Record 400 Goz­i­tan chil­dren at­tend the ‘On the Move’ fit­ness pro­gram

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Each Satur­day hun­dreds of Goz­i­tan chil­dren are tak­ing part in the On the Move pro­gram at the Sports Com­plex in Vic­to­ria.

The pro­gram On the Move pro­gram is a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort be­tween SportMalta and the Gozo Sports Board.

The pro­gram in­volves or­gan­ised ac­tiv­i­ties where pre-kin­der and kin­der chil­dren take part in fit­ness ses­sions; there are also fit­ness ses­sions de­signed for peo­ple over sixty.

Also this year there are sev­eral new dis­ci­plines are at­tract­ing the most in­ter­est are bad­minton, horse rid­ing, cy­cling, chess, rugby, yoga, ath­let­ics, tennis, squash, dance, mar­tial arts and gym­nas­tics.

The Min­is­ter for Gozo An­ton Re­falo re­it­er­ated the im­por­tance of sport and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity to im­prove the qual­ity of life.

The Min­is­ter also men­tioned the re­cently an­nounced Goz­i­tan swim­ming cen­tre, which will be used by ath­letes and also for per­sons go­ing through re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion.

The Min­is­ter spoke highly of the Gozo Sports Fes­ti­val, which this year at­tracted no less than 12,000 Mal­tese visi­tors to Gozo.

The fes­ti­val won the Global Sports Tourism Sum­mit in the sec­tor of in­no­va­tive ideas, which com­peted with no less than 190 coun­tries world­wide.

There are also fit­ness ses­sions for peo­ple over sixty

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