Youth Handball Teams take part in Prague Handball Cup

Friday, March 25, 2016, 12:18

Gavin Muscat

The men’s U17 and U19 national handball selections will be taking part in the Prague Handball Cup being held in Prague, Czech Republic from the 24th – 29th March. The Malta Handball Association has embarked on a development project for its younger age categories. The project focuses on giving as much as possible valuable international experience to its players in order to build a strong senior national team for the future. The association foresees its men’s senior team take part in the EURO qualifiers on a regular basis starting as from the EURO 2020 edition. The qualification phase for 2020 may take place as early as June 2017.

The youth teams have been preparing for this competition since November under the guidance of coaches  Mr. Christian McClean and Mr. Joseph Tanti. More competitions are underway and an U16 selection is committed to take part in Interamnia Cup held in Teramo, Italy later this year in the beginning of July.

The association would like to thank SportMalta for financially assisting its youth national sector in this development project and for the supporting the association’s handball academy. Investment in Youth is fundamental to building a solid base of handball players.

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Malti

Timijiet ta’ Taħt is-Sbatax u Dsatax –il Sena jieħdu sehem fil-Prague Handball Cup

Żewġ timijiet nazzjonali tal-handball ta’ l-irġiel ta’ taht is-sbatax u dsatax il-sena se jkunu qed jieħdu sehem f’kompetitzjoni ġewwa Praga bejn l-24 u d-29 ta’ Marzu. Dan qed isir bi tħejjija għal impenji fil- futur tat-tim nazzjonali tal-kbar. L-assoċjazzjoni temmen li għandna tagħti kemm jista’ jkun esperjenza  internazzjonali liż-żgħar sabiex tibni tim nazzjonali tal-kbar b’saħħtu fil-futur qarib. L-għaqda qed tikkommetti ruħa sabiex tieħu sehem regolari fl-Ewropej tal-kbar sa mill-edizzjoni tal-2020, bil-fażi tal-kwalifikazzjoni issir f’Ġunju tal-2017.

Iż-żewġ timijiet ilhom iħejju ruħhom għal din il-kompetizzjoni sa minn Novembru li għadda taħt it-tmexxija tal-coaches Christian McClean u Joseph Tanti. Aktar kompetizzjonijiet internazzjonali huma ippjanati għal din is sena stess fl-Lulju meta is-selezzjoni ta’ taħt is-16-il sena se tkun qed tipparteċipa fl-Interamnia Cup ġewwa Teramo fl-Italja.

L-Assoċjazzjoni Maltija għal-Handball tirringrazzja b’mod speċjali lil SportMalta tal-assistenza li qegħda tati sabiex it-timijiet taz-zgħar tagħha jkunu jistgħu jiehdu sehem f’kompetizzjinijiet barra minn xtutna. Dan jawgura tajjeb għal-futur fejn il-players se jkunu qed iġorru bagalja ta’ ezperjenza internazzjonali.

The Maltese U-17 and U-19 Handball Teams





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