Malta Basketball Association

Basketball – a notable winner in the SportMalta Awards Ghazliet Sportivi Nazzjonali


Basketball was also on the stage during the 2017 SportMalta Awards Ghazliet Sportivi Nazzjonali when president Paul Sultana and coach Angela Adamoli won their respective Sport Official and Coach of the Year awards.

Paul Sultana was voted as the 2017 Sport Official of the Year and became the fifth basketball related person to win this award after Louis Borg, Louis Micallef, John Tabone and Bernard Vassallo had won the same honour in past editions.

Sultana led the association on a successful year with good results on the international scene, developmens on the local scene as well as the inauguration of the new basketball pavilion where he worked hard together with the general secretary Joseph Muscat on this project whose first phase was completed late in 2017.

On the other hand, Angela Adamoli became the first basketball related person to win the Coach of the Year Award after this award was started three years ago.

Adamoli spearheaded and was the mastermind behind the national women’s superb success in the Games of the Small States of Europe in San Marino.

The Women National Team, gold medal winners in San Marino, was very close to win the Team of the Year award but came a very close second. Other ‘basketball’ finalists on the night were Bernard Vassallo and Christina Grima.


All the ‘basketball’ winners in the history of the Ghazliet Sportivi Nazzjonali

Sportswoman of the Year

1980 Anna Felice

1981 Anna Calleja

2009 Rebecca Brincat


Team of the Year

2003 Women National Team

2009 Women National Team


Sport Official of the Year

1974 Louis Borg

1979 Louis Micallef

1987 Louis Borg

1991 John Tabone

2006 Bernard Vassallo

2017 Paul Sultana


Coach of the Year

2017 Angela Adamoli




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