‘Best Suckling Pig on the Island’ fundraiser 2014

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Otters Aquatic Sports Club AGM 2014

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Otters Swimming & Waterpolo School 2014

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This Summer’s Edition of the Waterpolo and Swimming School came to an end on
Thursday 28th August. Training was followed by presentation of Certificates
to all participants by Club President Enzo Dimech. The students were also
given a commemorative T Shirt. Head coach Mr Alfred Cachia thanked all the
participants and their parents as well as the hardworking Coaches and their
Assistants. The general feeling was that if we had a Pool in Gozo this
Nursery will be extended throughout the other seasons of the year with all
the obvious benefits.

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Inspire & Otters Swimathon

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Second Registration Day

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Otters Nivea team which played Sirens on 13th June 2014

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This is the Otters Nivea team which played Sirens on the 13th June 2014.

Standing left to right: Jurgen Micallef, Ivan Vuksanovic, George Attard,
John Paris, Duncan Schembri, Andrei Edward (Player/Coach), Paul Dimech
(Assistant Coach);

Squatting left to right: George Louis Zammit (Captain), Zach Sciberras,
Christophe Martin, Steve Dimech, Karl Scicluna, Keith Grima Scott.

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Cash & Band – 8th June 2014

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Alex Borg called up in preliminary selection of the National Under 19 Team

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Our hardworking Under 20 and Senior Team player, Alex Borg, was included in Karl Izzo and Tony Farrugia’s preliminary Under 19 National Squad in preparation for the Men’s European U/19 Water Polo Championships 2014 Qualification Tournament held in Malta between the 7 – 11 May 2014

Alex gives a brief account of this experience:
“Last month, I was given the opportunity to train and play two Premier League games with the Maltese National Team (Under 19). It was a most remote dream come true. When called, I was beside myself with excitement and trained harder with my side, Otters, to be fitter than ever. During the first training sessions I quickly made new friends and enjoyed informal discussions with the National Coach, Karl Izzo and fellow players about the game, tactics and techniques. The games I played against players I read about all the time in the sports pages of the local newspapers in summer and I felt so proud. I did my utmost to play well and learn as much as possible”.

The photo shows Alex Borg in action.

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Otters ASC Swimming and Waterpolo School 2014

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Otters Swimming School  2After the successful initiative taken these last two years by the club, the committee of Otters ASC, is once again organizing lessons in Swimming and Waterpolo, for children in Gozo. These lessons will start on the 8th of July and will run throughout the months of July and August.

BMIT, Malta’s leading Data Centre, Cloud and Managed Services Provider is, for the second year running, sponsoring this Swimming and Waterpolo School organized by Otters Aquatic Sports Club in Marsalforn Bay, Gozo. Under the guidance of Head Coach, Mr Alfred Cachia, the School has blossomed and in Summer 2013 it had close to 100 participants.

The main targets of this School are to promote and introduce swimming and waterpolo to children from the age of six upwards. With BMIT’s backing, Otters ASC have recruited a number of qualified coaches which have given the School a more professional set-up.Otters Swimming School

On Saturday 17th May, a Registration Day was held at the Arkadia Shopping Mall in Victoria Gozo (see attached photo/s) and this attracted a record number of new applicants, therefore promising a great summer of activities in Marsalforn. All those interested may still download an application from the Club’s website www.ottersasc.com

 

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PRESS STATEMENT ISSUED BY OTTERS AQUATIC SPORTS CLUB

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PRESS RELEASE

In view of the recent comments on a Swimming Pool in Gozo, the committee of Otters Aquatic Sports Club is pleased to note that:

(1) a number of entities, personalities and individuals have publicly acknowledged the need and the benefits of a pool in Gozo. A project which, apart from catering for the needs of the Gozo residents and Maltese and foreign visitors (families, youth and the aged), should serve to enhance the local tourism scene by attracting foreign swimming and waterpolo clubs. The committee publicly thanks all those who have expressed themselves in favour of this pool.

(2) Minister for Gozo, Dr Anton Refalo, has embarked on the process of researching ways of submitting an application for funds from the European Union, so that alternative energy would be the main source of heating the pool. This would ensure that the running costs are kept as low as possible.

