An agreement was signed between the Government and Hamrun Spartans Football Club through which the land of the Victor Tedesco Stadium will pass into the hands of the same club with a lease of 49 years.
The club plans to transform the Victor Tedesco Stadium into a sports centre from which the whole community could benefit, as the facilities will not only be used by the Spartans and their nursery but also by school children.
Hamrun Spartans Football Club will also benefit from the Government scheme through which the club is given a subsidy on the rent, as is done with clubs that are given government land for sporting purposes. The subsidized rent payment will go into a fund, administered by SportMalta, through which the sports sector will continue to benefit.
Hamrun Spartans Football Club president Joseph Portelli described this agreement as one that will continue to raise the level of the Club on a professional scale. “I fully believe that this agreement is another step for the dream of this Administration to become a reality. The Hamrun community deserves sports facilities of the highest level that pay tribute not only to the Hamrun fans but also to Maltese football in general,” continued President Joseph Portelli.
Minister for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation Clifton Grima, who presided over the signing of the agreement, said, “Today’s agreement is not only part of the vision of the Government to help in every way possible to Sports Clubs and Associations, but it is support for this vision, and also part of the Government’s policy to help Sports Associations and Clubs to develop and expand their operations.”
The CEO of SportMalta, Mark Cutajar said that the agreement will strengthen the operation of the club. “When you have strong and stable sports clubs and associations, they leave wealth in Maltese society, wealth in our children”.