The 2021-22 campaign was the first season, post-covid, in which the football calendar was completed without the covid pandemic wreaking havoc and ending all commitments rather abruptly.
The Seniors squad endured a torrid and difficult time in the Challenge League, yet still managed to retain their status – despite a season of ups and downs. Some crucial victories, most notably twice against Senglea Athletic managed to preserve the club’s status in this division. The end of season also saw the departure of coaches Rodney Bugeja, Gordon Camilleri and Gilbert Micallef.
On the other hand, the U19s enjoyed immense success when the group clinched promotion to Section A – for the very first time in the club’s history. The boys dug deep throughout the season to secure some amazing results – whilst simultaneously holding off a resolute Naxxar Lions, a dogged and determined Santa Lucia and a crafty Floriana side. The U19s clinched the championship in the penultimate fixture against Santa Lucia when a 1-1 draw ensured that the group will be playing in Malta’s top youth division!
The Under 17s (Men) competed in Section B although results didn’t go their way – with the group finishing bottom of the group. The Under 15s enjoyed a more positive run out when a slow start was more than compensated for with a very strong finish – thanks to some expert coaching and very good camaraderie.
Our Seniors Women finished the campaign as runners-up to a very polished Birkirkara side. Despite changing coaches on more than one occasion, the girls maintained their composure to end the season on a high and book a place in the trophy knock-out final. Unfortunately, the Orange fell short against Birkirkara (0-3) although there could be no complaints about the result since the Yellows were that little bit better on the night and their experience of navigating tense and tight finals paid dividends.
The Under 20s enjoyed a positive campaign notching some very memorable victories – although honours were won at U16 level – where the girls managed to beat San Gwann 2-0 in the knock-out final to claim the cup. Goals by Kay Axiak and Nina-Lee Naudi capped an outstanding campaign which demonstrates the club’s quality particularly at this age-group.