SportMalta and BOV have teamed up to finance and introduce this new scheme which shall be a revamp of the previous Youth Development Scheme. The revamp is intended to ensure the maximization of benefits from funds available for the development of young elite athletes who have not yet attained 18 years of age. The Youth Development Scheme supported by BOV and SportMalta shall focus on a maximum of twenty (20) athletes who shall be chosen according to their merits connected to their performance in their sport.