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The Malta Men’s U17 Water Polo Team has been awarded the Atlas Youth Athlete of the Month Award for the month of March 2023. This is the fifth time that the award has been given to a team instead of an individual athlete and the fourth time to a national water polo team.
The Malta Men’s U17 Water Polo Team managed to win all the matches from Group D Qualifiers, hence qualifying for the European Championship taking place between 8-15 August in Manisa, Turkey.
In the opening match of the qualifying group, the Maltese youngsters dominated the Latvians, winning 34-3. Following that, they won against Poland 15-3, against Slovakia 12-5, and also won the match against Great Britain 15-5.
This is the second time that the Malta Men’s U17 Water Polo Team qualified for the European Championship. The team is managed by Milan Cirovic and assisted by Anthony Farrugia, who coached the team in the previous edition. Jayden Cutajar is the captain of the Maltese team.
The trophy for the March 2023 Atlas Youth Athlete of the Month Award was presented to the U17 National Water Polo Team, together with a memento to all team players, by David Cassar, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Atlas Insurance. The Malta Sports Journalists Association (MSJA) was represented by Administrator Stephen Azzopardi for this presentation.
The Atlas Youth Athlete of the Month Award is a joint initiative of MSJA and Atlas Insurance. The adjudicating panel of this award takes note of all the youths’ achievements during the month under review and invites local sports associations and federations to send their nominations for consideration if they feel that any of their under-21 athletes have distinguished themselves during that month.
Photo caption: The Malta Men’s U17 Water Polo Team with Karl Izzo (Aquatic Sports Association of Malta), Lorraine Cunningham (Malta Sports Journalists Association), Matthew von Brockdorff and Robert Micallef (Atlas Insurance).