ReMax Siggiewi Citadel Basketball Club present team
Siggiewi Basketball Club have presented their new squad and partners under the direction of their new committee for the Season 2013/2014.
The club have announced ReMax Malta Ltd and Citadel Insurance plc as their main partners for the first Division Team and therefore the team will now be playing as ReMax Siggiewi Citadel Basketball Club. The club have also announced other partners for the various teams taking part in different leagues for the Men and Women categories, including Brittania Tours for Under 23 Team. TeamSport will once again be the sponsor for all kits of all the teams. Siggiewi have also been appointed the official basketball club of Puttinu Cares and Siggiewi will play all its senior games with the crest of Puttinu on its kits to promote awareness about Puttinu Cares.
This year Siggiewi have retained most of the players who have given loyal service to the club in previous years with the addition of Chris and Steve Sammut, the return of Louis Camilleri and Lee Ross and the acquisition of Ivor Hoeger, a 7ft 5inch player from the Czech Republic. The team will be captained by Emman Xuereb with Alan Borg as the vice-captain.
Chris Sammut has joined Siggiewi after proving himself as a key player and winning the league last year, while Ivor Hoeger joins after having played at various levels in several countries, among others in Japan, Cyprus, Georgia, Denmark, Romania and Slovenia and represented the Czech Republic at Under 20 level.
The team will this year be managed by Karl Borg who has won the second Division Title with Siggiewi. His experience both as a player and coach, having been instrumental in the setup of the clubs’ Nursery, will be key to the success of the team. The first test for the team will be in the pre-season tournament where Siggiewi will face Athleta and Starlites in the group stage.
The team consist of Emman Xuereb (Captain), Alan Borg (v/capt) , Foreign Players Marco Matjevic, Klimins Todomaris and Ivo Hoeger and Maltese Players Chris Sammut, Steve Sammut, Lee Ross, Louis Camilleri, Clayton Agius, Graham Coleiro, John Paul Antoncich and Noel Falzon.
The nursery has once again started this October with over 100 players ranging from ages three to 16 year olds, training and taking part in tournaments and competitions organized by the MBA.