Check out Gozo’s sports calendar – an active island all year round

April 6, 2018

Away from the hiking, trekking, cycling, climbing, kayaking and diving for which Gozo is famous, sports in Gozo is vast. For such a small island, Gozo has a varied and interesting sports calendar.

Gozo Football Association, Photo Credit: Facebook Page of Gozo Football Association

1. Nothing less than 24 different sports associations enrolled with the Gozo Sports Board

If you’re coming to Gozo and you’re into sports, then we suggest that you get in contact with the Gozo Sports Board or visit the board’s Facebook page if there are any events or activities that match your interest that are being held by any of the following associations:

Assoċjazjoni Għawdxija tal-Boċċi (Bocce/Boules)
Athletix AC
Għajnsielem Redcoats (Baseball, Softball & Basketball)
Għajnsielem Snooker Association
Gozo Air Modelling Association
Gozo Badminton Club
Gozo Billiard & Snooker Club
Gozo Car Modelling Association
Gozo Clay Target Shooting Association
Gozo Cycling Club
Gozo Football Association
Gozo Horse Racing Association
Gozo Motor Cars Association
Gozo Motorcross Association
Gozo Rugby Club
Gozo Spirit Combat Club
Gozo Squash Association
Gozo Tennis Club
Gozo Youth FA
Gun Blast Shooting
Gymnastics Gozo
Kempo Arnis Federation
Shamrock Stars (Basketball, Athletics & Volleyball)
Waterpolo – Otters

Gozo Motocross
Gozo MotoCross, Photo Credit: Paul Scicluna

With so many sports associations on the island, sporting events are a regular thing. Events vary according to the season, but some are bigger crowd pullers like the notorious Gozo Half Marathon.

Gozo Half Marathon, Photo Credit: Gozo Half Marathon Facebook Page

2. The Gozo Sports Complex
Whilst sporting events by the above associations occur in various locations on the island, the Gozo Sports Complex can be considered as the main hub of sports facilities in Gozo. Basketball, volleyball, futsal, table and tennis, squash, badminton, martial arts, netball and indoor climbing are all practised at the Gozo Sports Complex. Private instructors also provide sessions and training in dancing, modelling, yoga, Pilates and gymnastics. As a gym, the Gozo Sports Complex is equipped with state-of-the art equipment for cardio, fitness and weight-lifting workouts. Everyone can make use of the gym and children need to be accompanied by an adult.

 

3. Your perfect outdoor training zone

Away from the professional setting of the Gozo Sports Complex, Gozo provides the opportunity for athletic preparation outdoors. This might be one of the strongest appeals for sports enthusiasts. Choose from the many beaches, rolling hills or rocky plateaus as your workout backdrop. Whether you’re visiting the island in holiday mode or as part of your training regime, there is no doubt that the island will provide you with motivation and enthusiasm. Beyond the beauty, Gozo’s flat areas are complemented by various uphill and descent routes, making it easy to prepare training plans that address different challenges in terms of workouts and physical activities.

Gozo – your perfect outdoor training grounds