In 2018 the Hockey Association Malta celebrates its 50th Anniversary. A historic milestone for such a small Association. The Valletta Hockey Masters Tournament is being organised as part of the celebrations of this event but the plan is to make this a regular celebration of hockey built on fun, friendship and fraternity.
The Maltese Olympic Committee (MOC) honoured the country’s top sports performers for 2015 during an awards night at the Corinthia Palace Hotel on December 7. On the night, the Maltese Hockey National Men’s Team was awarded one of the MOC Sports Awards 2015 for Outstanding Sporting Achievements for its performance in Lithuania – the SPECIAL AWARD.
The National Team achieved some great results during the teams visit to Lithuania for the European Challenge IV, which saw them reach the 64th position out of 81 from nowhere in the world hockey rankings. National Team coach Pieter Bregman and captain Mark Camilleri were present and accepted the trophy.
Well done to all those involved with the Maltese Hockey National Team!
|Year||World Rank||Total Points|
|March 2015||Not Ranked||–|
The event was integrated in the “Solidarity through Sports” Campaign; and took place on the 28th November 2015 for Juniors and the 29th November 2015 for seniors at the National Hockey Centre, in Corradino.
The event took the form of a Hockey Festival comprising a tournament based on Hockey Five Rules.
Donations were solicited from all the participants as well as from the attending spectators; with the latter surely enhancing the overall proceeds generated by the fundraising event.
All the participants will did their utmost to win the platonic “title” associated with this event; but all in a healthy and friendly competitive spirit. A keen tussle evolved throughout. It was not about winning or losing; it is all about taking an active part and having fun!
The MCCF thanks the HAM’s Executive Committee for its valid support and looks forward to the further development of the existing synergy between the two organisations.
A special mention goes to Hotsticks’ Luke Mallia who worked so hard to bring all this together.
Sliema Hotsticks hockey club will start off the new season under a new sponsorship – The LightShop. Presentation of the sponsor took place at the Clubs’ social activity during which the 3 new kits for Season 2015/16 were also presented.
Club President Mr. Robert De Marco thanked The LightShop Director, Mrs. Marthese Bregman Borg, for their support towards the Club.
At the same activity 3 new players were introduced – Borg Jonathan, Camilleri John and Sammut Christian. Welcome to our FAMILY!!
The LightShop Hotsticks will also have a fully qualified physiotherapist, Ms. Karen Ryan, who will be assisting the team during the coming season. The LightShop Hotsticks, who incidentally are celebrating their 40th anniversary, will kick off their 2015/16 season challenging Qormi hockey club for the Super Cup, this Sunday 11th October at 10am.