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Hamrun Spartans F.C. Youth Nursery

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The Youth FA Under 11 Event

This season, the Youth Football Association will give the U11's Festival a new dimension, and include culture & education, together with football in a family oriented event. the YFA will be hosting five of these events, all with different participating nurseries and hosts.

The first one is in Mgarr on Sunday 23rd February (poster attached)
The complete list is as follows:-

Mgarr 23.02.2014
Hamrun 23.03.2014 (date to be confirmed)
Marsaxlokk 30.03.2014
Pembroke 06.04.2014
Dingli 27.04.2014

13.12.2013 Hamrun Nursery and Save-a-Life Foundation organise Football Charity Event

Last Sunday, the Hamrun Spartans FC Youth Nursery in collaboration with Save-a-Life Foundation organised fun games at the Victor Tedesco Stadium, the purpose of which was to raise funds for Puttinu Cares Foundation.

The event brought together the Under 8 teams of Hamrun Spartans, Paola Hibs, Pieta' Hotspurs, San Gwann and Sliema Wanderers. Whilst the aim of this event was for a good cause, all the young players enjoyed themselves playing their favourite game under nice weather. All the teams were asked to give a donation for their participation and all proceeds will now be passed on to Puttinu Cares.

The Hamrun Nursery and the Save-a-Life Foundation plan to organise such an event on an annual basis. A similar event will be held by February 2014 to raise funds for Caritas.

13.12.2013 Under 15s close in on Championship Pool place

The Under 15s won against sixth-placed Melita to move a step closer to the Championship Pool. Two goals in each half were enough for Hamrun to confirm their superiority over their opponents. An early goal by Rhys Mifsud paved the way for a comfortable victory. This was followed by another Mifsud goal a few minutes later. The third goal arrived late in the second half from a penalty by Jeremy Busuttil and a few minutes later, substitute Steve Farrugia sealed the result.

08.12.2013 Under 17s win against Paola Hibs

The Under 17s won an important clash against title challengers Paola Hibs: final result 2-1. The Hamrun goals were scored by Seymour Micallef and Luke Galea.

07.12.2013 Under 15s lose vs Valletta

The Under 15 side, which is challenging for a place in the Championship Pool lost agai

26.10.2013 'Save a Life' Foundation unveils first project

Over 260 children will be the beneficiaries of the first project of the Save A Life Foundation through which the upgrade of the Hamrun Spartans Football Nursery will mark an important leap for the educational development of the same children.

The works are now in an advanced stage and are expected to be completed in the coming weeks. The works on this project are being spearheaded by the Save A Life Foundation which was established with the main concern that the social situation in the Southern Harbour District has an accelerating concentration of social problems such as illiteracy, unemployment and substance abuse.

These social problems are evidently resulting in an increasing number of under-privileged families in these localities.

The Hon. Claudio Grech, the Founder of the Save-A-Life Foundation said that “this project is a clear reflection of the mandate of the Foundation. We are partnering with community NGOs to create projects which will actively contribute towards keeping children away from the negative factors of today’s lifestyle. Ultimately these projects can be translated into concrete positive action aimed at empowering the future generations to address the social problems in the community.

The Nursery, was founded by the late Tony Bajada, together and with the help of Noel Attard and Charles Xuereb, in December 1987. At that time, the Nursery catered for circa 40 players.

Over time, the Nursery has faced several problems in terms of an area which could serve as training grounds, so much so that for a while, they were restricted to train its members on the tarmac ground of the Lyceum in ─Žamrun.

Nevertheless this never discouraged Tony Bajada and back in 2008, all registered players started training at the ‘Victor Tedesco Stadium’ pitch together with the 5-a-side pitch in Alexander Street.

Mr. Noel Attard, the Chairman of Hamrun Spartans Nursery said that, “this is the realisation of our dream. From the first day of our move to the new premises, we always knew that an extensive extension in the centre was vital for our efforts. With the help of the Save a Life Foundation, we are seeing our dream of having modern and bigger facilities come true”.

