‘Enrichment in Athletics’

Enrichment in Athleticsadding technical skills to training program, enrichment of knowledge to local coaches apart from athletes.

This project has been funded by the Training Initiatives Scheme managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector.

Rush Athletic Club had the opportunity to benefit from a scheme managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector. This training camp involved  Khalid Alqawati and James Beckford, two foreign coaches who worked with our team athletes and coaches for a number of days here in Malta.  

 Khalid Alqawati was with us between the 6th and the 9th January 2022, when he started training with the Top Maltese Throwing Athletes by introducing them some new drills. Khalid also trained with the rest of the athletes on the following day using different age appropriate drills and techniques.  He also guided athletes during a competition being held during that weekend and guided a gym session showing new exercises and new routine.

 James Beckford was here in Malta between the 13th and the 17th January 2022, when he started training with the Top Maltese Long Jump Athletes then continued with the Sprinters.  He also trained with other athletes by showing drills, making fun games and intensive training according to age category.  He was also present during a competition where he guided our team athletes who were competing.

These training camps, both with Khalid and James were of great benefit both for athletes and coaches to improve their athletic performance and coaching abilities during this season.ย  Rush Athletic Club is grateful for MCVS and TIS for this great opportunity.

National Championships Junior, impressive results from our Athletes

An eventful afternoon at Marsa, where our young athletes all gave their utmost to compete to their best and conquer. Surely the happy faces and enthusiasm around us was one of a kind. Best results on the 2 days and highlight of these championships where Leah Frendo in the 300m mtrs U12 clocking a fantastic 47.69s and the relay U16 Girls in 50.69s who also made a championship record during the process. Well done to all as we always say winning is a supplement to having fun and participating. Onto the next Challenge

Medals of the weekend

Discus U14

1st Faith Grixti

Discus U16

3rd Chloe Grixti

1st Luca Gerada

100m U16

1st Zach Mansaray

1st Thea Parnis Coleiro

2nd Bianca Shoemake

3rd Thea Shoemake

60m U12

1st Leah Frendo

3rd Kayla Slack

Javelin U16

1st Luca Gerada

2nd Chloe Grixti

Long Jump U16

1st Thea Parnis Coleiro

2nd Bianca Shoemake

3rd Enrica Ciantar

Shot Put Girls

1st Faith Grixti 4×100 U142nd Faith Grixti, Madeleine Bonello, Thais Catania and Cheziane Debattista

2nd DAY

150 mtrs U14

Cheziane Debattista 3rd

200m U16

Thea Parnis Coleiro 1st

Enrica Ciantar 2nd

Shylaine Said 3rd

Shot put U16

Luca Gerada 1st

Javelin U14

Faith Grixti 2nd

Hammer U16

Bianca Shoemake 1st

Luca Gerada 1st

Faith Grixti 2nd

300m U12

Leah Frendo 1st PB

4×100 Relay GirlsThea Shoemake, Bianca Shoemake, Enrica Ciantar, Thea Parnis Coleiro 1st in a CR

Brilliant Week For Kareem Chouhal and Sonique Gatt

Young Maltese athletes delivered on their potential with a number of fine performances throughout this week during the 24th edition of the Island Games (COJI) being held in Mallorca.

The Jeux des รฎles (Island Games) is an annual multi-sport event for youth athletes from the 23 member countries of the association handling this multi-nation sporting event.

Sonique Gatt and Kareem Chouhal brought home the gold medal for Malta with impressive performances in the hammer and discus throw respectively, with the latter completing a personal best in the process. The young athlete managed a fantastic haul of three medals โ€“ one of each metal โ€“ securing silver in the shotput and bronze in the hammer. Sonique Gatt also secured silver in the discus throw.

Thanks to Malta Olympic Committee , SportsMalta and Athletics Malta for the opportunity given to our athletes. Well done to all Team Malta

Great Results during Challenge 5

Great results in yesterday’s meeting, all athletes are gearing up for next weekends young at championships. keep on shining young stars ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜. Also great results in the open categories with loads of SBs and PBs. With the pinnacle of the competition, our athlete coach Antonella Chouhal breaking 2 W45 NR in the Hammer Throw and Shot Put. Well done to all , Full results can be found on MAAA: Athletics Malta (MLT) (opentrack.run)