Sports & Volunteers
(SIS 2016)

This project was divided in several events:

1. Public Lecture
2. Technical Officials Training
3. International Sport Event

The public lecture was opened by Mr. Envic Galea, President of the Malta Judo Federation. During the opening, and later in his speech, he said that the Federation was taking action to resolve a serious problem: where to train the national team. Mrs Doriette Agius, Scientific Officer and nutritionist at Health Promotion Unit, gave a very insightful presentation about healthy eating. Ms Agius also gave a lot of practical information and ideas on how to eat. Mrs Louisa Agius Galea, Secretary General of the Malta Judo Federation, and also the Protocol Manager of the International Judo Federation, walked the public through the adventure of Event Management – from conception to organisation. Mrs Galea explained that volunteering does not necessarily mean the dedication of ones life to something, but any time that can be offered to voluntary organisations and events can make a difference. Any volunteers interested in helping out should register their interest on

The next event was the specialised referee seminar lead by International Referee, Mr Balazs Gosztonyi, ranked in the top 30 of the world, and who was refereeing at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this year. The current Judo Referees, and 4 new ones, attended this seminar, and then refereed at the Malta International Judo Open. Club leaders and National Team members also attended this seminar.

At the 32nd Malta International Open, 18 clubs from 9 countries participated at the flagship event of the Malta Judo Federation (MJF). The organisation of the Malta International Judo Open would have been very difficult without the support of the SIS Project.

Group of volunteers in official yellow t-shirt, some facing front and some pointing at their back

Relive the experience

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