During this scholastic year the Sports Promotion Unit organised successfully two handball festival at Kirkop Sports Complex
The feedback received by school teachers was very positive and participation was significant. This is very encouraging to the Sports Promotion Unit and SportMalta to continue organising such festivals in the future so as to raise more awareness of this sport.
The first tournament was addressed to year 5 and year 6 students, with the participation of 120 children from 7 schools. During this first session, the kids were given the opportunity to enjoy the mini version of the game, with each school fielding 4 players and the keeper. On Wednesday 24th February, the second festival was organised, this time for year 3 and year 4 students.
SportMalta felt the need to expose students to this challenging game at an early stage in their life thus leading to the decision to organise two separate festivals aimed at different ages. Since the response was overall very positive it is being planned to keep organising such festivals in the future.
SPU is the department within SportMalta that works relentlessly with school children to create and introduce sports disciplines that are otherwise not so popular in the local scene. Through SPU, SportMalta ensures that it is offering the best service to all children alike by exposing them to various sports scenes that will definitely prove fruitful in their future sporting career.