On Monday, wife of the Prime Minister Dr. Lydia Abela, together with the Minister for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation Clifton Grima, launched ‘Let’s Move Malta’, a week-long initiative focused on sports activities involving people from various walks of life.
Dr. Lydia Abela, who also serves as the President of Special Olympics Malta, emphasized the unifying power of sports.
“The beauty of sports is that it brings many people together,” stated Dr. Abela, in the presence of Sport Malta’s CEO, who, in collaboration with this entity under the Ministry, is spearheading this initiative.
It will kick off on Tuesday with sports activities led by athletes from Special Olympics Malta. Dr. Lydia Abela added that this initiative, aimed at promoting a healthier society, will also encourage more individuals to engage in physical activities.
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Minister Clifton Grima discussed the significant investments made in sports infrastructure in recent years. He noted that these facilities not only benefit athletes and sports enthusiasts but also cater to the general public.
“We are providing facilities of the highest standard, both nationwide and in schools, emphasizing the importance of sports and physical activity from a young age.”
Mark Cutajar, CEO of SportMalta, highlighted the importance of seizing opportunities through initiatives like these. He stressed that, through different aspects of life, including the workplace, individuals should engage in physical activity in the places where they spend most of their time. He stated that through this initiative, they want to show that anyone, regardless of age, can engage in physical activity anywhere.
The activities are spread across various sports complexes, including Kirkop Sports Complex, San Vinċenz De Paul Residential Home, Marsa Sports Complex, San Blas, and Cottonera Sports Complex.