The project will see the extension of the premises on the ground floor, which will give the administration a way to build a gym and a multi-purpose educational facility especially designed and equipped for children.

With the extension, the Nursery will be also able to create a second floor where a new administrative area, hall and a female changing room will be built, in view of the growing popularity of football with young girls.

Moreover, the upgrade of the centre will make the Nursery fully-accessible for people with special needs and will help the Nursery to be able to cater for the demands the Nursery has, while enabling it to fulfil its community role better.

About ‘The Save a Life Foundation’:

The Save A Life foundation is a not-for-profit organisation set up by Hon. Claudio Grech and his wife Charmaine to serve as a vehicle for the investment in and implementation of projects aimed at strengthening the engagement of children and youths in local communities.

Driven by the fundamental belief that we cannot be by-standers whilst other people are pointlessly wasting or losing their lives, the Save A Life Foundation will adopt an innovative approach to take incremental steps intended to enhance communities.

We believe that every human life is a valuable and unique opportunity to improve the future of our society and we need to act to reverse the contemporary trends that devalue the meaning of existence and the very purpose of life itself.

In doing this we shall provide our personal financial support to the Foundation and will encourage other institutions, public entities and the private sector to join us in our efforts to maximise the outcomes of our actions.

26.10.2013 Under 15s lose to Mosta

Hamrun Under 15 suffered their second defeat of the season when they lost to Mosta 0-2. Mosta opened the score early in the game with Hamrun taking some time to settle in the game. By time Hamrun showed the better play but failed to finish the attacks they created. In the second half Hamrun pushed forward and where unlucky in more than one occasion to level matters. But it was was Mosta who sealed the issue with a second goal for a final 2-0 score.

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23.10.2013 Minors beat Valletta 2-0

Hamrun Spartans won and important top of the table clash beating Valletta 2-0. In a balanced game Hamrun took the lead when Ryan Spiteri midway through the first half when he robbed the ball between the keeper and defender and placed the ball at the back of the net. Minutes later Rodney Refalo was sent free face to face with the Valletta keeper who made it 2-0 intelligently! In the second half Hamrun controlled their opponents till the end with both teams coming close to score but both keepers did their job well. Hamrun are now sole leaders with 3 wins out of as much games.

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17.10.2013 Construction of first phase of project almost ready

The construction of the first phase of the project is almost ready as the planks have now been put in place over the new bar area. A special thanks goes to MP Claudio Grech who financially assisted in this project through his Foundation Save A Life. The nursery would like to appeal to individuals who would like to assist in manual work in order to finish this project. 

A dream comes true!

12.10.2013 Under 17s win yet another game

Hamrun managed to bag the three points and third win on a row after defeating Mosta 1-0. Without setting houses on fire, our boys did their job well and were in command throughout the match. Hamrun took an early lead through Luca Bugeja following a perfect through-pass by Waddle Formosa. From then on, the Hamrun defense controlled well all Mosta attempts towards goal and managed to create some chances which were however not exploited.

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05.10.2013 Under 15s keep marching on with victory over Paola Hibs

The Under 15s managed the second win in a row and now have maximum points in Section A. The opening proceedings were a balanced affair as Hamrun missed a good chance in the first few minutes and Hibs hit the post a little later. Mid-way through the first half, Hamrun opened the score as a good Kurt Attard through-pass found Owen Agius II who passed to Larken Friggieri to open the score. Hamrun controlled the match up to half-time to end 1-0 up. In the second half, Hibs were better in the opening 20 minutes and, in fact, managed to level the score from a dubious penalty. The Spartans then took control of proceedings again and managed to score the winner 10 minutes from time through a good goal from Irvine Mifsud from outside the area. In the last few minutes, Hamrun hit the woodwork twice and were in command till the end.