The National Pool at Tal-Qroqq has been operating since 1993. Since then a few other pools have been built or refurbished on mainland Malta. Otters Aquatic Sports Club feels that it is Gozo’s turn to witness the construction of a pool which has been promised for so many years.

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John Paris signs for Otters

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photoThe former Neptunes, Sliema and Malta star, John Paris has signed for
Otters. He has decided to return to the local waterpolo scene after choosing
not to play in 2013. This is his second spell with Otters since he had
played for the Club in 2012. The committee has appointed him as player/coach
for the Winter League and Mr. Alfred Cachia shall be the team’s technical
advisor. For the Summer Competitions the team shall be under the guidance of
Romanian player/coach Andrei Edward and John Paris shall be one of the key
players in the squad.

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Under 14 team and players missing on the day

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Our Under 14 Team participated in an Autumn League held by the ASA. Despite lacking training facilities in Gozo, our boys , coached by Paul Dimech, rose to the occasion and bravely played against opponents who train at least three or four times a week in the heated waters of the National Pool at Tal-Qroqq.

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The team photo shows: standing from left to right: Frank Ellis, Matthew Xerri, Benjamin Grech, David Dimech, Tony Valentine, Keith Bajada, Samuel Rapa, Owen Grech, Eric Vella, and Giuseppe Hili. Jan Veranneman and Joey Grech appear separately.

 

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Otters Christmas dinner 2013…photos

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The Annual Christmas Dinner was held on Friday 27th December 2013 at Saint
Augustine’s Priory in Victoria (see slideshow).  

The magnificent surroundings and Carol singing by the Capuchins’ Choir injected
the Christmas spirit in all those who were present. It was a thoroughly
enjoyable evening which should be repeated in the coming years. Thumbs up to
the Club’s Fund Raising Sub Committee which was responsible for the
activity.

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Otters Christmas Dinner 2013

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Club AGM 2013…more

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The Annual General Meeting of Otters Aquatic Sports Club was held on Sunday 13th October. Club Officials, secretary Mark Vella, president Enzo Dimech and treasurer Patrick Sciberras (seen from left to right in photo 100 8506) delivered their respective reports which were all approved by the members present. These were followed by a discussion wherein the general feeling was that 2013 was probably the best season ever considering that our senior team chalked up 18 points in the National First Division League.

The election for the new committee was contested by twelve candidates which were all approved by the General Meeting. The Election was supervised by Daniela Sacco and Christophe Martin (see photo 165). The members on the new committee are Jean Paul Buttigieg, Daniel Calleja, Enzo Dimech, Paul Dimech, Anton Tabone, Marc Tabone, Patrick Sciberras, Mark Vella, Marlin Vella, Andrew Zammit, George Louis Zammit and Sean Zammit. Andrew Zammit is a new member on the Otters committee (Photo 169).

After the Meeting, most of the members present  enjoyed a Sunday lunch together with their families at the Club Restaurant (see photos 166 and 170).  Hover cursor over image for photo id.

 

 

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Club Annual General Meeting 2013

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End of season Barbecue 2013

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End of Season Barbecue

This event was held on Thursday 19th September. Coaches, players, committee members together with wives, husbands, and partners enjoyed a beautiful evening at the Club in Marsalforn. The meat was expertly cooked by the Club treasurer, who doubles as chef, Patrick Sciberras (see photo 8444). Anita, Simone, Victoria and Janet prepared the rest of the food and also served those present (see photo 8445). Swimming School Coach Maria Buttigieg, and Under 20 Player Joseph Teuma were the lucky winners of a raffle held in aid of the Club.

 

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Otters summer school 2013 ends…

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This year’s edition of the Swimming and Waterpolo School came to an end on Monday 9th September. Parliamentary Secretary for Sport, Dr. Stefan Buontempo, was the    guest of honour. He presented certificates to the participants. In his address he underlined the importance of sports being practised by all individuals and that everyone should be aware of the benefits of physical activity. He congratulated Otters Aquatic Sports Club for organising this annual School and stated that his Parliamentary Secretariat and the Kunsill Malti Ghall-Isport (KMS) were more than happy to assist these type of initiatives.100_8416

100_8433The Head Coach of the School was Mr Alfred Cachia and the Coaches were Maria Buttigieg, Maria Angela Caruana, Angelle Grima, Daniela Sacco, Mark Vella and George Louis Zammit. The School was sponsored by bmit.

