We are going to take a look at another successful club participating in the FXDD First Division Futsal: Gzira United.
This team was founded in 2005, when a group of four friends; Richard Guillaumier, Simon Borg, Sonny Borg and Clive Mifsud, who had enjoyed football since college, started to discuss the proposal of forming a 5-a side competitive team to participate in the competitions organized by the Malta Football Association. Immediately after another friend, Alfred Camilleri, who was very interested to help joined the group, and set up the first committee of five who were all eager and enthusiastic to start this new project.
Richard Guillaumier came out with the idea of calling the team ‘Gauchos’ while Simon Borg liked the idea of having ‘Sporting‘ included in the name, so the team’s name was decided upon: ‘ SPORTING GAUCHOS FUTSAL CLUB’.
In the season 2006/7 this new team starting participating in the local futsal tournament. From summer 2012 the Malta futsal league changed structure and due to this Clive Mifsud and Alfred Camilleri managed to agree with Mr Tyrone Demanuele of Gzira United Football Club to amalgamate both teams.
So The Sporting Gauchos FC motto, ’It is why we play the game, anything is possible, anything can happen and we prove that every match’ still goes on.
One can log on to the team’s website www.sportinggauchosfc.com through which one can get to know more about this team.
1 STEVE TONNA, 12 NEIL CAMILLERI, 21 NICOLAS GUEYDON , 22 BRABDON DEBRINCAT,, 23 KURT BALZAN.
PLAYERS – 2 FABIAN ELLUL, 3 DOUGLAS MIFSUD, 4 CHRIS BEZZINA, 5 JURGEN MIFSUD, 6 NICKY BORG (VICE CAPTAIN),
7 ALESSIO RESTUCCIA, 8 AURELIO BURGIO, 9 LEO BRINCAT, 10 CHARLO DABATTISTA, 11 JOSEPH MIFSUD (CAPTAIN)
13 ANTONIO P CARUSO, 14 MALCOLM FARRUGIA, 15 KENNETH BONNICI, 16 JAMES CAMILLERI, 17 ROBERT ZAMMIT
CLUB OFFICIAL – CLIVE MIFSUD
HEAD COACH – PAUL CARABOTT DAMATO
KEEPERS COACH – WARREN GALEA