Floriana Cafè Del Mar present new sponsor and new players

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 16:33

Floriana Basketball Club announced that CAFÉ DEL MAR will be the new main sponsor for the 2014-2015 season.The men’s team will participate in the First Division as Floriana Café del Mar.

During a press conference held at the Café del Mar premises in Bugibba, club President Mr. Ian Mercieca thanked the Café del Mar management for supporting the Club andaddedthat this agreement was crucial to help the committee put together the best team possible for the forthcoming season.

Forming part of the Malta National Aquarium complex, Café del Mar is the ideal place to relax, have a swim and enjoy a drink. Café del Mar is hugely famous around the world for its chill-out compilation albums which have been released annually since 1994, pioneering the chill-out genre. Special guest DJs entertain guests whilst enjoying the surroundings. This year Café del Mar has been host of the biggest parties and events in Malta.

During the Press Conference, the new team signings were presented officially.The first of these isNikolaVasovic who is one of the most promising players in Maltese basketball. After seven seasons with Luxol where he participated and won a number of competitions including last seasons’ seniors Louis Borg Cup and U23 championshipNikola decided to join the Club for the next three seasons.

Another signing was Nigel Sultana. Nigel will not only strengthen the squad for the upcoming season, but is also an essential player for the long-term future of the club.Nigel, was also part of the Maltese National team which obtained a historic silver medal at the Small Nations Championships held in Gibraltar in July 2014.

Third signing was Marco Mercieca. Marco, who spent his entire senior career with Luxol, has won several honours with Luxol including the Louis Borg Cup in the last campaign. Marco although never playing for the Club has deep family roots in Floriana and the committee is very excited to welcome Marco home.

The last Maltese signing isLee Ross who last season had one of the best seasons in his career with Siggiewi. Lee is known to be an explosive and talented player with physical prowess that is second to none in Maltese Basketball, skills that make him highly effective at both ends of the floor.

Together with these four players Floriana Basketball Club signed American player Jules Montgomery. Jules was born on the 29th March 1991 and he graduated from Prairie View A&M University. He has two consecutive SWAC championship appearances and was also awarded the SWAC preseason defense player of the year.

Mr. Mercieca on behalf of the club thankedVice President Mr. Edward Torpiano for his hard work in the negotiations and Mr. Salvu Ellul of Café del Mar for his support and making this collaboration possible for the benefit of both parties. Mr.Ellul augured good luck to the Floriana team for the coming season which will start on the 4th of October 2014.

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