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Waterpolo

  • U-19 matches at Tal-Qroqq

    One of the qualifying waterpolo mini-tournaments from the 2016 Under-19 European Championships for men will be played at the National Pool, Tal-Qroqq, this year. Draws were held in Belgrade yesterday with Malta pitted in the same group as Germany,...

  • Croatia punish low-key Malta

    Croatia punish low-key Malta

    Croatia 22Malta 2 (7-1, 5-1, 5-0, 5-0) Croatia punished Malta’s off-colour performance as the Olympic waterpolo champions cantered to a 22-2 victory in their final Group B match at the European Championships in Belgrade yesterday. After...

  • Waterpolo: Croatia overwhelm Malta

    Croatia 22 Malta 2(7-1, 5-1, 5-0, 5-0) The Malta waterpolo national team suffered a heavy defeat to Croatia in their final Group B match at the European Championships as the Olympic champions cantered to a 22-2 victory. As the scoreline clearly...

  • Izzo targets creditable showing against Croatia

    Izzo targets creditable showing against Croatia

    The Maltese national team players are bracing themselves for another formidable challenge at the European Championships when they take on Olympic champions Croatia in their final Group B match in Belgrade today. Karl Izzo’s men have come through...

  • Waterpolo: Slick Serbia beat Malta 20-2

    Waterpolo: Slick Serbia beat Malta 20-2

    Serbia 20Malta 2 (6-0, 5-1, 4-1, 5-0) The Maltese national team suffered their second defeat in the 2016 European Championships as yesterday they went down to hosts Serbia 20-2 in Belgrade. Malta were always going to find the going tough when...

  • Tough test awaits Izzo’s men today

    Tough test awaits Izzo’s men today

    Coach Karl Izzo is wary of the mammoth task awaiting his players when Malta take on world and European champions Serbia in a Group B qualifier, in Belgrade, this evening. Izzo lauded his squad for their commitment and whole-hearted effort in the...

  • Resilient Malta go down to France in opening game

    Resilient Malta go down to France in opening game

    France 17Malta 7 (3-0, 7-4, 5-1, 2-2) Malta lost their opening Group B match at the 2016 European Championships after going down 17-7 to France in Serbia yesterday. It was always going to be difficult for Karl Izzo’s men to obtain a positive...

  • Malta facing daunting challenge in Belgrade

    Malta facing daunting challenge in Belgrade

    Malta will start their historic adventure in the 16-team European Championship finals in Belgrade on Sunday when they meet France in their opening Group B match. After Sunday’s opener, Malta will then face hosts Serbia, the current world...

  • Neptunes honour goal ace Camilleri and retired club stalwart Stellini

    Neptunes honour goal ace Camilleri and retired club stalwart Stellini

    Steve Camilleri and Michele Stellini were recently presented with mementos by Neptunes WPSC president Matthew Bonello during a festive period get-together at the club premises in Balluta Bay. Stellini, 32, was honoured for his splendid...

  • Calcaterra training camp at Sliema ASC

    Calcaterra training camp at Sliema ASC

    No fewer than 30 waterpolo hopefuls from the Sliema ASC nursery recently took part in the ‘Go Calcaterra Waterpolo Camp’. The training camp was organised jointly by the Sliema Aquatic Sports Club and Roberto Calcaterra, the former Italy national...

  • Further changes in regulations set for trials next year

    Further changes in regulations set for trials next year

    Waterpolo has often been prone to changes in the rules of the game. Since early days it has undergone several permutations in the way it is played until along the years changes in the laws assumed the proportion of a metamorphosis. This was aimed...

  • Camilleri increases goal tally in Serie A1 charts

    Camilleri increases goal tally in Serie A1 charts

    In his eighth season plying his trade in Italy, Steve Camilleri’s predatory qualities in terms of scoring are still very much a talking point. Significantly, the Malta international has always led his teams’ scoring charts during this...

  • 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...

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