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- RESULTS from 13/12/2017
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|1st Div. League Men|
|09:00 | University Hall|
|1st Div. League Men|
|10:30 | University Hall|
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La Salle VS Kavallieri RS2
16/12/2017 | 12:30 | University Hall
HMS VS Mosta Handball
16/12/2017 | 14:00 | University Hall
St. Andrews VS Swieqi Phoenix
16/12/2017 | 15:30 | University Hall
Kavallieri RS2 VS ETE
16/12/2017 | 17:00 | University Hall
Press Release: Malta Handball AssociationBy Orlando Bonnici. SWIEQI YOBETIT PHOENIX & LA SALLE LEADING MEN & WOMEN HANDBALL S... more
Press Release: Malta Handball Association
By Orlando Bonnici.
SWIEQI YOBETIT PHOENIX & LA SALLE LEADING MEN & WOMEN HANDBALL
Swieqi YoBetit Phoenix are currently leading the scoreboards after winning two out of two games in local men first division handball.
Reigning champions La Salle HC are topping the women’s league after beating Birkirkara Handball and Aloysians. Kavallieri RS2, Aloysians and Swieqi Gasan Mamo Phoenix sit in second place, with three points each.
“It’s been two weeks since the league started, and anything is possible. Quality in both our local handball players has improved drastically since the sport started out in Malta just twenty years ago, making the competition ever more exciting,” says Malta Handball Association’s Marketing Director, Orlando Bonnici.
La Salle's ambidextrous forward Krisztina Kalla leads the top scorer list with 18 goals in two games. Meanwhile, Krisztian Ocshleger of Swieqi YoBetIt Phoenix in the men’s division, with 17 goals.
The league started in November 11 and all teams have played two games were played at the time of writing, except for Luxol H.C. and La Salle Multilotto in the men’s division. The next game is on December 13 at the University Sports Complex in Tal-Qroqq, Msida.
FIRST DIVISION LEAGUE MEN
Kavallieri RS2 vs Luxol H.C. 23-16; Aloysians ProMinent vs Swieqi YoBetIt Phoenix 21-28; La Salle MultiLotto vs Aloysians ProMinent 20-19; Swieqi YoBetIt Phoenix vs Kavallieri RS2 29-16.
Birkirkara Handball vs Kavallieri RS2 10-13; Aloysians vs La Salle 15-16; Swieqi Gasan Mamo Phoenix vs Aloysians 15-24; La Salle vs Birkirkara Handball 24-14; Kavallieri RS2 vs Swieqi GasanMamo Insurance Phoenix 22-32.
Photo Caption: Action between Swieqi GasanMamo Insurance vs Kavallieir RS2 Credit JeanPaul Caruana.
Press Release: Malta Handball Association 9.11.17Written by Orlando Bonnici Aloysians & La Salle secure another title in Men’s & Wom... more
Press Release: Malta Handball Association 9.11.17
Written by Orlando Bonnici
Aloysians & La Salle secure another title in Men’s & Women’s Handball
Aloysians ProMinent secured their 2nd Cup of the season in local men’s handball, after a draw with La Salle (26-26). Meanwhile, La Salle took home the women’s trophy after a tight battle for first place, clinching the title from Aloysians and Swieqi Gasan Mamo Phoenix only on goal average.
“We’ve had an interesting tournament this month. Handball continues to grow locally, year on year, bringing forth new challengers as well as new clubs, such as Birkirkara Handball in the women’s division. While we congratulate the winning teams, Malta Handball starts to gear up for the actual league for this season, for which we’ll have a winner in May next year,” said MHA Marketing Director, Orlando Bonnici.
Aloysians ProMinent competed against four handball teams: runners-up Swieqi Phoenix, La Salle, Kavallieri and Luxol H.C. In the women’s tournament, La Salle played against runners-up Aloysians, Swieqi Gasan Mamo Phoenix, Kavallieri RS2 and new contenders Birkirkara Handball.
Swieqi Phoenix’s Hungarian dynamo Krisztian Ocshleger this tournament’s top scorer in the men’s division with 29 goals in four matches. La Salle’s ambidextrous forward, Krisztina Kalla, in the women’s division, with 32 goals.
The MHA Cup is organised by the Malta Handball Association and games were played every Saturday during the month of October at the University Sports Hall, Tal-Qroqq, Msida.
Both Men and Women handball league starts on November 11.
