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Sliema Hotsticks play Qormi in Sunday’s season-opener. The 2010-11 league winners start the game as strong favourites, whilst Hotsticks aim to gather more experience and strengthen their side with the introduction of new junior players in their squad. Their objective remains unchanged, and once again this year, the club will continue to rejuvenate the first team.

The first competition saw Hotsticks being drawn in Group A together with White Hart and Qormi. The winner and runner-up of this group will automatically qualify for the semi-finals, whereas the third placed will see it off with the runner-up of Group B.

The Challenge Cup is an opportunity for the coach to prepare the team for the season’s main competition and give his players more playing time. Players are very eager to take the field as the team has now been training for the past two months. May the best team win!

Group A: Sliema Hs, Qormi, White Hart
Group B: Young Stars, Rabat

Sliema vs Hotsticks 3 – 5

October 8th, 2011 | Posted by Editor in Senior Team - (0 Comments)

SLIEMA 3 HOTSTICKS 5

Starting Formation (Sliema): Attard Thomas, Vassallo Elton, Scicluna Keith, Cole Ludwig, Grima Shaun, Ryan George, Cachia Steven, Dalli Ryan, Vella Juan.

Starting Formation (Hotsticks): Farrugia Elton Lee, Imbroll Andrei, Borg Karl, Plaehn Silas, Portelli Steve, Cacopardo Dario, Agius Daniel, George Naomi, Schembri Stefano.

Umpires: Pierre George and Keith Vella

Scorers Sliema: Vella Juan, Grima Shaun, Cachia Steven
Scorers Hotsticks: Imbroll Ansdrei, Cacopardo Dario, Borg Karl, Portelli Steve, George Naomi

Disciplinary Measures: Nil

 

Indecent proposal

October 5th, 2011 | Posted by Editor in Hot Topics - (0 Comments)

HAM Council has today voted in favour of changing the Under-16 Section into an Under-17 one with immediate effect. This change is being implemented only days before the start of the junior competitions, when most of the clubs (those who are organised) spent the summer months preparing their team for a totally different league.

This decision was taken following White Hart’s request to field a number of over-aged players in this season’s Under-16 League due to the nursery’s inability to field a team in this category. This meant that White Hart would have been advantaged by this special grant and the Under-16 League would have been played in a spirit of unfair competition.

This creates a dangerous precedent as in the future clubs will be tempted to solve their issues by proposing a change in regulations to fit their needs. Regretfully, this is not the first time HAM has applied a philosophy of convenience when it comes to last-minute decision-making.

Senior players will be facing each other this Saturday, 16:30 at the National Hockey Centre. The club is organising an in-house friendly in preparation for the upcoming season.

Awards 2010-11

October 5th, 2011 | Posted by Editor in Club - (0 Comments)

Awards 2010/11

Beginners’ Category
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Dylan Grech (U16)
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Perth Grech & Luke De Marco (U12)
SPORTPERSON OF THE YEAR: Luke Bonello

Kids’ Category
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Riccardo Schembri
SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR: Luke Bonnici

Youths’ Category
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Gabriel Borg
SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR: Karl Borg
YOUTH OF THE YEAR: Steve Portelli

Seniors’ Category
MOST DEDICATED MEMBER: Silvano Vassallo
MOST DEDICATED MEMBER: Andrei Imbroll
MOST DEDICATED MEMBER: Ruth & Manuel Borg
MOST DEDICATED MEMBER: Lilyen Fiedler & Jon Lloyd
9-A-SIDE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Shaun Grima
SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Domingo Minan Gutierrez