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  • Privitera is the new Sliema coach

    Sliema ASC Frank Salt Real Estate have announced the appointment of Paul Privitera as first team coach. Privitera is a former national team captain and ended his playing career in 2012 while playing for Sliema. He has been part of the first team...

  • Club Valletta’s capitulation

    Club Valletta’s capitulation

    Club Valletta 6Steaua Bucharest 21 (0-5, 1-5, 2-5, 3-6) The Maltese representative team at the European Cup qualifying Round Two were again submerged under an avalanche of goals when going down 21-6 to Steaua Buc-harest in yesterday’s closing...

  • Maltese reduced to sacrificial lambs

    That the experimental Maltese representatives would be no match for Split Mornar, the strongest team in the Euro Championship Group B, was never in doubt. Unluckily for Club Valletta, the situation was made even worse yesterday when an already...

  • Maltese team dismantled by clinical Montpellier

    Montpellier 18Club Valletta 5 (4-4, 4-0, 6-0, 4-1) Montpellier, of France, were in a class of their own when they dismantled Club Valletta who went down to a whopping 13-goal margin of defeat in yesterday’s European Cup Qualification Round 2 match...

  • Maltese perform with credit but resilience tells

    Maltese perform with credit but resilience tells

    A four-goal margin of defeat is by no means considered to be humiliating in waterpolo, moreso when the losing team is shorn of some of its best units. The Maltese, without three or four established units, can easily fit into this frame as they...

  • Izzo’s selection to face strong teams

    Izzo’s selection to face strong teams

    Malta will again be represented in the European Cup under the name of Club Valletta in the forthcoming edition of the annual LEN competition for club sides. Playing in Group B Round 2, the Maltese will be hosting continental teams of top quality...

  • Malta win to clinch honours

    Malta win to clinch honours

    A third-session recovery sparked by man-of-the-match Niki Lanzon and sustained by eight goals in a row, turned it round for Malta against an obdurate Switzerland in the last match yesterday morning. In the end the Maltese won 14-11 after...

  • Malta ease past Livorno to net third win

    An ultra-experimental Malta, with more young units in the water, registered their third win in a row, this time beating Italian Serie B side Livorno as easily as the 14-4 scoreline indicates. At times, however, the locals lacked the sparkle and...

  • Malta cruise past Ireland

    Malta eased their way past Ireland to score a convincing victory over opponents who could only offer token resistance despite facing the host team that had more youngsters in the side including goalkeeper Nicholas Grixti and Marc Lanzon. After...

  • Lanzon and Zammit spearhead Malta’s win

    An experimental Malta side, replete with young faces drafted from the junior ranks, were too strong for Serie A1 team Sette Scogli who had Steve Camilleri turning out for his new Sicilian outfit after moving from RN Bogliasco. Although shorn of no...

  • Malta International Cup gets underway today

    The Aquatic Sports Association will be hosting the Malta International Cup between this evening and next Sunday. The tournament will feature five teams, namely Ireland, Livorno, Sette Scogli, Switzerland and Malta. Karl Izzo, the Malta national...

  • Waterpolo annual magazines

    Sliema ASC and Neptunes WPSC annual magazines have been recently published. The publications, edited by Joe Anastasi and Leonard Zammit respectively, contain comprehensive records of the clubs’ waterpolo matches for all categories as well as...

  • Sergey Markoch appointed coach of Kazakhstan

    Sergey Markoch appointed coach of Kazakhstan

    Sergey Markoch, who steered Neptunes to a fifth successive league title last summer, will no longer be in charge of the Balluta Bay team after he was recently appointed Kazakhstan national waterpolo team coach. The Russian said it was a difficult...

  • Camilleri relishing new challenge

    Camilleri relishing new challenge

    Steve Camilleri, the Neptunes and Malta star player, has moved from Rari Nantes Bogliasco to Sicilian club Circolo Canottieri Sette Scogli, of Syracuse, after being engaged by the Serie A1 club from Genoa for the last six seasons. It will be...

  • Zammit – 2014 player of the year

    San Ġiljan Allcare’s left-hander Matthew Zammit is the 2014 Waterpolo Player of the Year, the ASA announced. Zammit helped his team qualify for the Championship Pool in the BOV National League this summer. However, the Saints failed to produce a...

  • Neptunes’ dream a reality with five titles in a row

    Neptunes’ dream a reality with five titles in a row

    The image of Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt flinging an arrow high up in the air after winning a race has become a trademark of his success. It depicts his desire to reach the skies. Scaling the heights is his avowed target. Neptunes WPSC are much...

  • Neptunes Grimaldi anointed kings after unbeaten run

    Neptunes Grimaldi anointed kings after unbeaten run

    Expectation and motivation levels were definitely below what one normally expects from a clash between Neptunes Grimaldi and Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate especially on the last day of a league campaign. The prevailing situation, with the Reds of...

  • Neptunes seek to mark their title celebrations on a high

    Neptunes seek to mark their title celebrations on a high

    The BOV Premier League for the 2014 season will be wrapped up this evening when champions Neptunes Grimaldi face Sliema Frank Salt at the National Pool. It will be celebrations day for the Balluta Bay Reds who have won an unprecedented five league...

  • Exiles beat Marsascala to retain top division status

    As a result of their comprehensive 14-6 victory over First Division champions Marsascala Mor€ in the second out of three promotion play-offs, Exiles Ferretti retained their top division status. Better equipped collectively and having the more...

  • Waterpolo

    Final fixtures from the 2014 BOV League championship at the National Pool, Tal-Qroqq: Playing today18.45 Relegation decider (game two) Marsascala Mor€ vs Exiles Ferretti. 20.00 Women’s KO final Neptunes vs Sliema. Saturday17.00 Relegation decider...

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