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  • Sirens run Neptunes close

    Sirens run Neptunes close

    Any idea Neptunes Grimaldi may have had that their match against Sirens Ritter Sport would be an easy ride, especially after the St Paul’s Bay team were thrashed by San Ġiljan in their opening game, was soon dismissed. Yesterday, the improved...

  • Wins for top contenders

    Wins for top contenders

    There were expected wins for top contenders San Ġiljan AllCare Insurance and Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate when they faced Valletta McDonald’s and Exiles Ferretti on day two of the Winter League Premier Division yesterday. A third session spree...

  • Little sweat for quoted teams

    The three fancied teams in the Premier Division, San Ġiljan Allcare Insurance, Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate and and Neptunes Grimaldi had an easy stroll when disposing of Sirens Ritter Sport, Valletta McDonald’s and Exiles Ferretti respectively...

  • All set for another winter trek

    All set for another winter trek

    Winter waterpolo for 2015 gets under way today as the six Premier League teams, Exiles, Neptunes, San Ġiljan, Sirens, Sliema and Valletta, will be in action at Tal-Qroqq National Pool. The winter trek started in 1994 after the ASA thought of...

  • Junior squad for Ostia training camp

    The national junior squad will have a training camp in Ostia in the first week of March as part of their preparations for the first qualification tournament of the European Games, being held in Baku, Azerbaijan later this year. Head coach Karl...

  • A bridge too far to cross

    A bridge too far to cross

    The Maltese national waterpolo team ended their first qualification tournament in the LEN Euro 2016 Championship in Utrecht, last weekend, having suffered two clearcut defeats against France, 21-4, and against hosts and eventual group winners the...

  • Malta crush Latvia 36-1

    The Malta waterpolo national team ended their commitments in the European Championship qualifiers with a flourish after overwhelming Latvia 36-1 in Utrecht yesterday. After back-to-back defeats to France (21-4) and the Netherlands (19-11) in the...

  • Third session proves costly

    Netherlands 19Malta 11 (4-2, 3-4, 8-4, 4-1) An improved performance was not enough to prevent a second consecutive defeat as Malta went down 19-11 to the Netherlands in their second match from the first qualification round tournament of the 2016...

  • France too strong for Malta

    France 21Malta 4 (4-0, 7-1, 5-2, 5-1) Malta had a difficult start to their European Championships qualifiers when they were beaten by France 21-4 in Utrecht yesterday. It was a commanding performance from the French who had already one hand on the...

  • Izzo targets vital points in Utrecht

    Izzo targets vital points in Utrecht

    Malta face a tough start to the first qualification tournament of the European Championships when they take on group favourites France in Utrecht tonight. France are no strangers for Malta as the two sides met in the play-off round of the 2014...

  • Izzo names squad for Dutch tournament

    Izzo names squad for Dutch tournament

    National coach Karl Izzo yesterday named his final squad for the first round qualification tournament of the European Championships, to be staged in Utrecht, the Netherlands this weekend. Malta will face France, Latvia and hosts Netherlands in the...

  • Ten clubs make up 2015 line-up

    Ten clubs make up 2015 line-up

    The 21st edition of the ASA Winter League is due to start on Sunday, February 22, with ten clubs making up this year’s line-up. Exiles, Neptunes, San Ġiljan, Sirens, Sliema and Valletta will form the Premier Division while Marsascala, Marsaxlokk,...

  • Hard work should be key factor – Mustur

    Zoran Mustur, the new Neptunes coach who has succeeded Russian long-serving coach, Sergey Markoch, was in Malta over the past weekend to meet the senior team players. The visit was intended to familiarise himself with his new squad and set a...

  • Malta coach Izzo sticks to his guns

    Malta’s preparations for next month’s European Championship qualifiers are being hindered by a dispute between the Aquatic Sports Association (ASA) and Sliema ASC over the players’ training schedule. Malta waterpolo coach Karl Izzo has decided to...

  • Mustur to start engagement as coach of Neptunes

    Mustur to start engagement as coach of Neptunes

    The new Neptunes coach, Zoran Mustur, will be starting his preliminary duties with the Malta champions in mid-January when he is due to make a familiarisation visit and prepare the senior team’s pre-season work-outs. The unexpected departure of...

  • Camilleri goal bonanza

    Neptunes and Malta goal-getter Steve Camilleri, now playing for the Italian Serie A2 team Circolo Cannottieri Sette Scogli, of Syracuse, hit the headlines last weekend when he netted nine goals in his side’s 18-8 home victory over Rari Nantes...

  • San Ġiljan have new coach

    San Ġiljan have new coach

    San Ġiljan ASC have handed the first-team reins to Croatian coach Emil Nikolic for the 2015 season, the club announced yesterday. Nikolic has an excellent CV after winning several honours both in Croatia and at European level. He has coached a...

  • Sliema ASC players in Hungary training camp

    Two young waterpolo players from Sliema ASC are currently in Budapest where they are attending an intensive winter-long training camp. Mark Fenech and Nicholas Bugelli have embarked on this adventure in September when they joined the ranks of OSC...

  • 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...

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