1st Div Men

Roderick Vella

Name : Roderick Vella – Captain

Date of Birth : 27th January 1985

Roderick is a product of the Depiro nursery. He has won various Junior Championships as well as the U20 league. He was part of the team that won the 2nd Division double – league and knock out winning also the U20 League in the same year. He has formed part of the Junior National Teams and in July 2010 he was part of the Senior National team that won the Bronze medal in the FIBA Division C championship.

He has also coached in our nursery building quality players. Under his coaching the club had 3 players in the July 2010 Fisec team, 4 players (out of 10)  in U16 National team.


David Bugeja

Name : David Bugeja

Date : 1st April 1992

David is also a product of the Depiro nursery. He started with Depiro at the young age of 9 in our Sibt Sports activity and soon joined the basketball nursery. With Depiro he has won the U15 and U17 leagues and on a personal level he has won the U15 Player of the Year and the U17 Player of the Year.  He has been part of the Senior squad since season 2008/09.

With the National Team, he was selected with the U16s and was also the team captain. In this category he ended up 1st in Steals and 1st in Double Doubles. He eventually was chosen with the U18 National Team and ended up winning a Gold Medal in the FIBA Division C championships.  In July 2010, although still at a very young age, he became a bronze medalist with the Maltese Senior National Team in the FIBA Div C Championship that was held in Malta.


JP Schembri

JP Schembri

Name : Jean Paul Schembri

Date : 6th April 1992

Jean Paul or as he is  better known as JP,  started basketball at the young age of 6 with Footwork. He eventually joined his hometown team Depiro and with Depiro he won the U15 and U17 leagues. He has been part of the Depiro Senior Squad since season 2008/09.  Although still extremely young he has already won a Silver medal with the Fisec Basketball team, A Bronze medal at the Ciccio Pincio tournament in Sicily with the U18 National Team and a Gold medal with the U18s National Team in the FIBA Div ‘C’ Championship which was held in Malta in July 2009.


Name : Emanuele Lupo

Date : 13th January 1987

Emanuele or as he is called by his team mates Lupo started playing Basketball at the young age of 10 with Birkirkara. He eventually moved to Depiro at the age of 14.  With us he has won the Under 20 league for 3 times – 2003/04, 2004/05 and 2005/06. He remembers particularly season 2003/04 as, despite being just 16 years old,  besides winning the U20 league, he also won the 1st Division (now known as 2nd Division) league and Knock Out. He has been called up for the Under15, Under17 and Senior National Teams.


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