On Sunday, May 8, U.S. Embassy staffers joined members of the Malta American Football Association and the Aloysians Tigers in an event to promote American football in Malta and launch Malta’s first American Football association. Teams played each other in friendly matches of American flag football held at the Melita Football Ground in Pembroke.
The U.S. Embassy awarded a grant of over $1000 to the Malta American Football Association that went toward the purchase of equipment they needed to hold the event – including mouth guards, flags and belts, and jerseys and shorts. The Association will continue to utilize the equipment they purchased to train and compete.
The event served to recruit new members to the Malta American Football Association and promote American culture and values through sports.