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Malta men’s champions Hibernians set to return in women’s senior football

Malta men’s champions Hibernians have announced their return to women’s football at senior level as from the 2022/2023 campaign, the Paolites announced on their social media.

“Hibernians FC proudly announce that Hibernians FC Women, the most successful team in the BOV Women’s League with 12 League Titles, will make their return in all Women’s Football categories from Seniors to Under 8’s, starting from Season 2022/23,” the club statement said.

Hibernians, who have a rich history in the Maltese women’s game, last played in the senior championship on February 4, 2020 against Raiders Għargħur before they abandoned the league and consequently disbanded their team.

Nonetheless, the Paolites still continued to nurture young girls and during the 2021/2022 season they also participated in the Malta FA Women’s U-16’s league.

The Times of Malta understands that the club will be announcing their senior team’s coach in the coming days.

Besides their 24 domestic trophies, Hibernians are also the first Maltese club to have registered at least a point in the UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifications when back in 2015 they drew 3-3 with KI Klaksivar of the Faroe Islands.

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