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28KM - ROWING CHALLENGE

#CHALLENGE #FUNDRAISER #AWARENESS

WHAT?

Paralympic Athlete Julian Bajada will be taking on a 28km indoor rowing challenge in aid of Malta Paralympic Committee. This challenge will be the longest ever distance to be rowed by a Paralympic Athlete in Malta and the equivalent of rowing from Mellieha to Sliema.

WHY? 

The goal is to raise €28,000 in funds to develop Malta’s first Paralympic Rowing Team. The funds raised will be invested in purchasing Paralympic Rowing boats and supporting a Paralympic Rowing sport development programme. The challenge also aims to raise awareness on Paralympic Sport to encourage others to join.

WHEN?

DATE:              28 June 2022

TIME:               6:00pm onwards

LOCATION:      Piazzetta, Sliema

 

DONATE NOW

SHAPE THE FUTURE OF PARALYMPIC SPORT, BY STARTING TODAY

DONATIONS MAY ALSO BE MADE VIA:

Bank transfer / Revolut transfer to MPC bank account:

IBAN - MT05VALL22013000000040025857696

Account No. - 40025857696 / Swift Code - VALLMTMT

Account Beneficiary - Malta Paralympic Committee

Bank - Bank of Valletta p.l.c.

 

HOW THE TARGET FUNDS WILL BE USED

HELP US REACH OUR TARGET FUNDS OF €28,000

PURCHASING PARALYMPIC ROWING BOATS & ADAPTED ROWING EQUIPMENT

Paralympic Rowers generally use specialised adapted rowing boats, with adaptations such as a fixed seat and floaters. The main proceeds raised will go towards purchasing an optimal variety of single, double and/or quad adapted rowing boats and adapted equipment, together with any other ancillaries that may be required or beneficial.

INFRASTRUCTURE & ONGOING EXPENSES FUND

Setting up a fund to support the necessary infrastructural investment aimed at ensuring accessibility, including for wheelchair users and other impairments. This fund will also support ongoing operational costs, such as storage, transportation, insurance and annual preventative maintenance, improvements, add-ons, repairs and general cleaning and upkeeping costs, among other annual, recurrent or other ongoing operational expenditure.

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FUND

Setting up a fund to support a Paralympic Rowing Development Programme, by investing in a coaching & training programme, together with an outreach and promotional programme. The programme will pursue the dual aim of increased participation in Paralympic Sport at grassroots & competitive levels, locally and internationally - across all ages groups and level of abilities, including sport for individual well-being and healthy living.

 
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WHY PARALYMPIC ROWING?

First introduced at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, Paralympic Rowing has established itself as a well developed and ever-growing Paralympic Sport. Paralympic Rowing offers multiple benefits, including:

  • Suitable for various impairment types (including physical, visual and intellectual impairments).

  • A holistic sports programme, combining indoor and outdoor rowing.

  • Offers the possibility of both individual & team based training and competitions.

  • Offers a holistic training programme, by combining strength and conditioning and cardiovascular physical activity, with both sprint and marathon distance events.

  • Sense of freedom and movement for individuals with physical impairments.

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HOW WILL WE DEVELOP PARALYMPIC ROWING?

COLLABORATION BETWEEN MALTA PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE X SIGGIEWI ROWING CLUB

The Paralympic Rowing development programme will be co-implemented by Malta Paralympic Committee (MPC) and Siggiewi Rowing Club (SRC).

MPC is the national governing body for the development and promotion of Paralympic Sport. Established in 2018, the MPC is a member of the International Paralympic Committee and is part of the Global Paralympic Movement. 

SRC is at the forefront of the development of Paralympic Rowing in Malta, being the first Maltese rowing club to have Para Athletes within it ranks and embeds Paralympic Rowing as a core pillar of its growth strategy. The Club prides itself to have with us an excellent mix of athletes, para athletes, and athletes with intellectual disability, all ages (Junior to Master), female and male. Some row to compete and excel, others to self-improve, for rehab, or on a recreational basis.

Together, MPC and SRC will develop and implement a holistic programme for Paralympic Rowing, with the dual aim of promoting inclusion and excellence in the sport.

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

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BECOME A SPONSOR

HELP US SHAPE #PARALYMPIC #SPORT.

Contact us today to learn about our Sponsor Packages and how you can be part of this challenge. Be part of the Paralympic Movement - take the first step and join us in our journey. Sponsors may be able to avail themselves of a tax benefit/credit, where applicable or eligible.

EMAIL:   maltaparacom@gmail.com

CALL:    +356 99 472 724 - Mr. Simon Zammit 

 
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"My goal is to empower individuals with impairments to live their full potential through Paralympic Sport. Being a Paralympic Athlete enables you to overcome challenges and succeed. Be part of this movement and start your journey as a Paralympic Athlete."

Shape your tomorrow, by starting today.

Julian Bajada

 

GETTING TO KNOW JULIAN BAJADA

Age - 28

Paralympic Athlete

Lawyer

Secretary General, Malta Paralympic Committee

What motivates you?

The belief that the only limits are the ones we set ourselves. If we put our mind to it and work hard, we can achieve the impossible.

Morning or evening person?

Up before the sun rises - love putting in an early morning session and feeling charged for the day.

Favourite memory in sport?

Way too many - but swimming the channel from Gozo-to-Malta is up at the top of the list.

Julian Bajada was born with multiple physical impairments in both his legs and arms (single-arm congenital amputee and femoral fibular ulnar syndrome). Julian spent much of his childhood in-and-out of hospital in the UK, battling major operations.

At the age of 18, Julian discovered the world of Paralympic Sport and has never looked back since. Over the years, Julian has represented Malta on the international stage in Paralympic Swimming and Paralympic Rowing, whilst having tried out various other sports, including strength & conditioning, athletics, obstacle course racing, boxing and more!


Julian is a dual-qualified lawyer and accountant, and practises as a full-time lawyer by profession. In 2018, Julian was elected as the first Secretary General of the Malta Paralympic Committee and has committed himself to the development of Paralympic Sport.

By taking on this challenge, Julian's goal is encourage and inspire other individuals with impairments to take up Paralympic Sport and unlock their true potential.

 
 

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NON-PROFIT VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION

The Malta Paralympic Committee is a non-profit voluntary organisation registered in Malta (reg. no. VO/1616) and a sports association registered with Sport Malta (reg. no. SM/A170). Siggiewi Rowing Club is a non-profit voluntary organisation registered in Malta (reg. no. VO/2036) and a sports club registered with Sport Malta (reg. no. SM/C/315).


All members of the Malta Paralympic Committee and Siggiewi Rowing Club are volunteers.

The annual reports and financial statements of the Malta Paralympic Committee are published following approval at our annual general meeting. Please see 'News' section of this website for further details.