Under 13 Gatorade Festivals & Inhobb il-Football Events LaunchSaturday, October 27, 2012, 14:01
The Vice President of the Youth FA pointed out that some changes were requeried in order to fine tune the Inħobb il-Futbol Events, which were introduced last season . Robert Attard continued that these events were still to be considered as ‘works in progress’ and would continue to evolve and be improved over the next months. He ended his intervention by reminding those present that these Events are not another YFA competition and should not be treated as such.
The Technical Director of the Malta FA called for the nurseries to focus their attention on the young players, rather than the results and glory and stressed that the health and safety of the young players should be paramount. Robert Gatt said that after evaluating the situation, the YFA, together with the Technical Centre, will be able to ensure that all the teams particiapating in both the Under 13 Inħobb il-Futbol Events and the Gatorade Festivals will play 11-a-side matches.
The Youth FA’s General Secretary applauded the nurseries who offered their football grounds to be used, free of charge, for the Gatorade Festivals and the Inħobb il-Futbol Events, in solidariety with those nurseries who do not have full size facilities of their own. He continued that one of the new additions to this season’s Under 13 was the particiaption of two female teams, one of which hailing from Gozo. Joe Micallef then proceeded to highlight the rules and regularions for the Under 13’s.
The fixtures for both the Under 13 Gatorade Festivals and the Inħobb il-Futbol Events are available on the Youth FA’s website.