The Men’s Seniors squad managed to ensure a successful end to a very memorable season when they defeated Zabbar St. Patrick’s 3–0 in the First Division play-off. This was a hugely successful season for the club when a very young team [with an average age of 21.6], against huge odds managed to win promotion after some fantastic football along the way. It was the culmination of a tremendous three-year project which was commenced by Billy Mock and Rodney Bugeja. Throughout the campaign, the team played a dynamic style of play with high-pressing and quick counterattack.
The Women’s Team endured a long, tough season with plenty of food for thought. The squad is still in a process of being re-built but there is plenty of optimism for the future with the imminent launch of a Women’s youth team.
The Under 19s also capped off a great season by winning Promotion to Section C (also completing an entire rnd unbeaten) and played against some quality sides (including Premier League outfits Naxxar Lions and Tarxien Rainbows) but managed to beat them nevertheless. An excellent coaching staff also guided the boys to a second successive Youth KO Quarter-final where they bowed out to eventual winners Mosta F.C. The IASC Squad also saw the introduction of more and more young players in the team. The idea was to keep players fit and ensure necessary game time especially for those players that needed more time on the pitch.
The Futsal Seniors’ Squad did not reach their target but still managed to retain their ‘Elite’ status. Plenty of lessons were learned along the way and the group will get stronger. The Squad is performing miracles with a small budget and few resources hence it is certainly punching above its weight. The Futsal 21s had a very positive season. A project which was greatly commended by everyone in local football, saw the club introduce more players into futsal.
The Under 17s ended the season on a strong note despite a slow start. The group played some fantastic football along the way and agonizingly missed out on promotion but the future looks very bright for this squad. Our Under 15s also managed to win back-to-back promotions and qualified for the group stages for 2018–19!