Exiles Ladies’ waterpolo team off to Rome

Exiles Elia Caterers, reigning treble winners of the local Ladies’ waterpolo competitions, will  next Wednesday 30th October fly to Rome to take part in the Euro League Women 2019 – 2020 Preliminary Round being hosted by Italian Club SIS Roma.

The contingent lead by Club President Andrew Paris, will apart from a squad of fourteen players, be made up of Gordon Zammit – Head Coach, Matthew Zammit – physiotherapist and Michelle Zammit from the Exiles Academy.

Gordon Zammit will be making use of the following girls (1) Abbey Bonello; (2) Maria Gatt; (3) Kaia Agius; (4) Kendra Navarro; (5) Denise Micallef; (6) Martina Darmanin; (7) Alyssa Diacono; (8) Rhea Cutajar; (9) Emily Diacono; (10) Giulia Zammit Lonardelli; (11) Kela Zammi; (12) Eline Antonissen; (13) Stephanie Tanti Desjardins; (14) Maia Bonello.

The Exiles squad for this qualifying tournament includes four guest players; Denise Micallef, Rhea Cutajar and Stephanie Tanti Desjardins were loaned by San Giljan whilst Dutch girl Eline Antonissen joined the team for this event.


31.10.2019 at 19.45 hours Exiles SC (MALTA) vs SIS ROMA (ITALY)

01.11.2019 at 11.45 hours Exiles SC (MALTA) vs KINEF SURGUTNEFTEGAS KIRISHI (RUSSIA)

02.11.2019  at 18.00 hours Exiles SC (MALTA) vs DUNAUJVAROS (HUNGARY)

03.11.2019 at 10.00 Exiles SC (MALTA) vs ZV DE ZAAN (NETHERLANDS)


The Club Committee is proud of having managed a ‘first ever’ participation in the international sphere of waterpolo. It is also conscious of a tough qualifying round which will see the young ladies’ squad facing an uphill task against stronger opponents.

This unique experience would not have materialized without the backing of SPORTS MALTA  who believed in this participation and endorsed the Club Committee’s bold move. The Committee would like to publicly thank SPORTS MALTA for their generous contribution towards the participation costs.

Thanks goes also to other sponsors Exalco and Zanzi Homes as well as Elia Caterers the Club’s sponsor and other individual Club sympathizers who also pitched in their donations to cover the rest of the expense fund.




photo by Domenic Borg


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