PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR SOCIAL DIALOGUE, CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES: Minister Helena Dalli stresses the need for fostering a culture of sport amongst youngsters which benefits society at large

As part of a project entitled #Volley4All-Love at first spike, funded through the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme (VOPs), Birkirkara Volleyball Club organised a seminar for secondary school students from various colleges tackling life skills through sport.

In her opening address, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties Helena Dalli emphasised the importance of inculcating a culture of sport amongst young people, as early as possible – even from a kindergarten level.

Minister Dalli remarked how nowadays, children and students tend to be more attached to their IT gadgets, which very often is leading to a sedentary life. Dalli said that through sport, children acquire different life skills, including how to work in a team, and how to be competitive within parameters.

“Above all, sport is beneficial for society at large, as it improves the mental and physical health of people” added Minister Dalli.

Minister Dalli noted how Government is investing in a number of new sport projects, whilst also upgrading existing facilities including those in schools.

Director for the Institute of Physical Education and Sport Andrew Decelis spoke about the importance of developing a sports culture which attracts youths towards more sport participation to overcome health issues.

Malta Volleyball Association President Jesmond Saliba referred to the importance of such initiatives for the development of sports and life skills for those involved. He augured that other clubs take similar initiatives, where there is a holistic approach for those participating.

During the seminar, which was held at the Institute for Physical Education and Sport at the University of Malta, students were exposed to a number of workshops by professionals, covering various life skills in sport including nutrition, physiotherapy, proper sports attire, and sports psychology.

Source: Government of Malta

PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR SOCIAL DIALOGUE, CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES: Minister Helena Dalli stresses the need for fostering a culture of sport amongst youngsters which benefits society at large

As part of a project entitled #Volley4All-Love at first spike, funded through the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme (VOPs), Birkirkara Volleyball Club organised a seminar for secondary school students from various colleges tackling life skills through sport.

In her opening address, Minister for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties Helena Dalli emphasised the importance of inculcating a culture of sport amongst young people, as early as possible – even from a kindergarten level.

Minister Dalli remarked how nowadays, children and students tend to be more attached to their IT gadgets, which very often is leading to a sedentary life. Dalli said that through sport, children acquire different life skills, including how to work in a team, and how to be competitive within parameters.

“Above all, sport is beneficial for society at large, as it improves the mental and physical health of people” added Minister Dalli.

Minister Dalli noted how Government is investing in a number of new sport projects, whilst also upgrading existing facilities including those in schools.

Director for the Institute of Physical Education and Sport Andrew Decelis spoke about the importance of developing a sports culture which attracts youths towards more sport participation to overcome health issues.

Malta Volleyball Association President Jesmond Saliba referred to the importance of such initiatives for the development of sports and life skills for those involved. He augured that other clubs take similar initiatives, where there is a holistic approach for those participating.

During the seminar, which was held at the Institute for Physical Education and Sport at the University of Malta, students were exposed to a number of workshops by professionals, covering various life skills in sport including nutrition, physiotherapy, proper sports attire, and sports psychology.

Source: Government of Malta