Work on Birzebbuga waterpolo pitch 'on track'

Video: Jason Borg

Work on a new waterpolo pitch in Birzebbuga is on track and would be available for the town’s waterpolo club for training in summer.

It is expected to open for the public next year.

Speaking during a site visit this afternoon, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said the work on the dilapidated pitch, which started in October of 2013, complimented ongoing works on the promenade along the shoreline.

The 33- by 25-metre waterpolo pitch is being built above the water level and the project, by the education and transport ministries, costs some €1.2 million.

A tender for the adjoining clubhouse will be issued on Friday and, once completed, the pitch will be managed by the Birzebbuga Aquatic Sports Club

Sports Parliamentary Secretary Chris Agius said his secretariat was working on amendments to the Sports Act that would see sport clubs partner up with the private sector to become sustainable.

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