STAR Malta Exiles defeat by Man Utd Supporters Club Malta
On 8th July 2015 - Malta STAR Reading FC Trust met us with Official Manchester United Supporters Club Malta for a 6 aside friendly kick about in De La Salle Collage Birgu. The final score was 9-6 for the Devils. Unlike the score might suggest, it was a close affair but the visitors did bring a couple of subs to help freshen the United team up at half time (we only had the 6 players!). Malta Royals hit the post several times but the heat and weariness at the end seem too much as the late Goals were vital for Manchester United victory. Goals for the Royals came from Gianluca Barbara, Dale Schembri and Jamie Abdilla - Back two were Sandro Farrugia and Clayton Spiteri and between the posts Captain and STAR Malta Exiles co-ordinator Paul Schembri.
Everyone enjoyed themselves and both teams had their own supporters edging them on. The Manchester United Supporters’ Club Malta is officially recognised by Manchester United Football Club as the oldest Manchester United Supporters Club in the World. The Club was founded in 1959 by John Calleja, the year following the Munich tragedy. As a very popular organisation in Malta it was a great chance to promote the Reading FC name on the islands.
We at Malta STAR thank everyone who helped make this event happen! Enjoy the rest of your summer and bring on the 8th of August for a new season! Steve Clarke Barmy Army! You can keep track of the Malta Exiles on their facebook page.
RFC Managers Meeting With STAR - 18th May
The latest of our regular meetings with RFC managers took place at the Mad Stad on 18th May and included supporter issues such as the pre-season tour, season tickets, 2015-16 kit and pitch invasion amongst others.
If you have matters for consideration of raising at the next meeting please email them to email@example.com
Commemoration of War-Time Deaths of Former Reading Players
On April 25th wreaths were laid at the Memorial Wall to commemorate the war-time deaths 100 years ago of former Reading players Jack Huggins and Joe Dickenson. STAR Chairman Paul Ellix paid tribute to both men in a short speech. Joe Dickenson’s grand-daughter Cherry Clifford and great grand-daughter Kirsten Gregory attended and, together with Melanie Bishop of STAR, laid wreaths.
L-R: Cherry Clifford, Melanie Bishop and Kirsten Gregory at the commemoration
You can read more about Joe Dickenson - the Footballing Grenadier by downloading a commemorative profile produced by STAR Chairman Paul Ellix.
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