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  • Reds open the title race

    Playing a diligent tactical game, Neptunes Grimaldi summoned their steam in the latter sessions to turn the result around when defeating San Ġiljan All Care 9-8. The Reds may not have a long squad of experienced players despite their tradition...

  • Winter League trek reaches crucial stage

    The third and last series of matches in this year’s BOV Winter League starts today and ends on Saturday, May 9. There will be three matches in the championship play-offs and three to determine the last three places in the Premier...

  • Work on Birzebbuga waterpolo pitch 'on track'

    Work on Birzebbuga waterpolo pitch 'on track'

    Work on a new waterpolo pitch in Birzebbuga is on track and would be available for the town’s waterpolo club for training in summer. It is expected to open for the public next year. Speaking during a site visit this afternoon, Transport Minister...

  • Malta beat Austria in final

    Malta beat Austria in final

    After their success last month when qualifying for the inaugural European Games to be held in Azerbaijan in June, the Malta U-17 team again struck a triumphant note when they beat Austria 15-8 in the final of the EU Nations Junior Cup held at the...

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    EU Eight Nations Junior Cup tournament currently underway at the National Pool, Tal-Qroqq: Malta ‘A’ 15Czech Republic 3 (2-1, 6-1, 3-0, 4-1) Malta: J. Tanti, D. Fenech, M. Manara, J. Sciberras, N. Farrugia 1, B. Plumpton 6, J. Galea 1, J. Gambin...

  • Waterpolo

    First matches from the EU 8 Nations Junior Cup at Tal-Qroqq:Malta ‘A’ 30Wales 2(9-0, 9-0, 10-1, 2-2)Malta: J. Tanti, D. Fenech, M. Manara 1, J. Sciberras 3, N. Farrugia, B. Plumpton 13, J. Galea 2, J. Gambin, M. Azzopardi 3, D. Zammit 3, K.

  • Slick Saints beat Sliema

    Slick Saints beat Sliema

    San Ġiljan All Care Insurance stepped up their game to turn in a slick performance which helped them topple Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate off the summit of the table to make it a tighter three-horse race in the looming play-offs for the winter...

  • Sliema maintain clean sheet to go top

    Sliema maintain clean sheet to go top

    In the most awaited match of the day, played in wintry conditions, Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate took advantage of San Ġiljan’s loss of two points, when they drew with Neptunes on Friday, to move to the top of the table with maximum points from...

  • Neighbours share spoils

    Neptunes Grimaldi and San Ġiljan All Care Insurance could not go beyond the sharing of spoils in a match which produced 14 goals yesterday. The result might prove more costly for the Reds in the final reckoning after they lost to holders Sliema...

  • Malta sixth after losing to Austria on penalties

    Malta ended their commitments at the EU8 Nations Cup on a disappointing note after losing their fifth-place play-off against Austria on penalties yesterday. In a balanced encounter, Malta trailed 6-5 going into the final session but managed to...

  • National team to play for fifth place

    The Maltese national team will be playing against Austria this morning in Odense in a classification match for fifth place after beating Czech Rep. 19-7 (4-0, 6-3, 6-0, 3-4) to avoid bottom place in the EU 8 Nations Cup. Malta had finished the...

  • Two upsets for national team

    The Maltese national team started their EU 8 Nations title defence on a bad footing after losing the opening two matches from the qualifying group, in Odense, yesterday. Malta lost to Denmark ‘B’ 7-6 and Karl Izzo’s men failed to recover from that...

  • A milestone has been reached

    A milestone has been reached

    Alex Vella talks to coach Karl Izzo about Malta’s latest feat in qualifying for the finals of a major international championship – the European Games in Azerbaijan this year. Two years of preparation gained momentum some months ago when coach Karl...

  • Izzo selects squad for Denmark

    Malta waterpolo national team coach Karl Izzo yesterday finalised his squad of players for the EU 8 Nations tournament being played in Odense, Denmark, between next Friday and Sunday. The squad is composed of: Alan Borg Cole (Neptunes), Jerome...

  • Youth event in aid of Puttinu

    San Ġiljan ASC, under the patronage of the Aquatic Sorts Association, are holding a sport-solidarity event, the Waterpolo Youth Festival – Matthew Aquilina Cup. Exiles, Marsascala, Neptunes, Sirens and Sliema all confirmed their participation in...

  • Malta bow to Germany

    Malta bow to Germany

    Having reached their goal of qualifying for their first ever finals in a major international competition, Malta U-17 were forced to surrender to Germany in their last Group ‘D’ match which resulted in an easy 22-6 win for the visiting team. One...

  • Excellent Malta surmount qualifying barrier

    Excellent Malta surmount qualifying barrier

    Hats off to the Malta lads who made waterpolo history yesterday when they qualified for the first time ever for a major European competition final on their own merits. Their 7-6 win over Great Britain, opponents who can vaunt of immeasurably...

  • Malta too good for Switzerland

    Although facing opponents not as weak as Latvia, Malta were too good for Switzerland in yesterday’s second match from the U-17 Championship qualifying group played in the morning. Their 20-5 victory was again a bright omen after the encouraging...

  • No contest as Malta thump Latvia

    No contest as Malta thump Latvia

    Malta 51Latvia 0 (11-0, 13-0, 14-0, 13-0) The second fixture on yesterday’s programme was an absolute mismatch as Malta rolled in the goals against a sub-standard Latvia with a minimum of effort. The one-sided nature of this clash was apparent...

  • Malta Juniors in first qualifying tournament

    Malta Juniors in first qualifying tournament

    It will be a new experience for most of the Malta U-17 components between tomorrow and Sunday as they will be competing in the Men’s Junior Water-polo Qualification Tournament Group D at Tal-Qroqq. The matches will be valid for the inaugural...

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