Otters ASC U13 Training Camp at Ortigia Siracusa: 1st July- 7th July 2018
The whole Otters contingent consisted of 23 persons, 14 players, coach Paul Dimech, club official George Azzopardi with the rest being some parents and family members. The training camp took place at Cittadella dello Sport in Syracuse, Sicily under the supervision of A1 CC Ortigia team head coach Stefano Piccardo and first team players Martino Abela and Raffaele Rotondo. After a healthy breakfast at our hotel, we would drive off to the sports complex. A typical day consisted of a morning session, lunch, back to the hotel for some rest and back to the sport complex for an afternoon session. The morning session would start with land warm up followed up by variety of exercises with and without the ball. The afternoon session would either entail another set of exercises or else a friendly game. Infact we had the opportunity to play 3 friendly games against CC Oritigia’s U11/U13 team. On two afternoons, the whole group was hosted at Samoa Club. The players had a great time there swimming in the clear blue sea at Aranella beach. This was a wonderful experience for all the players who, besides waterpolo training, also bonded well together. A special thanks goes to our hosts CC Ortigia who made available two mini vans for us so that we could travel around, the parents who supported financially the players as well as a sponsor who through his generous donation made this trip possible.