FISEC games to be held in FranceFriday, June 25, 2010, 14:06
A contingent of 66 people, consisting of athletes, coaches and officials will be representing Malta in the 62nd edition of the FISEC Games that will be held in Tours, France between the 5th and the 11th July. Details about these games were given during a meeting organised by the FISEC Malta Committee and which was attended by athletes, coaches, and parents.
In his introductory speech, Bro Martin Borg fsc, Chairman of FISEC Malta said that once again, this year the Maltese Executive Committee worked hard to give the Maltese athletes a chance to get international experience in these highly rated games. “Our participation every year in these games is only made possible thanks to the financial backing of the Maltese Council for Sport (KMS) and the constant support of the parents. Apart from this, I would also like to thank Airmalta and Euro Sport that are our partners in this sport experience,” commented Bro Martin.
The FISEC Chairman claimed that in the past years, FISEC Malta has several times organised successfully these games on our island and in this sense the Maltese committee gave also its contribution in the Sport Tourism Sector. “It is also for this reason that my committee supports and backs the White Rocks Sports Village project recently announced by the government. Certainly this project will give Maltese athletes the opportunity to train and compete in new sport facilities of a high standard. Apart from this, a Sport Village will surely help Maltese committees like ours that from time to time organise international competitions in Malta with the participation of over 1000 athletes,” said Bro Martin.
David Azzopardi, FISEC Malta Technical Director said that in Tours, Malta will be taking part in swimming, table tennis, athletics and basketball competitions. Malta will be represented by the following athletes and coaches –
Swimming Girls – Nicola Muscat, Micaela Millo, Rhea Cutajar, Talisa Pace, Shanice Cassar, Aprille Zammit, Amy Micallef and Roxanne Agius. Gail Rizzo will be training these swimmers.
Swimming Boys – Mark Sammut, Gabriel Pace, Jeffrey Galea, Daniel Galea, Matthew Zammit, Andrew Cachia, Andrea Agius and Julian Bonello. Mark Galea will be helping Gail Rizzo in the preparation of these swimmers.
Table Tennis Boys – Marcus Portelli and Andrea Portelli. Kevan Azzopardi is the accompanying coach.
Basketball Girls – Christiana Sammut, Justine Xuereb, Andrea Mifsud, Stephanie Davies, Natasha Attard, Lindsey Pirotta, Martha Gatt, Steffi Demartino, Emma Grech, Paula Ellul, Chantelle Mifsud and Maria Bonett. Sandro Farrugia and Michaela Micallef are the coaches responsible for this team.
Athletics Girls – Tamara Vella, Jana Pace Cocks, Marija Sciberras, Sarah Mifsud, Jessica Gauci, Carla Micallef, Donna Henderson and Katia Vassallo. Angie Mangion is preparing these athletes.
Athletics Males – Jeremy Borg, Christian Luke Chetcuti, Bertrand Sant, Jean Gauci, Luke Bezzina, Thomas Farrugia, Ryan Mark Camilleri and Samuel Attard. These athletes are prepared by Mario Micallef.
Bro Martin Borg fsc will also be the Head of the Maltese Contingent. KMS Chairman Mr Bernard Vassallo was also present for the meeting. He stressed that the KMS Board of Directors is always willing to assist in such international competitions which are essential for the development of Maltese sport. “The FISEC Games give Maltese athletes the opportunity to gain their first international sport experience,” commented Vassallo. Finally Mr Vassallo presented Bro Martin with a financial donation.