On the initiative of the French Embassy in Malta and the General Council of the Department of La Marne (France), young talented French and Maltese boxers participated in a training programme held in I & J ABC, Mosta CLUB on April 7th.
An opening ceremony gathered H.E. Daniel Rondeau and delegation from the General Council of the Department of La Marne led by Vice-president Mr Philippe Michelot together with Mr. Anthony Willoughby, President of the Malta Boxing Federation, Mr. Charles Cardona, Vice President and Mr. Alexander Zammit, Secretary General.
Mr. Bernard Vassallo, Chairman of the Malta Sports Council, welcomed the athletes and thanked the French Embassy for the cooperation put in place wishing that many people could discover the beauty of this sport.
H.E. Daniel Rondeau thanked the Maltese authorities for their cordial welcome and for the cooperation to make this project a reality. He expressed his wish to foster closer ties between both countries not only from a political, economic or cultural point of view but also from a sports point of view.
The opening ceremony was then followed by an exchange of presents between the French and Maltese clubs and finished by a training programme under their coaches watchful eyes of Mr. Ahmed Berrouag and Mr. Iman Galea.
H.E. Daniel Rondeau a keen Olympic boxing fan includes boxing as part of his physical exercise routine.