A delegation from Vassallo Group and the Mediterranean College of Sport was recently invited by the renowned Aspire Academy in Doha to visit their facilities. This academy is considered as the best in the world for the development of young athletes due to its state-of-the-art facilities, advanced technology used as well as their renowned professional staff who lead their training programmes and their sport science facilities.
The delegation included Nazzareno Vassallo, former chairman of Vassallo Group, Pio Vassallo, group CEO, Charlo Bonnici, CEO of the Mediterranean College of Sport and George Micallef, the College’s Director of Sport. During the three-day visit the delegation had meetings with the top officials of the Aspire Academy including Professor Valter di Salvo, Aspire’s Director of Performance in Football and Science. In the past Professor Di Salvo worked with Real Madrid and Manchester United. He currently also works with the Football Federations in Qatar and Italy . Other cordial meetings were held with Markus Egger, Director of Sport and Strategy, James Baker, National Head of Talent Identification and main Strength and Conditioning coach as well as Feras Btaddini, Head of Venues and Facilities.
The Mediterranean College of Sport has been establishing contacts and partnerships with reputable institutions specialising in sport and education in various part of the world as it prepares to open its doors in 2024