FIBA Europe Division C Under 16 tournaments

Monday, June 23, 2014, 16:56

After intensive discussions, the Malta Basketball Association managed to attract to our country both European basketball leagues below the age of sixteen, Division C (men and women), which will be held between thirty of June and 5th July 2014 inside the basketball pavilion Ta’ Qali. These leagues are organized by the International Federation of the European Basketball (FIBA Europe) and for the year 2014, will be kept in Malta. Malta will participate in both the men’s tournament, as well as women’s league.

The Malta Basketball Association is very optimistic that the Maltese national teams can bring positive results. That is why in recent days, it launched the slogan for both teams with the same purpose: “TWO TEAMS, ONE DREAM.”

The public is encouraged to attend the games in Ta ‘Qali and gives its support to the two Maltese teams.

The girls team will be at the helm of coach Sandro Farrugia will be composed of the following players:

Sophie Abela

Danielle Agius

Nicole Agius

Raisa Calleja

Kirsty Caruana

Lara Caruana Montaldo

Kristy Galea

Emma Magrin

Kimberly Pirotta

Marie Elise Pollacco

Laura Vella

Noelene Vella

The men’s team will be once again under the guidance of the Italian coach Gabriele Alesse who chose these players:

Paul Attard

Bartolo Benoit

Isaac Bonett

Kurt Camilleri

Kurt Cassar

Alec Felice Pace

Matthew Gouder

Thomas Grech

Francesco Mifsud Bonnici

Luca Stefanovic

Julian Wait

Reuben Xuereb


Both teams have been preparing for this competition for the last months and the training was more freqient in the last days with sessions in the morning and in the evening. The MBA is convinced that both sets of players will do their best to give more success to the Association who is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year.


Fixtures: National Team of Malta (under sixteen years), Men and Women:


30/06/2014 16:30 Women MALTA vs Gibraltar
30/06/2014 18:45 Men Andorra vs MALTA
01/07/2014 18:15 Women Wales vs MALTA
02/07/2014 16:00 Men MALTA vs Wales
04/07/2014 16:00 Women MALTA vs Andorra
04/07/2014 18:15 Men San Marino vs MALTA
05/07/2014 16:00 Men MALTA vs Gibraltar
05/07/2014 18:15 Women Scotland vs MALTA

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