Malta Football Association
Malta FA President spells out ‘future goals’
Jul 15, 2017
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Norman Darmanin Demajo, the Malta FA President, spelt out the Association’s ‘future goals’ for the next six-year cycle in his closing speech at the 2017 Annual General Meeting, held on Saturday at the Grand Hotel Excelsior.

The construction of a second National School of Sports dedicated solely to football, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, is among the key projects on the Malta FA’s agenda for the next six years.


The other future targets include a review of the ‘amateur’ and ‘grassroots’ football, including futsal and women’s football, the creation of a support unit to help young footballers overcome the initial difficulties when joining a foreign club, training for club administrators, five new projects at Ta’ Qali, including the relocation of the MFA Technical Centre and the construction of a compact stadium in the MFA training grounds.


“For an organisation like the MFA, it is important that we always have a ‘purpose’ – a point in the future – an agreed objective, towards which we can all work,” Darmanin Demajo said.


“In business this is referred to as a strategic plan – in simple language, this is merely an exercise which asks the question: “Where would we like to be in five or six years’ time?”


“I think that one of my main duties, as President of the MFA, is to set the agenda for this plan, and I would therefore like to share with you what I believe should be some of our future goals – what we need to focus on in the future – both in the immediate/short term as well as in the longer term.”


Darmanin Demajo stressed that the Malta FA was always striving to strengthen its administration and human resources.


“If you want to succeed, you need to recruit the best people in their respective fields – and then let them loose, and let them work,” Darmanin Demajo said.


“By ‘best people’ I don’t only mean people who are talented in their field, but more important, people who are passionate about football, internally motivated, and ready to be part of the MFA team that we have brought together – to be of service to Maltese football.”


At the start of the AGM, Darmanin Demajo congratulated the Maltese clubs for their performances in the UEFA competitions.


He also revealed that discussions between the Malta FA and a company over a sponsorship deal for the FA Trophy are at a very advanced stage.

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