Sheffield United confirm pre-season tour to Malta

Sheffield United have confirmed the dates for the club’s pre-season tour of Malta (12 -17 July, 2010). More than 400 United supporters attended last year’s Blades summer visit to Malta. The 2010 tour will once again provide United fans and the people of Malta with an opportunity to get closer to the team.

The Blades ‘Football in the Sun’ line-up currently includes a supporters forum hosted by United Manager Kevin Blackwell (limited places available), a beach BBQ attended by the players, a Blades training session open to the public and a Sheffield United pre-season game that will take place on Malta’s sister island, Gozo.

Kevin Blackwell said: “We are already looking forward to it and it will be good going back to a ‘known quantity’ for such an important part of our preparation. The island – and our sponsor – looked after us very well last year and I know that the fans who went also appreciated everything that was put on for us all.”

Blades ‘Football in the Sun’ event tickets can be purchased through Sheffield United’s travel partner, Alpine Sterling. Booking enquires can be made via telephone number – 2576 6000 or email address –

Mike Farnan, the Sheffield United Executive Director overseeing the club’s visit to Malta, said: “The feedback from Blades fans after last year’s tour of Malta was fantastic. We’re hoping their experience will encourage a large contingency of supporters to attend this year’s event. We are also looking forward to welcoming the people of Malta to the various Blades-themed activities taking place on the island.”

Anyone booking a ‘Football in the Sun’ package deal via Alpine Sterling will qualify for a free Blades t-shirt.