Monthly Archives: September 2016

Fr. Hilary Tagliaferro supports FMA

15/09/2016 News

Fr. Hilary Tagliaferro the president and the founder of the Youth Football Association expressed his support to the Futsal Malta Association. Back in the 1960`s he was one of the first persons who started the five a side football at Tarxien Oratory. Having had this experience, he started to include small sided games during the training sessions. Fr. Hilary now believes that Futsal may fulfill an important and beneficial role towards the football game in many aspects. He urges the local authorities to provide the best possible help and to assure the growth of futsal continues to improve in the near future.

Claudio Azzopardi appointed new FMA’s General Secretary

10/09/2016 News

Following the nominations for the post of General Secretary, only one nomination was received. The Futsal Malta Association can officially declare that Mr. Claudio Azzopardi is the new General Secretary. Mr. Azzopardi, who hails from Ħal Lija, has been involved in football for the last twelve years. He gained experience in the field of youth coaching following spells with Lija / Iklin Nursery and Pieta` Hotspurs Youth Nursery. He works at the National Sports School, and is in his final year for his Degree Bsc in Sports and Active Lifestyle. His knowledge and experience along these years will help to raise the association standards and will be a main contributor to promote the futsal game. Claudio’s vision is to establish Futsal as the preferred version of five-a-side football in Malta and to increase / sustain participation at all ages and ability levels by promoting and developing the game as a Read the full article…

Maltese Futsal National Team support FMA

10/09/2016 News

Due to the unfortunate and upsetting situation Futsal currently finds itself in, the Futsal National Team players and technical staff pledge their full support to FMA in its appeal to the government for appropriate facilities. The Futsal National Team has marked progress throughout the past years, thanks to the high level of Futsal being played in the national competitions organised by FMA which are also attracting top notch international players. This coming season had to be a milestone for FMA as they have worked hard in setting up a local institution comprised of nurseries with the scope of educating children through the practice of this fast growing worldwide indoor sport. Now that the National Team has achieved good performances and results, where at a club level Maltese teams have achieved results and managed to gain access to a better pot in UEFA Futsal cup. The current national league is competitive Read the full article…

Seth Lawson Burkett … The boy in Brazil

10/09/2016 A Closer Look At

Seth Lawson Burkett former futsal player in Brazil had the pleasure to share his professional insight with us. He started playing futsal at the age of 8 in Peterborough United’s football academy where he played futsal once a week. The head of the academy at that time was Dan Ashworth who is now the FA’s director of elite development. Burkett started to play futsal professionally at the age of 18, first for Stamford AFC and soon after for Loughborough University, where he spent five seasons. Whilst at Loughborough he was called up for the England development squad. Since then he had a season at London United and now he’s playing for Baku United. Burkett maintained that playing futsal as a young athlete is a no-brainer. First of all it’s fun. You get loads of touches and the chance to express yourself in any position. Too often young footballers are pushed Read the full article…

Vic Hermans supports FMA

03/09/2016 News

Speaking about the problems many countries face including Malta, Former National Futsal Coach Vic Hermans had the pleasure to share his professional insight to our site. During his arrival in Malta in 2009, almost all the league games were played outdoors. This made him speak to Ronnie Calleja from Assoċjazzjoni Sport Hibernians, where in two years time all league games where played at the Corradino Sport Pavillion. Futsal, an indoor game is very crucial for the development of Football players. Hermans mentioned Kaka, one of the best clubs’ players as well as in the Brazilian National team. He had started playing Futsal in 1991. Hermans met him last month in the USA where he went to support the Professional Futsal League. The Dutch professional coach also mentioned that Malta needs to have good facilities to compete with other Futsal nations in the future. Vic Hermans will be visiting Malta on the 27th Read the full article…