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  • Neptunes beat Sliema to Winter League title  

    Neptunes beat Sliema to Winter League title   

    Neptunes took some time to shake off Sliema’s challenge and could only pull away in the final part of the match with skipper Niki Lanzon bagging three crucial goals to help his team land a record 10th Winter League title. Nevertheless, it was a...

  • Sliema shock holders San Ġiljan

    Sliema shock holders San Ġiljan

    Sliema’s Zach Mizzi hit the game-winning goal with 3.2 seconds remaining as holders San Ġiljan succumbed to a surprise 11-10 defeat. The Saints had lifted the Winter League title in each of the last three years but could not emulate Sliema’s feat...

  • Malta U-17 reach European Championship finals

    Malta U-17 reach European Championship finals

    MALTA              18 CZECH REPUBLIC           10 (5-3, 6-1, 3-2, 4-4) A splendid collective showing helped Malta obtain a berth in the U-17 European Championships to be held in Georgia this August. Having relied heavily on Jake Muscat’s scoring...

  • Malta U-17 close in on qualification to Euro finals

    Malta U-17 close in on qualification to Euro finals

    SWITZERLAND 5 MALTA 16 (0-5, 1-4, 3-5, 1-3) The Malta U-17 waterpolo national team continued where they left off this morning when they overcame a slow start to beat Switzerland handsomely 16-5 in the second match. This was the team's second win...

  • Malta off to a winning start

    Malta off to a winning start

    Karl Izzo’s U-17's selection trounced Poland 14-4 for a perfect morale-boosting win their opening match of the European Championship qualifying tournament being held in Malta. The U-17's boys displayed aggressive waterpolo, with their sense...

  • Watch: Izzo wants Malta U-17 to show their mettle

    Watch: Izzo wants Malta U-17 to show their mettle

    The Malta U-17’s will be in search of a qualification berth in the European Championship finals which will be held in Georgia this summer when they open their commitments in the qualifying tournament at the National Pool on Wednesday. Karl Izzo’s...

  • Malta U-17 waterpolo team place fourth in Slovakia tournament

    Malta U-17 waterpolo team place fourth in Slovakia tournament

    The Malta U-17's waterpolo national team finished in a commendable fourth place at the Novaky International tournament in Slovakia on Sunday. Karl Izzo's boys had to bow to the strength of Hungary who prevailed in the third-place play-off...

  • Watch: Malta U-17 waterpolo team show character in Slovakia to reach semis

    Watch: Malta U-17 waterpolo team show character in Slovakia to reach semis

    The Malta U-17 waterpolo national team placed second in their group at the Novaky International tournament in Slovakia after winning two of their three section matches. Karl Izzo’s team are using this tournament as part of their preparations for...

  • Malta U-17 waterpolo team victorious during Slovakia training camp

    Malta U-17 waterpolo team victorious during Slovakia training camp

    The Malta U-17 waterpolo national team are currently in Slovakia where they are stepping up their preparations for the upcoming European Junior Championships qualification tournament which will be played in Malta between April 30 and May 4. During...

  • Saints’ power tells in the end

    Saints’ power tells in the end

    San Ġiljan continued where they left off last season by lifting the Enemed Cup after defeating  Sirens at the National Pool yesterday. There is reason to believe that San Ġiljan’s latest triumph will set the stage for more titles to come. San...

  • Sirens come from behind to book final date with San Ġiljan

    Sirens come from behind to book final date with San Ġiljan

    Sirens Greentube and San Ġiljan TUM Invest won the right to contest Tuesday’s ENEMED Cup after their victory in yesterday’s semi-finals at the National Pool. Sirens clawed back their way in the third session to surprise Neptunes with their 9-8...

  • Malta’s good start undone by Germany

    Malta’s good start undone by Germany

    MALTA 9 GERMANY 18 (3-5, 3-4, 1-5, 2-4) MALTA N.Grixti, N, Bugelli, A. Galea, J. Muscat 1, M. Zammit 3, B. Plumpton, J. Camilleri 4, J. Abela, A. Cousin 1, I. Riolo, D. Zammit, J. Tanti. GERMANY K. Gotz, B. Reibel 3, N. Schipper 1, L. Kuppers 2, T.

  • Winter League kicks off on March 22

    Winter League kicks off on March 22

    The BOV Winter League will get under way on March 22 with six teams competing in the Premier Division while the First Division will be formed by five teams. The fixtures schedule of the pre-season competition was drawn during a press conference at...

  • Watch: Izzo wary of Germany's fast transitions

    Watch: Izzo wary of Germany's fast transitions

    Malta coach Karl Izzo is hopeful the national team will be able to contain Germany's transitional play when the two countries go head to head in a World League match at the National Pool on Tuesday (start: 5pm). Malta is still in search of its...

  • Sirens U-17 place second in Syracuse

    Sirens U-17 place second in Syracuse

    The Under-17 Sirens team have returned to Malta after taking part in the sixth edition of the Dario Aprile Memorial Tournament for youth waterpolo. The event, held at the Paolo Caldarella pool in Syracuse over three days – from December 7-9 – saw...

  • National School of Sport students set for Italy training camp

    National School of Sport students set for Italy training camp

    The National School of Sport, in collaboration with the Acquatic Sport Association of Malta, will give its students specialising in waterpolo the opportunity to conduct a four-day training camp in Ostia, Italy, this week. The initiative is the...

  • Germans hold too much firepower for young Malta side

    Germans hold too much  firepower for young Malta side

    Germany 23 Malta      9 (3-4, 7-1, 5-2, 8-2) The Malta water polo national team suffered their second defeat in the World League after going down to a superior German side in Krefeld, on Tuesday.  After a bright start to the match, which saw the...

  • Plumpton beats the buzzer as Saints wrest cup from Neptunes

    Plumpton beats the buzzer as  Saints wrest cup from Neptunes

    Ben Plumpton beat the buzzer with a sublime lob from the edge of the pool halfway that went over the incredulous Alan Borg Cole to topple Neptunes 10-9. We thought we had seen it all this summer! Again it was another match which kept the numerous...

  • Watch: Neptunes land 25th water polo league title

    Watch: Neptunes land 25th water polo league title

    Neptunes have done it again, outlasting outgoing champions San Ġiljan to clinch their 25th water polo league title, on Sunday.  It was an exceptional finale with the three-match series drawing large crowds to the point that the start of the match...

  • Camilleri steers Neptunes to victory over San Ġiljan

    Camilleri steers Neptunes to victory over San Ġiljan

    Hats off to Neptunes free-scoring Steven Camilleri for a remarkable performance which lifted his team-mates to a 13-10 victory over San Ġiljan and a 1-0 lead in the best-out-three play-off final. There was no doubt about the legitimacy of...