The photos show some of the participants together with Dr Stefan Buontempo and other officials, and Dr Stefan Buontempo presenting a certificate to a young swimmer.  

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Super Vuks !

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135977_1274000859Ivan Vuksanovic has hit a remarkable 41 goals in seven games for Otters Nivea. In the game against Ta’ Xbiex, played on Friday 9th August 2013, he stunned the crowd at the National Pool with an amazing 12 goal tally, a club record ! During the last three games Ivan netted eight times against Marsascala, three times against Marsaxlokk (that is until he was unfairly red carded by ref Peter Giordano half way through the game), and twelve goals in the last game against Ta’ Xbiex. Well done Ivan the Goal Machine !

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bmit, Malta’s leading Data Centre…

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bmitbmit, Malta’s leading Data Centre, Cloud and Managed Services Provider, are the sponsors of this year’s edition of the Waterpolo and Swimming School. Close to one hundred children have applied to join the School. Lessons are being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 pm to 5 pm at the Otters’ Pitch in Marsalforn.

The Head of School is the vastly experienced swimming and waterpolo coach, Mr. Alfred Cachia. He is being assisted by coaches: Ms Maria Buttigeg, Ms Angelle Grima, Ms Maria Angela Caruana, Ms Daniela Sacco, Mr Mark Vella and Mr George Louis Zammit.

 

 

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Otters Nivea v Ta’ Xbiex 30th June 2013

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The photo shows the OTTERS NIVEA team which faced Ta' Xbiex on the 30th June 2013.   Standing from left to right: Enzo Dimech (president), Paul Saliba (assistant coach), Patrick Sciberras, Ionut Necsulescu, Andrei Edward (player/coach), Ivan Vuksanovic, George Attard, Karl Scicluna, Duncan Schembri, Keith Grima Scott, Paul Dimech (assistant coach).   Squatting from left to right: George Louis Zammit (captain), Malcolm Dimech, Andrew Cachia, Christophe Martin, Steve Dimech, Nicky Grixti.

The photo shows the OTTERS NIVEA team which faced Ta’ Xbiex on the 30th June 2013.
Standing from left to right: Enzo Dimech (president), Paul Saliba (assistant coach), Patrick Sciberras, Ionut Necsulescu, Andrei Edward (player/coach), Ivan Vuksanovic, George Attard, Karl Scicluna, Duncan Schembri, Keith Grima Scott, Paul Dimech (assistant coach).
Squatting from left to right: George Louis Zammit (captain), Malcolm Dimech, Andrew Cachia, Christophe Martin, Steve Dimech, Nicky Grixti.

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Senior Team Foreign players 2013

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Otters party 2013…

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Friday 24th May 2013, marked the official opening of the Summer Season. Around 130 persons attended a Party organized by the Otters ASC committee together with Melissa & Albert Lupi-Spencer, operators of the Otters Bistro. The venue was the Otters Club in Marsalforn.  Entertainment was provided by local rock band SRAITAHEAD. During the event the Club President and Treasurer Enzo Dimech and Patrick Sciberras respectively, introduced Mr Adrian Salomone, General Manager of V J Salomone, importers of NIVEA products in Malta. Mr Salomone confirmed that NIVEA shall once again sponsor the Otters waterpolo teams.   photos by Martina Dimech

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Otters Waterpolo & Swimming Summer School 2013

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Otters No.1 Rock Party 2013…

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Otters No.1 Rock Party 24th May 2013 – click here to expand image.

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Otters ASC Christmas Party

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Otters Christmas Football Challenge

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End of season dinner 2012…

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On Friday 19th October, an End of Season Dinner was held at the Club in Marsalforn. The coaches, players, committee members, wives and girlfriends were present for this activity. During this event the committee presented a memento to head coach Mr. Alfred Cachia who has decided to retire from coaching (see attached photos). On behalf all at Otters we thank Mr. Cachia for his excellent service and wish him all the best.

 

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New Otters Committee 2012/2013

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The first meeting of the new Otters committee took place immediately after the AGM on Sunday 14th October. The picture shows the committee in session: from left to right: Jean Paul Buttigieg, Anton Tabone, Sean Zammit, George Louis Zammit, Mark Vella, Daniel Calleja, Enzo Dimech, Patrick Sciberras, Marlin Vella, Paul Dimech and Marc Tabone.

