History made in junior waterpolo

Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 10:04

Last weekend was a milestone for local waterpolo, particularly for the junior categories, when the first ever Under-15 Winter league began.

Exiles coach Joe Sciortino during a timout during his team's game against Sirens

Exiles coach Joe Sciortino during a timout during his team's game against Sirens

It was indeed a weekend of firsts, as it was the first time that these youngsters were given the opportunity to play in the same conditions as those of the senior leagues. In fact all these games featured the use of the full pitch at Tal Qroqq, the electronic scoreboard was used, timing of possession was carried out using the possession clock and all games were played with waterpolo balls that are used in the senior categories.

The results of the three Under-15 played last weekend were as follows:
Exiles 6-4 Sirens
Neptunes 17-5 Marsascala
Sliema 15-5 San Giljan

The coaches who guided their teams with much dedication were Joe Sciortino (Exiles), Dejan Simeonov (Sirens), Guzi Attard (Neptunes), Pierre Borg (Marsascala), Santino Micallef (San Giljan) and Sergio Afric (Sliema)

The second round of games will take place on Thursday 10th February at the following times:
3:00 p.m. Exiles vs Marsascala
4:00 p.m. San Giljan vs Sirens
5:00 p.m. Sliema vs Neptunes

All games will be played at the National Pool at Tal-Qroqq


  1. Clinton Farrgia says:

    Prosit lil kull min huwa involute f’dan it-tournament. Prosit ukoll lil din il-website li dejjem izzomna infurmati b’dak kollu li qieghed jigri fil-waterpolo lokali.
    Suggeriment zghir lil ASA – Tahsbu li wasal iz-zmien li r-rizultati u l-fixtures ta dawn l-Age Groups jergghu jibdew jigu mibghutha lil media lokali biex jigu ippublikati, specjalment fuq il-gazzetti. Nahseb li mhux kull dilettant tal-loghba ghandu l-internet. U fl-istess hin nahseb li l-interess jiehu spinta l’quddiem ghax imagina tifel jiftah l-gazzetta u jara rizultat tal-loghba tieghu u l-fixtures li gejjin.
    Insomma nerggha nghidilkom prosit u j’Alla li din il-loghba terggha tqum fuq saqajha bl-ideat taghkom…wara kollox issa l-ASA ghandha l-aqwa President li qatt Association jistgha jkollha. Good luck.


  2. Jesmond says:

    It was a very enjoyable evening. It would be wonderful if ASA were to organise a summer camp for these youths, even at tal-Qroqq itself.


  3. Martin Borg says:

    A big well done to all involved in the running of this new competition. The Youth Committee , officials, coaches and most of all the numerous youngsters participating, deserve a pat on the back for a flawless start to this much needed event. Coupled with the number of planned Youth waterpolo festivals and the summer age group competitions, the U 15 competition should help in no small way to retain interest in the game throughout the year whilst hopefuly attracting more newcomers to waterpolo. Prosit to all.

    Martin Borg – Gen Sec. ASA of Malta


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