Inauguration – Embellishment works at Perit Wigi Portelli Football Ground, l-Gharb
On Wednesday 5th August, 2015 at 8pm, the l-Gharb Local Council commemorated the embellishment works carried out at Perit Wigi Portelli Football Ground. The project which included the construction of a jogging track, new lights and fencing were carried out through EU Funds under Measures 313 1st Call as part of the project ‘Diversifying Rural Tourism Offer through Leisure Sports Activities’ and under M313 2nd Call as part of the project ‘Contributing in Enhancing the Leisure Area’. Together with these funds more funds were obtained by the Gharb Rangers F.C. through the GFA where synthetic turf was installed on the Perit Wigi Portelli Football Ground.
These works were inaugurated by Hon. Justyne Caruana and Mayor David Apap Agius. The evening started with a band marc by Ghaqda Muzikali Vizitazzjoni along Tumas Cassar Street followed by a program with an intervention by Architect Edward Scerri on the history of Gharb Rangers and works carried out on the Leisure Area Project whilst Mayor David Apap Agius and Hon. Justyne Caruana delivered their message for the occasion.
The ceremony included also the official opening of the Sports Complex which was named after Mario Bajada, a youth from Gharb who was a former player with Gharb Rangers F.C. and who died tragically years ago.
Later in the evening the football ground lights were switched on and a friendly match was played between the current players and the ‘old’ boys who used to play with the club.