Malta Football Association
Football nurseries celebrate the inaugural UEFA Grassroots Week
Sep 12, 2015
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Photos:Joe Borg
Photos:Joe Borg

  • Photos:Joe Borg


In parallel with the European Commission’s European Week of Sport, UEFA has inaugurated the first UEFA Grassroots Week from the 7th till the 13th of September 2015. During this week, UEFA has asked all member associations to inform, facilitate, encourage and inspire participation in all forms of football. As one of the member associations, Malta has numerous activities organized for the mentioned week by means of its Nurseries. The MFA Technical Department and the YFA together have coordinated football activities in conjunction with the Football Nurseries.


Pembroke and Marsaxlokk commenced this week of football on the 8th of September when they both hosted different events between 0830hours and 1130hours with the nursery of Marsaxlokk hosting boys and girls aged between 8 and 13 years old while Melita joined Pembroke for a morning of football.


On the 10th of September, the region of Gozo has organized another event which hosted children born between 2002 and 2005 who were under the guidance of several coaches led by Mr. Raymond Attard who is an MFA Regional coach. The Gozo Stadium was available courtesy of the GFA (Gozo Football Association).


Rabat Ajax, Ghaxaq FC and Dingli Swallows are also participant in this footballing week by hosting events with the participation of Attard & Pieta attending at Rabat Ajax while Mqabba Nursery shall participate in a Sport Malta Event at Kirkop Sports Complex.


On Sunday 13th, Mgarr will host the last event in the morning with the participation of their own Under 13 girls’ team and also of Mqabba Nursery who will be participating in a round robin tournament.


All nurseries hosting these events are awarded footballs and T-Shirts provided by UEFA while the participating nurseries will be provided with footballs.

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