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29.09.2013 Hamrun U/15s beat Qormi with a hammering 5-0 win

Hamrun Under 15s opened their League campaign with a hammering 5-0 against Qormi. Hamrun took the initiative from the start and never looked back, giving no chance to their opponents to go forward. After missing some good scoring opportunities in front of goal, Hamrun went 2-0 up with a brace from Owen Agius (1) with both goals served by Jurgen Grech. In the second half Hamrun made it three from the spotkick with a powerful shot by Jeremy Busuttil. Substitute Nathan Alex Vella made it four for Hamrun. Late in the game, another substitute Owen Agius (2) sealed the issue with the fifth goal for his side.

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28.09.2013 Under 17s win 2-0 against San Gwann

The Under 17s continued with their winning streak as they beat San Gwann with two goals in the second half. The first half saw Hamrun enjoying possession but not materialising, hitting the post in the process. In the second half, the lads upped their tempo and scored twice, first through Luca Bugeja and then through Seymour Micallef. The boys had numerous other chances to increase the score however were denied by the San Gwann rearguard.

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26.09.2013 Youths win important game against Pieta H. 2-1

Hamrun Spartans Youths won their second game of the League campaign when they beat Pieta H. 2-1. Hamrun took the lead as early as the second minute when Rodney Refalo was sent through who slotted home when he came face to face with the Pieta Keeper. Pieta tried hard to come back in the game but the Hamrun players defended well, neutralizing all attacks. In the second half Pieta increased their efforts and midway through the half equalised from the spot kick. But Hamrun showed their opponents they were determined to grab all three points as two minutes later regained the lead from an Agatino Sicali header to the joy of their sized crowed supporters. Hamrun controlled till the end the grab 3 important points against their sporting rivals.

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22.09.2013 Under 17s win KO game vs Fgura 3-0

Under 17 Knockout Fgura 0 - Hamrun Spartans 3. This was a one-sided match with Hamrun enjoying possession and playing practically in Fgura's half during all the match. Fgura were well-organised in defense as Hamrun found it difficult to penetrate. The result was never in doubt once the first goal was scored through Luca Bugeja. The second goal came in the second half through Tensior Gusman whilst the third came through an autogoal. 

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19.09.2013 Youth team wins 3-1 versus Melita

Youth League Section A Hamrun Spartans 3 - Melita 1. Hamrun Spartans managed to win the first Youth League match of this season. The team was in command throughout the match and merited the win. The first goal came through Dylan Busuttil with a fine shot from outside the area. Melita drew level following a freekick just outside the penalty area. Hamrun were determined to win the match in the second half and following a Seymour Micallef through-pass, Rodney Refalo controlled the ball and slotted it home. The third goal came through a Jim Cilia header following a corner-kick. Well done boys!

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14.09.2013 Under 17s win 3-2 versus Valletta

Under 17 Section A Hamrun Spartans 3 - Valletta 2. In a dramatic match, Hamrun Spartans managed to bag the three points in the first match of the season. A sizeable crowd watched Valletta open the score in the tenth minute. However, Hamrun never looked back and managed to equalise before half-time through a goal by Luca Bugeja. Hamrun went ahead in the second half through Luke Galea but Valletta drew level shortly after. Hamrun enjoyed territorial superiority but was missing the goal. The goal arrived in the 90th minute through a superb header by Seymour Micallef, who also hit the post twice through the match. Indeed our team showed great character throughout the 90 minutes. Missing for Hamrun was Jake Grech who was making his league debut with the senior squad at the age of 15 years. Well done boys!

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10.09.2013 Nursery Project takes off

The project for the extension of the nursery premises has just taken off. A special thanks goes to The Save a Life Foundation, which is the brainchild of Mr Claudio Grech... This will not only be a place for our young players but also a meeting place for youths from our area who will now be able to enjoy the welcoming and healthy environment of our nursery. You can view the latest pictures from the site by clicking here.

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