Swieqi Pheonix Handball Club launched

Friday, August 9, 2013, 10:38

Phoenix SC, one of the largest sports clubs in Malta, and Sweiqi Local Council have joined forces in order to promote sport, particularly handball, in the locality of Swieqi. Through this cooperation all Phoenix SC’s teams competing in National Handball League will compete as Swieqi Phoenix SC. This is the first time that a locality is represented in the Maltese Handball scene and both parties are enthusiastic about this venture.

Swieqi Mayor Mr Noel Muscat stated that the Council was aiming at increasing sport oriented opportunities in the locality. He wished that Swieqi would become a hub for sport and culture oriented initiatives and even though there were no sports facilities in Swieqi, the Council would be working hard to find ways and means to assist local organisations where possible.

Swieqi Deputy Mayor Dr Justin Fenech, who is responsible for the Council’s Sports portfolio, explained that to this day Swieqi was represented in the Malta Football Association thanks to the sterling work of a number of residents who founded Swieqi United Football Club. Dr Fenech further explained that the Council believed that sport organisations working within the locality not only give locals an opportunity to represent their town but also bring people together and this was imperative for a locality like Swieqi where many residents were lacking a sense of belonging. The Council was thus aiming to build on the success of Swieqi Untied FC and attract other organisations to the locality so that residents would be able to integrate through sport.

Phoenix Sports Club’s President, Mr Orlando Bonnici, highlighted the importance of this move by Phoenix SC and Swieqi Local Council as Swieqi will be the first local council to be officially represented in the Malta Handball Association First Division Men and Women, Second Division Men and Women and U/17 Boys and U/17 Girls National Leagues. Phoenix SC looks forward at many years of collaboration and would like to thank the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the interest and trust they have put in Phoenix SC. This collaboration will lead to the growth of Handball in Swieqi and in the country as a whole. This move will strengthen Phoenix SC’s structures and will help in the consolidation of Phoenix SC within the game of Handball.

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