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A very busy month for the National Youth Teams

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July will be a very busy month for the National Youth Sector within the Malta Basketball Association with various national teams competing in official FIBA European Youth Championships.

In fact two national youth teams will be respectively in action in the coming week as the Women Under 18 team will be playing in Gibraltar whilst the Men Under 16 National squad will be in action in San Marino.

Under the guidance of Sandro Farrugia, the Under 18 national female side will be out to defend the silver medal won last in year in Andorra in the same category. Malta will play the first game on Monday at 18.45 against Andorra and the following games will be:

Tuesday 7th: 16.15 versus Scotland

Wednesday 8th: 18.45 versus Gibraltar

Friday 10th: 16.15 versus Wales

The Men Under 16 side and defending gold medallists, coached by Gabriele Alessi, will travel to San Marino where they have been grouped in Group A with Albania, Andorra and San Marino for the first phase of the competition.

Their first opponents will be Andorra at 16.30 on Monday and then the locals will play Albania on the following day at 1700 hours. On Wednesday 8th July, Malta will meet the hosts San Marino at 19.30 hours.

These will not be the only national youth teams in action during this month. The Men Under 18 national team will travel to Gibraltar next week to play in the European Division C Championships between July 14th and 19th whilst the Women Under 16 squad will be playing in Andorra between July 21st and 26th.

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At the same time, a Maltese Under 17 selection, under the guidance of Fabrizio Mariani, will be also representing Malta in the FISEC games between the 9th and the 13th of July. The FISEC basketball competition will be entirely played in Ta Qali.

 

Malta - Summer 2015 Tournaments

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Here is the list and game schedule of the official tournaments in which different Malta Youth teams will be participating in during Summer 2015:

6th - 11th July: FIBA Europe Under 18 Women Div C in Gibraltar: Click here for more details of this tournament

6th - 11th July: FIBA Europe Under 16 Men Div C in San Marino: Click here for more details of this tournament

8th - 13th July: FISEC Games in Malta: Click here for the Boys Fixtures Click here for the Girls Fixtures

14th - 19th July: FIBA Europe Under 18 Men in Gibraltar: Click here for more details of this tournament

20th -25th July: FIBA Europe Under 16 Women in Andorra: Click here for more details of this tournament

 

Malta win Bronze in the GSSE 2015 in Iceland

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Malta win the Bronze medal at the GSSE 2015 in Iceland after beating Monaco in the 'bronze medal' game.
Well done to all the squad:
  • Samantha Brincat
  • Rebecca Brincat Thoresen
  • Elena Cassar
  • Steffi De Martino
  • Martina De Martino
  • Christine Grima
  • Josephine Grima
  • Nicola Handreck
  • Gaby Mifsud
  • Leanne Sciberras
  • Asleigh Vella
  • Beverlee Zammit
Coach: Angela Adamoli
Officials: Paul Sultana (President MBA), Joseph Muscat (Secretary General, MBA)
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Luxembourg won the gold after beating Iceland 59-54 in the last match of the competition.
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Malta Women to play for Bronze this evening vs Monaco

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GSSE 2015 Iceland: Malta to play for the Bronze Medal tonight vs Monaco
Tip-Off Time: 1930 hours Iceland time (2130 hours Malta time)
You can follow the game (running score and statistics) by clicking this link at 9.30pm tonight: Live score and Statistics Malta vs Monaco (If this does not work, try this link)
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Malta Women open their commitments in Iceland

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Malta 73-Iceland 83
Malta had a flying start going 8-0 ahead and kept the lead until the late stages of the first half.

Iceland pipped ahead at the start of the second half and always managed to keep abreast and two consecutive 3-pointers with 3 minutes to go ascertained their victory on the opening day.
 
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