Star Balm Christmas Festival organised by Birkirkara FC Youth Academy

Birkirkara FC Youth Academy, is organising its annual Star Balm Christmas Festival between Friday 26 December and Sunday 28 December at the Birkirkara FC Training Centre in Birkirkara.

This is the 24th edition of this festival, which is the flagship of the Youth Academy. This year’s edition, which is being once again kindly sponsored by Star Balm, is eagerly awaited by the participating nurseries like the previous years.

The Festival will see all participating teams play five matches, that is, all the teams play each other on a round-robin basis. In accordance with the MFA regulations, no points will be kept and no team will be declared winner. Clubs can register more than one team per category.

The main objective of the Star Balm Christmas Festival is to give the young participants an opportunity to enjoy playing football without undue pressure and to have fun on the occasion.

This Festival will be held with authorization of the Youth and Grassroots Committee of the Malta Football Association. All the rules and regulations are as issued by the MFA Technical Centre.

This year’s football festival will have the following categories:
Boys Under 8 – Born 2007-5 a side – 26 December 2014
Boys Under 9 – Born 2006 – 5 a side – 27 December 2014
Boys Under 10 – Born 2005 – 8 a side – 27 December 2014
Boys Under 11 – Born 2004 – 8 a side – 28 December 2014
Girls Under 11 – Born 2003 or later – 5 a side – 28 December 2014
Girls Under 15 – Born 2000 to 2003 – 7 a side – 26 December 2014

Nurseries are invited to participate in this Football Festival by completing the application form which can be found at and sending it to Participation should be confirmed by not later than the 14th November. For more details kindly call on 7744 4130 or 2144 3422, or email