Press Release: Malta Handball AssociationEHF delegate Alan Grima for M17 European Open After 19 appointments for international matches dur... more
Press Release: Malta Handball Association
EHF delegate Alan Grima for M17 European Open
After 19 appointments for international matches during the current season, European Handball Federation(EHF) delegate, Alan Grima received anotherimportant assignment for the 2017 Men’s U17 European OpenChampionship which is going to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden between the 3rd and 7thof July.
Alan Grima will form part of a strong group of delegates which also includes Felix Ratz (Switzerland), OyvindTogstad (Norway), Bent Dahl (Norway), Klaus-Dieter Convents (Belgium), Cesar Castillo (GBR) and Lars Berndtsson (Sweden), who will be responsible for10 young referee couples from across Europe and who form part of the EHF Young Referees Programme. These referees will follow a very intensive 5-days programme which includes lectures on specific topics, a written test, and a physical test, besides refereeing several matches every day under observation.
Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Israel, Belarus, Faroe Islands, Austria, Netherlands, Finland, Estonia, Georgia and Luxembourg are taking part in this tournament for handball players born 2000 or younger. Sweden, Norway, Poland and Icelandare the main contenders for this year’s title.Liseberghallen, Valhalla Sporthallarand Scandinavium are the three venues which will host all the matches of this European Open.
Press Release: Malta Handball AssociationWorld Champions and Olympic Silver Medallist France for Alan Grima. The European Handball Fe... more
Press Release: Malta Handball Association
World Champions and Olympic Silver Medallist France for Alan Grima.
The European Handball Federation has nominated international delegate Alan Grima for the 2018 Men’s European Championship Qualification Round2 Group 7 match between world champions and Olympic silver medallist France, and Belgium. This is the last match for both teams in the group. Earlier in the group phase, France won a high-scoring and very balanced encounter in Belgium, 38-37. France are clear favourites to win the match and the group following last Wednesday’s win in Lithuania.
The match will be played in L’Axone, Montbeliardthis Saturday evening. The two referees nominated for the match are Mirza Kurtagic and Mattias Wetterwik from Sweden.This is the 19th international match of the 2016-2017 season for Alan Grima. His next assignment will be during the M17 European Open in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2 weeks’ time.
Press Release: Malta Handball AssociationBy Clive Ferrante. IHF Emerging Nations Trophy The International Handball Federation IHF will ... more
Press Release: Malta Handball Association
By Clive Ferrante.
IHF Emerging Nations Trophy
The International Handball Federation IHF will be organising the second competition for emerging nations in Bulgaria between the 12th and the 18th of June. The three best European teams of this championship will qualify for the second phase of the EURO2020 qualifiers.
In the first edition of the Emerging Nations Trophy that was held in Kosovo, Malta qualified for the quarter finals after finishing in second place in the group stage following wins over China and Ireland.
Most participating countries are European, while Asia will be represented by China. The competition will see teams who are emerging in international handball as well as more established nations likeTurkey and Azerbaijan.
The teams are divided into four groups of four, who will play each other in a Preliminary Round with the best two teams in each group advancing to the quarter-finals.
Malta was drawn to play in group B, with all matches being played in the in the city of Veliko Tarnovo.
The team’s first match will be against Great Britain and though handball is not as popular as other sports, they are fielding a very strong team. Luxemburg, favourites of winning the group, will be our second opponents, while the third match sees Malta take on Georgia.
Our National team will have to wait to know who they will face in the second round as these depend onthe group standings.
For the last 2 months, under the guidance of head coach Joseph Tanti and head of delegation Joseph Attard, the players have been preparing well and no stone was left unturned by the Maltese association to ensure the team does well in this competition. The team is aiming to give a good account of itself and to represent their native country the best they can. The delegation will consist of the coach, head of delegation, together with physiotherapist Juanita Grech and 14 players.
Gauci Daniel, Harrison Liam, Rizzo Luigi – Kavallieri
Mifsud Philip, DiPilato Alex, Bugeja Kurt, Naudi Peter, Gargano Damian – Aloysians
Fenech Jeremy – Swieqi Phoenix
Baldacchino Karl, Portelli Alan, Camilleri Darmanin Ronaldo – La Salle
Ms Marylyn Agius, local referee and MHA delegate, has been nominated by the Malta Handball Association to attend the IHF delegates course to be held in parallel to the second IHF Emerging Nations Championship. Agius is the first female candidate for the MHA that could become an IHF delegate in the near future.
