Skolasport, concluded the 2015-2016 programme with a vibrant end-of-year show of sports disciplines. This annual event was organised at the Marsa Sports Complex were Skolasport participants enjoyed an energetic and colourful show of sport.
Participants had an opportunity to be active with their relatives and friends, whilst young participants joined by their parents and siblings also tried different activities. Due to a record number of 6,000 participants for Skolasport programme, the annual manifestation has been moved to SportMalta’s largest outdoor complex in Marsa. Meanwhile, the Cottonera Sport Complex is undergoing a major upgrade in its’ flooring to reach international competition standards.
The large space at the Marsa Sport Grounds gave the possibility to organise different stations with the children and adults participating concurrently in different sports and activities. The parents could appreciate the progress achieved through the programme. This event was also a showcase for the Handball, Volleyball, Basketball and Gymnastics Academies that were launched this year in collaboration with the respective National Sport Associations to help the children achieve higher levels of performance.
During a short address, SportMalta Chairman Hon Luciano Busuttil said that this year’s Skolasport programme welcomed a record breaking 6,000 participants, with a marked increased enrolment for adult classes and a significant increase in the number of different sports offered, thus exposing our children to a variety of physical activity. Whilst thanking Kellogg’s for their continued support, he said that SportMalta will be continuing in its mission to get sports and physical activity as part of the lives of the Maltese community.
Mr Mark Cutajar CEO SportMalta thanked the coaches for their dedication and expressed his gratitude to the parents who believe in SportMalta’s commitment in providing the best sports programme by choosing year after year to enrol their children in both the winter and the summer programmes. He said that SportMalta will keep on working hard to continue improving its service to the public.
Hon Chris Agius, Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sports expressed his satisfaction with the record participation in this year’s programme. He stated that it is the Government’s commitment that through SportMalta it keeps offering the best service through its professional coaches with the best facilities but keeping affordable prices at the same time. He said that this is the formula for the Skolasport success.
At the end of the show, Stefan Cassar, Commercial Manager at Charles Darmanin & Co Ltd, distributors of Kellogg’s in Malta, presented the Kellogg’s sponsorship to SportMalta Chairman Hon Busuttil.