The Malta Independent 14 July 2020, Tuesday

‘Sports is not just a hobby, but teaches us values‘ - Delia

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Sports is not simply a hobby, but could teach people a lot about values, PN Leader Adrian Delia said during the conference: 'National sports in Malta, the way forward'.

Delia spoke of the need to look at sports not just as a choice, but as part of life within society, "an intrinsic part of our lives."

He said that sport can be part of the solution for the many challenges that the country is facing, like obesity.

"The PN is giving importance to sport through continuous dialogue with stakeholders Dr Delia and also party organs dedicated to sport.

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He spoke of the need to invest in sports, and highlighted women's sports as being one of the cleanest sectors as corruption has not reared its head there.

He said that sport for persons with disabilities also needs attention. He invited all those involved in sport to be part of the PN's work to improve the sector.

Sports, Delia said, also contributes to many other sectors, and mentioned Neil Agius who swam 100km from Sicily to Malta, merging sport with the environment while doing so throught the Wave of Change campaign.

Sports, he said, also has an educational scope.

The PN's Spokesperson for Sport, Robert Cutajar said that this PN conference will mean the start of a consultation process for a new way to look at sport in the country.

He said that the protagonists will not just be athletes and sports groups, but Maltese society holistically. "Sports for the PN does not only mean more infrastructural investment, but also more understanding about how sport can be a way for people to learn more about their lifestyle, and the values that sport can teach.

He said that the PN will launch a national campaign to create a more sport-centred culture.

This conference the PN said, is one of many that the PN is organising so that in the end a document containing a vision of where the country wants to head in with regards to sports in the coming years


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