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Otters AGM 2012…more

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a section of the members present at the AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Otters ASC was held on Sunday 14th October 2012, at the Club in Marsalforn. The AGM started with reading of the minutes of last year’s AGM, read by secretary Mark Vella. This was followed by president’s Enzo Dimech’s report, the administrative report prepared by secretary Mark Vella, and the financial report compiled by treasurer Patrick Sciberras. All reports were approved by those present. There were were no amendments to the Club’s Statute. There were eleven nominations for posts in the committee, the maximum allowed by the statute. A vote of confidence by secret ballot in order to accept those nominated, is necessary under the Club’s Statue. Therefore Karl Scicluna and Patrick Martin were appointed election officers. Nineteen members were eligible to vote and all nominated candidates obtained more than 50% plus 1 votes. Thus they were all elected on the committee.

 After the AGM, the committee met for the first time and Enzo Dimech, Mark Vella, Patrick Sciberras and Jean Paul Buttigieg were reconfirmed as president, secretary, treasurer and vice president respectively. Daniel Calleja, Paul Dimech, Anton Tabone, Marc Tabone, Marlin Vella, George Louis Zammit and Sean Zammit form the rest of the committee. Kevin Mizzi was confirmed as the Club’s Council member at the ASA, Anton Tabone and Daniel Calleja being his substitutes. Anton Tabone was appointed as Club Delegate for the ASA’s AGM and Daniel Calleja as his substitute. Former team captain Marc Tabone will be sitting on the Otters’ committee for the first time.

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(from left to right) secretary Mark Vella, president Enzo Dimech and treasurer Patrick Sciberras

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Otters AGM 2012

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Otters AGM 2012 – click here or on image (below) to enlarge

 

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memories from summer 2012…

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It’s 6.30 am and summer has just begun! The committee members are on the Springboard in Marsalforn. The boom, freshly imported from Australia, is quickly hoisted by a crane from St Mary Street. The boom is unfolded, inflated and placed in the sea to secure the waterpolo pitch from jellyfish. An innovative way to protect all local enthusiasts from jellyfish stings !

 

 

 

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Otters under 13

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Some of the older boys in this Summer’s Swimming and Waterpolo School were selected to form an Under 13 waterpolo team.The Club intends participating in the Under 13 and maybe the Under 15 Waterpolo National Leagues as from 2013. In preparation for this the committee appointed senior team captain George Louis Zammit (standing top left in the photo) as coach, and Christophe Martin and Steve Dimech as his assistants (respectively standing and squatting on the right). The main purpose being to introduce these boys to the game. Some of the boys appear in the photo. Towards the end of summer this three friendly games were played, one against Sliema and two against Sirens. During the winter months the Club intends to take the Under 13 team regularly to Malta in order to keep the momentum going !

 


 

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Healthy participation at Otters Summer School 2012

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Zoltan Radocz Second in Top Scorers List

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Otters’ hot shot Zoltan Radocz (see photo) managed to net 63 goals during this season even though he had to miss the final four games, partly due to an injury and also because he had to leave early due to other commitments. This is a fantastic achievement for this young Hungarian player who is now in France playing for Enfant Neptune Lille.

SCORERS

Premier Division

Steve Camilleri (Neptunes)78
Ferenc Salamon (Sliema)59
Tamas Molnar (Neptunes)50
Csaba Kiss (Sirens)48
Marton Toth (Exiles)48

First Division

Joseph Kayes (Marsascala)87
Zoltan Radocz (Otters)63
David Zoltan (Valletta)57
Timmy Agius (Valletta)50
Yuri Szeles (Ta’ Xbiex)49

Extraordinary save!

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Adrian Cachia

Otters Nivea failed to win the 1st Division Knockout Final by the odd goal in 23. The final was played on the 7th July 2012, and the result was Otters Nivea 11 – Marsascala 12. During this game Marsascala were awarded three penalties but the Otters goalkeeper, Adrian Cachia, managed to save two of them, one of them in the most spectacular fashion, by using his feet ! You may watch this extraordinary save by clicking on this link.

