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  • Neptunes girls clinch double

    The first ever women’s knock-out competition staged by the ASA this year was won by Neptunes. Four teams took part, with the Reds beating Sirens 21-2 in the first semi-final and San Ġiljan having the better of Sliema 14-11 (after extra time and...

  • Neptunes pip San Ġiljan to U-15 title

    Neptunes pip San Ġiljan to U-15 title

    Neptunes Fly Emirates, under the guidance of coach Ġużi Attard, were the winners of this summer’s Under-15 waterpolo championship. The title race developed into a neck-and-neck duel between Neptunes and San Ġiljan who finished the season level at...

  • Maltese refs attend Rome seminar

    Last week, members of the Malta Waterpolo Referees Association (MWRA) attended an important technical convention in Rome. Accompanying the MWRA contingent were Joe Caruana Curran and Alan Bonello, the president and vice-president of the Aquatic...

  • Another job well done by Malta

    Another job well done by Malta

    The LEN delegates present in Malta last week for the 2013 European Junior Waterpolo Championships all had words of praise for the high level of organisation by the ASA of Malta when staging the 48-match event. Gianni Lonzi, the 1960 Italian gold...

  • Montenegro worthy winners after beating Serbia 7-5 in final

    Montenegro are the European junior champions. A country with a population of just over 600,000 managed to add the cadets’ title to the one they landed in 2008 with the senior team. Montenegro beat Serbia 7-5 in a keen duel watched by a sizeable...

  • Malta atone in extra-time to finish on positive note

    Malta atone in extra-time to finish on positive note

    A steadily improving Malta ended their Euro Junior Championships commitments when they tasted their first success in a tournament which definitely served to enhance their learning curve. This 14-12 victory over Belarus in a match valid for 15th...

  • Montenegro and Serbia to contest tomorrow’s final

    Montenegro and Serbia have won the right to contest tomorrow’s European Junior Championship final after beating Italy and Hungary in yesterday’s semi-finals respectively. The first semi-final turned out to be a fiercely-fought duel with...

  • Semi-finalists known after exciting duels

    Semi-finalists known after exciting duels

    Following yesterday’s quarter-finals results, the card for today’s semi-finals in the European Junior Championships will have Italy and Serbia facing Montenegro and Hungary respectively. These four winners were involved in exciting duels before...

  • Camilleri to extend stint at RN Bogliasco

    Camilleri to extend stint at RN Bogliasco

    Neptunes and Malta player Steve Camilleri has been re-engaged by Rari Nantes Bogl-iasco, the Italian top division waterpolo club from Genova, for the coming season. The Maltese player, who is the 2012 Malta Player of the Year, is the only...

  • Malta’s good start undone by Georgia

    Playing against a team which is provisionally ranked lower than our previous opponents in Group B, Malta managed to hold their own in the opening sessions only to be undone by the visitors from the third quarter onwards in this European Junior...

  • Camilleri lands BOV award for August

    Camilleri lands BOV award for August

    Steve Camilleri, of Neptunes Emirates, is the BOV player of the month for August. Certainly no stranger to these prizes, Camilleri peaked at the most crucial moments in this summer’s National League to lead the Reds to their fourth consecutive...

  • Malta lads show distinct progress despite defeat

    On paper, Malta could only hope to avoid a heavy defeat when facing Group B winners Turkey in their third match yesterday. Our opponents, surprise winners over fancied Spain and earlier against France, have won an outright place in the...

  • France prevail against improved Maltese

    Although showing better fighting qualities and refusing to be outdone in terms of swimming, Malta’s cadets were unable to avoid a 14-4 defeat against a superior French team for whom Cedric Rocchietta was the top scorer with four goals. Despite...

  • Spain sweep past fragile Malta

    Spain sweep past fragile Malta

    Not unexpectedly, Malta were outclassed when facing the might of Spain in their opening Group B match of the European Junior Championships, at Tal-Qroqq, yesterday. The final 19-2 result, in favour of the visitors, mirrored the gap in class...

  • Neptunes maintain winning streak as higher goals are sought

    Neptunes maintain winning streak as higher goals are sought

    ‘Red Devils’ read one of the streamers put up by the Neptunes Emirates supporters during their vital league clashes against San Ġiljan Sir Alex this summer. Indeed, the fear factor instilled by the devil was very much in evidence in the ranks of...

  • Malta juniors to face Euro elite

    Teams from 16 countries will be taking part in the 2013 European Junior Championships which are being held at the National Pool, Tal-Qroqq between tomorrow and September 15. Addressing a media call yesterday, ASA president Joe Caruana Curran spoke...

  • Season marked by keen competitions says ASA secretary

    Season marked by keen competitions says ASA secretary

    With the 2013 local waterpolo competitions just archived, ASA secretary general Marco Manara’s views on a largely eventful season could not have been more appropriate given his extensive knowledge of the game which is now spilling to...

  • Neptunes win 22nd title

    Neptunes win 22nd title

    Unfortunately a bright season ended on a most negative note when the much-awaited decider between Neptunes Emirates and San Ġiljan Sir Alex was abandoned less than a second from time, with the Reds leading 9-7 yesterday. The incident which sparked...

  • Balluta Bay rivals clash for title

    Balluta Bay rivals clash for title

    When the ASA of Malta introduced a new format to the National League in spring, it was announced that the revamp had been effected for the benefit of the game and that the organisers were still open to other changes in future. Judging by the way...

  • Exiles taste first victory

    Exiles taste first victory

    In a match which only had statistical records at stake, Exiles Ferretti picked their first spoils of the season at the expense of Sirens Ritter Sport, thus ending their league commitments on a satisfactory note after their 15-11 victory. More...

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