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MFA General Secretary outlines activities in 2017-18
Jul 21, 2018
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Dr Angelo Chetcuti delivering his presentation. Photo: Domenic Aquilina/MFA
Dr Angelo Chetcuti delivering his presentation. Photo: Domenic Aquilina/MFA

2017-18 was another busy and eventful season for the Malta FA with the consolidation of existing initiatives and also the launch of new schemes and projects which have had a very positive impact in all sectors of local football.
 


Dr Angelo Chetcuti, the General Secretary of the Malta FA, summed up the activities of the Association over the past 12 months – his explanation at the well-attended 2018 Annual General Meeting backed by the Administative Report, a 76-page publication, and an eight-minute video highlighting the main projects and acivities carried out by the Association last season.

 

“When I addressed this AGM last year, I was new to this role as I had only been in this position for a few months,” Dr Chetcuti said.

 

“Another 12 months have flown by and I still feel the same as every day, you must deal with new situations which help to enhance your knowledge of Maltese football.”

 

Dr Chetcuti thanked all the Malta FA officials and staff in all the Association’s departments for their commitment and efforts.

 

KEY POINTS FROM GENERAL SECRETARY’S SPEECH

 

• Malta-England match on September 1, 2017 and the intensive preparations linked to this event.

 

• 60 participants complete first MFA Course in Football Administration, co-ordinated by Dr Matthew Paris, the Malta FA Vice-President.

 

• Competitions – over 1,500 matches and the related logistical work (venues, referees, staff and disciplinary matters

 

• Research on the direct and indirect impact football has on the Maltese economy – New academic project in partnership with UEFA.

 

• Training camps by overseas teams generate 12,000 bed nights

 

• Consolidation of the social responsibility initiatives under the Football For Life programme (including one aimed at partially-sighted and blind fans which was launched last season).

 

• New initiatives aimed at persons who practise football for fun (five-a-side etc).

 

• The introduction of the new football data management system – COMET, which will yield detailed and accurate data and statistics.

 

• Positive discussions on the removal of the transfer parameter system in preparation for season 2019-2020.

 

• Assistance programmes for clubs – Clubs’ Administrators Scheme, Facilities Grants Scheme, Under-21 Player Development Fund and Guaranteed Gate Income Scheme.


 

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