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Waterpolo

  • Malta wins EU8 Nations waterpolo tournament

    Malta wins EU8 Nations waterpolo tournament

    Malta have won the EU8 Nations Tournament in Limerick, Ireland after beating Denmark 9-8 in a close final this afternoon. Niki Lanzon scored four goals for Malta while Jerome Gabaretta and Michele Stellini grabbed two each. Matthew Zammit got the...

  • Malta beat Ireland to reach Limerick final

    The Maltese national team booked their place in the final of the EU 8 Nations Tournament when they had the better of hosts Ireland 17-7 in the semi-final, yesterday. It was another impressive showing for Karl Izzo’s team who maintained their 100...

  • Malta crush Wales 23-8

    Malta opened their commitments in the EU 8 Nations tournament in convincing fashion after they cantered past Wales 23-8 in a Group B match in Limerick, Ireland yesterday. It was a routine victory for Karl Izzo’s team who, after edging a tight...

  • Testing time for Malta in Limerick

    Testing time for Malta in Limerick

    Today, Malta will open their programme of matches in Limerick, in the Republic of Ireland, which is hosting a condensed 20-match friendly tournament played over three days until Sunday. This will be part of national coach Karl Izzo’s preparation...

  • Camilleri suffers facial injury

    Saturday’s derby between Carisa Savona and RN Bogliasco, two teams from Genova in Italy’s top league, had an unhappy ending for Steve Camilleri when he was involved in a heated argument with Savona’s Giovanni Bianco and suffered facial...

  • Wins for southseasiders

    Marsascala Mor€ and Marsa-xlokk ASC scored very comfortable victories over Otters Nivea and Ta’ Xbiex Amigos respectively as the Winter League resumed yesterday with two First Division matches. In the opening match, the southerners were tactically...

  • Ruthless France punish Malta

    Ruthless France punish Malta

    Malta 6France 20 (1-6, 2-2, 3-6, 0-6) For France this was supposed to be a cooling off match. Or so one thought. Their task of proceeding to the finals of the LEN Euro 2014 at the expense of the Maltese had been virtually accomplished two weeks...

  • Izzo’s players look to limit damage

    Izzo’s players look to limit damage

    Malta’s task when they confront France in the return leg of their 2014 LEN Euro Championship semi-final play-off at 12.30pm today is nothing but a damage-limiting exercise. The 20-8 defeat for Karl Izzo’s team has all but sealed the strong French...

  • Blues shake off gritty Valletta as San Ġiljan trounce Sirens

    In the first match of yesterday morning’s programme at the National Pool, Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate beat Valletta United by a 9-7 scoreline, with the last goal coming with just two minutes left. With newcomers Alex Attard and Jurgen Borg, from...

  • Marsascala win derby

    Marsascala 10Marsaxlokk 8 (3-3, 2-1, 3-2, 2-2) Marsascala Mor€ beat neighbours Marsaxlokk in a close contest billed as the derby of the south, yesterday. The issue was only resolved 14 seconds from the end when Pierre Borg’s team took a two-goal...

  • Easy ride for Neptunes

    Easy ride for Neptunes

    In the first top division clash of this year’s Winter League, champions Neptunes Emirates had a very casual ride against Exiles Ferretti when winning 18-4, yesterday. The Balluta team were a much stronger outfit than their opponents from across St...

  • New format marks 20th edition

    New format marks 20th edition

    The BOV Winter League starts off today. Held for the first time in 1994, this pre-season competition has now reached its 20th edition, with the 2005 competition not being held. The novelty of this year’s league, which has attracted 11 teams, is...

  • Camilleri heads Bogliasco scorers’ list

    In the week prior to turning out for Malta in the Euro 2014 first-leg semi-final qualifier against France last Saturday, a match in which he netted four goals in a 20-8 defeat (the others came from Niki Lanzon, Clint Mercieca, Matthew Zammit...

  • Malta falter after bright start in France

    Malta failed to build on a bright start as they went down to a 20-8 defeat to France in the first leg of the European Championship semi-final play-off in Montpellier last night. Facing stronger opponents in foreign territory, few had given Karl...

  • Malta braced to meet France in Euro play-offs

    Malta braced to meet France in Euro play-offs

    Ahead of the 2014 Winter League which starts next Friday, the attention of the Maltese waterpolo followers will turn to today’s first leg in Montpellier (start: 8.30pm) valid for the Euro 2014 double-header play-off between France and...

  • Izzo names provisional squad ahead of France tie

    Malta national coach Karl Izzo yesterday named a provisional squad of 17 players ahead of the European Championship semi-final play-off tie against France. The national team are set to step up their preparations for the two-legged semi-final...

  • 2014 Winter League split into two divisions

    2014 Winter League split into two divisions

    The 2014 BOV Winter League will comprise two divisions, the Premier and the First Division. The top division will have six teams, with the seventh team, the ASA U-19 selection, playing out of competition while the second tier league will have four...

  • Young Maltese girl stands out in the UK

    Young Maltese girl stands out in the UK

    Although Malta is surrounded by the Mediterranean sea and most children learn to swim from a young age, it is disappointing to note that those girls who wish to take up waterpolo seriously have an extremely arduous task ahead, at least until there...

  • Cachia brothers’ feat emulated

    Cachia brothers’ feat emulated

    Records and feats add spice to success in sports. Waterpolo is no exception. Team titles and individual honours won, goals scored and other achievements fill the recipients with great pride. When referring to individual honours over the past 40...

  • Sliema ASC sign three new players

    Sliema ASC sign three new players

    Sliema Aquatic Sports Club yesterday announced the signing of three new players who joined their squad ahead of the new season. Alex Attard and Jurgen Borg joined from Sirens and goalkeeper Keith Schembri left Marsascala to return to...

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