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  • Jittery Blues leave it late

    Although Sliema Betsson woke up to their responsibilities late in the game and only pulled clear in the final three minutes after leading only by one goal on 7-6, Exiles Jet Freight should be commended for a gallant performance which frustrated...

  • Honours are shared in titanic duels

    Honours are shared in titanic duels

    Yesterday’s two top division clashes turned out to be titanic duels which ended with the sharing of spoils. The match between San Ġiljan Salini Resort and Sliema Betsson produced waterpolo at its best to leave those present with their hearts in...

  • Valletta beat Exiles

    Valletta McDonald’s and Ta’ Xbiex Amigos got off to their first win of the season yesterday when they had the better of Exiles Jet Freight and Otters Nivea 13-8 and 11-9, respectively. In the Premier Division clash Valletta displayed a more varied...

  • Positive start for fancied teams

    Six teams made their league debut yesterday with Marsaxlokk Fischer beating Otters Nivea 18-7 in the First Division and Neptunes Grimaldi and San Ġiljan Salini Resort having the better of Exiles Jet Freight and Sirens Ritter Sport 16-8 and 11-4...

  • Sliema off to a positive start

    The BOV Premier and First Division championships got off to a start yesterday evening with Sliema Betsson facing Valletta McDonald’s and Ta’ Xbiex Amigos up against Marsascala Nutrition Empire. In the top division match Sliema ran out deserved...

  • Lanzon, Camilleri honoured by ASA

    Recently, the Aquatic Sports Association (ASA) presented two Neptunes players, Niki Lanzon and Steve Camilleri, with mementos in recognition of their massive contribution to Maltese waterpolo. ASA president Joe Caruana Curran presented a plaque to...

  • Saints land President’s Cup

    Saints land President’s Cup

    At the end of yesterday’s President’s Cup match, San Ġiljan Salini Resort must have been relieved to prevail against an obdurate and tactically disciplined Neptunes Grimaldi side and thus land the President’s Cup after edging their opponents by...

  • Teams’ prospects as season takes off with President’s Cup

    Teams’ prospects as season takes off with President’s Cup

    The summer waterpolo season will get off the blocks today with the match for the Sports Journalists Cup between Marsascala and Marsaxlokk at 6.15pm followed by the President’s Cup at 7.30pm between champions San Ġiljan and Neptunes. On Friday, the...

  • Serbia’s Cuk to play for Sliema in ASA Premier Division

    Serbia’s Cuk to play for Sliema in ASA Premier Division

    Sliema Aquatic Sports Club have announced Marko Cuk as their foreign player for the upcoming summer season. The Serbian needs no introduction to the local scene having represented San Ġiljan in the early stages of his career as well as Exiles last...

  • Camilleri again tops scorers’ chart at Ortigia

    Camilleri again tops scorers’ chart at Ortigia

    Steve Camilleri’s astonishing scoring spree is rolling on relentlessly after he again ended the 2015-16 season as his team’s top scorer when playing for the Sicilian side CC Ortigia in Italy’s elite division. Completing his eighth season in the...

  • Three in a row for St Thomas More College girls’ team

    Three in a row for St Thomas More College girls’ team

    The girls’ waterpolo team representing St Thomas More College, Sta Luċija, have won the Inter-schools Tournament for the third year in succession. The team took part in the competition held recently over two days at the National Pool Complex,...

  • Malta beat odds to lift title

    Malta beat odds to lift title

    South Africa 13Malta 14 (4-5, 3-2, 2-3, 4-4) Tiny Malta’s name is surely ringing a bell in European waterpolo circles. This is certainly the belief of many followers of the game after yet another honour when wresting the EU Nations Waterpolo Cup...

  • Malta qualifies for final

    Malta qualifies for final

    The powerful left-hander Matthew Zammit was again in an irresistible vein yesterday as he helped Malta obtain a berth in the EU Nations Waterpolo Cup final against South Africa, winners of Group A. His seven-goal bonanza and a spurt of goals in...

  • Maltese raise their game to thump Denmark

    Maltese raise their game to thump Denmark

    After thrashing Scotland in the morning session, the Maltese struck another bright patch yesterday when they defeated Denmark 21-8 in the last match of the evening. With both teams having five to six new faces in their squad since the two sides...

  • Malta break little sweat in beating Poland

    Malta 10Poland 6 (4-1, 4-1, 1-3, 1-1) On paper Poland looked possibly tricky opponents when they faced Malta yesterday considering the hosts were without two of their best players, Stevie Camilleri and Niki Lanzon who retired from national team...

  • Malta team launch commitments with match against Poland

    Malta team launch commitments with match against Poland

    Between today and Sunday, Malta will be engaged in the 2016 EU Nations Waterpolo Tournament reserved for men’s senior national teams. Ten countries, divided into two groups, will take part in this 25-match competition. They are South Africa, the...

  • ASA’s Caruana Curran elected to LEN Bureau

    ASA’s Caruana Curran elected to LEN Bureau

    Joe Caruana Curran, the Aquatic Sport Association of Malta president, will be serving on the LEN Bureau for the next term following a vote held in England, last weekend. Caruana Curran was among the nine delegates elected as LEN Bureau Member...

  • Dominant Maltese lads refuse to fold

    Dominant Maltese lads refuse to fold

    It may not be a question of Malta defying the odds. Given that our teams have improved by a long shot, these were not stacked against a small country competing against bigger nations. Our credentials have now placed us in a category whereby...

  • Malta again grow tall against bigger nations

    Malta again grow tall against bigger nations

    After qualifying for the European Games in Baku last year, the Malta U-19s again grew taller than bigger nations in our qualifying group. Their superiority yesterday was translated into a romping 15-9 victory against Slovenia. The result lifted...

  • Exiles girls in Messina training experience

    Exiles girls in Messina training experience

    A group of players from the Exiles women’s squad recently had a training camp in Messina, Sicily. The squad, under the guidance of coach Gordon Zammit, had practice sessions in the morning and evening besides playing two matches against the...

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