The first Maltese-born people arrived in Australia as convicts in 1810, followed by the first free settlers in 1838. The peak period of migration to Australia occurred in the 1950s and 1960s. The 2016 Census recorded 175,559 people in Australia with Maltese ancestry and 37,609 people who were born in Malta.
Have you ever wanted to pull on your national jumper and represent your country?
Playing Footy 9s gives you an opportunity to do just that! It’s a fun and exciting new sport, with both full contact (tackling) and non-contact (no tackling) options to choose from.
If you are of Maltese descent and keen to represent Malta, please join the Team Malta Facebook group.