Basketball player Alec Felice Pace has completed a Master of Science in Sports Performance Coaching from the University of Stirling in Scotland.
The achievement is not only a personal triumph but also a testament to the commitment of the Government of Malta to support and foster excellence in sports coaching through the Malta Sports Scholarship Scheme.
Felice Pace’s academic journey was made possible through the financial assistance provided by the scheme. This initiative, backed up by the Government of Malta, aims to empower promising individuals in the field of sport, providing them with the opportunity to pursue higher educational objectives and contribute to the development of sport in Malta.
The Master’s degree, conducted online, allowed Felice Pace to seamlessly blend academic rigour with practical insights into sports coaching.
The University of Stirling’s renowned programme provided a comprehensive curriculum, and the research conducted by Felice Pace delved into foreign coach development systems, with a specific aim of guiding coach development strategies and enhance the professionalisation of sports coaching in Malta.
By analysing successful models from around the world, the research provides a roadmap for Malta to evaluate its coaching standards, ensuring that athletes receive the best possible guidance for holistic development, reaching their full potential through a positive sports experience.
The completion of this Master’s degree is not only a personal achievement for Felice Pace, but also a milestone for the sports community in Malta.
The knowledge and expertise gained through this programme will undoubtedly contribute to the advancement of coaching methodologies and the overall development of sports in the country.
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