Between December 2022 and March 2023, the inaugural season of the Malta Flag Football League was held which saw four teams battle it out for the title. One of the teams participating was our very own Tigné Tigers. The other teams taking part were the Balluta Ballers, Simpl Lords and Enteractive Kings.
During the regular season the Tigers were dominant. Their versatile plays on offense and no-nonsense defence led them to win five out of their 6 matches, moving on into the playoffs comfortably holding the number 1 seed.
In the semi-finals the Tigers faced a resilient Simpl Lords team. The game was neck and neck in the first half but in the second half some good defence saw the Tigers maintain a slight cushion over their opponents. The match ultimately had to end a few seconds early due to an injury being sustained by one of the Simpl Lord players, leaving them with insufficient players to play on. The other semi-final saw Balluta Ballers progress after a forfeit from Enteractive Kings.
The final between the Tigers and Ballers was very tight, but the Tigers great defence seemed to be the difference between the two teams. This meant that after a great encounter, the Tigné Tigers were crowned as the first MFFL champions.
Well done to all those involved, and a special mention to our very own Jozef Spiteri who was the man who organized most of the league.