Exiles Sports Club is a Maltese waterpolo team (it also has a swimming team), currently playing in the top tier Maltese Waterpolo Premier League. The club was founded in 1967 and hails from Sliema.[1] The team is currently known as Exiles Elia Caterers for sponsorship reasons.[2]

Founded1967; 57 years ago (1967)
LeagueMaltese Waterpolo Premier League
Based inSliema
ArenaExiles, Sliema
PresidentAndrew Paris

The Exiles Club is situated beneath one of the De Redin towers; this is portrayed on the club's crest.[3]

The club is named after the Exiles Beach, of which the name is unclear: either after a mispronunciation of a Customs and Excise Office that was once stationed on the bay, or after the Russian exiles who settled in the area after the Bolshevik Revolution.[4] Before the club was built, a hut stood in the location, which acted as the seat of the Malta Eastern Club, which was an exclusive club for Cable & Wireless St. Julian's branch employees, taking the name from the Eastern Telegraph Company.[4]

The club celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2017.[5]

The club operates a Beach Lido.[6]

Current squad edit

Squad as at June 30, 2018:[7]

References edit

  1. ^ "exilesarchive". exilesarchive.
  2. ^ "Exiles".
  3. ^ "Exiles". exiles.com.mt.
  4. ^ a b "A storm brewing at Exiles". Times of Malta. 27 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Exiles SC to mark 50th anniversary with a programme of activities". 9 January 2017.
  6. ^ "The Exiles Beach Club in Malta | My Guide Malta". www.myguidemalta.com. Archived from the original on 30 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Exiles".

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