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St Julians, Malta

St Julians, Malta

Football in Malta

Scenic, inspiring and exceptionally safe St. Julians Bay offers the ideal opportunity for students to stimulate their passion for sports outside the UK and beyond the school grounds.

St. Julians Bay occupies an enviable location just over 3 hours flying time from the UK and within a 30 minute coach ride from the International Malta airport as well as all training and fixture sites.

Staff and students can relax with full board in this central accommodation where the weather is very good for the vast majority of the year; we suggest visiting in May Half Term when the weather is warm and there is a large choice of teams to play..

Free-time is taken care of with the provision of superb shopping areas and an array of entertainment options including bowling, karaoke, swimming, quiz nights and disco, all within walking distance of the resort. For a night out the 'Knights Spectacular 1565 dinner show' offers a unique evening of entertainment.

Wider curriculum links: Offering superb sports facilities alongside welcoming Maltese culture and medieval architecture, in an inspiring scenic location, St. Julians Bay communicates a natural link between sports and other curriculum areas, including Languages, History, Art and Geography.

Pavilion's Football Tours

Pavilion's well-established agents can expertly match players' ages and abilities, ensuring that all students benefit from valuable fixtures against local opposition.

Our highly qualified referees and coaches demonstrate enviable skill and professionalism, offering 90 minute training sessions which aim to generate positive learning outcomes through challenging players' decision making skills and enhancing their performance.

Teachers can choose between training the students themselves and using a professional coach, if they prefer. All matches are managed by highly qualified referees and playing school sides is possible during certain times of year.

Students will enrich their learning and experiences further by playing both English and Maltese teams, allowing them to build confidence in their cultural understanding, communication skills and sporting abilities.

During their stay, teams can expect:

  • 3 x fixtures against Maltese Club sides
  • 2 x 90 minute training sessions
  • Possibility of playing school sides

Curriculum Values

Recognising the varied and valuable role Physical Education plays in the lives of young people, Pavilion encourages players to become responsible, reflective and successful team players.

In-line with National Curriculum Key Concepts and Processes, our programmes encourage players to:

  • Improve Performance, stamina and strength
  • Gain confidence in making and applying decisions
  • Develop precision, control and fluency
  • Integrate tactics, such as outwitting opponents, into their game
  • Advance their core skills, including: Receiving – chest, feet, knee, Heading – defence and attack
  • Developing and refining key techniques, including: Tackling, closing down, intercepting, marking
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