22 Nov Youth FA Launch the Under 13 Events & Inħobb il-Futbol 2015 – 2016
The YFA has launched this season’s Under 13 Events & Inħobb il-Futbol during a meeting for all the participating nurseries at the Centenary Hall Ta’ Qali. There will be 41 (including the Womens’ U13 National football team) and 15 nurseries respectively, taking part in these events, starting on Saturday 5th December and running through April, 2016.
Robert Attard kicked off the event by stating that the YFA expected that even at this young age we start instilling a professional attitude in the way we administer and coach in our football nurseries if we want to improve our standards. Then the YFA Vice President went through the details of these events, including the logistics, fixtures and by giving a resume of the rules.
MFA Technical Director, Robert Gatt, revealed that the Technical Centre will be monitoring closely these U13 matches to look for new players to join the National set-up.
Joe Micallef started by showing the Association’s appreciation towards those nurseries (Balzan, Fgura, Ghaxaq, Hamrun, Marsaxlokk, Melita, Mgarr, Mosta, Pembroke, Qormi, Rabat, Siggiewi, St. Andrews, Tarxien, Zabbar & Zebbug) who offered the use of their football grounds for free in solidarity for these events. The YFA General Secretary concluded his intervention by saying that he was sure that the professional attitude will also be maintained by the hosting nurseries to ensure that these U13 Events are a complete success.
The whole set of fixtures can be found on the Association’s website under the Fixtures menu http://theyouthfa.org.mt/fixtures/under-13-events/ and http://theyouthfa.org.mt/under-13-inhobb-il-futbol/