The Maltese Rugby League Association (MRLA) and Parramatta Melita Eagles Soccer Club (PMESC) of Sydney-Australia have parted ways following a twelve-month relationship.
MRLA Chairman, Michael Borg, said today that the decision to part ways with PMESC was a very difficult one, and was strictly a business decision that was made in the best long-term interests of the MRLA.
�Sometimes tough decisions need to be made and this was one of them� Borg said.
�Most importantly, however, this decision was the correct one�
In mid 2004, the MRLA came to nothing more than a handshake agreement to play two fixtures at Melita Stadium in September and October 2004, in which the MRLA duly honoured this commitment entirely 100%.
�As with any handshake agreement, a review of arrangements should be made from time to time�
�The MRLA had attempted to arrange a meeting with PMESC to discuss the possibility of staging a fixture at Melita Stadium in October 2005, however a meeting could not be arranged with PMESC�
�I can also be on record in saying that, despite this difficult decision and the obvious disappointment, no-one at the MRLA holds any animosity whatsoever towards PMESC and will only speak of PMESC in a positive manner�
The MRLA Board wish PMESC the best in their future endeavours.