Joining Victoria Hotspurs as the team paramedic only came naturally to me since I am a health care professional who grew up in the Hotspurs stronghold of Tac-Cawla.
My role gradually evolved into that of a Committee member and I am now involved in both the organisational as well as the technical aspect of the club. As a committee member I contribute to the club's strategy and work closely with the players to keep the team performing. Moreover, as a paramedic, I oversee all the medical tests and assist our players in any issue relating to their healthcare.
The club undergoes constant development in order to ensure the highest level of professionalisation and so far this has enabled us to achieve surprisingly positive results. Last year's successes in the GFA BOV First Division League and the Knock Out Competition bears testimony to the good work being carried out.
My humble appeal for all those who wish to become a part of this success is to join our advantageous membership scheme or donate any amount through the crowd funding scheme on our home page. Only your support will keep the silverware coming.
Alfred Xerri, BSc (Hons)., MBA (Melit).
Committee Member – Club Paramedic
My current position within Victoria Hotspurs is that of ‘Team Manager’. I have been holding this position for the past few years. The role is not an easy one but requires a lot of passion, commitment and dedication. Fundamentally, I coordinate with the club’s President, committee members and synergize with the club’s head coach to attract the best local and foreign players to ensure that Victoria Hotspurs has a competitive team. All this by always respecting the club’s pre-set budgets, aims and objectives. Moreover, throughout the season, I also ensure to help and support all club’s players in the best way possible so as to enhance a family-like atmosphere within the dressing the room.
I have been working within Victoria Hotspurs Football Club since I was 8 years old. I served both as a player and as a coach, a time I still cherish a lot. Today, as Team Manager, I feel proud that together with our beloved President, the committee members and our coaches we managed to assemble one of the strongest teams ever in the history of Victoria Hotspurs FC, with the right mix between local young, experienced, and foreign players. Altogether, we managed to give a new and vibrant image to our club, which in turn helped to re-instill a sense of pride and belonging in all our players towards the club’s glorious and victorious history. After all Victoria Hotspurs Football Club is the team that won most honors in local football.
With the existing unity present within all the club’s structures, I strongly believe that Victoria Hotspurs FC can once again re-write history and reach its prefixed seasonal objectives. Finally, I once again thank our President, Dr. Anton Tabone, all committee members and supporters, who with their great passion, commitment, dedication and love manage to give all our players that extra mile needed to face all adversaries with a winning mentality. As has always been ‘Come on and Believe Reds’!
Vice Communications Coordinator
Vice Communications Coordinator
When in late May 2017, Dr Anton Tabone approached me to form part of the committee of Victoria Hotspurs, I was wary and hesitant – we had been together during the fateful years between 2002 and 2006 when the team struggled and had to endure the humiliation of its first ever relegation. However, he persisted and convinced me that this time, it would be a different story altogether. Not only would there be a committee made up of diligent and forward-looking men, but he would personally strive to sign the best local talent and top foreign players. The rest is history since the achievements of Hotspurs during the 2017-18 season will be remembered not only by avid Hotspurs supporters but also, by all who follow the football scene in Gozo.
It is an honour to serve in the committee of Victoria Hotspurs not only because Hotspurs are one of Gozo’s most decorated clubs but also because one is following in the footsteps of men with foresight who set up this club and persisted, often against tough odds, to ensure that its competitiveness. The vision of our President, coupled with the passion of our many supporters, young and old, from different social backgrounds inspires me and fellow committee members to strive for further glory.