Mgarr Volleyball Club – Our success story

Three years ago, Mgarr Volleyball Club embarked on a journey that is proving to be rewarding. First, a Senior Male’s team was set up to compete in the National League. Almost all the players had no experience in the sport. Therefore, the task of contending highly experienced opponents was challenging. The experience of coach Silvio Camilleri and his intensive training sessions throughout the summer of 2010, were immediately effective. Opponents were taken by surprise as to how well prepared this new team was. Although the males didn’t manage to win the first nine matches, they won the last fixture of the season against Iklin. Since then, the Senior Male’s team has been motivated to improve its position in the MVA National League classification.

Last year, the club introduced a team to compete in the Senior Female Second Division. This was a big challenge both for the sixteen ladies who showed interest to play volleyball and for Coach Silvio Camilleri who had to teach the game techniques. As of May, training sessions started full swing to prepare the team for the league. The first round proved to be tough. However, these games provided the perfect opportunity for the team to better understand the game and identify areas to improve. Under the guidance of Camilleri, together with the players’ determination, the team acquired the necessary skills to give a good challenge and managed to win a number of games in the second and third rounds, placing fourth in the MVA Second Division League.

During the Gala Awards Night for the 2012/2013 season, Annalisa Agius and Clayton Portelli were awarded the Best Player award for the female and male team respectively whilst the Most Dedicated Player trophy was given to Lydia Muscat and Andrea Agius.

The Club organises various fund-raising activities to help with the ever-increasing expenses. In collaboration with Mgarr Local Council, the Club organised Beach Volley Tournaments at Gnejna Bay, opened to the public the underground Flour Mill in Tal-Palma, limits of M?arr and offered parking facilities during Festa Frawli.

The M?arr Volleyball Club Committee would like to publicly thank the M?arr Local Council, especially Mayor Paul Vella, Deputy Mayor Eman Vella and Councillor Clayton Gauci for their constant support, as well as the club’s sponsors: The Hatch Bar, Ballut Blocks Ltd, Framegrip Ltd, Caccu Social Club (Qormi), J&J Gauci Granite Ltd, Nectar Group, Nicky’s Butcher (Naxxar) and FrottArtna.  Thanks to the financial aid of such sponsors, the Club can continue its journey and look to the future aiming to build on the present success story. A word of thanks goes to our helpers and supporters who assist the Club and whose presence during matches is greatly appreciated and highly encourages all our teams.

Anyone interested in more information or would like to start practising this sport, should visit and Like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/MgarrVolleyballClub.

 


Training Camps

Ladies Training Camp will take place during the weekend starting 13th September in Gozo. The team, coached by Silvio Camilleri will be making preparations for the upcoming 2nd Division league .
Meanwhile in preparation for the 2nd edition of the Fleur de Lys Cup, the Men’s team training camp will take place during the weekend 20th – 22nd September. Silvio Camilleri’s boys sure have a tough weekend ahead of them!
The aim of these training camps is to further develop the players’ skills and techniques, physical fitness as well as teamwork. The players will have the opportunity to get to know each other better both on court and away from it.

Games this weekend

On Sunday 6th January 2013, both Mgarr teams will be in action.

The men’s team will play against FLEUR-DE-LYS at 5:30pm at Cottonera while the women will play against Flyers at  3:30pm at the Cottonera Sports Complex.

Everyone is invited to attend both matches to give your encouraging support!

COME ON MGARR!!!mgarrvolley


Mgarr Teams playing this weekend.

 

1st and 2nd December Mgarr teams will be in action once again.

The women’s team will play Phoenix This Saturday at 5:00pm at Cottonera while the men will play against Aloysians at 5:30pm at the Cottonera Sports Complex on Sunday.

Everyone is invited to attend both matches to give your encouraging support!

COME ON ORANGES!!!


Mgarr teams playing next Sunday

On Sunday 18th November 2012, both Mgarr teams will be in action.

The men’s team will play Valletta at 1:30pm at Cottonera for their third fixture for this season while the women will play against Qormi at 5:30pm at the University Sports Complex.

Both teams look to end their 1 match loosing streak after their respective losses as both matches are very important.

Everyone is invited to attend both matches to give your encouraging support!

COME ON MGARR!!!


Mgarr Men Match Vs Fleur De Lys. [article by http://www.sportinmalta.com]

Fleur de Lys Office Group too superior for Mgarr Volley

Fleur-De-Lys Office Group vs Mgarr Volley 3-0
(25-17, 25-17, 25-11)

Fleur de Lys Office Group maintained their positive start in the MVA men’s Super League
to beat Mgarr Volley in straight sets. Both teams had won their previous matches against
Aloysians and Yahoos respectively.

Fleur de Lys Office Group started well straightaway with services from setter Matthew
Cumbo, however Mgarr under experienced coach Silvio Camilleri were counter attacking
and gain immediate side outs especially with attacks from Kurt Abela and captain Patrick
Camilleri. Fleur de Lys Office Group then gained a seven point lead with powerful spikes
from Valerio Savio and Louis Reynaud to close the set 25-17.

The second set was very similar to the first, displaying balanced in the initial rallies with
good passing from Etienne Micallef mostly to Clayton Portelli for Mgarr. Fleur de Lys office
group upgraded their level of play and showed their superiority especially with good spikes
from Eric Sciberras and Antoine Busuttil.

The third set was never in contention as Fleur de Lys continued with their excellent
performance. Player coach Silvan Gauci distributed many good sets to Michael Magro,
Maaerten Haegdorens and Robert Busuttil to close the set 25-11.

Match Officials:
1st Referee: Steve Farrugia
2nd Referee: Amy Guiga

Fleur de Lys Office group:
1 Matthew Cumbo, 2 Valerio Savio, 3 Eric Sciberras, 4 Robert Busuttil, 5 Antoine Busuttil, 6
Maaerten Haegdorens, 7 Aristar Borg, 9 David Cutajar, 10 Silvan Gauci, 13 Mike Magro, 16
Louis Reynaud, 17 Joseph Borg Bonaci

Mgarr Volley:
2 Clayton Portelli, 3 Kurt Abela, 4 Matthew Abela, 7 Etienne Micallef, 8 Robert Camilleri,
9 Charles Muscat, 10 Rodian Formosa, 12 Patrick Camilleri, 15 James Camilleri, 17 Andrea
Agius

Article taken from: http://www.sportinmalta.com