SportMalta will start paying around € 120,000 in operating and gas costs to heat the Neptunes Waterpolo and Swimming Club swimming pool for 3 years.
Parliamentary Secretary for Sport, Recreation and Voluntary Organizations Clifton Grima said that through this agreement facilities for alternative swimming pools will be increased in order to continue to meet the growing demand on The National Swimming Pool Complex in Tal-Qroqq, so more clubs and swimmers will have more places to train.
Parliamentary Secretary Grima stressed that through this agreement the lines for public use will be increased. SportMalta will have at its disposal around 30 water polo training slots and around 258 hours in swimming lines per week.
The Chairman of SportMalta Luciano Busuttil said that this is another agreement that SportMalta is making with various sports associations in Malta and Gozo. He went on to say that SportMalta is working with various sports clubs to make the best possible use of these resources.
Neptunes WPSC President Matthew Bonello, while thanking the Government for this help, stressed that this agreement will continue to help the club to alleviate the costs involved and thus this pool can be heated. during this period.
The swimming pool will start to be heated between October and December and between March and May. In the months of January and February the swimming pool will not be heated due to the fact that the place where this swimming pool is located, during these two months, will be severely affected by storms.
During January and February all Neptunes teams will be able to train in the national swimming pool of SportMalta with the same conditions, availability and rates as other local clubs.