Dirk Schembri is a 27 year old Maltese basketball player, who currently plays for Athleta. He started playing competitive basketball at the age of 12 when he was selected to play for Under 12 to represent the Maltese national basketball team in Italy.
At the age of 13 he started playing with Football Basketball Nursery, however he’s incentives to start playing basketball began way before.
Both Dirk’s father, Felix Schembri, and older brother Steve Schembri were great influences and put the ball in his hands. At time progressed both his physical structure and skill-set grew and by the age of 15 was playing with both Loyola in the under 16 and 19 league, as well as the under 19 national team. At the age of 16 he started playing in the 1st division, and by the age of 18 was selected to participate with the senior Maltese national team were he competed in such competitions as the FIBA promotional cups and Small Nations games, even playing against best NBA players such as Pat Burke and Thabo Sefolosha.
Through he’s 1st division career he spend 1 year with Siggiewi Basketball and 6 years with Luxol Basketball club, where he was part of the team who broke the record by winning 9 of the 10 cups in a 2 year period, in the same time winning the Most Valuable Player of the Year of award.
Back in 2007 Dirk was part of 3 top Maltese players selected to be sponsored by Gatarode too. Dirk Schembri is also a webmaster working for Uniblue. Samples of his work can be found at www.dirkschembri.com.