I understand that once the Royal Navy pulled out of Malta Mr Mintoff banned the sport. he reckoned it was shite and had no place in a modern Malta.
I have heard though that the sport still continues though in a rather clandestine way. Finding the organisers will probably take skill and cunning, I suggest that you start by finding relatives of that well known Gut Copper Tiny. They may of course just tell you a load of shite but anything is worth trying if you wish to participate in The Sport Of Rings.