Successful Urban Sports Festival 2023 – Thank you!

Successful Urban Sports Festival 2023 – Thank you!

The Urban Sports Festival, a celebration of street sports and urban culture, unfolded over three exhilarating days from September 29th to October 1st. Organized by MSSA in collaboration with Birzebbuga Local Council , Malta Tourism Authority , The Malta Trust Foundation , Aġenzija Żgħażagħ , MSA – Malta Skateboarding Association , Street Elements Hiphop ArtistsElementiLEAP SQUAD – Malta Parkour & FreerunningMOVE and MIB Crew.

Day 1 marked the festival’s beginning, and it didn’t disappoint. The day commenced with registration and wristband collection, ensuring a seamless experience for all. The action-packed schedule featured competitions in BMX, Skateboarding and Scooter which were organised by MSSA and MSA, while Street Elements took care of the Dance competitions. Winners of the competitions are:

BMX Game of Bike Group B:  Daniel Agius

BMX Game of Bike Group A:  Lucas Gelle

Bunny Hop Competition Winner:  John Dizon

Game of Scoot Winner:  Nicholas Galea

Game of Skate B:  Alexander Attard

Game of Skate A:  Lev Schembri

Highest Ollie:  Braydon Borg

Dance Beginners 2 vs. 2: Kai Chetcuti & Jerome Fenech

Dance Intermediates 1 vs. 1: Jaden Silvio

Dance Advanced 1 vs. 1: Chanelle Abela

Day 2 brought even more excitement to the festival grounds. Move Malta Coaches started off The 3×3 Basketball while MSSA and MSA judges took care of the Scooter, Skateboarding, and BMX competitions with Hosts Chris “Seapuppy” Yansen for Skateboarding and Max Henning from Germany for BMX. The athletes wowed the crowd and the hosts got the crowed excited to push all the athletes.

Park BMX Advanced – Local Winners:

1st – Lucas Gellel

2nd – John Dizon

3rd – Gabriel Dalmas

Up and Coming Rider: Lucas Gellel

Best Foreign Rider: David Aldana

BMX Park Beginners – Winners:

1st – Korey Joyce

2nd – Daniel Agius

3rd – Danrick Spiteri Cilia

Park Skateboarding – Group A Winners:

1st – Lev Schembri

2nd – Sean Bowles

Best Trick: Ilya Melchin

Promising Skater: Hiorhei

 Park Skateboarding – Group B Winners:

1st – Daniel

2nd – Tenyu

3rd – Dante

Promising Skaters: Liam Ayoub

Scooter Competition Winners:

1st – Nicholas Meclan

2nd – Nicholas Gatt

3rd – Isaac Attard

3×3 Basketball Team Winner:

Team Balkan

The Urban Sports Festival concluded with a spectacular final day. Leap Squad took care of the Parkour competitions, Move Malta organised the Panna, and Street Elements organised the Dance competitions, which showcased remarkable skills and talents

Parkour Speed Competition:

1st Place: Marko Nikolic

2nd Place: Nathaniel Camilleri

3rd Place: Prabin Tamang

Parkour Style Competition:

1st Place: Prabin Tamang

2nd Place: Nathaniel Camilleri

3rd Place: Carl Borg

 Parkour Promising Athlete: Stefan Alin

Parkour Up and Coming Athlete: Carl Borg

Parkour Best Trick Award:  Nathaniel Camilleri

7 to Smoke – Hiphop  Category:

 1st Thea Abela

 2nd Lindsey Pisani

3rd Klowie Attard Brooks

Ocatagon – Breakdance/ Breaking:

1st  Collins Alluko Imbo

2nd  Brady Frendo

3rd Jerome – Kirstin Adriana Fenech

Panna Winner: Amy Bello Catania

The festival wrapped up with a sense of accomplishment and unity. It was not only about competition but also about coming together as a community to celebrate a shared passion, The success of the Urban Sports Festival would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors:  Urban JungleUrban Bratz, For A Cause EventsSIBMXOdyssey BMXBehind Bars Bike ShopPremonition SkateshopAntiz Skateboards, Display Malta. Their support played a vital role in making this event a resounding success. We are deeply grateful for your commitment to the urban sports community.

The festival also welcomed international BMX athletes Matthias from Germany and David and Julian from Colombia, who attended the event for the second time. Joining them for the first time was Max Henning, a well-renowned BMX host who hosted the BMX Competition on Saturday. Their presence showcased the festival’s growing appeal to tourists and its ability to attract global talents.

The second edition of the Urban Sports Festival exceeded all expectations. It united the street sports community, nurtured the growth of young talents, and showcased extraordinary skills. It was a platform for athletes to shine and for enthusiasts to witness the magic of urban sports and to showcase Malta as a ideal host for these sort of events.

The success of this festival was made possible by the dedication of coaches, judges, helpers, participants, and collaborating organizations. Together, they created an event that will be remembered for years to come. so from everyone at MSSA, THANK YOU ❤️❤️

As the sun set on the final day, it marked not an end but a new beginning. The Urban Sports Festival will return, and it will continue to inspire, unite, and elevate the urban sports community.

Thank you to everyone who made this festival a resounding success! 🌟🛹🏀🚴‍♂️🕺 #UrbanSportsFest #ThreeDaysOfThrills #visitmalta #exploremore