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MBA Awards Celebration Night


The Malta Basketball Association is organising an Awards Celebration Reception to honour the Players of the Year 2014/15 as well as all the medal winners in the GSSE, FIBA and FISEC games.

All national team players who have participated in these games, whether medal winners or not, are invited to attend this reception, which is being held on the 29th August 2015 at the Kitchen Garden, San Anton Palace, Attard, at 7pm.

Parents, friends and relatives who would like to attend can purchase tickets from the MBA.

Proceeds collected from this event will go towards the Community Chest Fund.

Dress code: SMART



Satisfactory Results for the Malta Junior teams in July

Malta_Under_18_women_2015_GibraltarFour respective junior national team squads were involved in respective FIBA Europe Division C Championships during this month. Satisfactory results which were achieved in most categories will continue to fill the Malta Basketball Association with added determination to continue with the work and investment being carried out in the Basketball Academy that was set up a few years ago.

The best result was attained by the female under 18 national team which won the silver medal when playing in Gibraltar. The Maltese team, under the guidance of Sandro Farrugia, only had to succumb against the superior and strong Scottish national team but were then quite consistent in all the remaining matches and desreved the silver medal with only a single loss in all the competition.

Both the male and female under 16 national teams managed to win bronze in their own European Championships played in San Marino and Andorra respectively.

The boys’ side, led by Gabriele Alesse, had a good start to the competition but then had to bow down against the strong Kosovo side in the semifinals. However the Malta team recovered to beat Wales 53-44 in the bronze medal match.

On the other hand, the girls’ under 18 team surprised some when in Andorra they managed to qualify for the semifinals and then only lost with a small margin against Armenia. Nevertheless the Malta side comfortably beat Wales 53-35 the next day to win bronze.

Another national team which was in action during July was the boys’ under 18 side. After a positive showing against San Marino in the group phase to top the group, the Maltese boys had to yield against a superior Andorra side in the semifinal and then lost the bronze medal match against Wales.

One has to also mention that three local players were chosen in their respective championships All-Star Five. Kurt Cassar was selected following the Under 16 Boys competition whilst Hannah Al Tumi and Sophie Abela were respectively chosen following the female under 18 and under 16 championships.



Annual General Meeting 2015 - MBA

agm015_mba-page-001 Malta Basketball Association - Annual General Meeting 2015

Kindly note that the Malta Basketball Association Annual General Meeting (AGM 2015) is going to be held on the 30th of July 2015 at 1830 hours in the MBA Offices at the Basketball Complex Ta' Qali.

Anyone interested to join and form part of the MBA is invited to kindly call 79494971 for more info or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Positive results for the Malta Youths with Silver and Bronze respectively in Gibraltar and San Marino

Malta_Under_18_women_2015_GibraltarThe first two Malta national youth teams in action this Summer produced encouraging and positive results in their respective category European Championships in Gibraltar and San Marino respectively.

The Under 18 women squad, playing in Gibraltar, managed to win the silver medal only bowing down to the strong and eventual gold medal winners Scotland in the five days of competition.

In fact, the girls led by Sandro Farrugia and Moira Caruana, overcame the tough opposition put forth on the initial day by Andorra and emerged 57-51 winners (stats vs Andorra:,,VT-KIvwYheK4PEWwu0.season_2015.roundID_11478.gameID_11480-A-2-1.html).

After losing against Scotland (stats vs Scotland:,,VT-KIvwYheK4PEWwu0.season_2015.roundID_11478.gameID_11480-A-3-2.html), the Malta team bounced back with a comfortable 60-34 win over Gibraltar (stats vs Gibraltar,,VT-KIvwYheK4PEWwu0.season_2015.roundID_11478.gameID_11480-A-6-3.html) and then secured the silver medal with a hard fought win over Wales 51-39 (stats vs Wales:,,VT-KIvwYheK4PEWwu0.season_2015.roundID_11478.gameID_11480-A-7-4.html).

One can also mention the fact that Hannah Al-Tumi was chosen as one of the top 5 of the championships after finishing as first in blocked shots with three per game and 9 rebounds per game.

Malta_Under_16_M_2015_San_MarinoIn San Marino, the Under 16 men side opened up with two good wins over Albania 58-48 (stats vs Albania: and Andorra, the latter after an overtime game and Kurt Cassar scoring 50 points in this 81-74 win (game stats vs Andorra:

They then closed off the group phase with a defeat against the hosts and eventual gold medal winners San Marino 48-77 (stats vs San Marino: but still finsihed in the second place of Group A.

In the semi-finals the Malta team had to face a tough hurdle in Kosovo and a despite a spirited performance they lost 45-65 (stats vs Kosovo:

The Maltese boys, led by Gabriele Alesse and Duncan Fenech, faced Wales in the bronze medal match and fought off a slow start to win 55-44 (stats vs Wales:

Kurt_Cassar_MaltaWorthy to mention also that Kurt Cassar was chosen as one of the top 5 of the championships after grabbing the limelight for Malta and ended also as the tournament’s top scorer and rebounder after registering five double-doubles, including four 20-20s in the five days of competition.





A very busy month for the National Youth Teams

Malta_Under_16_Men Malta_Under_18_Women

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.


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.

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