Press Release: Malta Handball Association 5.5.172018 Men’s European Championship qualification match for Alan Grima This weekend, EHF ... more
Press Release: Malta Handball Association 5.5.17
2018 Men’s European Championship qualification match for Alan Grima
This weekend, EHF delegate Alan Grima will be on assignment in EH Emmen, Netherlands for the 2018 Men’s European Championship Qualification Round2 Group 1 match between the Netherlands and Latvia. This is the 18th international match of the 2016-2017 season for Alan Grima.
Last Wednesday, the same two teams met in Latvia and the Netherlands won a very tight encounter 29-27.
The match will be played in Sporthal Angels lothis Sunday afternoon. The two referees nominated for the match are Boris Mandakand Mario Rudinsky from Slovakia.
Report by Clive Ferrante - 18.4.17Aloysians Prominent champions A topnotch performance helped Aloysians secure their eleventh leagu... more
Report by Clive Ferrante - 18.4.17
Aloysians Prominent champions
A topnotch performance helped Aloysians secure their eleventh league title in a decisive match over Swieqi Phoenix. The newly crowned unbeaten champions claimed their forth consecutive trophy.
Aloysians started the match on a solid pace and surged ahead in the first half. They took matters in hand and controlled the match with a talanted performance. Swieqi failed to impress. Nonetheless, by the end of the first half, Aloysians were leading by 9 goals.
During the second half Aloysians, guided by Matthew Mamo, kept inflicting damage on Swieqi’s rear guard. They surged ahead and maintained the lead throughout the rest of the encounter. Captain Philip Mifsud and Peter Naudi were in fine form scoring 9 goals each. Young goalkeeper Reece Handrix Galea effected some brilliant saves. Aloysians will face rivals La Salle in theirfinal match of the first division league.
Chris Magro – La Salle 80 goals
Boris Volas – Luxol 66 goals
Chris McClean – Kavallieri – 61goals
Next fixtures – Men first division – 6th May
Aloysians vs La Salle – 14:00
Kavallieri vs HMS – 15:30
Luxol vs Swieqi Phoenix – 17:00
Press Release: Malta Handball Association 16.03.17Aloysians and Swieqi Phoenix emerged as the two main candidates to win the first division title this... more
Press Release: Malta Handball Association 16.03.17
Aloysians and Swieqi Phoenix emerged as the two main candidates to win the first division title this season.Reigning champions Luxol, are out of the race.
With 3 games to play, Aloysians are leading by 3 points after beating Kavallieri RS2 32 – 28. Both teams produced fast-paced and flowing handball with leaders Aloysians suffering early pressure and Kavallieri leaving their mark as the game progessed. During the second half, Aloysians took matters in hand and controlled the match with a solid and talented performance.
Swieqi Phoenix played one of their best matches this season to beat HMS 30 – 16. HMS failed to impress and Swieqi Phoenix kept inflicting damahe on HMS’s rear guard. HMS are still in-search for points this season.
In the match of the day, La Salle were beaten 26 – 25 by Luxol. Despite winning 3 important points, Luxol’s hopes of reclaiming the title are over. With 3 games to play, Luxol are mathematically out of the race.
1 Chris Magro - (La Salle ) 68 gowls
2 Boris Volas – (Luxol) 47 gowls
2 Christian Mc Clean – (Kavallieri) 47 gowls
More international matches for Alan GrimaMaltese European handball delegate Alan Grima received further nominations for this season. Th... more
More international matches for Alan Grima
Maltese European handball delegate Alan Grima received further nominations for this season. This weekend, he will be on assignment in Spain for the EHF W19 EURO 2017 Group 2 qualification tournament. Romania, Lithuania, Iceland and hosts Spain will battle it out in a round robin competition format with the first two teams qualifying for the final tournament that will be staged in Slovenia this Summer. Spain and Romania are strong favourites to win the group.
The two referees couples nominated for the six group matches are Miro Korjaand Christopher Metsamaki from Finland, and William Weijmans and Rick Wolbertus from the Netherlands. All matches will be played at the Pavillion Vila de Noia in Carballo.
