Balzan FC is one of the eight Maltese clubs that were granted a UEFA club license which are Balzan FC, Birkirkara FC, Floriana FC, Gzira United FC, Hamrun Spartans FC, Hibernians FC, Santa Lucia FC, and Valletta FC.  The other club is Birkirkara FC Women’s Team.   

The club licensing system began in 2004, and it started as a set of criteria to be fulfilled in order for clubs to be eligible to participate in a UEFA club competition.  However a lot has changed since then and it has been included in a number of national associations’ strategic plans for club development and improved governance, as well as it being embedded into how clubs operate and fundamental consideration in the key decisions that they take.