Liam Daly has been awarded the Atlas Youth Athlete of the Month Award for December.

Daly, who is only 13 years old, is a triathlete with the Gozitan Club Shamrock Stars. In December, he was awarded by Triathlon Ireland for finishing first in the 12/13-year-old category in both the Youth Series and the National Championship in Ireland. The presentation was held during a ceremony at the Sport Ireland Campus.

In October, he was the youngest Maltese swimmer to complete a swim of 11 kilometres.

The trophy for the December 2023 Atlas Youth Athlete of the Month, together with a sports apparel voucher, was presented to Liam Daly by Matthew von Brockdorff, CEO and Managing Director of Atlas Insurance, and Robert Micallef, Chief Commercial Officer of Atlas Insurance. The Malta Sports Journalists Association was represented by Administrator Stephen Azzopardi.

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 The rules and regulations of the award can be viewed on the website

Photo caption: Stephen Azzopardi (MSJA), Robert Micallef (Atlas Insurance), Liam Daly, Matthew von Brockdorff (Atlas Insurance), Sean Michael Daly and Sandra Daly.