Athletics Malta announces that its President, Andy Grech, has informed the Association’s
Council that due to personal and professional reasons, he would be relinquishing his position
with immediate effect.
Andy Grech has been at the helm of Athletics Malta for the past three years, throughout which
he drove through significant reforms, raising the profile of the sport to new heights. These
reforms including a complete rebranding of the association, an unprecedented investment in
Malta’s elite athletes which have yielded stronger results even at international level, a detailed
5 year plan focusing on a stronger administrative structure, a re-organisation of the
management of non-stadia events and the refurbishment and equipping of Malta’s athletics
stadium in Marsa.

While Mr Grech was at the helm of the Association throughout this progression, the results
achieved were also possible through a stronger involvment of the Association’s Council, with
the majority of present members having been on this journey throughout Grech’s tenure and
even longer. This fact, together with the devolved management of key operations, including
the technical side, ensures that Athletics Malta will be able to continue functioning without
disruption in the months ahead.

Athletics Malta is fully focused on supporting the Maltese athletes in their approach towards
GSSE 2023, and over the past couple of years, together with their main stakeholders invested
heavily in this participation following the creation of a high-performance national team setup.
Athletes have been supported in participating at regular training camps and competitions
abroad, and the technical team in place will continue with its final preparations for this
important event.

Conscious of the need to focus on the GSSE objective, Mr Andy Grech accepted the Council’s
request to continue supporting the Association on a voluntary basis on matters exclusively
related with the preparations for this important sporting event.

The council is duly to meet within the time frame specified by the statute to discuss the
resignation of the president and to communicate the date for the EGM for the election of the
new president. Further information will be published by the association in due course.