BOV Premier League leaders Valletta FC launched their own mobile phone service named VFC Mobile.
Addressing a press conference at Le Meridien St. Julian’s on Saturday, Valletta FC president Victor Sciriha said the club was proud to launch this service which is a first for Maltese football. He said that with the launching of this service, the club was writing another important page in its history.
The service has been launched in partnership with YOM Ltd and will be using the infrastructure of the Vodafone Malta network.
Sciriha said that subscribers to VFC Mobile will benefit from tariffs which will be among the cheapest available on the island. Subscribers, who have the possibility of retaining their old mobile phone number or obtain a new one, will also have the opportunity to win a trip with the club for an away match in Europe next summer.
The VFC Mobile service was due to start running earlier this year but the Valletta president said he wanted to be sure that the service was working perfectly before going live. He said that now the time has come and as from next Wednesday, he and the other committee members will be at the club premises to start registering new members.
Victor Sciriha said Valletta were the only club who do something of this sort and is confident the service will be a success. He revealed a first target of 1,000 subscribers for the first year of operation.
Speaking on behalf of YOM Ltd, director Malcolm Mallia said his company was Valletta FC’s technical partner in this new venture. He said YOM Ltd was proud and pleased to be associated with a club which boasts a rich history.
Mallia said that with this service, Valletta FC could tap a new market which so far has been a domain of the big operators in mobile telephony. VFC Mobile could give the one-to-one relationship subscribers could be searching for.
Anyone willing to subscribe may visit the club’s official website www.vallettafc.net or phone 96960100.
Meanwhile during the same press conference, Sciriha spoke about the team’s current form saying that he was not fully satisfied with what the team has done so far as he believes that Valletta could have obtained maximum points from the nine matches played so far.
When asked regarding the possible arrival of Michael Mifsud, the Valletta president said that everyone is aware of the fact that Mifsud’s main objective is that of playing abroad. However Sciriha is confident that should Mifsud decide to stay in Malta, he would play for Valletta.