|Posted by QHN on June 8, 2015 at 1:25 AM|
Probably in the History of Maltese Hockey this is the 1st time that the National team has been given so much importance and dedication.
For the 1st time in the history of Maltese Hockey the Malta National team will be competing with 3 different teams in the following months.
As anticipated Qormi has a big influence on the National teams with the club with most partecipating players.
The Malta Senior team will be competing the the European Nation Championships that will be held in Lithuania in July. In the 19 player list Qormi has nothing less then 11 players!!!!! These are Ramon Chircop, Jospeh Cuschieri, Gareth Dimech, Juan Sarcia, Zachary DeGiovanni, Thomas DeGiovanni, John Williams, Justin Bonello, Keith Calleja, Steve Tanti and Jonathan Borg. Till now the National team played 3 friendlies vs Rabat-White Hart 4-0 (scorers T.DeGiovanni, S.Tanti, M.Camilleri, J.Williams) and twice against Stirling University 6-1 (scorers J.Williams 2, M.Camilleri 2, S.Tanti., K.Calleja) and 10-0 (J.Williams 3, T.DeGiovanni 3, J.Bonello 2, S.Tanti, Z.DeGiovanni). On Saturday the National team will be leaving the island to play 2 friendlies against CUS Catania and Val Verde.
Meanwile an Hockey 5s Under 16 National Competition is being organized by the EHF and this will be hosted in Malta. Malta will be taking part with the Malta Under 16 boys and with the Malta Girls team. This is the 1st time that Malta has a Junior team competing in European cups. The Under 16 boys will be led by Qormi Head coach Andre Ghio assisted by Nursery coach John WIlliams. The boys team has 4 players from our club in the temporary list, namely, Keith Bajada, Kurt Darmanin, Karl Gatt and 12 year old Luke Bajada. While in the Girls team Qormi will be represented by Bernice Calleja, Nicole Zammit and Justine Pace Gasan. The tournament will be played on 2 days at the last weekend of June (27th and 28th).
Good luck to all our players for these tournaments. It is an honour for our Nursery to be presented with 18 players in the National teams!!!! It should be an initiative to all the other players at our Nursery that they can be part of the National Setup one day. You all make Qormi proud!!!