The Maltese community in New York City has long been active in sports.Of course, the most popular is Soccer. The Maltese Clubs (that existed before)in the area fielded teams that played in one of the many soccer leagues in New York City. Going way back in years, some of teams were very successful and even won the championship. Soccer is still one of the most popular sports at the Maltese Center. Every spring, we hold the Maltese Islands Cup Soccer Tournament. Various teams participate, usually taking the name of the town or village in Malta or Gozo where most of the players on that team come from. This year, MIC 1997, we had four teams who battled it out on Roosevelt Island. The Center's team is called the MALTESE DOLPHINS, and this team has played against Melita FC from Toronto, and also against Gozo Champions Nadur Youngsters when they visited NYC two years ago. Besides soccer, there are venues for other sports at the Maltese Center, amongst them bowling, american pool, bocci, darts and this year, thanks to Joe Attard, we held the first Maltese Center Open Skeet & Trap Competition.
1997 MC Open Skeet & Trap Competition:
97 Maltese Islands Cup T'ment:
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