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Training is given in the following :

 
Javelin Man / Women
Shot Man / Women
Discus Man / Women
Club Man / Women
Rings Man / Women
Cricket Ball Man / Women
Slalom Man / Women
Wheel Chair Race Man / Women
Bowling Man / Women
Bowling Tetra Class
Table Tennis Men / Women / Novices
Weight Lifting Men Class A / Class B / Novices

The sub-committee under the Chairmanship of Mr. Joe A Cardona.

 

The sub-committee organises activities all year round, giving the opportunity to our members to utilise the sports facilities at our Corradino Centre. The Centre is equipped for the following sports facilities:

 

  • Basket Ball

  • Athletics

  • Cycling

  • Weight Training and Weight Lifting

  • Physical Training

  • Bowling

  • Billiards

  • Table Tennis

  • Darts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participation in the Sports Activities

 

Phone Mr. Joe A. Cardona

on 21386776 or on mobile 99451419 / 99806044.

 

 

Or send the following form by post to:

 

The Chairperson Sports Activities

The Physically Handicapped Rehabilitation Fund

Corradino Hill,

Paola PLA 07

Malta

 

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Sports Activities Application Form

 

To: Mr. Joe A. Cardona

 

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Sports activities

 

 

Weekly Sports

 

Every Saturday starting October up to May training sessions are organized under the guidance of Mr. Mike Pace.

Training starts at 14.00 ends ends 17.00 followed by Mass (see Religious activities)

Transport is organized on availability basis for those who do not have their own transport at a minimal charge.

 

 

Annual Sports Rally

 

This event was organized at the end of the training season. And included:

 

Sports Category
   
Javelin Man / Women
Shot Man / Women
Discus Man / Women
Club Man / Women
Rings Man / Women
Cricket Ball Man / Women
Slalom Man / Women
Wheel Chair Race Man / Women
Bowling Man / Women
Bowling Tetra Class
Table Tennis Men / Women / Novices
Weight Lifting Men Class A / Class B / Novices

 

There were also tokens for Basketball Match participants and

A special price for dedication.

 

 In the afternoon activities included a basketball game between members.

Trophies are distributed

 

Other competitions also organized games such as Billiard / snooker / Pool / Table Tennis

  

 

Competitive Sports for the Physically Handicapped

By Mr. Mike Pace National Coach

 

The idea of holding sport events for the paralysed was the result of ongoing efforts in the rehabilitation of the Stoke Mandeville Hospital as formulated ad carried out by it then director, Sir Ludwig Guttmann. The Rehabilitation centre of the hospital formed the nucleus of the sporting events which resulted, later on in the International Stoke Mandeville Games for the Paralysed.

 

Dr, Guttmann developed new methods of rehabilitation f paralysed and it is due to their success that many owe their lives to his inspiring works. Sir Ludwig regarded sport as an invaluable and indispensable aid in rehabilitation that saw almost revolutionary idea.

 

In the natural course of events, sports training took various forms, enthusiastically accepted by the patients and doctors alike. The first official sports activity took place in 1946 under the name of British Championships for the Paralysed. These competitions were continued every year and soon teams of paralysed from other countries joined in, Holland being the first foreign country to send its representatives. Since 1952 many more countries began to participate in the competitions, this number went up to over 50.

 

In 1953, Dr. Guttmann suggested that the Stoke Mandeville Games should assume Olympic proportions. The idea was first materialised in 1956, at the Olympic Games in Melbourne, when the International Olympic Committee awarded the Lord Fearuley Cup to the Stoke Mandeville Games. This trophy is awarded every 4 years to an organization or state which contributed most to the fostering of the Olympic Spirit. In 1960 the International Stoke Mandeville Games , were held in Rome utilising the existing Rome Olympic Games facilities, 4 years later in 1964 the Games were held in Tokyo at the site of the Tokyo Olympic Games. In 1968 the Games were held in Israel, in 1972 in Heidelberg Germany. In 1976 in Montreal, Canada, and in 1980 in Aruhem, Holland.

 

Maltese paraplegics participated for the first time in the 1957 games. Then the following year a committee was formed and basketball team was sent to Stoke Mandeville. In 1959 eight handicapped participated in the games. The largest Maltese contingent consisted of 22 members and it was for the Rome Olympics in 1960. They won two gold, two silver and one Bronze medal. John Micallef won Gold in swimming and Angela Scicluna won gold in the Shot. Claude Markham won silver in the Shot and Moses Azzopardi won Silver in Table Tennis. George Portelli achieved his bronze in Snooker.

 

 Since then, the Physically Handicapped participated on many occasions. They were  present at the Olympics, except the one held in Canada. They always reached the finals. A notable year was 1970 at Stoke Mandeville, when Claude Markham won silver in snooker, Victor Galea won silver in the 100 meters wheelchair dash and Mar these Micallef won silver in the 60 meters wheelchair dash. Then the team flew to Edinburgh for the Commonwealth Games and obtained another two silver and two bronze. Claude Markham and Mar these. Micallef won a bronze each in the Shot and Discus respectively, while Victor Galea won two silver for the 400 and the 800 meters besides these all the other members of the team managed to reach the finals of the events they participated in.

