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Alan Grima had been working as a Physical Education teacher at De La Salle College for a year and had seen the big opportunity which existed. Originally one of the founders of the Malta Handball Association and co-founder of Birzebbugia Handball Club (that won the first men's senior national league, but withdrew from all competitions the following season), Alan started working hard on fulfilling his dream - founding the La Salle Handball Club.

This came about following a lot of hard work which culminated after guiding the Maltese Under 17 boys in the FISEC handball competition held in Gran Canaria in July 1998. His dream would not have come true without the support of Christian Bonett, Alistair Vella, Renzo Kerr Cumbo and Keith Monaco who helped him in his venture. A call for interested players, a players' meeting was set up in August 1998 where full details were given.

Alan Grima was backed by John Taylor, the then Head of the Physical Education Department at De La Salle who gave his impeccable assistance and went out of his way many times, as did Joe Mallia, Gino Mallia and Daniel Buhagiar who helped the club obtain a three year sponsorship deal with the Grech brothers of Mirechem Ltd.

It was also important for Alan Grima to set up the club's handball nursery something which was done immediately in the first year. It was the first handball nursery in Malta with a group of around 15 Form 1 and Form 2 students attending training regularly after school, making it an immediate success. Throughout the years the Club has always sought to give the youngsters of De La Salle College, not only the possibility to learn the basics of the game in a disciplined and enjoyable way, but also the opportunity to get into senior handball, and indeed beyond, actually forming part of national teams at various age levels.

Since its foundation, the LSHC always aimed to promote and develop the game of Handball at De La Salle College and in Malta by:

  • Fostering interest in, and knowledge about Handball at De La Salle College.
  • Developing a solid and permanent youth nursery for the benefit of De La Salle College students.
  • Preparing teams for participation in friendly and competitive Handball matches, leagues and tournaments organised both locally and abroad.
  • Organising any other activity that is conducive to the development and promotion of the game of Handball.
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