Twenty-four year old midfielder Julian Vella joined Tarxien Rainbows on a two-year contract.
Vella made his Premier League debut for Hibernians in season 2002/03. Mid-way through season 2004/05, he joined Lija Athletic on loan. Back with the Paolites, he played on a more regular basis. Late in 2007, he moved to Northern Ireland where he played for Lisburn Distillery but a few weeks later, he returned to Malta, joining Sliema Wanderers. Last season, Vella played for Mosta in Division 1.