Ma­jor re­vamp at Cot­ton­era Sports Com­plex

Malta Independent - - SPORT | CLASSIFIEDS -

A ma­jor re­vamp at the Cot­ton­era Sports Com­plex took place and was pre­sented to the pub­lic last Fri­day dur­ing an event held at the premises.

SportMalta em­ploy­ees have been labour­ing re­lent­lessly over the past months car­ry­ing out ex­ten­sive em­bel­lish­ment works re­sult­ing in an over­all ap­pear­ance that re­flects the new brand­ing of the en­tity. How­ever the most strik­ing in­no­va­tion is the new floor­ing of the main hall, an in­vest­ment of €120,000.

The floor­ing is of the high­est qual­ity thus plac­ing SportMalta on the same level as other over­sees venues when com­pet­ing for the host­ing of in­ter­na­tional events and com­pe­ti­tions.

Dur­ing the event to cel­e­brate the up­grad­ing of the com­plex, those present were en­ter­tained by over 400 SportMalta dance stu­dents dur­ing a pre­sen­ta­tion of the show Dance Project. The per­for­mance marked the clos­ing of the Be Ac­tive cam­paign and forms one of the seven main ac­tiv­i­ties that were very suc­cess­ful dur­ing the Euro­pean Week of Sports.

Mark Cu­ta­jar, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive of SportMalta thanked all the em­ploy­ees who con­trib­uted to make this dream a re­al­ity. He ex­pressed his sat­is­fac­tion at the in- creas­ing num­ber of par­tic­i­patants in the SportMalta sum­mer and win­ter pro­grammes claim­ing that this is tes­ti­mony of the fact that the en­tity’s mes­sage to bring peo­ple closer to phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity is com­ing across. He en­cour­aged peo­ple to ap­ply for the Win­ter pro­gramme now that ap­pli­ca­tions are out so as to avoid dis­s­point­ment.

Once more it is be­ing an­tic­i­pated that the num­bers will be again of phe­nom­e­nal pro­por­tions. He con­cluded by stat­ing that he is proud that SportMalta has not only man­aged to change its ma­te­rial out­look but also its men­tal­ity.

Lu­ciano Busut­til, Chair­man of SportMalta de­clared that this in­vest­ment re­flects the en­tity’s pol­icy to con­ti­nously sup­port sports as­so­ci­a­tions, pro­vid­ing them with the nec­es­sary back­ing to ex­pand their sport and en­sure that they will find back­ing from the gov­er­ment’s sport en­tity.

The Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary for Re­search, In­no­va­tion, Youth and Sport, Chris Agius said that this in­vest­ment is just a part of the up­grad­ing of the Cot­ton­era Com­plex in the south­ern part of our coun­try. He con­firmed that there are al­ready all the ap­pli­ca­tions in place with The Plan­ning Author­ity for the build­ing of an in­door pool. Works are sched­uled to com­mence in the be­gin­ning of next year. He also men­tioned the water­polo pitch in Birzeb­buga that will be com­pleted in a few weeks, the cur­rent study be­ing car­ried out for a new pitch in Marsaskala and the pos­si­bil­ity of an­other in­door pool in Kirkop.

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