Women’s Challenge Cup match for Alan GrimaThis weekend, EHF delegate Alan Grima will be on assignment in the Netherlandsfor the Women’s ... more
Women’s Challenge Cup match for Alan Grima
This weekend, EHF delegate Alan Grima will be on assignment in the Netherlandsfor the Women’s ChallengeCup quarter final double match between Virto / Quintus(NED) and LK Zug Handball (SUI).
The matches will be played at the Eekhout Hal in Kwintsheulon Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The two referees nominated for these matches are Gytis Sniurevicius and Andrius Grigalionis from Lithuania.
Match Reports By Clive Ferrante 31.1.17HANDBALL – Aloysians in top position. In the match of the week between the top tw... more
Match Reports By Clive Ferrante 31.1.17
HANDBALL – Aloysians in top position.
In the match of the week between the top two teams, Aloysians Von Taine secured first position after beating Swieqi Gasan Momo Phoenix 27 – 22. Luxol defeated HMSwith the encounter ending 27 – 20. La Salle Rivareno surprisedKavallieri RS2, as they ran out 25 – 20 winners.
Swieqi Phoenixs’ hopes of a sustained challenge for the title were dented as in the match of the day, Aloysians, secured their forth win of the season. Aloysians took matters and dominated the early stages leading 5 - 1 in the first 7 minutes. Swieqi improved their defense and raised their scoring rhythm. During the last part of the encounter,
Swieqi fought their way back and managed to keep up with Aloysians. With just 14 minutes remaining, the score was 21 -21.
Nevertheless, Aloysians fought back and dominated with a solid and talented performance. Matthew Mamo’s team surged ahead and maintained a 5 goal lead throughout the rest of the encounter.
La Salle’s top scorer, Chris Magro, scored 10 goalsas La Salle cruised to a 25 – 20 win in opposition to Kavallieri RS2. Kavallieri started offpoorly as they were finding it difficult to get the ball past La Salle’s keeper Francesco Musu.
Kavallieri improved after the interval, however, only for the La Salle to have the final say.Under the guidance of mentor,Bryan Pace, La Salle beat Kavallieri RS2 25 - 20.
In the last match of the day, reigning champions, Luxol, started off at an electrifying pace leading HMS 9 - 4 in the first 15 minutes. HMS tried to fight back. The first half ended 13 -7.
During the second half HMS nevermanaged to keep up with the their opponents. Luxol’s Boris Volas distinguished himselfwith fine goals during the whole encounter. Goalkeeper Craig Muscat stole the lime light affecting some outstanding saves in the HMS goal.
The match ended 27 - 20.
First Division men standings
Team Played Won Draw Lost GD Pts
Aloysians Von Taine 4 4 0 0 42 12
Swieqi Phoenix 4 3 0 1 24 9
Luxol 4 3 0 1 10 9
La Salle ZT Developments 4 2 0 2 6 6
Kavallieri RS2 3 0 0 4 -21 0
HMS 3 0 0 3 -61 0
Christmas Message By Mr. Louis BorgMHA President, 2016 has been a challenging year and the Association has succeeded to improve its ad... more
Christmas Message By Mr. Louis Borg
2016 has been a challenging year and the Association has succeeded to improve its administrative sector whilst the clubs
have gained more knowledge and experience on the game of Handball through organised courses with the help of the IHF
and EHF All in all we had some satisfaction with our National teams.
We must now target 2017. We must now work together to have our own place where to train and organise our competitions
Let us dream and work together.
May I take this opportunity to wish you and your families a peaceful Christmas and a successful New Year.
IHF Trophy - GeorgiaMalta claim fifth place in IHF trophy Malta’s Under 20 Handball National team managed to cl... more
IHF Trophy - Georgia
Malta claim fifth place in IHF trophy
Malta’s Under 20 Handball National team managed to claim fifth place in the Men’s under 20 European zone tournament .Moldova claimed first place.
The competition was orgainised by the International Handball Federation (IHF) hosted by the Georgian Federation in the city of Kutaisi, the Malta Handball Association said in a statement.
Seven other countries fielded a team in the first edition of this tournament. Besides Georgia, these were Moldova, Armenia, Albania, Kosovo, Malta, and Great Britain.
The format of the tournament was composed of a preliminary round that was played in two groups. Hosts Georgia won Group A. Kosovo won group B on goal different after they drew Moldova, but defeated Malta with a higher goal difference than Moldova did.
In the semi finals, Moldova eliminated the hosts 33 -24. Kosovo beat Great Britain 32 – 22.
