Sliema Hotsticks Hockey Club

The first ever EuroHockey hockey 5s tournament – the Hockey 5s Mediterranean Cup – came to an end this weekend. Four U16 boys from Malta, Croatia, Slovenia and Turkey, and four U16 girls teams from Malta, Croatia, Turkey and Italy competed against each other. The tournament was designed to test the Hockey 5s format in Europe ahead of the European Qualification tournaments next year for the Youth Olympic Games in 2018 in Argentina.

These are all the results of the weekend:-

Saturday 27th June

Preliminary Round

Boys – Malta 1 – 3 Croatia
Boys – Turkey 1 – 4 Slovenia
Girls – Turkey 2 – 0 Malta
Girls – Croatia 0 – 0 Club Italia

Main Competition

Boys – Turkey 3 – 8 Croatia
Boys – Malta 2 – 8 Slovenia
Girls – Croatia 3 – 0 Malta
Girls – Turkey 0 – 2 Club Italia
Boys – Slovenia (0) 2 – 2 (2) Turkey
Boys – Croatia 6 – 2 Malta
Girls – Croatia 0 – 5 Turkey
Girls – Club Italia 12 – 0 Malta


Sunday 28th June

Girls – Turkey 8 – 2 Malta
Girls – Croatia 1 – 4 Club Italia
Boys – Malta 2 – 17 Turkey
Boys – Croatia (3) 3 – 3 (2) Slovenia
Girls 3rd/4th Place Playoff – Malta 0 – 4 Croatia
Girls 1st/2nd Place Playoff – Club Italia 3 – 0 Turkey
Boys 3rd/4th Place Playoff – Malta 1 – 3 Slovenia
Boys 1st/2nd Place Playoff – Croatia 3 – 7 Turkey

After the presentation of medals, EHF Development Manager Norman Hughes said; “The EHF Hockey5s Mediterranean Cup proved to be hugely successful with all teams improving their play throughout the weekend. The trial rules of the 11 meter shooting zone and the altered board designs proved to be a great triumph and we have challenged Turkey to stage the next Hockey 5s tournament in 2016.”

U/16 Hockey 5s Mediterranean Cup

June 22nd, 2015 | Posted by Keith in General - (0 Comments)

The  final selection of the Under 16 National Team for the Hockey 5s Mediterranean Cup was made last Saturday.  These are the players:-Med-Cup-Logo-RedBlue

Alessandro Amore – Sliema Hotsticks

Andrea Curmi – Floriana YS

Chris Agius – Sliema Hotsticks

Karl Borg – Floriana YS

Keith Bajada – Qormi 1897709_877583622335060_5821970030751621026_n

Kurt Darmanin – Qormi

Luke Bajada – Qormi

Luke Bonnici – Sliema Hotsticks

Luke DeMarco – Sliema Hotsticks


Good luck boys and let’s make Malta proud!

U/16 Hockey 5s Mediterranean Cup

June 17th, 2015 | Posted by Keith in Nursery - (0 Comments)

Med-Cup-Logo-RedBlueThe Hockey Association Malta will be hosting the first Hockey5s event for both boys and girls at Under 16 level. The tournament is being organised by the European Hockey Federation and the Hockey Association Malta. 5 boys teams and 4 girls teams will be participating which will make it the largest junior national hockey event in Malta. Italy, Croatia, Turkey and Malta will be participating with both boys and girls team while Slovenia will only have a boys team in the event.

The selection of the players started on Saturday 17th January, and up till now 4 of our players have been selected. These are Alessandro Amore, Christ Agius, Luke Bonnici and Luke Demarco. The last trial will be organised before the final group is selected to form the National team.

Good luck to these 4 nursery players!


This is the temporary games program for the coming games. This is still not final and can be changed.




Saturday 27th June 2015
Pitch 1
Time Category Team VS Team
09:00 Boys Preliminary Round Malta  – Croatia
09:15 Boys Preliminary Round Italy  – Slovenia
09:30 Girls Preliminary Round Turkey  – Malta  
09:45 Girls Preliminary Round Croatia  – Italy
10:00 Boys Preliminary Round Turkey  – Malta
End of Preliminary Round
11.00 Boys Italy  – Croatia
11:45 Girls   Croatia  – Malta  
12.30 Girls   Turkey  – Italy
13.15 Boys Slovenia  – Turkey
14.00 Boys Croatia  – Malta
14.45 Girls   Croatia  – Turkey  
15.30 Girls   Italy  – Malta
16.15 Boys Italy  – Slovenia
17.00 Boys Turkey  – Malta
Sunday 28th June 2015
09:00 Boys Malta  – Slovenia
09:45 Girls   Turkey  – Malta  
10:30 Girls   Croatia  – Italy
11:15 Boys Italy  – Turkey
12:00 Boys Croatia  – Slovenia
12:45 Girls Playoff 1st  – 2nd  
13:30 Girls Playoff 3rd  – 4th
14:15 Boys Turkey  – Croatia
15:00 Boys Italy  – Malta
15:45 Presentation ceremony

On Saturday the National Team travelled to Sicily to play two friendly matches in the space of a few hours as preparations for Lithuania continued. A squad of 17 players, alongside 4 members of the coaching staff and HAM President Chris Busuttil Leaver, headed up to take on CUS Catania at their home ground.

The first match yielded a 3-1 win with Joseph Cuschieri scoring from a short corner action and John Williams scoring two goals – the first coming from a second attempt at goal after Edward Hughes hit the post, and the second being an excellently deflected goal after Keith Scicluna’s pass into the dee.

The second match did not go as planned as Malta fell to a 1-3 loss to a stronger side. Despite having a few half-chances, the team found themselves 0-3 down after the second quarter; two goals coming from short corner actions. The players tried to get back into the game and rallied well – John Borg scoring from the penalty spot to reduce the deficit – however it was not enough and the final whistle signaled the first loss for Malta since Pieter Bregman took over the team.

The coach commented that, despite the loss, he was happy with the overall result of the one-day visit and will be hoping the team continue to improve with the European Championship just over one month away.


National Team

June 12th, 2015 | Posted by Keith in General - (1 Comments)

As part of the preparation for the EuroHockey Champions Challenge IV,  Coach Pieter Bregman and his coaching staff have organised a number of friendly matches for the National squad in less than a month.

The first match was against a Rabat/White Hart selection. Final score was 4-0 (T.DeGiovanni, S.Tanti, M.Camilleri and J.Williams were the scorers of the day). Two other matches were held against Stirling University – scores being 6-1 (J.Williams 2, M.Camilleri 2, S.Tanti, K.Calleja) and 10-0 (J.Williams 3, T.DeGiovanni 3, J.Bonello 2, S.Tanti, Z.DeGiovanni).

On Saturday 13th June, the National team will depart to Sicily to play another 2 friendlies against CUS Catania and Val Verde.

Make Malta proud!