The Malta Triathlon Federation has elected a new Executive Board which will be in office at the Federation’s highest managerial level for the next three years.
After a strong campaign by both sides, incumbent Cyprian Dalli was re-elected in the post of President for a third term running. Contender Davide Cachia managed to achieve 30 votes while Dalli attained 48, with 4 invalid votes.
The post of Secretary General was filed by Vanessa Woods who scored 46 votes against the 34 votes of John Vella, while two votes were invalid. Even though Woods was a Delegate on the Council of the Federation, she will be serving for the first time on the Executive Board.
The post of Treasurer which was filled for the past 20 years by Oswald Spiteri became vacant as he retired as an administrator and was filled by Elisa Azzopardi, also a new face on the Triathlon Malta Board.
During a strongly-attended Annual General Meeting, Dalli made his outgoing report during which he outlined the various achievements of Triathlon Malta in the past year. In particular, Dalli expressed his gratitude towards Spiteri and proposed that he is awarded an Honorary Life Membership with the Federation, to which the crowd expressed its acceptance with an applause. Dalli also dwelt on the problems that the Federation encountered during the past months and he reached out to all present to forget all issues and institute a new sense of unity and belonging with the Federation.
Oswald Spiteri gave a detailed explanation of the financial management of the Federation and its income and expenditure for the last 12 months. He emphasised the fact that during his 20 years a Treasurer, he never saw the financial situation of the Federation in such healthy state.
Following this, an ad-hoc electoral commission was set up, with Euchar Camilleri as Chairperson while George Steve Darmanin and Ben Mifsud acted as scrutineers and tellers for the voting process.
Soon after the result was out, all the candidates congratulated each other and shook hands in front of the crowd.
In his acceptance speech, Cyprian Dalli said that now that the Election was over, all the focus of the Federation should be to renew a sense of unity and togetherness among all members. He emphasised that Triathlon in Malta can only progress and improve if every stake-holder forgets about personal agendas and come together to improve the state of things. He thanked all those who took part in this democratic process and the affiliated clubs for their contribution in the Council and in the project of the Federation.
The Malta Triathlon Federation brought to a conclusion an exciting 2017 multisport season some weeks ago. As always, the last anticipate title on the line is that of the Triathlete Of The Year (TOTY) points scheme. This system is aimed at awarding all athletes who took part in all the multisport events organised or sanctioned by the Federation during the season by points according to their classification in any given event. This therefore lay a strong emphasise on consistency throughout the season.
The 2017 calendar of multisport events consisted of 13 different events raging from sprint distance triathlons, to aquathlons, to duathlons and culminating in the National Triathlon Championships of last October. The final TOTY classification was rated on the best 9 points for each athlete, making this a hard-fought competition between athletes at all levels.
In the Male category, it was young star Shaun Galea who topped the series, claiming his first ever TOTY title, while claiming also the First Place in the Under 20 category. The strength of the younger generation was also evident in second place won by Neil Markham, improving on his third place from 2016. Markham also topped the Under 23 Category. In third place came Nicholas Bilocca for the first time on the podium of this classification after a very consistent season, while also winning the Over 40 category.
In the female category it was newcomer Celine Pace who took the honour and was declared Triathlete of the Year for the first time while also winning the Over 30 title. Margaret Seguna finished second overall and first in the over 35, after a strong season. Youngster Anjelika Ruggier won the third place overall and first Under 23 in the females category.
In a statement, Cyprian Dalli, President of the Malta Triathlon Federation congratulated all the winners and thanked all particpants of the various multisport races in Malta for yet another full and exciting season. Dalli also thanked the race organisers, the affiliated Clubs, race marshals and helpers whose valuable back-stage work make the races and events possible and help keep the local triathlon community alive with the numerous multisport events throughout the year.
Notification of Annual General Meeting & Election for the Executive Board of the Malta Triathlon Federation
Further to MTF Circular 6/2017, The Malta Triathlon Federation confirms that it is holding an Elective General Meeting on Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 6:00pm at the MOC Hall, Gzira, on the following Agenda :
ii. Receiving of the Administrative Report by the President/MTF;
iii. Receiving the Financial Report by the Treasurer;
iv. Receiving of nominations for Election to the Executive Board (Annex A);
v. Appointment of a Chairperson for Election;
vi. Address by each of the canditates nominated for Election (2 minute slot each);
vii. Appointment of Scrutineers and Tellers;
ix. Election Result;
x. Address by the New Elected President;
During a Council Meeting of the Federation held on Thursday, 30 November 2017, the Council unanimously agreed that only those MTF Members in good standing order with the Federation are to have the right to attend the Meeting. A list of these members is attached with MTF Circular 7/2017. This list shows those members and delegates who have the right ot vote on the day.
In case of members who are under 16 years of age, one parent/legal guardian may attend on the member’s behalf with full membership power including the right to vote.
All members shall be required to sign against their name before entering the hall. Persons whose name is not listed shall not be allowed in the Meeting.
Only members who are present during the election can vote. There will be no voting by proxy.
The proceedings will be done primarily in Maltese with English used as well.
Nominations received for the post of Executive Board for the term 2018 – 2020
Post of President :
Post of Secretary General
Post of Treasurer
Post of Member on the Board
The Malta Triathlon Federation notifies that, given that there is only one nomination for the post of Treasurer and the post of Member, election for these two posts shall not be held.
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