As part of the MFA’s programme to cater for promising youngsters on the verge of being selected for Malta’s representative teams at youth level, the association’s academies in different categories are immersed in constant holistic preparation for the benefit of these up-and-coming footballers.
Training schedules, physical work-outs, friendly matches, which are also within training camp itineraries, are in keeping with this MFA Academy programme of preparation for these emerging youngsters selected from various nurseries in Malta and Gozo.
This time it is the turn of the Academy 1997 to benefit from a four day training camp in Sicily which also comprises two friendly matches.
The players, accompanied by their coaches, will be travelling to Sicily on Wednesday 31 October for an intensive training camp at Torre del Grifo, Catania. Besides several useful work-outs our boys will be playing two friendly games against their Sicilian counterparts. These will be against Calcio Catania on Thursday 1st November and against San Gregorio on Saturday 3rd November.
The group is expected back the following day after watching the Italian Serie A league match between Catania and Lazio at the Stadio Cibali.
First Match: CALCIO CATANIA vs. MALTA ACADEMY 97
Date: Thursday, 1st November 2012
Kick-Off: 16.00 hrs.
Second Match: SAN GREGORIO vs. MALTA ACADEMY 97
Date: Saturday, 3rd November 2012
Kick-Off: 11.00 hrs.
The list of players is as follows:
Malta Academy 1997 Players (as on 30.10.2012)
AZZOPARDI Jamie 01.09.97 Rabat FC
SCIBERRAS Mikhail 17.05.97 Balzan FC
BORG Dayle 08.04.97 Hamrun S FC
CASSAR Carl Joseph 27.03.97 Sliema W FC
DEGABRIELE Christian 07.03.97 Pieta Hotspurs FC
MELI Iousef 07.11.97 Sliema W FC
SPITERI Neil 03.06.97 Floriana FC
VELLA Mirco 17.01.97 Valletta FC
BORG Connor 13.05.97 Floriana FC
BUGEJA Luca 15.07.97 Hamrun S FC
BUCKLE Daniel 29.07.97 Hibernians FC
CORBOLAN Juan 03.01.97 Balzan FC
GRECH Jake 18.11.97 Hamrun S FC
MICALLEF Seymour 28.04.97 Hamrun S FC
SULTANA Mauro 21.01.97 Floriana FC
BRINCAT Luca 04.07.97 Tarxien R FC
GALEA Luke 05.02.97 Hamrun S FC
MBONG Joseph 10.08.97 Hibernians FC
NWOKO Kyrian 04.07.97 St. Andrews FC
ZAMMIT Clint 18.02.97 Valletta FC