Blades express gratitude to Malta

On their return to England, Sheffield United issued a thank you to club sponsor Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) and the people of Malta, for the support during the Blades’ pre-season tour of the Mediterranean island.

United’s visit to Malta proved a resounding success both on and off the pitch, with hundreds of Blades fans embracing the most action-packed tour the club has ever staged. The climax to the pre-season tour saw United beat Vittoriosa Stars and Hibernians to lift the JPL Cisk Larger Cup.

Mike Farnan, Group Executive Director at Sheffield United, was charged with overseeing the club’s stay in Malta. Farnan said: “The success of the tour underlines the special relationship that has grown between the club and the Maltese community as a whole.

“Throughout the trip, Sheffield United and our fans were overwhelmed with the welcome we received in Malta. The club would like to thank everyone that played a part in making our visit such a memorable occasion.

“We hope that this bond sees some our Maltese friends visit Bramall Lane, so we can replicate the same levels of hospitality.”

Sheffield United extended thanks to the Malta FA, Hibernians FC, Vittoriosa Stars, Fortina Spa Resort, Sheffield United Supporters Club Malta and the Blades’ travel partner Alpine Sterling.

A special note of appreciation is given to the large numbers of Blades fans that made the journey to Malta. The travelling support made it a trip to remember.

Now back on English soil, the Blades’ next pre-season fixture is away to Burton Albion, which kicks-off on the evening of Tuesday 20 July.