18.05.21 10 years as SUFC President
During the first quarter of 2011, Dr. Justin Fenech assumed the role of Club President (having previously occupied the post of Treasurer) - a position which he has occupied ever since with great care, devotion and loyalty. Throughout the past ten years, 'Il-Pres' has overseen a period of huge success for the club as his man-management and interpersonal skills coupled with his ability to bring the best out of people have ensured that the club is not only well respected but very well managed. To celebrate Dr. Fenech's ten-year anniversay, here are 10 significant milestones achieved throughout his tenure as Club President!
- Establishing a training base & premises at the Santa Clara School in Pembroke in 2013.
- The creation and setting-up of a Club Academy (currently encompassing all age groups) in 2013.
- The introduction of a Futsal wing in 2012 (which now also includes a Development squad).
- Promotion to the BOV 2nd Division in 2014.
- Promotion to the BOV 1st Division in 2017.
- Pioneering the setting up of a women's team (including Academy age groups) back in 2014.
- Professionalising the Club Structure & Administration (especially through the appointment of an Administrator in 2018 and CEO in 2020).
- Pioneering the use and formulation of a Budget and Financial Projections - way back in 2011 whilst focusing on Income Generation and Self Sustainability.
- Overseeing and requesting the creation of a bespoke Club Curriculum to be implemented at all levels of the Academy back in 2013.
- Developing, enhancing and promoting the 'One Team, One Club' Philosophy in 2011.
Thanks for all your time, patience and devotion to the Swieqi cause! Ad multos annos!
Article: Michael Calleja
Photo: Jeffrick Cachia