The Annual General Meeting of the Malta Volleyball Association (MVA), held recently, saw the election of a new executive council at the helm of the sport in Malta.

The new council is composed of Jesmond Saliba, who has been elected president, James Galea as vice-president, Tony Sammut as secretary general, Dalton Caruana as financial controller, and David Bonnici and Leonard Zammit Munro as members.

Commenting on the way forward, MVA president Jesmond Saliba said that, in line with the MVA’s recently-announced mission statement, the focus of his team will be on “leading, partnering and supporting the growth in participation, performance and profile of volleyball in Malta”.

The strategic plan, which will be discussed with all the clubs over the coming weeks, will be based on a set of principles designed to ensure appropriate governance and a spirit of collaborative leadership “which aims to engage all those who love the game”, the MVA said in a statement.

Saliba explained that the association will be actively working for the development of coaches, players, referees and other technical staff associated with the game while supporting the further development of all existing clubs affiliated with the MVA, as well as the creation of new ones.

“The Association is also committed to building the commercial acumen of the sport to further encourage government and corporate respect, confidence and investment, and to ensure financial viability,” Saliba added.

The MVA president also said that the development of the youth sector in volleyball, Malta’s participation in international events, as well as the strengthening of all domestic competitions, will be at the top of the association’s agenda.

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