MUNXAR FALCONS

Nobody would have dreamt that in a village barely exceeding four hundred people, a football team could ever be established. But it happened in Il-Munxar. A group of keen enthusiasts, spurred on by the avid football hunger of a bunch of youngsters, officially set up Munxar Falcons F.C. in 1972.
That year, the team, impelled by the great spirit of adventure, participated in the GYFA (Gozo Youth Football Association), a subsidiary of GFA. Daring and will-power were crowned the following season with the Falcons winning the GYFA Championship. Following the dissolution of GYFA, the senior team remained inactive for season 1974/75 when the club got involved in the GFA minor league. 1978 marked the official entrance of Munxar Falcons F.C. in the GFA Second Division. Campaigns were tough going, with alternate periods of ups and downs, but dedication and generosity were never lacking. In a twelve-year span in the Second Division, the club twice won the GFA 2nd Division K.O. Competition.

The early 1980s signaled the shape of things to come by the re-launching of the minor team, a tightly-knit family-group of highly-skilled players. The moved paid rich dividends. In 1988-89 Munxar Falcons won promotion to the First Division for the first time, only to be bundled back in the lower division the following year. But the evident high-quality caliber of the team was not to be denied. in 1990-91, Munxar Falcons regained promotion with flying colours, winning six trophies in a single season including the Second Division Championship and K.O. Trophy. Undoubtedly, in terms of silverware, it has been, up to now, our most successful season.

Fighting against great financial odds our club remained in the highest Gozitan division for six consecutive seasons, a feat unparalleled by any club of similar size. The best placing was achieved in 1994-95 when Munxar Falcons put on a great challenge for the League, but finished third. Recently, owing to a combination of multiple factors, the club's fortunes reached their nadir. Being relegated to the lowest division of three, the Falcons had also had to suffer the ignominy of heavy defeats. But the seeds of future recovery have already been planted with a very promising U-12 side.

Retrospectively, Munxar Falcons F.C. has indeed been a great achievement, not only regarding the extraordinary accomplishment of its establishment but more so of its subsistence.

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