Otters feature in Mediterranean Bank Branch advertisement…

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Mediterranean Bank Gozo Branch Manager Joseph Refalo on the left presenting the sponsor to Patrick Sciberras, the Otters ASC treasurer. Also in the picture are Enzo Dimech and Mark Vella, the Club’s president and secretary respectively.

A group of around 30 persons from the Club featured in an advert which announced the opening of a Mediterranean Bank Branch in Victoria Gozo. Joseph Refalo, is the Bank’s Gozo Manager.  He is a former Otters goalkeeper and committee member. He invited players, members and friends to assist as extras in the filming of the commercial on Saturday 23rd June in the Ghajnsielem Church Square. The advert is being given regular exposure on Maltese Television (you may watch it by clicking on advert – you may see it by clicking on this link .)

In exchange the Bank gave the Club financial assistance.

 

Otters’ Hungarian connection…

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Otters’ Hungarian connection has been further strengthened by the siging of two Under 20 players. They will be playing for the Otters Under 20 team. These new players are Daniel Angyal (left in photo) who played for Honved and goalkeeper Miklos Racz who is on the books of Ferencvaros. The photo was taken at the Otters Pitch in Marsalforn after the training session held on Friday 29th June.

Big Boom!!!

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Considering that we still do not have a swimming pool in Gozo, and that  we do not have an enclosed pitch in Marsalforn, the committee has been trying to devise a system which shall protect players and members from jelly fish stings. In fact the Club has ordered a protective netting to surround the pitch from an Australian company called BoomSwim. This netting  shall be supported by inflatable floats all round the perimeter of the pitch. This shall be the largest protective netting manufactured by the company and in fact they have nicknamed it the Big Boom ! See photos attached.

Otters announce their foreign players

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Hungarians Mate Balatoni and Zoltan Radocz 

have been confirmed as the Club’s senior team foreigners for the coming season. Mate Balatoni is currently playing in the Spanish Top Division with CN Montjuic and this will be his second season with Otters. Zoltan Radocz is plying his trade with Enfant Neptune Lille in the French League. This will be Zozi’s fourth consecutive summer season with Otters. He made his debut in 2009 in the Under 19 team and his impressive performances have earned him successive contracts to play for the senior team.

In the next days, the foreigners who will be playing for the Under 20 team shall be announced. These Under 20 players shall also be eligible to play for the senior side if the need arises.

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Veteran trio will play for Otters for the third successive year

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Duncan Schembri

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Keith Grima Scott

Experienced players Keith Grima Scott, George Attard and Duncan Schembri have all re-signed for Otters and thus will be playing for our club for the third successive year. Their arrival in 2010 signalled a change in fortunes for the club and results improved instantly. Their introduction transmitted confidence in the younger players in the squad and helped create an interesting blend of experience and youth, fine tuned by coach Mr Alfred Cachia assisted by Mr Paul Saliba.

New signings presented

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Photo shows Adrian Salomone of V.J. Salomone (fifth from left), Adrian Cachia and John Paris (respectively sixth and seventh from left) together with officials of Otters Aquatic Sports Club.

Otters Aquatic Sports Club managed to acquire the services of goalkeeper Adrian Cachia (ex. National Team, Neptunes and Exiles) and player John Paris (ex National team, Neptunes, Sliema and Exiles). These valid additions should give the team an extra push upwards, while guaranteeing the invaluable knowledge that can be imparted to the younger players.

These two players were presented to the Clubs’ sponsors NIVEA, who in turn presented Otters with the sponsorship cheque during an informal gathering at the V.J. Salomone Offices, the local agents for Nivea products.


Nivea Sponsor Otters

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Photo shows the presentation of the Nivea sponsor by Adrian Salomone of V.J. Salomone (third from left) to Club treasurer Patrick Sciberras (fourth from left). Also in the picture (from left to right): senior team captain George Louis Zammit, head coach Alfred Cachia, club president Enzo Dimech and club delegate Anton Tabone.

V.J. Salomone are once again the main sponsors of Otters Aquatic Sports Club. The sponsorship has been renewed for the year 2012. This is the fourth consecutive year that Otters will be sponsored by Nivea, and the Club will be competing under the name of Otters Nivea. During the last three seasons, and thanks to the sponsorship of V.J. Salomone, through their product NIVEA, our team has  been showing steady progress in its performances when competing in the ASA Second Division Waterpolo Championship. Gone are the days when Otters were regarded as an easy pushover. The committee has steadily strengthened the team through the services of well known veteran Maltese players, and an exciting group of young Gozitan players who made the grade through the club’s junior squads.

