Dual career paths and long-term athlete development

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Dual career paths and long-term athlete development As a former player of the Malta national football team who is currently the Deputy Chairperson and a board member of MFA’s Inħobb…

Training Load Monitoring In Youth Football Development

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Training Load Monitoring In Youth Football Development In the world of youth sport where development is the ultimate goal, the importance of carefully monitoring young athletes cannot be underestimated. It…

Sport Science: A Vehicle to Optimise Performance Potential

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Sport Science: A Vehicle to Optimise Performance Potential MCS speaks to Christian Vassallo, a lead sports science and research consultant to the Mediterranean College of Sport. He is currently a…

Women’s Football and the Mediterranean College of Sport

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Women’s Football and the Mediterranean College of Sport Women’s football is currently enjoying a rise in popularity, which has been further amplified by the Women’s European Championships held recently in…

Women’s Football is on the Rise

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Women’s Football is on the Rise The speed at which women’s football is growing shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone with access to a TV set or the news.…

How Artificial Intelligence is shaking up sport and education

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AI expert Prof Alexiei Dingli explains how new technologies are changing the way sport is analysed and helping student-athletes reach their full potential Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is rapidly becoming…

Mediterranean College of Sport to Sponsor the Fastest Paralympian Ever

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MCS is sponsoring Jason Smyth, the world’s fastest Paralympian, in the upcoming EAP event being held in Malta on Saturday 16 July. The European Athletics Promotion circuit (EAP), a non-profit…

How can schools prepare learners for the world of work?

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Tano Bugeja, presently Head of Secondary School and former Director Learning and Assessment Programmes at the Ministry of Education, explains how education can equip students with the employability skills needed…

How psychological skills help young athletes in sport and life

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Nadia Portelli is a senior lecturer at the University of Malta Junior College reading for a PhD in Sports and Exercise Sciences and specialising in the psychological aspects of endurance…

MOU signed for inclusion and development of Para athletes at MCS

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The Malta Paralympic Committee together with the Mediterranean College of Sport  and Learning Works, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at aligning cooperation and collaboration in the areas of…

MCS delegation holds discussions with the Aspire Academy in Qatar during visit

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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…

Developing critical thinkers through inquiry

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Dr James Calleja, lecturer in educators’ professional learning and development, explains how inquiry teaching can be used in the classroom and on the pitch to help learners develop critical thinking…

How top football clubs pick the best young talent

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The Mediterranean College of Sport speaks to the school’s lead football consultant, Talent Identification expert Richard Allen, about spotting top talent at a young age. For football clubs at the…

Sport Science Specialist joins the Mediterranean College of Sport

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UK-based strength and conditioning coach and sport science specialist, Christian Vassallo has joined the Mediterranean College of Sport as its sports science and research consultant. The Mediterranean College of Sport,…

‘Learning will be at the heart of what we do’

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Mediterranean College of Sport chief executive Charlo Bonnici explains how a student-centred approach will give talented student-athletes the best opportunity to excel. When the Mediterranean College of Sport opens its…

The Referee – the unsung service provider of the game

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The Mediterranean College of Sports speaks to FIBA international referee Bernard Vassallo about the skills, traits and training that define a top match official. For all the attention given to…

How student-athletes can successfully balance sport and school

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The Mediterranean College of Sports speaks to university lecturer and sport psychology expert Dr. Adele Muscat about how a dual career path in specialised sports schools can help student-athletes. For…

Attitude is crucial to reaching full potential

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Attitude is crucial to reaching full potential The Mediterranean College of Sport speaks to Pippo Psaila about how athletic potential can be identified and developed to help young athletes reach…

Parents giving the athlete-child a voice and a choice

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Worried about how to parent your student-athlete child? The parents of student-athletes face challenges – but they can be dealt with effectively if you know how. Here, the Mediterranean College…

How Participating in Sporting Activities Improves Mental Health

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The Mediterranean College of Sport speaks to sports and exercise practitioner Dr Bernice Sant about the physical and mental benefits of athletic activity, and how one directly affects the other.…

Children and Sports: Specialise or Diversify?

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The Mediterranean College of Sport speaks to former National Sport School headmaster and sports education expert Mr George Micallef about the early specialisation vs diversification debate, and whether a balance…

Experienced football talent-spotter engaged for the Mediterranean College of Sport

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Learning Works, a subsidiary of Vassallo Group, has just engaged a top UK football specialist, Mr Richard Allen as its lead football consultant for their upcoming project – the Mediterranean…

Learning Works joins forces with renowned UK university to offer an Master’s programme in Sport coaching

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Learning Works has joined forces with Liverpool John Moores University to start offering an MSc in International Sport Coaching as from this September. Through this partnership, a number of international…

Learning Works will develop and operate a new private sports college

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The project is a joint venture between the college and the Vassallo Group, through its subsidiary Learning Works Limited – a company providing education and training. Learning Works will develop…