16.09.12 SUFC Business Breakfast
Swieqi United Football Club (SUFC) hosted its annual Business Breakfast at Hotel Cavalieri on the 15th of September 2012. Present at the meeting were club officials, sponsors, business representatives and the press. The Hon. Robert Arrigo and the Hon. Karl Gouder were also present.
SUFC President, Dr Justin Fenech, gave a brief history of the club and highlighted the progress achieved since its founding in 2009. He further explained that a number of targets set in the Club’s 2010 Business Plan have been achieved and that this season they will achieving two other targets: firstly the launching of a Futsal Team and secondly, the establishment, with the help of the MFA, of a training pitch. Dr Fenech reiterated the club’s pledge to support the MFA in its endeavours to promote fair play on the pitch as well as financial fair play off the pitch.
Dr Fenech presented the sponsors for the 2012/13 season and thanked each one of them for their support and commitment: Stargames.com, Bianco’s, Corner Foodstore, Vacancy Centre, Robert Arrigo & Sons, Noel Muscat & Co, Logix, Untangled Media, Cavalieri Hotel.
Dr Fenech concluded by stating that the club would be launching a number of initiatives including (i) a Support from Local Businesses Scheme; (ii) a monthly online competition; (iii) an event for charity which shall include all SUFC sponsors.
Ms Portelli from Vacancy Centre, explained the relationship between the company and the club. She stated that the Company has always believed in the ethos of Swieqi United and the professionalism of the club was also mirrored by Vacancy Centre. Finally, Ms Portelli reiterated the launch of Vacancy Centre’s new Website and on behalf of Michael Zammit (CEO) thanked everyone present and wished the club all the best for the 2012-13 season.
Vice President for Team Matters, Hani Arebi, presented the team roster for the MFA 3rd Division team which will be coached by Roland Sollars and assistant Dr. Daniel Mckean. Hani Arebi explained that the club had worked tirelessly throughout the summer in order to strengthen SUFC’s first team. Seven new players had joined the squad as free agents. In terms of loans, the club had spent in the region of 3500 Euro and had acquired five new players on loan and had renewed the loan of another 5 players. He concluded by saying that the squad assembled for the upcoming season had a good mix of experience and youth. As seen in the 2-1 victory over Mdina Knights, the team has the potential of doing much better than previous years.
Futsal Team Manager, Paul Hyzler, presented the team roster for the 2nd Division Futsal team. He explained that the team, previously known as Biancos, had amalgamated with SUFC because of their commonvalues and ideals. Mr. Hyzler explained that the team was strengthened with hard working players and urged all supporters to follow the futsal team as much as the first team especially since many of the players are also from the Swieqi area. Finally Paul Hyzler thanked the President Dr. Fenech for his continuous support and stated that the first competitive game will be tomorrow, Sunday 16th at 10:30am at the Kordin Sports Complex.
MFA Representative Antoine Portelli praised Swieqi United for the professional attitude which has been instilled in all players and management. Furthermore, he reiterated the importance of the Financial Fair Play Scheme which will require all clubs to balance their books or risk having their licenses revoked at the start of every season. Mr. Portelli then stated that the MFA would soon be inviting a Swieqi FC delegation to discuss the development of the ground at the Pembroke Primary School before wishing all players and fans the very best for the 2012-13 season.
Swieqi United Football ClubStructure
Honorary President: Roger Strickland Jr.
Executive Committee 2012/13
President: Dr. Justin Fenech
Vice President – Team Matters: Hani Arebi
Vice President – Administration: Gavin Ellul
Secretary: Michael Calleja
Events Officer: Robert Dingli
Events Coordinator: Christine Scholz
Treasurer: Malcolm Wallbank
MFA Relations: Mauro Miceli
Media Officer: Matthew Muscat
Marketing Manager: Jacques Ellul Soler
Futsal Team Manager: Paul Hyzler
Futsal Team Assistant: Simon Gingell Littlejohn
Member: Anthony Azzopardi
MFA 3rd Division
Goalkeepers:Michael Falzon, Nick Stagno Navarra, Sacha Gauci; Defenders: Benoit Buhagiar, Kyle Calleja, Glendon Refalo, Shaun Decesare, Jacques Ellul Soler, Kurt Loporto, Daniel Mckean; Midfielders: Lee Grima, Simon Borg, Andrew Muscat, Clayton Borg, Matthew Fenech, Alan Micallef, Ian Papagiorcopulo, Simon Sammut, Eric Sciberras, Ivan Scicluna; Attackers: Mark Grech, Fabien Debono, Tuncay Kurtulush, Alessandro di Silvio, John Debono.
Fustsal 2nd Division
Goalkeepers:Karl Fenech Adami, Martin Calleja, Stefan Consiglio, Peter Curmi; Defenders: Simon Gingell Littlejohn, Kurt Loporto, Steven Hyzler, Mark Decesare, Martin Sammut; Forwards: Paul Hyzler, Andrew Coleiro, Matthew Debono, Steve Montanaro, John Stivala, Kris Vella Petroni.