Hamrun Liberty Sports Club was established as a football team for young boys in 1963. Our early days were rather primitive with some of us forking out money from their money boxes to purchase our first kit and register with the IASC. Little could I imagine that nearly fifty years later I would be participating in the launching of a web site as President of this Club. Of course, Computers and Web Sites were not in the equation in those days, but we still have in our possession a copy of the type written letter we had sent to the IASC to apply for a place in this football organization. Nearly fifty years later we are still soldering on there after winning both the League Championship and Knock Out Competitions for innumerable times. Incidentally we hold a record of winning the Knock Out competition for 10 CONSECUTIVE years. It is our intention to list on this web site several records our Club holds as we go along.
This is definitely not the only feather in our cap. We can really be proud and happy of a very chequered history. We enjoyed a wonderful time as a nursery to our home team Hamrun Spartans wining several honors for our club as well as having many of our club products featuring prominently in the golden days of the Spartans in the Eighties. The first ever Maltese professional player Michael Degiorgio is a product of our Club.
We also enjoyed a lovely spell in Basketball winning all honors in the Basketball Scene. Even here we were the ones to launch Samuel Deguara in the basketball sphere as the only Maltese professional basketball player plying his trade in Italy. Another Maltese who did his country proud is the World Billiards Champion Joe Grech. Joe is more famous for honors he won in the Snooker field. But it was our Club who convinced, sponsored and pushed Joe Grech to become World Champion in the Billiards Competition. Our Club is also well established in the local Bocci field. In this traditionally Maltese game, our trophy room is graced with several honors conquered. Also here we won all honors one could hope for.
But our Club has also a social dimension in the our home town of Hamrun, representing its periphery of Blata l-Bajda. For quite a few years now we have shouldered responsibility of street decorations in our area both at Christmas time and for the annual Festa of San Gaetano which is very dear for us Hamrun folks. An endless list of famous personalities have visited our Club on different occasions. The legendary Stanley Matthews and the Golden Boy of Italian football Gianni Rivera among others immediately spring to mind. It is our intention to serialize these events in this web site as well as keep all visitors informed of all that is happening at our Club. May I take this opportunity to thank heartily my colleagues who are making the dream of this splendid innovative idea a reality.