacher, by the Hon. Dr Stefan Buontempo, Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth & Sport. Ms. Gauci has been working with KMS for these past 3 years.

 





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