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Otters Christmas party…pictures

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The Club’s Christmas Party held at Maldonado Bistro in Victoria Gozo on Wednesday 28th December turned out to be a most enjoyable evening for all those present. It also marked the homecoming of former club captain and former club president Paul Dimech after a two year stint working abroad.

 During the Party one of the Clubs young players, Patrick Martin won the Christmas Hamper (photo 418), and former club president George Calleja (photo 420) won a sandwich toaster. Current president Enzo Dimech (photo 410) wished all those attending the best for 2012 and promised a stronger team for the forthcoming season.

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Otters ASC – Christmas party 2011

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Friends & Family are welcome.
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Otters Boys make history!

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Otters Boys make historyOn Sunday 9th October 2011, our Club participated for the first time in a waterpolo competition outside the summer months. In fact our team played against Exiles in an Under 16 knockout competition at the National Pool at Tal-Qroqq.  Although our boys had not trained for four weeks they decided to give it a try and despite that they lost heavily they made their point: they want the facilities in Gozo to be able to train all year round like their Maltese counterparts. The construction of a fresh water swimming pool in Gozo should start without further delay.

The boys in the team were (see photo above), standing from left to right: Anthony Azzopardi, Alex Borg, Malcolm Dimech, Gabriel Tabone, Paul Teuma, Patrick Sciberras, Jonathan Young, Mr Alfred Cachia (coach); squatting from left to right: Joseph Teuma, Christian Teuma, Jacob Azzopardi and Pierre Louis Attard.

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Annual General Meeting 2011

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 A section of the members present for the Club’s Annual General Meeting held on Friday 7th October. The newly formed committee is in the committee’s template also attached.  Click here for a list of the newly formed committee.

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End of season dinner 2011 (with picture)

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An end of season dinner for the players, coaches, committee members, wives and girlfriends, was held at the Club on Wednesday 28th September. The photo shows president Enzo Dimech thanking all for their contribution.

End of season dinner 2011

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An ‘End of Season Dinner’ shall be held for the Players of the Senior Squad, the Under 16 team, Committee Members and Coaches, this Wednesday 28th September at the Club in Marsalforn starting at 7.30 p.m.

 

Annual General Meeting 2011

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The  Club’s Annual General Meeting shall be held on Friday 7th October at 7.30 pm at the Club’s premises in Marsalforn Gozo.
(Transport shall be available from St Francis Sqr, Victoria at 7.15 pm).
The following items are on the agenda:
(a) Approval of Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting;
(b) President’s Address;
(c) Administrative Report;
(d) Financial Report;
(e) Approval of Reports;
(f) Amendments to the Statute;
(g) Election of the Committee.
Kindly note that according to our Statute:
(i) players/members entitled to vote must be 16 or older or shall be turning 16 by the end of the year 2011. Other members/players may attend but cannot vote;
(ii) amendments to the statute shall be deposited with the Club Secretary not later than 7 days prior to the AGM;
(iii) nominations for a post in the new committee shall be sent to the secretary by not later than 48 hours before the AGM. Every candidate must be proposed and seconded by 2 different members who are entitled to vote in the AGM.
Mark Vella’s (the Club Secretary) address is: Ave Maria, Gorg Borg Olivier Str, Victoria Gozo. His email address is mkvella@hotmail.com. His number is 79055053.
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The Swimming & Waterpolo School comes to an end

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This Summer’s edition of the Swimming and Waterpolo School recently came to an end. Head Coach Mr. Alfred Cachia conducted the lessons. He was assisted by Maria Buttigieg, Mark Vella, George Louis Zammit, Christophe Martin, Mark Vella, Jean Pierre Peresso and Enzo Dimech. 40 children attended the School and the more advanced children had the opportunity to play friendly games against Sirens and Sliema.

The Club marked this event by awarding all participants certificates for attendance. Mr Alfred Cachia and Club Presidenb Enzo Dimech delivered short speeches wherein they underlined the need for a fresh waterpolo in Gozo so that training may be held all year round.

