INTERNATIONAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT IN GOZO

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The Ministry for Gozo will be financing this event through the MGOZ Promotion of Sports Initiatives and Facilities 2018 scheme

This summer the Ghajnsielem Redcoats will be organising an international youth softball tournament in Gozo. The Ministry for Gozo will be financing this event through the MGOZ Promotion of Sports Initiatives and Facilities 2018 scheme. It will be the first time ever that an international youth softball  tournament will be organised on the island.

The tournament is expected to be played between four teams, with two top youth team from the Netherlands and another team from Italy. The competition will start on Saturday, August 17, with a game and the opening ceremony. There will be two games each day leading to the final and closing ceremony on Thursday, August 22. The venue for the games along with other details are still to be worked out.

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With this tournament the Għajnsielem Redcoats will be exploring new territory. It is going to be the first time ever that the season will extend beyond August for the softball team, as they normally finish with the July training camp abroad. It will also be the first time that the Club will be hosting European softball teams.

This tournament will be second one of the summer for the Club as the U18 softball team will be travelling to Venice to compete in the XXIV Memorial Civelli U18 International Softball Tournament 2019 at Castions Delle Mura, Italy. Both tournaments will present a stern test for the softball players of the Club who have just recently been crowned Champions of Malta. These high level games against some of the best youth teams from around Europe will provide an indication to the Club where they stand in terms of their development.

The Grant Agreement was presented to Club President, Joseph Scicluna, by Minister for Gozo, Hon Dr Justyne Caruana on Friday, April 5, at the Ministry. This will be the second time that the Għajnsielem Redcoats will be benefiting from funding through the MGOZ Promotion of Sports Initiatives and Facilities scheme. Last year the Club organised the highly successful Coaching Empowers coaching course intended to encourage more females to take up coaching.