Overseas Rugby Union Football Club present new Sponsors and launch Womens Division

At a reception held at Club 47 in Madliena on last week, the Overseas Rugby Union Football Club presented the sponsors of the club for seasons 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 together with an overview of the Club’s plans for the future.

The Club has sealed a three season deal with both Eurosport and BMIT Limited. Livingwell will once again be the official fitness partner with the traditional third half being hosted at Footloose Fun Bar, Paceville.

In addition, Overseas launched its new kit for coming seasons.

Club President Mr Brian Dalton spoke about the improvements the club has gone through over the past few seasons. These ranged from becoming registered with the Malta Sports Council through to recruiting young players and increasing members. Another big development for the current season was the establishment of the Club’s Womens’ Division (dubbed the ‘OverSHES’).

Mr Dalton mentioned the long history of the club, originally founded in 1946, and how its current representation carries on this legacy by promoting itself as an international club open to all. Mr Dalton stressed that rugby in Malta in its current state is still an amateur sport and it would not be correct to promote it as otherwise. This limited the possibilities available but allowed a ‘reality check’ whereby sustainable plans could be developed without putting too much burden on volunteers running the clubs.

Following a healthy period of growth the Club is now looking to establish a more permanent base by entering into talks with local councils with a view to twinning. This would allow it to start its most desired project – setting up a youth academy.

More information on the Club can be found on the website – http://www.overseasrufc.com.

Prior to the presentation, a minute’s silence was observed for the passing away of Robert Attard, an Under 18 rugby player.

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