Jake Castaldi and Steven Muscat have been awarded the Atlas Youth Athlete of the Month Award for November.

Castaldi and Muscat were crowned European champions in the U15 and U18 categories, respectively, and were part of Malta’s U18 Team A, also crowned champions during the European Blackball Championships held in Malta between the 1st and 8th November.

Jake Castaldi won the U15 category final against the Welsh player Mason Lorey 6-1. On the other hand, Steven Muscat won the U18 final against the English player Solly Simpson 6-3. Malta U18 Team A won the final match as they took the decisive winning frame England A with a score of 13-12.

The trophy for the November 2023 Atlas Youth Athlete of the Month together with a sports apparel voucher were presented to the winners by Robert Micallef, Chief Commercial Officer of Atlas Insurance. The Malta Sports Journalists Association was represented by Executive Committee Member Mark Muscat.

This award is a joint initiative of the Malta Sports Journalists Association and Atlas Insurance. The adjudicating panel of this award takes note of all the youth athletes’ achievements during the month under review and at the same time it invites local sport associations and federations to send in their nominations for consideration if they feel that any of their under-21 athletes have distinguished themselves during that month.

Nominations for this award may be sent via email to info@maltasportsjournalists.com. The rules and regulations of the award can be viewed on the website www.maltasportsjournalists.com

Photo caption: From Left: Mark Muscat (MSJA), Jake Castaldi and Steven Muscat and Robert Micallef (Atlas Insurance).