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Watch: Athletics Malta embarking on a National Development Plan to put sport on a stronger foundation

Athletics Malta has embarked on a project in collaboration with European Athletics to try and put the sport on a stronger foundation for the future.

Officials from the European Athletics have travelled to Malta to discuss the governing body’s situation and have identified seven pillars on which the local governing body of athletics is now working to ensure Athletics Malta will operate better and provide a brighter future for the sport.

Video: Matthew Mirabelli

“This idea came about in 2021 when we were in Bulgaria for a competition and we met top officials from European Athletics,” president Andy Grech told the Times of Malta.

“After a lengthy discussion European Athletics came about with the idea of implementing a National Development Plan. European Athletics identified two helpers that came over to Malta where they carried out a large-scale exercise to investigate how the association operates.

“There were five other countries that were chosen and we were one of them and Malta was given priority.

“When the European Athletics officials came over to Malta we discussed the problems and strengths of Athletics Malta and we identified a plan on the way forward that is based on seven main pillars.

“Among the main areas to work on is good governance and our association’s statute that needs to be updated to our times. We have already started working on this and hopefully we can publish this new statute in an EGM at around Autumn time.”

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