Summer Training Camp in Gozo

The Birkirkara Badminton Club organised it’s annual pre-season training camp in Gozo, between the 11th and 14th September 2014. The organisation of this year’s event turned out to be a huge success on all borders.

The participants consisting of members, officials and their wives were lodged in a farmhouse in Ghasri Gozo and the Gozo Main Pavilion was used for on court training. The goals of the camp were as usual to provide an intensive training program and several social events to kick start the season 2014-2015.

The players were subjected to several training sessions throughout the day, coached by the Club’s Head and Junior coaches, Martin Farrugia, Stephen Ferrante and Aldo Polidano respectively, while being assisted by Fiorella Marie Sadowski who presented the warming up, cooling down and stretching programs which was benefical for the players continual health during the training camp. The participants where all provided with breakfast and lunch by the able hands of Jesmond Galea (Club secretary), his wife Charmaine, Nadia Polidano (Club Treasurer) and Karen Ferrante (Stephen’s wife).

BBC took the opportunity to organise two training sessions with the Gozo Badminton Club Smash Hits after contacting their Club’s President Charles Tabone. The two clubs were able to also organise matches against and with each other. This also turned out to be a success for all the participants.

The Club’s President Alfred Polidano and his wife Carmen, made a one day visit on Saturday. Observing the 4 hr afternoon session, his presence was warmly appreciated by all concern. He wished all the participants a fruitful training camp and assured everyone that the committee will continue to provide similar events in the future for its members.

Social events were organised during the stay, specifically between training sessions and evening dinners where everyone could let loose and relax to get to know each other in a more relaxing environment.

The Club Executive committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all the helpers, coaches, assistant, and Gozo Smash Hit Club without whom the event would not have been possible and such a huge success.

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