Monthly Archives: June 2015

Posted on 29 June, 2015


On Friday 26th June 2015,  a couple of days before the first leg of 2015/2016 Europa League due to be played on Tuesday 30th June 2015, Her Excellency Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, the President of Malta, hosted a reception at the Presidential Palace for the Balzan FC squad and members of the Balzan Committee.

The President of Malta congratulated the club on its achievement of a place in Europe for the first time in its 78 year history and wished them luck in their Europa League tie vs FK Zeljeznicar of Bosnia & Herzegovina. She also encouraged the club to continue to develop its Academy as she is a strong believer on sport being very beneficial for the physical and mental development of young people.

In return, Mr Anton Tagliaferro on behalf of Balzan FC thanked the President of Malta for her kind words of encouragement and for hosting the club at the Palace. He presented the President with a donation for the Community Chest Fund and also presented her with a Balzan FC shirt with Her Excellency’s initials on the front of the shirt.

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Posted on 23 June, 2015


Wednesday 24th June : Balzan FC is going to play a friendly game against Valletta FC at the Centenary Stadium. KO 7.30pm.

Friday 26th June : The Balzan FC players together with the Balzan FC Committee have been invited to meet the President of Malta – The Hon. MarieLouise Coleiro Preca at San Anton Palace in Balzan at 6.00pm.

Tuesday 30th June : Balzan FC will be facing FK Željezničar of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League at home.  This game is going to be played at the Hibernians Stadium in Paola. KO at 5.45pm. Tickets are available at the club at Euros 3 for adults, Euros 1 for persons over 60 and Euros 1 for children under 12. COME AND SUPPORT OUR TEAM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday 9th July : Balzan FC will be facing FK Željezničar of Sarajevo in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This game is going to be played at the Olimpski Stadion Asim Ferhatovic Hase in Sarajevo. KO 9.15pm.

Posted on 22 June, 2015


During the UEFA Europa League draws held at Nyon in Switzerland, Balzan FC were drawn to play against FK Željezničar of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The first leg will be played home at the Hibernians Ground on Tuesday 30th June 2015. The return match will be played on Thursday 9th July 2015 at the Stadion Grbavica in Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Fudbalski klub Željezničar (English: Football Club Željezničar) is a Bosnian professional football club based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The name Željezničar means “railway worker”, given because it was established by a group of railway workers. Željezničar was the most successful football team in Bosnia, having won 6 Bosnian championships, 5 Bosnian Cups and 3 Bosnian Supercups. The club has never qualified for UEFA Champions League (post European Cup) as best club could reach was 2002–03 Champions League third qualifying round, losing to Newcastle United 0-5 on aggregate. The club is a fierce local rival of FK Sarajevo.

Posted on 20 June, 2015


During the MFA Awards Ceremony held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, the Premier League draws were held and Balzan FC were drawn to play their first game against Hibernians FC. Balzan FC will play the rest of their games in the following sequence : Naxxar Lions FC, Tarxien Rainbows FC, Valletta FC, Pembroke Athleta FC, Mosta FC, Qormi FC, St Andrews FC, Sliema Wanderers FC, Birkirkara FC and finally against Floriana FC.

Posted on 13 June, 2015



Valerio impressed with Floriana in the early part of last season until he suffered an injury in December which ruled him out for the rest of the season.

Valerio is now fully recovered – he is 27 , measures a massive 194 cm in height and before coming to play in Malta played for professional teams such as Campobasso and Fondi in Italy’s lower divisions.

Posted on 6 June, 2015


10498236_1113489735333919_6072321361255132570_o Balzan Football Club together with San Gabriel Band Club is going to organize a barbecue night on Saturday 20th June 2015 in Annunciation Square Balzan. During this event the Balzan FC First team is going to be introduced to those present. The under 19 and under 17 Balzan FC teams are going to be presented with a memento for their efforts made in winning their Section during season 2014/2015. Live entertainment will also be available during this event. Everybody is welcome. Bookings can be made from both clubs.

Posted on 6 June, 2015


  • Monday 8th June 2015 : The first team is to have their first players’ meeting at the Training ground.
  • Wednesday 10th June 2015 : The first team is to commence training at the training ground.
  • Thursday 11th June 2015 : Balzan FC is going to hold the Annual General Meeting at the Training ground hall, at 6.30pm.
Posted on 6 June, 2015


RYAN FRyan Fenech sign contractENECH JOINS BALZAN FC.

Balzan are pleased to announce that Malta international midfielder Ryan Fenech has today joined the club.

Mr Anton Tagliaferro, Honorary President of Balzan FC said “After much media speculation, we are very pleased to confirm that one of Malta’s best players, Ryan Fenech, has joined Balzan FC. Ryan will be a valuable addition to our first team as we seek to cement our place as one of the top four clubs in Malta. While we are happy with the core of our squad that did so well last season, we continue to look to further strengthen our squad with the addition of a few key signings. I am also pleased to say that it is planned that several promising youngsters from our Academy will also included in the first squad this season and I am sure that Ryan will be a great inspiration to all of them.”

Balzan coach Oliver Spiteri added “I am very excited to have a player of Ryan’s pedigree join us at Balzan – his known abilities and his wealth of experience will be an enormous asset in coming seasons as we seek to repeat if not better the achievements of the season just ended when the club qualified for Europe for the first time. I would like to thank Mr Anton Tagliaferro in continuing to support the club in the way he does and we will work all hard to justify his faith in us.”

Ryan is here seen signing the agreement with the Hon. President’s brother Mr. Robert Tagliaferro.