Cassar wins vote to retain secretary post

Joe Cassar will continue to serve as the Maltese Olympic Committee general secretary after winning a vote against Marie Therese Cus-chieri, yesterday.

The local governing body for elite sport held an annual general meeting during which with the main item on the agenda was the election of a new Executive Committee for another four-year term.

The long-serving Cassar, who had been in the post since 1993, was the only member of the previous administration who was facing a challenge to his position after Cuschieri had submitted her nomination to the post last month.

Delegates from 37 affiliated associations took part in the election which Cassar winning 48 votes in favour and 20 for Cuschieri.

Despite missing out on the general secretary’s seat, Cuschieri will still make a return to the MOC Executive Committee fold after several years as she will be handed the role of director.

Required quota

All other posts on the Executive Committee were uncontested with the required quota of nominations met according to the governing body’s statute so no other election was required.

President Julian Pace Bonello will lead the governing body for a second term in office.

William Beck, who was one of the MOC directors in the previous term, is now the new deputy president as Mark Cutajar did not seek a re-election. David Azzopardi retain his post of Director of Finance.

Ivan Balzan is the new Director of Sport as Mario Micallef decided to quit his post.

Micallef will continue to serve as director and is expected to form part of the Athletes’ Technical Commission.

Kirill Micallef Stafrace, Jonathan Vella, Paul Sultana and Lucienne Attard are the other directors in the executive committee along with newcomers Maria Vella Galea and Charlene Attard.

Charles Camenzuli, Dion Buhagiar and Sue Mercieca, who served on the MOC Exco in the last two years, had decided not to seek re-election.


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