Clubs history


For many years, people were surprised that such a locality, with a population of over 9,000 people didn’t have a football team. Talks of forming an Ibrag Football Club in the 1990s never materialized and in 2007 an application for a Swieqi Football Club was rejected by the MFA. However, it was always a question of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ and the youths of Swieqi were always determined to make sure Swieqi was represented in the National Football League. The initial five people who ‘founded’ the club were: Michael Calleja, Ralph Agius Fernandez, Gavin Ellul, Justin Fenech & Mauro Miceli.

The club was approved unanimously by the Council of the Malta Football Association on Thursday, 28 May 2009 and the addition of Swieqi meant that the number of clubs in Division 3 increased to 20 as Qrendi and Mtarfa who placed last in Sections A and B respectively both re-applied and were approved. Swieqi would start competing competitively in 2009–10 MFA season.

The club’s main colour was chosen to be orange since no other team in Malta used this colour at the time and Swieqi United wanted to create an up-market and elegant brand. The 14 April 2009 will certainly go down in the history of Swieqi United FC as its first ever committee was chosen to represent the club and in effect, the locality as a whole.

On 24 June 2009, the acting committee held the first ever Annual General Meeting at 119, Triq il-Qasam, Swieqi. Club President Ralph Agius Fernandez, Secretary Michael Calleja and Vice-President Gavin Ellul addressed the members of the club and described the work that had been done, together with the objectives and future projects. The nominations for the committee were also held, and thus the official committee for the 2009/2010 MFA season was announced.

On 28 June 2009, Roberto Debrincat was confirmed as Swieqi United’s first ever manager.