Luke Vassallo / LinkedIn

Eurocargo Logistics Managing Director (MD) Luke Vassallo on Monday shared his first experience working with the Malta Football Association (MFA) for the UEFA Euro Under-19 tournament which was held in Malta over July.

The tournament, held from 3rd July until 16th July, saw eight teams compete for the title, with Italy eventually being crowned champions after beating Portugal in the final. During that time, Mr Vassallo was chosen to serve as Team Liaison Officer for the Norwegian national team, which took part in the tournament and was knocked out in the semi-finals by finalists Portugal.

Euro U19 / Luke Vassallo / LinkedIn
UEFA Euro Under-19 / LinkedIn

As Team Liaison Officer, he worked closely with and supported the team’s coaching and management staff, and also acted as the “main point of contact” between the team and the Local Organising Committee.

Speaking about the whole experience, Mr Vassallo said: “For whatever reason since I was young, I always got annoyed at situations that didn’t happen to me. It dragged me to grey and dark spaces.”

“As I grew and started getting to know myself, I became a little more introspective and started digging and questioning. It’s a journey, and I’ve still got a lot to catch up on about myself,” he added.

Luke Vassallo / LinkedIn
Eurocargo Logistics MD Luke Vassallo during the tournament / LinkedIn

Over time, he realised that he “was not doing anything about those situations” he wanted to be in, instead just being a “hater in the window”.

He then recalled how earlier this year, he was given the opportunity to contribute to the tournament, an opportunity he had been following for a while, and was “adamant to not sit and watch, but to run and chase”.

“At least I would have tried, and if unsuccessful, I would have learnt something along the way,” Mr Vassallo continued.

While he acknowledged that he was lucky to be chosen to help the MFA during the tournament, he also explained that “luck is always part of the game, but you have to play to get lucky”.

Luke Vassallo / LinkedIn
Eurocargo Logistics MD Luke Vassallo / LinkedIn

“My first experience working in football was a real baptism of fire. What a ride! An amazing journey that I will treasure dearly,” he said.

He concluded by saying: “The intended message here is, you want something? Go and get it. You miss it? Fail forward. You will never know if you just sit and watch.”

Mr Vassallo is an experienced manager with a history in working in the logistics and the supply chain industry. He has led Eurocargo Logistics as MD for more than seven years. He states that he believes that “a common purpose at the workplace and employee engagement are key elements” within a successful business.

Featured Image:

Eurocargo Logistics MD Luke Vassallo during the final / LinkedIn

ClearFlowPlus green bond issue ‘marks the beginning of an exciting phase,’ says Chairman

25 April 2024
by Fabrizio Tabone

While the Water Services Corporation subsidiary reported a decrease in pre-tax profit, Vincent Micallef still says 2023 was a ‘milestone’ ...

‘After 19 years, I went back to where it all began’: MaritimeMT CEO Pauline Micallef visits former school

25 April 2024
by Anthea Cachia

During her visit, she shared the various opportunities for women within the maritime industry.

LinkedIn CEO calls for change in how jobs are perceived – not as titles, but sets of tasks

24 April 2024
by Fabrizio Tabone

Ryan Roslansky remarks that while in the past individuals would build their careers for stability, nowadays it is more of ...

CEO states that RS2 Group’s performance is expected to improve with a ‘stronger pipeline’ in 2024

24 April 2024
by Fabrizio Tabone

During 2023, RS2 Group registered €1.4 million in pre-tax profit, 19.1% less than in 2022.

Close Bitnami banner