In the final of the tournament Moldova edged Kosovo 30 – 28 to win the tournament. Hosts Georgia got their consolation in winning the bronze medal by beating Great Britain 40:27
Malta produced a fine display of handball and went on to secure fifth place by beating Armenia 27 – 19. The match started on a flowing and balanced pace. Malta, led by coach Joe Tanti, took matters in hand and dominated from early stages with a solid and talented performance. Armenia tried to fight their way back in to the game by Malta kept the same standards. Goal keeper Reece Galea distinguished himself affecting some outstanding saves in the Maltese goal. Liam Harrison was Malta’s top scorer hitting the target 11 times.
1. Moldova, 2. Kosovo, 3. Georgia, 4. Great Britain, 5. Malta, 6. Armenia, 7. Albania
Women’s Challenge Cup match for Alan GrimaFollowing eight matches in France, Denmark and Malta since the start of the season,EHF delegate Alan... more
Women’s Challenge Cup match for Alan Grima
Following eight matches in France, Denmark and Malta since the start of the season,EHF delegate Alan Grima received another international nomination.
In fact, he will now be on assignment in Alcobendas, Spain for the Women’s Challenge Cup 3rd Round1st leg match between Helvetia BM Alcobendas (Spain) and Colegio de Gaia (Portugal).
The match will be played at the Pabellon de ls Suenoson Saturday afternoon. The two referees nominated for the match are Yaron Ben-Dan and Assaf Faran from Israel.
MHA Cup. Report by Clive Ferrante. 24.10.16Aloysians seal the weekend with MHA Cup victory. AloysiansVon Taine started their season on a pos... more
MHA Cup. Report by Clive Ferrante. 24.10.16
Aloysians seal the weekend with MHA Cup victory.
AloysiansVon Taine started their season on a positive note by claiming the MHA Cup competition in men’s category. Still with a game in hand, Aloysians, who are still unbeaten this season, claimed an important victory over Kavallieri RS2 to win the second competition, the MHA Cup, following their Super Cup accomplishment.
The match against Kavallieri started on a flowing and balanced place. Aloysians took matters in hand and dominated from early staged with a solid and talented performance. Kavallieri tried to fight their way back into the game but Aloysians, led by their coach, Matthew Mamo, kept the same standards.
Aloysians produced a fine display of handball in the second half and went on to secure the MHA Cup by beating Kavallieri 36 - 26. Following their success in the Independence cup friendly tournament, the Super cup, this was the third consecutive cup claimed by Aloysians this season.
Another EHF Cup match for Matthew MamoAnother EHF Challenge Cup match for Matthew Mamo This weekend, EHF delegate Matthew Mamo will be on ... more
Another EHF Cup match for Matthew Mamo
Another EHF Challenge Cup match for Matthew Mamo This weekend, EHF delegate Matthew Mamo will be on assignment in Madrid, Spain for the Women’s EHF Challenge Cup 2 nd Round 2 nd leg match between Helvetia BM Alcobendas (Spain) and ZRK Kumanovo (Macedonia). Helvetia BM Alcobendas won the first leg in Kumanovo 23 – 17. The match will be played at the Pabellon de los Suenos on Saturday afternoon. The two referees nominated for the match are Alain Rauchs and Philippe Linster from Luxemburg.
Another EHF Cup match for Alan GrimaThis weekend, EHF delegate Alan Grima will be on assignment in Viborg, Denmark for the Women’s... more
Another EHF Cup match for Alan Grima
This weekend, EHF delegate Alan Grima will be on assignment in Viborg, Denmark for the Women’s EHF Cup 2 nd Round 2 nd leg match between Viborg HK (Denmark) and DHC Slavia Praha (Czech Republic). Viborg won the first leg in Prague 29 – 23. The match will be played at the Viborg Stadionhal on Saturday afternoon. The two referees nominated for the match are Francesco Simone and Pietro Monitillo from Italy.
Mr. Louis Borg Reconfirmed as President.Mr. Louis Borg has been reconfirmed as the president of the Malta Handball Association after winning... more
Mr. Louis Borg Reconfirmed as President.
Mr. Louis Borg has been reconfirmed as the president of the Malta Handball Association after winning a vote of approval during the association's Annual General Meeting at its headquarters, in Tal-Qroqq.
Borg was uncontested for his seat but asked for a vote of approval by the club delegates during the meeting.