 

In 1977 Marthese Micallef won silver in Bowling and in the 1980 Olympics held in Aruhem, Holland, the ladies bowling team, made up of Connie Camilleri and Lillian Sammut won a bronze.

 

Whenever the local physically handicapped go abroad to compete, their major scope is not in winning medals, but mixing with other athletes and changing ideas about ways of life. Rehabilitation through sports is the basic scope. . Considering that we are a small nation, with restricted specialised sports facilities, the results obtained speak for themselves.

 

Dedication and hard training have proved that they are not Disabled but Handicapped, which does not hinder them for reaching their goal and objectives in life, living a normal life and being good ambassadors when they participated in international completions away from our island.

 

 

The Council of the Physically Handicapped Fund would like once again to thank Mike for his devotion, hard work, and personal sacrifices by providing our members  assistance, trough leadership, guidance and professional advise trough out the number of years he has occupied the post of our Coach and trainer always on voluntary basis. Over these years he has not kept back to encourage our members to participate in the various sports, thus giving them the possibility to achieve their objectives of integrating in the society.

 

 

 

 

 

The Physically Handicapped Rehabilitation Fund

Rehabilitation Centre Corradino Paola.

 

List of officials and competitors woe represented Malta in International Competitions:

 

1957

International Stoke Mandeville Games

 
  Manager: John Pisani  
  Competitors:  Alfred Testa  
    Claude Markham  

      

1957 International Stoke Mandeville Games  
 

Manager:

John Pisani  
 

Competitors:

Alfred Testa  
    Claude Markham  

 

1958 International Stoke Mandeville Games  
 

Manager:

John Pisani  
 

Officials:

Members of Local Committee  
 

Competitors:

Alfred Testa  
 

 

John Micallef  
    Alfred Bugelli  
    Claude Markham  
    Joe Camilleri  
    Competed in basketball  

                         

1959

International Stoke Mandeville Games

 
  Manager: John Pisani  
  Competitors:  Total of eight Basketball and Field events
    Claude Markham  

         

1960 Paralympics Games Rome  
 

Officials:

Members of the local Committee
 

Competitors:

Total of twenty two  
    John Micallef Gold Swimming
    Angela Scicluna Gold Swimming
    Claude Markham Silver Shot
    George Portelli Bronze Snooker
    Moses Azzopardi Silver Table Tennis

             

1963 International Stoke Mandeville Games  
 

Manager:

John Pisani  
 

Competitors:

Claude Markham  
 

 

George Portelli  
    Domenic Frendo  
    Charles Miggiani  
    Joseph Camilleri  
    Gregory Pisani  
    Participated in Basketball, snooker and Field events.

                       

1965 International Stoke Mandeville Games  
 

Manager:

John Pisani  
 

Competitors:

Claude Markham  
 

 

Charles Palmier  
    Alfred Testa  
    Lawrence Mizzi  
    Joseph Camilleri  
    Michael Camilleri  
    Charles Miggiani  
 

 

Competed in Basketball, snooker and Field events.

 

1967

International Stoke Mandeville Games

 
 

Manager:

Mike Pace

 
 

Coaches:

Mike Pace

 
 

 

Mary Ann Bartolo

 
 

Official:

John Micallef

 
 

Competitors:

Joseph Attard

 
   

Charles Miggiani

 
   

Emmanuel Grima

 
   

Polly Azzopardi

 
   

Marthese Micallef

4th Discuss

   

Competed in Track and Field events.

 

1968

Paralympics Games Israel

 
 

Manager:

Mike Pace

 
 

Coaches:

Mike Pace

 
 

Official:

Grace Testa

 
 

Competitors:

Alfred Testa

16th Archery

   

Victor Galea

6th 100 meters spring

   

Charles Miggiani

 
   

Alfred Bugelli

 
   

Mary Gatt

 
   

May Bezzina

 
   

Competed in Basketball, archery, snooker, track and Field events.

 

1969 International Stoke Mandeville Games  
 

Manager:

Mike Pace  
 

Coaches:

Mike Pace  
 

 

Mary Ann Bartolo  
 

Official:

John Micallef  
 

Competitors:

John Zammit  
    France Cutajar  
    Rita Micallef  
    Mary Chircop 8th Shot - 16th Archery
    Competed in Track and Field events.

 

1970            International Stoke Mandeville Games             Commonwealth Games - Scotland  
 

Manager:

Mike Pace  
 

Coaches:

Mike Pace  
 

 

Mary Ann Bartolo  
 

Official:

John Micallef  
    Margaret Portelli  
 

Competitors:

Claude Markham Stoke Mandeville:Silver Snooker
      Commonwealth Games:Bronze Shot
    John Micallef  
    Victor Galea Stoke Mandeville: Silver 100 meters
   

 

Commonwealth Games: Silver 400 meters - Silver 800 meters
    Joseph Camilleri  
    Charles Miggiani  
    George Portelli  
    Emmanuel Grima  
    Marthese Micallef Stoke Mandeville: Silver 60 Meters - Commonwealth: Bronze - Discuss
    Helen Tonna  
 

 

Competed in Basketball, Track and Field events.

