Paolo Di Fonzo to coach Men’s National Basketball Team

Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 10:00

The new committee of the Malta Basketball Association, under President Paul Sultana, is having a busy summer under different fronts.

At a recent meeting for the men’s national team players he informed them of the commitments for the coming two years leading up to the GSSE Games in Luxembourg in 2013. As part of the preparations he announced that Italian coach Paolo di Fonzo will be the new national team coach and will be coming to Malta to hold a number of training camps. The first one starts on 25th September and will run for three days. At the same time coach Di Fonzo will also conduct a training camp for the U’16 boys national team. Di Fonzo will also be responsible for setting up a coaching framework for the coaches in charge of the junior national teams from U’14 up to U’18.

Paolo Di Fonzo is an ex Serie A1 coach of Virtus Roma, well known in basketball circles in Malta as he has been here on a number of occasions to conduct training camps at club level and local players have attended his camps in Italy.

Coaches at all levels will be invited to attend the training sessions, thus ensuring that maximum benefit is obtained from Di Fonzo’s three-day presence.





6 Comments

  1. Joe Borg says:

    3 days have passed since Paolo di Fonzo was announced as the new senior basketball coach….and yet nothing on http://www.mba.org.mt/MBA-News/ new administrators same old mentality. Ouch.

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    Ali Reply:

    Fis-site ta MBA TAHT NEWS ghandek issib it-twegiba Joe

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  2. bahri says:

    Jistaw l-MBA jghidulna wkoll x’se jigri minn Santino Coppa? Jistaw l-MBA jghidulna jekk dan il-coach hux se jkollu assistenti Maltin bhal ma kellu Bruno u Santino?

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    Ali Reply:

    Jekk tidhol fis site ta MBA taht news ghandek issib it-twegiba ghal dak li ktibt

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  3. Baller says:

    I hope he starts working on a new young team and not the usual old players that always disappoint, regarding to games and to behavior when representing the Maltese national team. It would be best if he gets a young team together and train them so maybe in 3 years’ time we’ll have a decent team to compete with and at the same time we’ll see new players competing for the league in Malta.

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    Joe Borg Reply:

    Did you say “the usual old players” “regarding to games and to behaviour” ?
    You better warch what you say, or some people will jump on you here as some players think they are “UNTOUCHABLES”, and so do some of their club’s administrators.

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