Bio – Sam Cassar “Fell in love with the game the day I was born”

In our second interview we will be meeting Sam Cassar, who is 16 and is currently studying at MCAST specialising in Sport. Sam is a Paola BC player and is also part of the Elite Squad in the Badminton Academy. (Want to be part of the academy too? Click here) Sam Cassar - 16 Favorite [...]

Bio – Sam Cassar “Fell in love with the game the day I was born”2018-06-27T22:19:57+02:00

Bio – Nigel Degaetano “Badminton is fast paced and a beautiful game”

We will be trying to  get your closer to our members and we will be reproducing small interviews that we are doing with players, coaches, officials and even more. It's the first bio we are featuring Nigel Degaetano, 20, an MCAST Student currently undertaking a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at MCAST. Nigel is [...]

Bio – Nigel Degaetano “Badminton is fast paced and a beautiful game”2018-05-28T22:41:12+02:00

Aldo Polidano

Aldo started playing badminton at a very young age, winning all national titles and represented Malta in various international championships. Whilst time management is always a challenge Aldo juggles his family, business and sporting commitments well. A lesser known fact about Aldo is that he is a good singer and regularly performs at Voices concerts, [...]

Aldo Polidano2017-02-13T14:42:09+01:00

Rebecca Spiteri

Rebecca has been taking badminton seriously for the past three years. Rebecca’s dream is to take part in international tournaments and making Malta proud. Italian influence seems to be strong in her choice of music (Il Volo) and food (Peperoni pizza). Her career path seems to be leading her in the field of chemistry Name: [...]

Rebecca Spiteri2016-03-27T22:13:28+02:00

Yanika Polidano

Had she not followed her father Aldo’s footsteps in to the badminton family three years ago, Yanika would have opted to play basketball. Though she finds the backhand stroke challenging to master, Yanika still has strong ambitions to win competitions abroad. Yanika’s career goal is to become an architect. Name: Yanika Polidano Age: 15 Club: [...]

Yanika Polidano2016-03-23T07:59:04+01:00

Nigel Degaetano

At 17 years of age, Nigel Degaetano is the eldest of the athlete’s contingent. With ambitions to become National Champion and ranked at European Level, Nigel’s finds mental focus the hardest skill to master. Nigel’s goal is to be the best he can be at what he does and be an inspiration to others. Name: [...]

Nigel Degaetano2017-02-13T14:42:09+01:00

Patrick Cassar

Patrick brings to the coaches pool 45 years of experience as an athlete. Patrick has obtained Level 1 and 2 Coaching qualifications which have been put to good use since 2006 resulting in successful performances from junior players under his instruction. Patrick’s family is an all round badminton family having an ex-champion for a wife [...]

Patrick Cassar2017-02-13T14:42:09+01:00

Cheryl Gilford

Cheryl has been in the badminton scene for the past 4 and a half years. Cheryl is looking to win her categories in the Junior National Championships and gain more experience in the field. In the future she plans on learning coaching techniques to teach beginners how to master the sport. A fan of pop [...]

Cheryl Gilford2016-03-13T19:47:00+01:00

Sam Cassar

With a mother a former national champion, and a father with years of experience at national level, badminton seemed a natural choice for 14-year-old Sam Cassar, even though football seems to have been another potential option. With such a pedigree it is no wonder that Sam’s dream is to play in the Olympic Games. Name: [...]

Sam Cassar2016-03-10T15:59:04+01:00

Coach: George Camilleri

George took up coaching when through injury realised his playing days were coming to an end. Since then he has undertaken a number of coaching courses, obtaining his Pro License through the Malta Olympic Committee. George hopes that the Maltese team will give determined performances and hopes that the time and effort put in will [...]

Coach: George Camilleri2016-03-06T16:33:32+01:00
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