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  • Maltese national squad in Spain training camp

    The Maltese national squad is currently in Mataro, Spain, undergoing a training camp ahead of next month’s European Championships which will be played in Belgrade. Malta was drawn in Group B along with hosts Serbia, Croatia and France in the...

  • European qualification mirrors Malta’s progress says Campagna

    European qualification mirrors Malta’s progress says Campagna

    There are not many in sport who have achieved success both as a player and coach. Italian Alessandro Campagna belongs to this category, having skippered his country to the Olympic waterpolo title in 1992 and then coached the Settebello to the...

  • Camilleri, Micallef bag player of the year awards

    Camilleri, Micallef bag player of the year awards

    Steve Camilleri, of Neptunes, and Marsaskala’s Stephen Micallef were named as the 2015 BOV Waterpolo Players of the Year for the Premier Division and First Division respectively while Francesca Paolella, of Sliema, bagged the women’s...

  • Farrugia’s girls train in Sicily

    Farrugia’s girls train in Sicily

    The women’s national team, coached by Anthony Farrugia, recently returned from a training camp in Ortigia, Sicily. During this camp the waterpolo girls had joint training sessions with the home team and also played a few friendly matches,...

  • Camilleri – again hitting in the goals in Serie A1

    Camilleri – again hitting in the goals in Serie A1

    Seeking a new challenge, this time with CC Ortigia, the Serie A1 Italian team, Steve Camilleri goes rolling again with his scoring instincts in evidence once more and as usual very much to the fore with his new team-mates. The Neptunes and Malta...

  • Stellini reflects on superb career

    Stellini reflects on superb career

    Waterpolo correspondent Alex Vella talks to Michele Stellini after the Neptunes and Malta international player recently announced his retirement from the game. Very few players can boast of a waterpolo career replete with honours and a remarkable...

  • Malta to face Serbia, Croatia and France

    The Maltese waterpolo team will meet world champions and hosts Serbia, Croatia and France in the European Championship after the draw was made in Belgrade yesterday. Malta secured an historic qualification for the final tournament after beating...

  • Castillo set for Ortigia training stint

    Castillo set for Ortigia training stint

    Matthew Castillo, Neptunes’ second goalkeeper, will embark on a new experience tomorrow as he will join the squad of Italian club CC Ortigia for a training stint. This venture will link him with his Neptunes’ team-mate Steve Camilleri who recently...

  • History written as Malta step into uncharted territory

    History written as Malta step into uncharted territory

    Last Saturday, Malta’s national waterpolo team grabbed the headlines when they beat Poland 13-8 to earn a place among the top 16 nations in the Euro 2016 finals to be held in Belgrade in January next year. This is definitely uncharted territory...

  • Reality check for Malta ahead of Euro finals

    Reality check for Malta ahead of Euro finals

    Malta had a taste of what would await them in the Euro Championship finals in Belgrade in about 16 weeks when they went down to Germany 24-3 in the last match qualifying match from Group G at the National Pool, yesterday. There was an air of...

  • Elated Malta clinch finals berth

    Elated Malta clinch finals berth

    Hats off to Malta’s 13 heroes who have made history when they clinched a berth in the Euro Championship finals to be held in January in Belgrade where the top 16 nations will be engaged in sporting battle for the top continental honour. The...

  • Waterpolo: Malta qualify for European Championship final

    Malta have secured an historic qualification for the European Championship finals after beating Poland 13-8 in their second qualifying group G game this evening. Needing two wins from their second qualification tournament, which got underway at...

  • Malta cruise to victory

    Malta cruise to victory

    Malta started their Euro Championship qualification venture very positively when they disposed of Switzerland by an emphatic 20-8 scoreline. It was an encouraging performance which bodes well for their chances to secure a berth in the Euro finals...

  • Malta launch bid to book Belgrade slot

    Malta launch bid to book Belgrade slot

    Having proceeded from their Euro Championship 2016 qualification group round one in the earlier group matches, the Malta team start the second stage of qualifying from Group G when today the hosts meet Switzerland at 7.15 pm. The other two matches...

  • Malta keen to make history and reach finals

    Malta keen to make history and reach finals

    Barely four weeks after the end of the 2015 Aquatic Sports Association national competitions, Malta will be engaged in Group G of the Euro 2016 qualification tournament at the National Pool Complex, Tal-Qroqq, between Friday and Sunday. Besides...

  • Coach Izzo names provisional squad for Euro qualifiers

    National coach Karl Izzo has named a provisional 21-man squad for the upcoming qualification tournament for the 2016 European Championships, to be staged in Serbia. Malta will be up against Germany, Poland and Switzerland in Group G with the...

  • Honours shared in age-group competitions

    The six prizes in the age-group and women’s competitions were shared this summer, with four clubs inscribing their names in the 2015 honours’ lists. In the men’s competitions, Neptunes won the Under-20 and Under-17 league titles to maintain their...

  • Valletta battle on after an edgy start against Oradea

    Valletta battle on after an edgy start against Oradea

    The odds were again stacked against Valletta WPC in yesterday’s final match in the LEN Champions League Qualification Tournament against the strong Digi Oradea, of Romania. As expected the Maltese were beaten by superior opponents. However, it was...

  • Camilleri moves to Ortigia

    Neptunes and Malta player Steve Camilleri will be playing for Serie A1 side CC Ortigia in the coming season. The player finalised this engagement with the new team some days ago and left Malta yesterday to start training with his new...

  • Italians too good for Valletta WPC

    Valletta WPC 5SM Verona 19 (2-6, 2-5, 0-2, 1-6) The Maltese team Valletta WPC lost their second Group B match from the LEN Champions League qualifying tournament when they were beaten by SM Verona 19-5 at the National Pool, yesterday. The...

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