MFA recruits Mark Buttigieg as new physical trainer

Saturday, February 19, 2011, 21:39
Mark Buttigieg will assist Luca Pagani within the new structure of the MFA technical centre

Mark Buttigieg will assist Luca Pagani within the new structure of the MFA technical centre

The Malta Football Association is proud to announce the recruitment of Mark Buttigieg as a Physical Trainer to assist Luca Pagani within the Technical Centre at Ta’ Qali.

The physical aspect of our athletes has been discussed over and over again and together with Luca Pagani, the Malta Football Association is giving it the rightful importance, which it deserves for the benefit of our  footballers. As announced earlier, such upgrades are on going at the Technical Centre and this recruitment fits in perfectly with the Technical Centre’s current plans in this sector.

Mark Buttigieg was a regular player and captain of Gozo FC, where he won 3rd 2nd and 1st Division League championships and promotions and also played in the MFA Premier League.

For the last five years, Buttigieg was the club coach of SK Victoria Wanderers in Gozo. Between 1992 and 1997 he was active with the Maltese national volleyball team and represented his country in various international competitions including the Games for the Small States of Europe (GSSE).

In the volleyball scene Mark won various Malta Volleyball Association honours both at club and at individual level, and was also twice recognised as Malta’s Volleyball Player of the Year. For several years he practised Beach Volley and also played for Malta in a beach volley tournament in Rimini, Italy.

Commenting on this appointment, MFA technical director Robert Gatt said, ‘We are glad to have Mark with us to assist Luca Pagani. I am sure Mark will boost our Youths and Academy sector. Now we will have more specialised and individual attention given when preparing our young footballers physically.’

Leave a comment