The MHA chief was given a resounding backing from the delegates present and will now preside over the handball governing body for another term until 2020.
Dr Andrew Decelis who filled the position of vice president for the past four years was also reconfirmed as vice president for another term.
Report by Clive Ferrante.10.7.16Beach Handball National team travel to Barcelona The men beach handball national team will partic... more
Report by Clive Ferrante.10.7.16
Beach Handball National team travel to Barcelona
The men beach handball national team will participate in Arena Handball Tour, in Barcelona, between the 8th and 11th July. The Malta Handball Association said the matches will be an important test for the team led by coach Ian Psaila and his assistant Milos Stanisavljevic. “Following positive results in last season’s Mediterranean games that were held in Pescara, this tournament will provide the coaches with an ideal opportunity to try out new players,” the association said in a statement, in view of the team’s participation in the World Handball Games that will be held next year. Malta will be facing strong sides from the Spanish championship, Baplamel, Alinegros, and C.H.P. Capella Alkopops . The players have been training for the past months and one can be sure that the Maltese team will be putting up good performances. The team selected for this tournament will be made up of Daniel Gauci and Clinton Mifsud as the keepers, Mauro Camilleri Darmanin, Alan Portelli, Alex DiPilato, Chris Magro, James Rausi, Christian McClean, Philip Mifsud, and Peter Naudi.
Press Release: Malta Handball Association 15.6.16Report by Clive Ferrante Daniel Tanti and Brenda Camilleri claim top handball awards In the Malta... more
Press Release: Malta Handball Association 15.6.16
Report by Clive Ferrante
Daniel Tanti and Brenda Camilleri claim top handball awards In the Malta Handball Association Awards night organized on the 10th June, the main awards
were awarded to Daniel Tanti from Luxol and Brenda Camilleri from Aloysians Zmerc as both were voted as best players from the senior category. Trophies were handed to the teams winning the top awards this year from every category. In the men’s senior category, Aloysians Zmerc were awarded the Super Cup, and Knock out Trophies, Swieqi Gasan Momo Phoenix were awarded the MHA Cup, whilst Luxol were awarded the 1st Division League trophy. In the women’s category La Salle Rivareno were awarded the 1st Division league and Knock out trophies. Aloysians Zmerc were awarded the Super Cup and MHA Cup awards. In the second division, Kavallieri RS2 won both men’s and women’s league. From the youth section, Aloysians won the U/15 boys league whilst Kavallieri won the U/17 girls league as well as the U/17 boys league. La Salle’s Kami Dobracheva and Chris McClean from Kavallieri grabbed this year’s top scorer awards. Dobracheva also grabbed home the best foreign player award in the women’s category whilst Luxol’s Sergio Munox Del Olmo was voted as best male foreign player. This season’s fair play trophy was awarded to Aloysians Handball Club whereas the President’s award was given to Mr Anthony Aquilina and Mrs. Madelene Aquilina for their long service as MHA table officials, and for their valuable work in handball.
Press Release: Malta Handball Association 02.6.16Men’s National Handball Team in preparation mode for EURO 2020 Qualifications Tutto Sport J... more
Press Release: Malta Handball Association 02.6.16
Men’s National Handball Team in preparation mode for EURO 2020 Qualifications
Tutto Sport JOMA® are the new sponsors of the Men’s National Handball Team. On behalf of Tutto Sport of Paola, Mr Mr. Eligio Vella presented the new JOMA® playing kit to Mr. Joseph Tanti, the men’s national team coach.
The association’s CEO, Mr. C. Borg Conti, expressed gratitude to the company, “such a sponsorship will definitely help the association in its international commitments, the first one being in a few days’ time in Brescia, Italy.”
The association has embarked on a year long preparation programme leading to the EURO 2020 Qualification with Phase 1 being held in June 2017. The preparation programme will see the national side take part in various friendly competitions both locally and abroad in preparation for this very important event. The last time the association took part the EURO Qualifiers was back in 2012 when the team was drawn in Group 4 playing hosts Turkey, Latvia and Estonia.
National Coach, Mr. Joseph Tanti, said that the team needs more match practice and the association is working hard to provide as many games as possible throughout the year before the qualifiers. The first set of games will be held this weekend in Brescia. The national selection will be participating the Trofeo di Leno from the 2nd - 5th June. Malta will be facing strong sides from the Italian Serie A, the Bosnian and the Swiss top divisions. The players have been training for the past month. Tanti explained, “We will be focusing to consolidate its defensive work and fine tune its fast transition while trying to improve its set attack”.
