Air Malta wins first volleyball tournament for employees

Date: Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Ref: 055-2014 

Air Malta’s employees were the winners of the first volleyball tournament organised by the Malta Employees Sports Association (MESA), acing all their matches to seize the title.  

Six teams took part: Air Malta, University of Malta, Central Bank, Mater Dei Hospital and two teams from the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM). 

“We’d like to congratulate Air Malta for being the first team to win this tournament, and also thank all the teams who participated, without which the tournament would not have taken place,” said MESA Secretary, Mario Saliba.

“It’s been a really fun ride for us, especially in terms of team building and meeting employees from other companies. It’s always nice to get to know your colleagues after a whole day in the same office. And winning the tournament brought us even closer,” said Air Malta’s team captain, First Officer Josef Pirotta. 

The games were played at the Sports Complex in Ħal-Kirkop, with the collaboration of the Malta Sports Council. 

The tournament was organised by the Malta Employees Sports Association (MESA), a ggovernment and parastatal entity. MESA also organises other sports events including football, pool, snooker, darts, bowling, table tennis and running.

Here’s the final scoresheet: 

Group A: University of Malta v AFM 1 0-2 (15-25, 20-25), University of Malta v Air Malta 0-2 (23-25, 23-25) and Air Malta v AFM 1 2-0 (25-22, 25-23). 

Group B: Central Bank v AFM 2 2-0 (25-14, 25-13), Central Bank v Mater Dei 2-0 (25-11, 25-18), AFM 2 v Mater Dei 2-0 (26-24, 25-9).

Semi-Final: Air Malta v AFM 2 2-0 (15-6, 15-7), Central Bank v AFM 1 2-0 (15-10, 15-8).

Final: Air Malta v Central Bank 2-0 (18-16, 15-8).

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