"I welcome the fantastic news that the Gibraltar FA has finally been admitted to UEFA. It has been a monumental effort by Team 54 and their supporters. For 120 years football has been an important part of life in Gibraltar for young and old alike and this is a big step in promoting further sporting development.
To coincide with the UN General Assembly’s upcoming high-level meeting in September regarding the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Special Olympics, the World’s largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, is embarking on an Awareness Programme targeting policy makers and parliamentarians across Europe and Eurasia. The Programme will focus on 58 countries within the Special Olympics Europe Eurasia region. The aim of the Awareness Programme is to highlight to Parliamentarians the vital work Special Olympics is doing every single day to improve the lives of millions of people with intellectual disabilities. This population, of which there are 200 million in the world, often face neglect, unmet health needs, bullying, discrimination and violence in many parts of the world.
Jul 03 - Gibsport Middle School Athletics Championships
Yesterday evening played host to the annual Gibsport Middle School Athletics Championships. The event pulled in an impressive crowd with over 500 youngsters from a spectrum of Middle Schools in Gibraltar, participating. The evening’s events included Discus, high jump, javelin, long jump, shot put, and a series of races of different lengths.
Commenting on the history of the event, Gibsport Editor and organiser of the event, Tony Avellano explained that he started the championships 22 years ago, a year after the inception of the Gibsport publication, as a way to give something back to the sports community of Gibraltar. Speaking on how the event has developed over the years, Mr. Avellano explained that the first year saw only four Middle Schools participate.
May 24 - Crucial UEFA Vote Less Than Two Hours Away
An exclusive report from YGTV’s Correspondent in London:
Sitting adjacent to the delegation from the Spanish Football Association, the Gibraltar FA delegates, President Gareth Latin, General Secretary, Richard Manning and Dennis Beiso, the UEFA liason officer took their places at the 2013 UEFA Congress in the Grand Hall of the Grosvenor House Hotel, earlier this morning.
Jun 28 - GFA National Team Manager Signs On for Another 3 years
Following their recent acceptance as a full member of UEFA, the Gibraltar Football Association has announced that President of the Association, Gareth Latin has been appointed a member of the UEFA HatTrick Committee, with UEFA and Media Liason Officer Dennis Beiso gaining a seat on the Youth and Amateur Committee.
Last week a GFA EGM was held and a decision was made on the uncertainty of National Team coach Allan Bula’s future with the association. It was announced today that Mr. Bula will sign a further 3 year contract, which will see him continue to take charge of the National ‘A” Team until after the qualifiers for Euro 2016.
May 23 - No. 6 Convent Place Vs. Special Athletes Football Match
Two 5-a-side matches were played yesterday evening featuring a team from No. 6 Convent Place against teams of Special Athletes. No. 6 narrowly won the first match 6-5 and the second match was a 2-2 draw. A spokesperson said: “Both were played in a great spirit with lots of atmosphere being provided by the sizeable crowd.”
May 20 - Stylos Success at Starpower Dance Competition
Local Dance Academy, Stylos dazzled judges at leading talent show competition, Starpower this weekend in the UK. The team, made up of fourteen young girls aged between ten and eighteen years, stole prizes for both the Allstars and Power division. The Academy, headed by Lillian Montero and choreographed by her daughter Lauren Montero also won first prize for the Lyrical, jazz and contemporary categories.
Starpower, a predominantly American contest, is centred around lyrical and jazz dancing. The show was brought to the UK five years ago and has since picked up a prestigious following. Commenting on why the team entered the competition, Lillian explained that their lyrical and jazz dance styles are particularly American in technique.