Malta’s Under-16 teams will be looking to emulate their senior compatriots’ energetic displays this summer in the FIBA U-16 European Championships Division C starting on Tuesday.
The girls’ team is currently in Korce, Albania and faces hosts Albania and Andorra. Led by coach Sandro Farrugia and assistant Nadia Mifsud, the 12-player squad is made of players born in 2007 and 2008. They start off their commitments with a matchup with the home side (tip-off: 16.00).
MALTA U-16 GIRLS SQUAD Ylenia Ferrando (Starlites BC); Philippa Riolo (Starlites BC); Anna Fenech Pace (Luxol BC); Michela Marmara (Luxol BC); Gwen Carabott (Luxol BC); Vanya Baldacchino (Luxol BC); Jada Said (Luxol BC); Sarah Sciberras (Luxol BC); Shanice Farrugia (Luxol BC); Ella Abela (Luxol BC); Abby Marie Grech (Penrith Panthers); Sarah Fenech Pace (Luxol BC).
COACH Sandro Farrugia
ASSISTANT COACH Nadia Mifsud
HEAD OF DELEGATION Mikela Riolo.
The boys’ team is currently in Prishtina, Kosovo to face hosts Kosovo, Albania, and San Marino in Group A of the tournament.
Under coach Claudio Massari and assistant Omar Said, the 12-player squad’s first outing being against the home team on Tuesday (tip-off: 20.45)
MALTA U-16 BOYS SQUAD
Justin Caruana (Athleta BC); Sebastian Pace (Starlites BC); Kai Fabri (Starlites BC); Luke Attard (Depiro BC); Luke Attard (Hibs BC); Malcolm Buttigieg De Piro (Depiro BC); Kyle Dominic Deguara (Starlites BC); Aleksander Sultana (Starlites BC); Andre Alessandro Garzia (Athleta BC); Daniele Brincat Dowdall (Hibs BC); Matteo Rieger (Hibs BC); Julien Jay Dimech (Starlites BC).
COACH Claudio Massari
ASSISTANT COACH Omar Said
TEAM MANAGER Timmy Cutugno