Exploring the competitive spirit of our employees in sports

by | Jul 17, 2023

In a remarkable testament to the diversity of talent within the Agency, MITA proudly acknowledges and celebrates its outstanding employee-athletes who excel not only in their professional roles but also in their chosen sports. We believe that the value of our employees extends far beyond the workplace. These extraordinary individuals inspire their colleagues with their unwavering commitment, relentless drive, and remarkable achievements both within and outside the workplace.

At MITA, we recognise the importance of work-life balance and the power of nurturing diverse passions and interests. We understand that our employees are not just professionals, but also athletes, adventurers, and sports enthusiasts. Today we shall be sharing the experience of two of our employees, Ryan John Zammit and Sarah Grech who have shared their captivating stories of competing in national and international sporting events.

Ryan John Zammit – TSO – Group Co-Ordinator, Service Management Department

“Being chosen for the national team to compete in the High Jump event is an incredible honour that signifies recognition for one’s hard work and dedication. The European Athletics Team Championships present a remarkable opportunity to compete against phenomenal athletes of a high calibre from all over Europe. It is an awe-inspiring experience to witness and engage with athletes who have honed their skills to an exceptional level. The competition serves as a valuable platform for learning, as it exposes athletes to different techniques, strategies, and approaches employed by top-level competitors. The chance to represent my country and participate in such a prestigious event is a privilege and motivates me to strive for improvement.

Sarah Grech – Officer Finance and Contracts Department

“I always liked sports and tried to stay active, but I officially started training football when I was 21 after I finished school and started my first full-time job. My journey started with 11-a-side football in the Women’s League where I spent three seasons. After that, I felt like I needed a change and switched to 5-a-side football where I participated in tournaments held in Malta and abroad. Recently, the association I form part of started working on the first Women’s Futsal league in Malta. It is an honor to be part of this huge milestone and to be able to make history with the rest of my teammates. In the meantime, I also had the opportunity to participate in a beach soccer tournament.

Throughout these experiences, I had my ups and downs, and I would be lying if I say that there weren’t times when I thought of quitting football and just focusing on other things. However, to stay healthy both physically and mentally, it is important to have the right balance in life and not just focus on work and/or education. When I started working at MITA, I appreciated the fact that it supports employees who participate in any kind of sports and was very excited to learn that the Agency organizes events such as one-day football tournaments. Encouraging employees to have a good work-life balance is the way forward!”

MITA takes great pride in its employees who not only excel in their professional roles but also compete at a professional level in various sports. These exceptional individuals embody the values of dedication, determination, and perseverance both in the office and on the field, serving as a shining examples to their colleagues.

These employee-athletes inspire their co-workers by demonstrating that a well-rounded approach to life, embracing both professional and athletic pursuits, can lead to outstanding achievements in all areas. Their drive and passion not only enhance their own personal growth but also contribute to the vibrant and dynamic work culture at MITA.

In recognition of the incredible achievements of these employee-athletes, MITA encourages other organizations to embrace and support their employees’ athletic endeavors. By doing so, they can foster a culture of wellness, resilience, and excellence, empowering their employees to reach their full potential in all aspects of their lives.

 

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