Four youths from the Malta FA male and female academies, Owen Amato, Joseph Mbong, Emily Pace and Rachelle Borg were Malta’s representatives for the Eurocamp 2012 held in Wroclaw, Poland between 28 August and 2 September. The participants were accompanied by delegation leader, Joe Mallia, Secretary, Coaches and Education Development at the MFA Technical Centre.
The event, organised by UEFA and the EU attracted by 250 other participants from 53 UEFA Federations, consisted of a four-day programme of workshops dealing with various topics comprising Healthy Eating, Social Integration, Respect and Team Building, as well as a four-a-side tournament based on UEFA Street Football.
The Centennial Hall in the Polish city, also a UNESCO World Heritage site, was the venue of three football projects. Other workshops on Healthy Living, Employability, through Sport and Intercultural aspect of Sport were held for all delegation leaders accompanying the youths.
During the progamme the participants were taken for a cultural visit in Wroclaw and its Zoological Gardens. A Countries’ Cultural Evening where all countries gave presentations about their organisations and local heritage was also held at the Academy of Physical Education auditorium.
The experience gained by Malta’s representatives in this Eurocamp is in sync with the educational aims and targets set by the MFA Technical Centre for its academies.