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Waterpolo

  • Sirens and Otters secure first victories

    In a drab, low-scoring Premier League match Sirens Ritter Sport earned their first win of the winter season when they beat wooden-spoonists Exiles Ferretti 4-2, yesterday. The two goals which separated the sides came from centre Zach Mizzi who...

  • San Ġiljan join Neptunes at the top

    San Ġiljan join Neptunes at the top

    Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate overcame Valletta McDonald’s 10-2 to secure a place in the top three and a possible fling at the winter title while San Ġiljan completed the formalities with a 7-4 victory over Sirens Ritter Sport, yesterday. San...

  • Neptunes Marsascala collect the points

    The low temperature and intermittent rain forced the players to go for the comfortably warm ambience of the heated water at the National Pool as winter champions Neptunes Grimaldi and Marsascala Nutrition Empire collected the points at the expense...

  • Waterpolo

    This weekend’s fixtures from the BOV Winter League at the National Pool, Tal-Qroqq: Today First Division: 18.15 Otters Nivea vs Marsascala Nutrition Empire. Premier League 19.30 Neptunes Grimaldi vs Exiles Ferretti. Tomorrow First Division: 14.30...

  • Easy for San Ġiljan

    San Ġiljan ASC registered an expected victory over Exiles Ferretti yesterday to go joint top of the Winter League with neighbours Neptunes, both sides securing two wins from as many matches. The second-tier competition got off to a positive start...

  • Neptunes and Sliema secure victories

    Neptunes and Sliema secure victories

    Neptunes Grimaldi and Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate came out tops in yesterday’s matches, the Reds dismissing Valletta McDonald’s comprehensively and the Blues recovering to see off Sirens Ritter Sport. In the opening match, Jordan Camilleri took...

  • Waterpolo fixtures

    This weekend’s fixtures from the BOV Winter League at the National Pool, Tal-Qroqq: Today Premier Division: 18.15 Valletta McDonald’s vs Neptunes Grimaldi; 19.30 Sirens Ritter Sport vs Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate. Tomorrow Division One: 14.30...

  • Slicker Saints sink Sliema

    Slicker Saints sink Sliema

    The highlight of this year’s Winter League opening day was the match between Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate and San Ġiljan ASC, a clash which ended with the Saints sinking the Blues 8-5. In yesterday’s other two matches Valletta McDonald’s and...

  • Keen matches expected on matchday one

    Keen matches expected on matchday one

    The 2016 Winter League starts tomorrow with a programme of three matches and will end eight weeks later on April 26. During this period there will be a two-week Easter break to make way for a short rest and the Age-Group Easter Swim Meet which is...

  • Camilleri marks top award with three goals for Ortigia

    Steve Camilleri’s honour on Saturday as Malta’s sportsman of the year on the basis of his feats in 2015, coincided with the waterpolo stalwart netting three goals on the same day for CC Ortigia. He helped the side in the Italian top division to...

  • Balanced duels mark start to the tournament

    Balanced duels mark start to the tournament

    This year’s Winter League, again sponsored by Bank of Valletta, will start on Sunday, February 28 and end on April 24. The competition will be divided into two separate leagues, six in the Premier and three in the First Division, with the Under-19...

  • Malta needs to export more players – Camilleri

    Malta needs to export more players – Camilleri

    The Maltese waterpolo team were more in the news than normal at this time of the year following their participation in the 2016 European Championships in Belgrade. Qualification was attained in autumn last year but there was great curiosity to see...

  • Serbia land European title

    A record crowd of 16,000 saw hosts Serbia win their third successive European waterpolo championship with a 10-8 win over neighbours Montenegro yesterday. The attendance beat the competition record of 11,000 for Serbia’s opening 13-6 win over...

  • Serbia land Euro title; Malta's Steve Camilleri is top scorer

    Serbia land Euro title; Malta's Steve Camilleri is top scorer

    A record crowd of 16,000 saw hosts Serbia win their third successive European water polo championship with a 10-8 win over neighbours Montenegro. The attendance beat the competition record of 11,000 for Serbia's opening 13-6 win over Croatia, with...

  • Grixti heroics lead Malta team to historic victory

    Grixti heroics lead Malta team to historic victory

    Malta 10 Turkey 10 (3-3, 2-0, 3-5, 2-2 – Malta win 4-3 after penalty shoot-out) Maltese waterpolo wrote a new chapter in its annals as the national team clinched their first victory on their debut in the European Championships after defeating...

  • Waterpolo: Malta beats Turkey to avoid bottom spot

    Waterpolo: Malta beats Turkey to avoid bottom spot

    Malta 14 Turkey 13 (3-3, 2-0, 3-5, 2-2; 4-3 on pens) The Maltese waterpolo national team clinched its first-ever victory at a European Championship when it defeated Turkey 14-13 in a penalty shoot-out in a play-off for 15th and 16th place. It was...

  • Serbia sink Greece to reach final

    Serbia sink Greece to reach final

    Hosts Serbia booked their place in the final of the men’s European Championships after seeing off Greece 13-7 to edge closer to retaining their title. In front of a packed Kombank Arena, the Serbian team, who are also the defending world...

  • Malta coach Izzo rues lax defending against Slovakia

    Malta coach Izzo rues lax defending against Slovakia

    Malta 9Slovakia 17 (1-4, 2-3, 4-5, 2-5) The Maltese national team are still searching for their first win in the European Championships finals after going down to Slovakia in a classification match for 13th to 16th place, in Belgrade,...

  • Slovakia too strong for Malta

    Malta 9 Slovakia 17 (1-4, 2-3, 4-5, 2-5) The Maltese waterpolo national team were well beaten by Slovakia in a positional play-off at the European Championships in Belgrade. Karl Izzo’s men gave everything they had but the Slovakians proved simply...

  • Hosts Serbia to play Greece in semi-finals

    Serbia’s European title defence continued on the right track after they beat Russia 15-5 at an electrifying Kombank Arena, in Belgrade, on Monday. A more balanced quarter-final was anticipated. In fact, it appeared as though the Russian team would...

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