Hamrun Spartans FC held its Annual General Meeting during which the present Committee headed by Mr Joseph Portelli was confirmed for another season.
The President of the Club, Mr Joseph Portelli addressed members providing his perspectives on the season coming to an end and the Club’s targets for the upcoming season.
Mr Portelli expressed his satisfaction that the first season at the helm of the Club produced results which went beyond expectations, particularly the winning of the eighth league title for the Spartans. He added that despite the current challenges related to the Club’s European campaign, the Committee remained steadfast in its commitment to strengthen the squad in order to mount another strong challenge in the upcoming Premier League season. Aiming to strengthen the unity within the squad, the team will be leaving this weekend for a three-week training camp in Austria.
Referring to the current dispute with UEFA, Portelli said that the Club is obviously disappointed, but not completely surprised, at the outcome of the UEFA decision, and will be challenging the European organisation’s decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the coming days.
Portelli also updated members on the stadium redevelopment project. He explained that the Club is moving forward with its plans, for which discussions are underway with relevant stakeholders.
The AGM was also addressed by Club CEO Mr Marcel Bonnici who shared details on the important reforms carried out over the past months aimed at strengthening the administrative structure of the Club. Most importantly, these including the setting up of a number of sub-Committees responsible for various issues such as public relations and ground management among others. The Club has also established a Good Governance, Ethics and Disciplinary Board, a first in the Maltese islands.