New Kercem Ajax FC Stadium and facilities inaugurated in Gozo

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New Kercem Ajax FC Stadium and facilities inaugurated in GozoOn Friday, the new Kercem Ajax FC Stadium was inaugurated by the Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport Chris Agius, along with the Minister for Gozo Dr Anton Refalo, the President of the MFA Norman Darmanin Demajo, the President of the GFA Alvin Grech and the President of Kercem Ajax Albert Camilleri.

Also present for the inauguration evening in Kercem was the Parliamentary Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Active Ageing Dr. Justyne Caruana.New Kercem Ajax FC Stadium and facilities inaugurated in GozoThe facilities at the club include a full size synthetic pitch equipped with five dressing rooms, clinic, Rehabilitation pool, VIP Room, press room, spectator stand as well as a multi-purpose hall. A new lighting system has also been installed.

This pitch is being organised for both domestic youth matches as well as the second division games.

This stadium has been incorporated as part of the sports complex which houses a club house, 5 a-side pitch and recreation area for children as well as 2 bocci pitches.

Kercem Ajax F.C. has also announced that it has been successful in an Erasmus+ application for an 8-day project being held in Malta and Gozo between the 8th and 17th of October together with youths from Active Youth Union from Georgia, Russia.

The idea of this project is for young people between the ages of 13-17 years to get together to develop a youth exchange “Footprints in the Sand” which through non-formal learning will develop their commitment toward European Citizenship and Employability in a an exchange promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports and outdoor activities.

The non-formal education will add to new vocational skills, including communication, customer service and teamwork.

The project is targeted at bringing together a group of 20 young people from Malta and Georgia with a common interest in sports and providing an 8-day programme with a solid structure for promoting a healthy lifestyle through sports by concentrating on the benefits that can be gained by outdoor activities and an active lifestyle.

As discovered in previous projects, sport plays a major role in promoting understanding, breaking down barriers and celebrating diversity.

Prominence will be given to the importance of promoting an active life style through outdoor sports from an early age, where through various workshops and interest based discussions, issues such as levels of inactivity and obesity, the need to support and nurture emerging talent, and the formulation of worthwhile goals and performances from an early age are addressed.

A detailed day-to-day learning plan and activity and workshop programme for this exchange is being completed in order to provide a rich and positive training and developmental experience.

The project will allow participants from both countries to take part together in a joint programme of activities that promote a healthier lifestyle through sports, thus involving the active participation of a mixture of young Europeans which allows them to discover and become aware of different social and cultural realities, to learn from each other, to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and reinforce their feeling of being European Citizens.

A Youthpass Certificate will be given to all participants on completion of the project.

This project is being funded with support from the European Commission.

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