  

1972        Paralympics Games Germany  
 

Manager:

Mike Pace  
 

Coaches:

Mike Pace  
 

 

Mary Ann Bartolo  
 

Official:

John Micallef (also in charge of Social Activities)  
    Sister Lucien Cachia  
    Saviour Vella (in charge of Andrew)  
 

Competitors:

Claude Markham Stoke Mandeville:Silver Snooker
      Commonwealth Games:Bronze Shot
       
      Stoke Mandeville: Silver 100 meters
   

 

Commonwealth Games: Silver 400 meters - Silver 800 meters
    Joseph Camilleri  
    Victor Galea  
    George Portelli  
    Andrew Vella  
    Connie Camilleri  
    Lillian Sammut  
    Mary Cassar  
    Competed in snooker, track and Field events

 

1977

International Stoke Mandeville Games

 
  Competitors: Marthese Micallef Bronze 60 meters
    Claude Markham  

 

1980

Paralympics Games Holland

 
 

Manager:

John Micallef  
 

Coaches:

Mike Pace  
 

Ass.Coach: 

Sister Lucien Cachia  
 

Team Doctor:

Dr. Salamone  
 

Official:

David Bianchi  
    Michael Vella  
 

Competitors:

Andrew Vella  
    Lawrence Mizzi  
 

 

George Crause  
    Raymond Deguara  
    Martin Bugeja  
    Helen Tonna  
 

 

Connie Camilleri Bronze: Pair Ladies Bowling
    Lillian Sammut Bronze: Pair Ladies Bowling

 

1972        Paralympics Games Germany  
 

Manager:

Mike Pace  
 

Coaches:

Mike Pace  
 

 

Mary Ann Bartolo  
 

Official:

John Micallef (also in charge of Social Activities)  
    Sister Lucien Cachia  
    Saviour Vella (in charge of Andrew)  
 

Competitors:

Claude Markham Stoke Mandeville:Silver Snooker
      Commonwealth Games:Bronze Shot
       
      Stoke Mandeville: Silver 100 meters
   

 

Commonwealth Games: Silver 400 meters - Silver 800 meters
    Joseph Camilleri  
    Victor Galea  
    George Portelli  
    Andrew Vella  
    Connie Camilleri  
    Lillian Sammut  
    Mary Cassar  
    Competed in snooker, track and Field events

 

1983        International Stoke Mandeville Games  
 

Manager:

Mike Pace  
 

Coach:

Mike Pace  
 

Physic:

Lourdes Grech  
 

Official:

Saviour Vella (personal escort for Andrew)  
 

Competitors:

Andrew Vella Silver: Club Throwing
      Bronze: Carpet Bowling
    Michael Cutajar  
    Lawrence Mizzi  
    Connie Camilleri  
    Helen Tonna  
    Competed in Bowling, Carpet Bowling, Snooker, Track and Field events.

            

1984

International Stoke Mandeville Games

 
  Manager: Joe Cardona  
  Coach: Joe Cardona  
  Competitors: Michael Cutajar Bronze 60 meters
    Connie Camilleri Bronze: Bowling
    Competed in Bowling, Snooker, and Field events.

 

1989

International Stoke Mandeville Games

 
  Manager: Joe Cardona  
  Coach: Joe Cardona  
  Competitors: Michael Cutajar Bronze 60 meters
    Tonio Mercieca Silver: Carpet Bowling
    Antonia Conti  
    Connie Camilleri Bronze: Bowling
    Competed in Bowling and Carpet Bowling.

 

1991

International Stoke Mandeville Games

 
  Manager: Albert Bonnici  
  Coach: Mike Pace  
  Competitors: Michael Cutajar  
    Anthony Chetcuti  
    Antonia Conti Silver: Weight Lifting
    Connie Camilleri  
    Competed in Ladies Weight Lifting, Snooker, Bowling and Track Events.

 

1993        International Stoke Mandeville Games  
 

Manager:

Albert Bonnici  
 

Coach:

Mike Pace  
 

Official:

Charles Miggiani (maintenance)  
 

Competitors:

Joe Cardona Bronze: Javelin
      Bronze: Shot
    Michael Cutajar Gold: Snooker
    Jacob Treaster Bronze: Snooker
    Charles Miggiani  
    Rita Ellul Gold: Weight Lifting
      Bronze: Table Tennis ( Pairs)
    Tonio Mercieca Gold: Combined Bowling
      Silver: Club Throwing
      Bronze: Tatra
    Michael Cutajar Bowling
    Joyce Bugelli Gold: Weight Lifting
    Mary Bonnici Bronze: Table Tennis ( Pairs)
    Competed in Ladies Weight Lifting, Snooker, Table Tennis, Carpet Bowling and Field Events

 

 

 

 

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