The Malta Weightlifting Association organised a three week training camp and seminars with international renowned coach Tamas Feher from 27th August to 17th September.
Hungarian-British Tamás Fehér is a highly qualified internationally recognised weightlifting coach with over 35 years experience. He has demonstrated a significant ability to develop and encourage weightlifters to the international level in many countries all over the world.
He is mostly known for his work between 2008 and 2014 where he was working as the Head Coach of British Weightlifting (Great Britain Male and Female Nation Squad) leading the British male and female team to several World and European Championships including the successful London 2012 Olympic Games. He taught numerous international Weightlifting courses, Strength & Conditioning coaching courses and lately also CrossFit seminars. Some of which were requested by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Olympic Solidarity, International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), European Weightlifting Federation (EWF), Poliquin Institute and Eleiko, Weightlifting USA, Sheffield United Football Club, England Rugby Union, UK Sport TASS, etc..
Our Maltese athletes have many upcoming international competitions and will highly benefit from this training camp. Young athletes like Shelby Mangion Vassallo (15 years old) is preparing to participate in the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in October, Tenishia Thorton (13 years old) will be competing in the Challenge 201 tournament in Switzerland in October. Thornton and Tristan Zammit (15 years old) are both national event in Valencia next September. Young athletes are training more than 8 times a week during their summer holidays
Senior athlete Yazmin Zammit Stevens is also preparing for 2 major meets coming up in the next few months. She will first compete at the World University Championships alongside Rodmar Pulis in Poland in late September, and at the IWF World Championships that will take place in Turkmenistan in early November.
All these athletes along with other promising athletes will be training under the watchful eye of Tamas Feher and their national team coach Jesmond Caruana for a jam packed 3 weeks leading up to a national competition on the 16th of September.