On the back of a fantastic and handball-packed week in Sweden at the Partille Cup, the boys could have easily been forgiven for laying low for a while and taking some time to recuperate. However, this could not have been further away from the truth. Still buzzing from their experience in Gothenburg, the players poured all their energy into one big final event for the season: the Awards Night BBQ!

The annual event, carried out in collaboration with La Salle Handball Club, is a chance to thank our sponsors and recognise the efforts made by club members both on and off the court. However, the informal setting of a BBQ means that, above all else, it is a celebration of unity, teamwork and family. Thanks to dozens of hard-working volunteers, the event, held on the grounds of De La Salle College, was the biggest to date and attracted a gathering of around 300 people.

During the award ceremony, nursery attendees were presented with a certificate, which not only confirmed participation but genuinely applauded the effort put in by all junior players throughout the season, congratulating them on the significant improvement observed in their skills and performances. Partille Cup players were also awarded a medal for representing our nation and holding up high the name of the club. A number of individual awards, reflecting standout performances during the season were given out as follows:

U-15 2nd Division 1st Division
Most Promising Anatoly Caruana Francis Buhagiar Andrew Tabone
Top Scorer Lowell Bezzina Nicholas Fava Ian Turban
Best Player Silvan Chircop Nicholas Fava Mark Cutajar

In addition to the individual accolades, the Awards Night was the stage chosen on which to unveil the new sets of home and away kits, together with the club tracksuit. The BBQ also served as the launch of the new HMS badge, seen sported on both the kits and the tracksuit.

Overall, the event was a rousing success. While, firstly, thanking all our sponsors for helping us put up such a successful event, we would also like to thank all those who attended for contributing to our main fund raising event, but most of all, for creating such a wonderful atmosphere on the night. We look forward to hosting you as well as your friends and family again next year!