Luxol Handball Club offers the opportunity for individuals of all ages, regardless of their beliefs, nationality and gender to participate in the game of handball. It works to enable its members in reaching their maximum potential. Luxol Handball Club vows to create an environment where everyone feels welcome and motivated to reach greater fulfilment in their walk of life.
Luxol Handball Club was founded in summer of 2008 as part of Luxol Sports Club, which is always looked upon as a serious and committed sports organisation. This affiliation gave stability and consistency to a group of people spearheaded by Mr Joseph Tanti.
At Luxol Handball Club, one can be sure of finding a great atmosphere where training is held in the most professional way and where great investment is done on coaches so that our members can have the best. The club is also keen to invest on the players so that they can reach their full potential. In fact, Luxol Handball Club can boast of the only Maltese EHF Level 3 coach while other players have won numerous individual honours and were asked to lead different roles within the handball community.
Through the years, Luxol has attracted various coaches and players who are well renowned in their country and internationally. We had Spanish Coaches Manuel Etayo and Noe Oncina, who were the assistant coach and team manager for the Spanish Women National Team, respectively. With the national team they competed at the Europeans, World Championships and most notably the Olympic Games in Rio. Ionella Barcanescu from Romania was our coach for 6 years at the club and Rickard Jonasson was part of the Swedish National Team at the youth categories. Naming these players we do not want to forget anyone who passed through this club being it foreigner or Maltese and helped our members to grow.
While our main focus is a competitive one, Luxol Handball Club works also in the game’s promotion amongst youths and in philanthropy. Recently Luxol Handball Club reached an agreement with Regjun Tramuntana to start promoting healthy lifestyles through handball. Our coaches already visit Santa Klara College Primary School San Gwann, Pembroke and Marija Regina College Primary School to do after school sessions. Throughout the years Luxol helped Richmond Foundation and the Ursuline sisters through the organisation of sports days and fund raising activities. This year Luxol will be working with Alive Foundation to raise money for cancer research.
Throughout these years we are very happy that we managed to be competitive in the Maltese league, respecting sporting values and our mission.