GO sponsors National Sports Awards taking place this Friday

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GO sponsors National Sports Awards taking place this FridayGO has become a corporate partner of Ghaqda Gurnalisti Sports (GhGS), the National sports journalists association, and will also sponsor the Youth of the Year category at the National Sports Awards, which will take place this Friday, the 31st of January 2014.

The sponsorship was presented by GO’s Head of Marketing, Kurt Camilleri to GhGS President, Charles Camenzuli.

Camilleri said, “As Malta’s home of premium sports, GO has a very strong association with excellence across all activity which is related to sports. We are also determined to support sporting excellence in Malta and by sponsoring the Youth of the Year category at the forthcoming National Sports Awards, GO is doing just that.

“The Awards are undoubtedly a highlight in GhGS’s calendar but sports journalists work tirelessly throughout the year to keep the public informed on how Malta’s sports men and women are performing and GO will continue to support their efforts as a corporate partner throughout 2014.”

This year’s edition of the National Sports Award will be the 53rd and nominations in the Youth of Year category include three female athletes; the gymnast Suzanne Buttigieg, weightlifter Nichole Gatt and squash player Colette Sultana. The two other nominees are swimmer Neil Muscat and shooter Nathan Lee Xuereb.

In collaboration with the Malta Sports Journalists Association, The Gozo NGOs Association was given the opportunity to nominate 5 athletes from Gozo for the Award ‘Ahjar Sportiv Ghawdxi 2013? this award, which will be part of this Friday’s 53rd annual U*BET Ghazliet Sportivi Nazzjonali 2013.

The nominees for this award were:

Gary Hili – Rugby

Josef Scicluna – Baseball

Francesco Caruana -Athletics

Enzo Dimech – Waterpolo

Marcello Attard – Shooting.

The Gozitan winner will be announced at the awards night to be held on Friday at Le Meridien St Julian’s.

The Top Gozitan Athlete award, which has been added to this year’s Ghazliet Sportivi Nazzjonali, will be decided by a selection committee comprising representatives of non-governmental Gozitan organizations.

Camenzuli said, “The Youth of the Year Award obviously highlights someone who has the potential to go on and achieve greater things in his or her sporting field. It’s important that as journalists, and as a country, we support young athletes who show such potential and GO clearly appreciates this. GhGS is working hard to ensure that this year’s Awards build on previous successes and to help sports journalism in general develop and strengthen. In these efforts the support of corporate partners like GO is invaluable.”

Photo – (from left) Kurt Camilleri, Head of Marketing at GO during the presentation of the sponsorship to Charles Camenzuli, GhGS President. Also present was Henry Brincat, GhGS Deputy Secretary.

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