The team selected for this tournament will be made up of Daniel Tanti and Clinton Mifsud as keepers, Aidan Tanti, Jerome Zammit, Alan Portelli as wings, Alex DiPilato, Chris Magro, Imed Ben Moussa, Christian McClean, Karl Baldacchino, and Peter Naudi as backs with Jeremy Fenech and Damaian Gargano as pivots. Mr. Joe Attard will be accopmpanying the the team as Head of Delegation.
Photo credit: viewresults.com.mt
Report by Clive Ferrante -10.5.16Aloysians and La Salle seal the season with knock-out victories. In the women’s category La... more
Report by Clive Ferrante -10.5.16
Aloysians and La Salle seal the season with knock-out victories.
In the women’s category La Salle Rivareno ended their season on a positive note by claiming the ‘double’ after beating Aloysians Zmerc. In the men’s category, Aloysians Von Taine secured the knockout trophy following a sensational victory against Luxol.
In the first final, La Salle Rivareno faced Aloysians Zmerc. La Salle started the match on a flowing and balanced pace. They took matters in hand and dominated from early stages with a solid and talented performance. Aloysians tried to fight their way back but La Salle kept the same standards throughout the match thanks to some great defending and well taken goals from Diana Husko, Kami Dobracheva and Kristina Kalla. La Salle’s experience proved vital as the team led by Daniel Tabone managed to beat their opponents 29-23. Malta Handball Association President, Mr Louis Borg, presented the trophy to La Salle’s captain Yvonne Barry.
In the men’s final, league champions Luxol faced off against rivals Aloysians. The first half was played at a fast pace with Aloysians displaying good handball despite Luxol’s marginal lead by half time. Aloysians Von Taine produced a fine display of handball in the second half. With just 4 minutes remaining for the full time whistle, the score tied 23-all, thanks to a spectacular goal by Damian Gargano, Aloysians went on to secure their 8th knock out trophy in men’s senior handball by beating Luxol 24-23. Hon. Chris Agius MP - Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport presented the trophy to Aloysians captain Philip Mifsud.
Press Release: Malta Handball Association 27.4.16Handball knockout reaches ‘final stage’ Local handball has its last competitive day left... more
Press Release: Malta Handball Association 27.4.16
Handball knockout reaches ‘final stage’ Local handball has its last competitive day left to play before the end of the season. The knock finals in the men and women categories will be played this Saturday following the preliminary rounds and semi finals that have been played.
In the women’s category, Aloysians Zmerc managed a convincing win, 41 – 17, against a determined Luxol to qualify for the final. Newly crowned champions La Salle Rivareno booked a place in the final following a hard fought win, 32 – 21, against a youthful Kavallieri RS2 side.
In the men’s category Aloysians Von Taine managed to beat Kavallieri RS2 to reserve a place in the final. Mid way through the match, Aloysians were leading by 3 goals. Kavallierri tried to fight their way back, however Aloysians dominated with a solid and talented performance. Aloysians won the match, 27 - 20, to book a place in the final. They will now face who league champions Luxol who dominated against HMS 37 – 26 Parthenope. Luxol kept the same standards throughout the match thanks to some solid defending and well taken goals from Gabor Szkladanyl and Sergio Munez Del Ormo.
Knock out final fixtures Saturday 30th April 2016 1400 Women KO Final Aloysians Zmerc vs La Salle Rivareno 1600 Men KO Final Aloysians Von Taine vs Luxol Both matches will be played at the University Sports Hall
Press Release: Malta Handball Association 21.4.16Press Release: Malta Handball Association Semi-Final match for Alan Grima EHF delegate Alan Gr... more
Press Release: Malta Handball Association 21.4.16
Press Release: Malta Handball Association
Semi-Final match for Alan Grima
EHF delegate Alan Grima has been nominated for a high-profile international match this weekend, when he will be delegating the first leg of the 2016 Men’s Challenge CupSemi-Finalbetween ABC/UMinho of Portugal and HC Dukla Praha of the Czech Republic. This is his second European Cup semi-final in 2 years.
The match will be played at the‘Pavilhao Flavio Sa Leite’in Braga, Portugalthis Saturday evening.
The two referees nominated for the match are Konstantinos Katsikisand Michalis Michailidis from Greece.