The Senior Men Water Polo National Team will begin their campaign at the World Aquatics World Cup Semi Finals which will be held between the 5ᵗʰ and 7ᵗʰ May in Berlin, Germany. The team will be under the guidance of Coach Niki Lanzon assisted by Anthony Farrugia. The contingent will be led by ASA President Karl Izzo, Charles Portelli is the Team Manager and Jed El Saghir is the physiotherapist.
Malta was drawn in Group B against Germany, China and South Africa. Romania, New Zealand, Kazakhstan and Iran are the teams in Group A. On the 5ᵗʰ May, Malta plays Germany at 13:00hrs and China at 19:00hrs. On the 6ᵗʰ, Malta will face South Africa at 14:00. Malta’s final match on the 7ᵗʰ will depend on the classification of the groups’ matches.
President Karl Izzo stated that “the sport community should be proud that Malta has reached the Semi-Finals in the World Cup. It may come as a surprise to many, but water polo has an interesting history and has achieved very positive results in recent years at both Senior and Junior level. These results are a culmination of the investment by the clubs and the Association who are working hand in hand.”
ASA would like to thank Hon Minister Clifton Grima and Sport Malta for their financial assistance.
Ana Culic, under the guidance of National Coaches Michelle Hubner and Hannah Preca Trapani, will be representing Malta at the World Aquatics Artistic Swimming World Cup in Montpellier, France. She will be performing in the Solo Free and Solo Technical events on the 5ᵗʰ and 6ᵗʰ May, respectively, at 9:00hrs. Ana, at just 19 years old, is Malta’s Artistic Swimming eldest athlete and has already represented Malta in the World Championships in Budapest as well as the World Cup in France.