Eightball Pool player Dejan Grech as the Sportsman of the Year and international football player Haley Bugeja as the Sportswoman of the Year were presented with the trophies won in this year’s edition of SportMalta Awards Għażliet Sportivi Nazzjonali.

The presentation was held at the Auberge de Castille, cordially invited by the Prime Minister Dr Robert Abela and Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Volunteering, Sport and Recreation Dr Clifton Grima in the presence of part of the Malta Sports Journalists Association’s Executive Members.

Prim Minister Dr Robert Abela said that such awards reflect the commitment, professionalism and sacrifice that these athletes do on a daily basis. He also emphasised that these athletes are to be considered as role models for all children and youths, through their perseverance and determination they are not only making a good name for themselves but also for our country.

Hon. Parliamentary Secretary Clifron Grima said that through this annual event we can recognize the success acquired throughout the year. He added that the decision to reduce this event was taken for the good of all the associations and federations involved that despite the pandemic they did their best to keep their athletes active and organise their respective competitions.