Pembroke Athleta Athletics & Triathlon Club (P.A.A.T.) proudly announce that the club has been accepted as a European Athletics Promotion Circuit Member.
The decision was made during the 29th EAP Congress being held today in Tain l’Hermitage, in France.
This decision opens a new chapter for the club, and is part of the implementation of the club’s Sports Development Programme aimed at improving the standards of it’s athletes. The programme includes a number of initiatives, which include Talent Identification, Training Camps, Coaching Clinics, an Elite Athletes Support Scheme and presenting it’s athletes with more opportunities to compete in international athletics meetings both locally and abroad.
Becoming an EAP Member presents P.A.A.T. with the right and obligation to host an International Athletics Meeting, with the first one expected to be held on 4th May 2019. It also presents club athletes with greater and cheaper opportunities to participate in athletics meetings abroad.
The 2019 meeting will be open to EAP Members and Non-EAP foreign athletes as well as to all local athletes, and will include an extensive events programme for both Senior and Youth athletes. The Malta meeting will definitely help athletes of Team Malta in their preparation for the 2019 G.S.S.E. and will be a stepping stone for up and coming athletes aspiring to make it to the 2023 G.S.S.E.
P.A.A.T.’s Norman Saliba (Official) and Steve Camilleri (Athlete) were at the EAP Congress to present the proposal to the EAP Delegates.