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€21,000 investment in Frame Football apparatus
The ministry for inclusion for social wellbeing, in collaboration with the parliamentary secretary for youth and sport, as well as Mark Cutajar, SportMalta chief executive, have announced a financial grant of €21,000 to Frame Football Malta.
The grant will allow Frame Football Malta to buy no less than 31 specialised frames, in order for disabled children to be able to play football.
What is Frame Football?
Frame Football is an adapted concept of the classic football game for children who require walking frames or crutches to play the game. The investment ensures that every child that needs any kind of assistance in terms of their mobility and wishes to play football, can do so.
“This investment continues to confirm the government’s policy of having an inclusive society and that will bring everyone together and nurture everyone’s talent,” said a ministry statement.
“Sport unites us, but to really say that through sport everyone us included, we have to invest so that every person, irrespective of whether they have a disability or not, can participate in sport”, said Clifton Grima, the parliamentary secretary for youth and sport.
He added that the investment in the apparatus for frame football, apart from the physical impact on children and youth with disabilities, will help them improve their social ability, communication and confidence in themselves.
Rita Darmanin Carbonaro, the president of Frame Football Malta, emphasised that the investment provided necessary tools for children and youngsters so they can continue developing their skills in the game of football that they love so much. At the same time, it puts them on the same level as other foreign clubs, with whom they will be able to participate and compete in tournaments and other sporting events.