Gozo Waterpolo Cup 2011 – news

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Mate Balatoni in actionCaptain George Louis Zammit hitting the targetGiles Xuereb and Stefan Xerri (white caps) defending in front of goalie Joseph CremonaThe Otters squad that won the Gozo Cup 2011Karl Scicluna blocking an opponentParliamentary Secretary Dr. Chris Said delivering his speech, flanked on the left by Club president Enzo Dimech and on the right by treasurer Patrick SciberrasDr. Chris Said presenting the Gozo Cup to the Otters captain George Louis ZammitMembers and players listening attentively (1)Members and players listening attentively (2)Referee Miro Caruana (left) and Coach Alfred Cachia separated by Giles XuerebMate Balatoni rises above the crowdThe gathering during the formalitiesa well deserved snack for the players and helpers
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Gozo Waterpolo Cup

The first edition of the Gozo Waterpolo Club was held at the Otters Pitch in Marsalforn on Sunday 28th August 2011. This Tournament was organized by Otters Aquatic Sports Club with the support of the Parliamentary Secretariat for Consumers, Fair Competition, Local Councils and Public Dialogue.

This event was contested by the Under 21 teams of Otters Nivea, Sirens Ritter Sport and 3CX Exiles. Each team could make use of one over age guest player and one foreign player.

The three games turned out to be quite evenly contested and low scoring. Maybe the choppy sea made it difficult for the players to shoot accurately. In the first game Otters Nivea and Exiles shared the spoils. The home team was leading by one goal [more here]

 

 

Gozo Waterpolo Cup 2011

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Gozo Waterpolo Cup 2011

 

Otters artist!

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The photo shows a painting drawn by Otters’ Under 16 player and promising

Otters 1971-2011 Jonathan Young

artist, Jonathan Young. This painting is now embellishing the Games Room at the Club.  Well done Jonathan !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Otters stun Marsascala

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Saturday, August 20, 2011 , by

Alex Vella, National Pool – Commentary from The Times of Malta

In a match valid for statistics, Marsascala meat.com were after a win to extend their unbeaten run at the top of the Division Two standings.

However, they were shocked by a workmanlike Otters Nivea in yesterday’s first match which, unfortunately, also had the southenders ending the proceedings in casual fashion.

The first session did not go against the grain as Marsascala led 4-2, only for the Gozitans to take a lead of 8-7 by the end of the second quarter.

The team guided by Pierre Borg won the next session 4-3 to level matters on 11-11 before the start of the final session.

But they looked a subdued lot and perhaps disinterested as Alfred Cachia’s outfit picked their spot admirably to win the last session of the game 5-3 for a final 16-14 victory.

This success had the generous Otters ending their commitments on a bright note, with Hungarian Mate Balatoni, topping the list of yesterday’s scorers with five goals.

Marsascala 14

Otters 16

(4-2, 3-6, 4-3, 3-5)

Marsascala : S. Farrugia, C. Spiteri de Barro 1, M. Pace, Mil. Koralji 4, D. Caruana, E. Arrigo, J. Licari 3, J. Cremona 1, S. Micallef 1, R. Scerri 2, D. Cassar, A. Zammit 1, Mih. Koralji 1.

Otters : J. Cremona, G. Attard 2, G. Zammit 2, Z. Radocz 3, D. Schembri 2, K. Scicluna, M. Balatoni 5, S. Dimech, S. Xerri, E. Farrugia, C. Martin, P. Martin, K. Grima Scott 2.

Refs: R. Spiteri, P. Giordano.

 

 

Otters ASC Mid-Summer BBQ

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Otters Waterpolo & Swimming School 2011

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14th July 2011This season’s Waterpolo and Swimming School starts on Thursday 14th July.  Training sessions shall be held at 4 pm at the Clubs’ premises in Marsalforn Bay under the direction of head coach,  Mr. Alfred Cachia.  All children may attend.


Otters 40th Anniversary

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10.06.11

On the 10th June Otters faced Sliema in the Preliminary Round. In order to acknowledge the Clubs' 40th Anniversary, Sliema presented Otters with a banner. A very nice gesture which was appreciated by our club. Photo shows Sliema captain Clint Debono (left) presenting the banner to Otter's captain George Louis Zammit

Otters 40th Anniversary acknowledged (see picture to right)

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