Val­letta net big boost with Iniala as main spon­sor

Malta Independent - - SPORT - Ger­ald Fenech

Val­letta FC have struck gold with their new main spon­sor who was an­nounced yes­ter­day at a press con­fer­ence at their club premises.

Iniala, a lux­ury bou­tique ho­tel brand fronted by Mark Wein­gard will be the main spon­sor of Val­letta FC and Wein­gard will also be Vice Pres­i­dent for the club for the fore­see­able fu­ture.

Wein­gard spoke en­thu­si­as­ti­cally about Val­letta since he is cur­rently liv­ing here and also has his busi­ness here in the city. He ex­plained that a sis­ter com­pany of Iniala, Ge­n­e­sis has pur­chased five build­ings in Val­letta and it will also be de­vel­op­ing one of them on St Bar­bara Bas­tions into a lux­ury ho­tel.

Val­letta FC Pres­i­dent Vic­tor Scir­iha re­vealed that he met Mark Wein­gard through one of the Val­letta FC com­mit­tee mem­bers, Mario Muscat in a brief meet­ing but he im­me­di­ately sensed the vi­sion of this en­ter­pris­ing busi­ness­man. He said that Wein­gard had been of­fered the Vice Pres­i­dency and he im­me­di­ately con­curred with the idea.

Scir­iha said that Wein­gard was also en­thu­si­as­tic about help­ing out with the club’s nurs­ery since some of the city’s chil­dren could not af­ford cer­tain sports train­ing.

He said that he hoped that the association with Ge­n­e­sis would con­tinue for many years in the fu­ture.

Re­spond­ing to ques­tions from jour­nal­ists, Vice Pres­i­dent Alex Fenech said that Val­letta was sim­ply in favour of the MFA ap­ply­ing FIFA rules where for­eign play­ers are con­cerned.

Pres­i­dent Scir­iha also re­vealed that Val­letta was still with­out a de­cent train­ing ground and that dis­cus­sions on the is­sue were cur­rently at a stand­still.

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