The Malta Fair Play Movement has announced the eighth TGS Malta Fair Play Award, in collaboration with Malta Sports Journalists Association and Together Gaming Solutions. The adjudicating panel is formed by Charles Camenzuli, Adele Muscat, Pierre Cassar, Kevin Joseph Azzopardi and Sandro Micallef. This award is aimed at sporting individuals or teams who would have distinguished themselves with an altruistic gesture of fair play during official and/or non-official competitions.
The fourth award for the year 2022, covering the October – December period, was awarded to Dillon Cassar.
During a 10k race which consisted of 2 loops, unfortunately one of the marshals during the race was misplaced. This race was held on Sunday 16th October 2022.
In the first loop of the race, Dillon Cassar was with the leading biker, and he noticed that he had been wrongly guided, which resulted in him gaining an advantage of around 150 meters. He never did this with a bad intention, and during the said race, he drew the attention of the leading biker/marshal and was told he was right.
While doing the second loop of the race, to show that he had no intention of taking advantage of the mistake made by the marshal, he ran an extra 200 metres to make up for any previous advantage that might have occurred. Both the race organisers and leading biker were surprised by what Dillon Cassar did.
Notwithstanding this, he still won the race, clocking 30 minutes and 36 seconds.
“An act to be lauded. Honesty and righteousness go hand in hand with every sport. Values that should be nurtured in every athlete. Well done to Dillon,” said Edward Licari, Director of Together Gaming Solutions.
The presentation of the TGS Malta Fair Play Award was hosted by Andrea Critien from the Finance & HR Department and Benjamin Delsinger, Managing Director of Together Gaming Solutions, at their offices in St. Julian’s. Charles Camenzuli was present on behalf of the Malta Fair Play Movement, while Stephen Azzopardi (MSJA Administrator) represented the Malta Sports Journalists Association.
Members of the public, teams or officials can notify the Malta Sports Journalists Association and the Malta Fair Play Movement and make them aware of a fair play gesture by contacting them at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Photo caption: Benjamin Delsinger (Managing Director of Together Gaming Solutions) presenting the TGS Fair Play Award October-December 2022 to Dillon Cassar (Mellieha Athletic Club).