Sliema Wanderers, in collaboration with the Sliema Local Council, will be hosting a fitting tribute to a dedicated club man who spent more than twenty-five years donning the Blues jersey.
Noel Turner, the former Blues captain who hung up his boots at the end of the last campaign to start a coaching career with the MFA, is going to be honoured with a star-fitting testimonial match scheduled for Sunday 9th October at the Tigne Ground.
Born and bred in Sliema, Noel Turner played 344 times for the Blues and scored 50 goals. He also had a distinguished career with the national team. He also won the League on 4 occasions and the FA trophy on 3 occasions, and was voted Player of the Year twice, the first being when Sliema won the Premier League title in the 1995-1996 season.
The main event – the testimonial match – kicks-off at 15:00. The event will consist of a triangular tournament with three 30-minute games. The teams taking part are the current Sliema Wanderers team, a team of former Sliema players and another of former national team player with whom Noel Turner had played.
Entrance fee for the tournament will be €3, which will be donated to the Sliema Childrens’ crèche.
The general public is invited for this event and to also take the opportunity to visit our Midi Sliema Wanderers Sports Complex.
A reception will be held at the end of the game during which fomer presidents and the current president will deliver a short speech. Following the presentation of the trophies, Noel Turner will also deliver a short speech.
On behalf of Sliema Wanderers FC, we would like to thank all sponsors and also the Sliema Local Council for giving its support and help in organising this event.
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Location: Midi Sliema Wanderers Sports Complex
10:30 – 12:30 Nursery Activities
12:30 – 13:15 Mass
13:15 – 15:00 Nursery friendly games / Music Performance / Entertainment
15:00 – 17:00 Triangular Tournament (Current Sliema Squad / Ex Sliema Players / Ex National Malta Players)
17:00 – 18:00 Refreshments and Presentation of Trophies