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  • Coach Izzo banking on youth

    Malta waterpolo coach Karl Izzo has named a host of young players in his squad for the Group C qualification round tournament of the Champions League, being played at the National Pool this weekend. Competing under the name of Valletta, the...

  • Valletta (Malta) to play in Champions League

    Valletta (Malta) to play in Champions League

    The next international commitment for a Maltese senior representative team will be in the Champions League Qualification Round I, to be played at the National Pool between September 30 and October 2. The Maltese side, as usual playing under the...

  • Saints trio for Vojvodina stint

    Saints trio for Vojvodina stint

    San Ġiljan ASC are in advanced talks with Serbian club Vojvodina over the transfer of three players for the coming European season, the Maltese club announced yesterday. San Ġiljan said Dino Zammit, Andrea Galea and Ben Plumpton, who helped the...

  • Malta settle for 14th place after 11-8 loss to Turkey

    Malta 8Turkey 11 (4-3, 1-4, 1-4, 2-0) The Maltese youth team had to settle for 14th place in the Under-19 European Championship after going down 11-8 to Turkey in a ranking match from the lower half of the ladder, played in The Netherlands...

  • Camilleri commits to Neptunes

    Camilleri commits to Neptunes

    Steve Camilleri, the Malta and Neptunes stalwart player, will again turn out for Neptunes for at least the next four years. His new contract with the Balluta Reds, the club which launched him on the big waterpolo stage as a budding 15-year old,...

  • Malta beat Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan   5Malta 9 (0-2, 2-2, 1-0, 2-5) Malta U-19 reserved their best for the last session yesterday as they beat Azerbaijan 9-5 in a classification match (13-16 places) from the U-19 European Championship, currently being played in the...

  • Self-belief Neptunes’ X-factor as they are crowned kings

    Self-belief Neptunes’ X-factor as they are crowned kings

    ALEX VELLA takes a look back at the 2016 waterpolo season during which Neptunes, San Ġiljan and Marsaxlokk secured the major summer honours Neptunes Grimaldi and San Ġiljan Salini Resort kept a grip on the principal summer honours as the Reds were...

  • Malta succumb to second defeat against Montenegro

    Malta  6Montenegro  19(2-3, 1-8, 3-4, 0-4) A dismal second-session performance again proved fatal for Malta as they went down 19-6 to the strong Montenegro team in their second Group D game at the European U-19 Championships, being played in the...

  • Strong Hungarians beat Malta in group opener

    Hungary 22Malta 5 (6-3, 8-0, 3-2, 5-0) Malta found the going tough in their opening match of the U-19 European Championships as they lost to Hungary 22-5 in Alphen, the Netherlands, yesterday. The Hungarians were the stronger side on the day as...

  • Champions’ whopping win sinks San Ġiljan

    Champions’ whopping win sinks San Ġiljan

    As could be anticipated and as was the case last year, when the Saints had already sealed the league title before the St Julian’s teams met in what was supposed to be the showdown duel, the match between the 2016 newly-crowned champions Neptunes...

  • Waterpolo: Neptunes Grimaldi crowned champions

    Waterpolo: Neptunes Grimaldi crowned champions

    Neptunes Grimaldi were this evening crowned champions of the BOV Water Polo Premier League 2016. Having already mathematically won the championship, Neptunes ended their season in style by beating last year's champions San Giljan 17-11 to win the...

  • Reds chief savours ‘special’ 24th title

    Reds chief savours ‘special’ 24th title

    The National Pool will be painted in red and white this evening as Neptunes Grimaldi Lines celebrate their 24th league title when they complete their summer campaign with a Championship Pool match against deposed champions San Ġiljan Salini Resort...

  • Enemed unveiled as new national teams sponsors

    Enemed unveiled as new national teams sponsors

    The Aquatic Sports Association have announced that Enemed are the new sponsors for Malta’s senior national team, the juniors and the women’s teams. The association’s president Joe Caruana Curran told a news conference yesterday that this was...

  • Sliema waterpolo girls make it a double

    Sliema waterpolo girls make it a double

    The Sliema Betsson women’s waterpolo team rounded up their season on a good note yesterday after adding the BOV championship to the BOV KO won the week before for an impressive league and cup double. Mario Cachia’s Blues took the point they needed...

  • Exiles win first relegation decider

    In the first of possibly three relegation deciders Exiles Jetfreight made the right start in their bid to retain their Premier Division status when they beat Marsaxlokk Fischer 13-5, yesterday. The victory was a foregone conclusion as the top...

  • Reds wrest title from Saints

    Reds wrest title from Saints

    It may not have been time for full scale celebrations by Neptunes Grimaldi fans yesterday but it was certainly an occasion for felicitations. The Reds’ 14-9 victory over Sliema Betsson sealed their 24th championship title, their sixth in seven...

  • Neptunes on verge of title

    Neptunes on verge of title

    Neptunes Grimaldi are close to becoming Malta waterpolo champions for the sixth time in the last seven years and 24th in the all-time winners’ list. Victory over rivals Sliema Betsson this evening would guarantee Zoran Maslovar’s team an...

  • San Ġiljan’s redemption earns them the KO title

    San Ġiljan’s redemption earns them the KO title

    San Ġiljan Salini Resort were on a double mission last night. That of retaining the knock-out, and thus land their eighth prize in this competition, and to seek redemption after suffering a 10-6 league defeat at the hands of Neptunes Grimaldi only...

  • Title rivals Neptunes, Saints clash again with KO at stake

    Title rivals Neptunes, Saints clash again with KO at stake

    The first major honour of the 2016 summer season will be decided tonight when holders San Ġiljan Salini Resort clash with rivals Neptunes Grimaldi in the BOV Knock-Out final at the National Pool. The Premier Division showdown is the highlight of...

  • Marsaxlokk keep clean slate

    Marsaxlokk keep clean slate

    Marsaxlokk Fischer, who deposed neighbours Marsascala for the First Division league title, ended their campaign with a clean slate when yesterday they beat Ta’ Xbiex Amigos 12-10 thus bringing their total to 36 points from 12 matches. The...

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