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Charlene Attard to replace Ivan Balzan as MOC Director of Sport

Charlene Attard is set to replace Ivan Balzan as the Maltese Olympic Committee Director of Sport as the nominations for November’s elections came to a close this week.

Nominations for the various posts of the Executive Committee had to be submitted by Monday.

Attard’s nomination for the post of Director of Sport was the major novelty in this year’s elections and the former GSSE medallist is set to replace Ivan Balzan who filled the post for the past four years.

Attard is already a member of the MOC Executive Committee and in the past legislature she was at the helm of the Athletes Commission and also worked closely with Balzan as she also was a member of the technical commission.

The Maltese Olympic Committee Executive Committee elections are scheduled for November 9 and as already reported by the Times of Malta, will feature an election for both the post of president and general secretary.

Julian Pace Bonello, who has been at the helm of the Maltese Olympic Committee, will face the challenge of Dr Kirill Micallef Stafrace.

Dr Micallef Stafrace is already part of the MOC set-up as he the chairman of the Medical Commission.

On the other hand, Joe Cassar faces an election to retain his post of general secretary following the nomination of Kevin Azzopardi for the post.

Paul Sultana, the president of the Malta Basketball Association, is uncontested for the role of Deputy President. The post was previously filled by William Beck who has decided not to seek re-election.

David Azzopardi is set to be reconfirmed as the Director of Finance as he is uncontested.

As regards the other executive directors, Dr Lucienne Attard, Maria Vella Galea and Johanna Grech are set to retain their place while there is going to be a new face as Nigel McCarthy has submitted his nomination.

All nominations are now subject to being vetted by the MOC electoral commission.

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