The Uefa.com website has reported that GFA footballer George Wink will “forever be a special name in the history of Gibraltarian football” after scoring the team’s first goals in an UEFA competition during the recent Under-17 qualifying matches against Ireland and Armenia.
The Gibraltar FA Under 17 team today played their final match in the Under 17 qualifiers. In a narrow defeat of 2 -1 to Armenia, Gibraltar’s goal was scored by George Wink of Lincoln FC.
The GFA has today announced a selection of International friendly matches to be played by the Gibraltar FA ‘A’ team. The team will face Slovakia on the 19th November at the Estadio de Algarve in Portugal. They will then play the Faroe Islands in the 1st March 2014 at the Victoria Stadium. Further matches will be played against Estonia on the 5th March and 26th May 2014 in the Victoria Stadium and then in A. Le Coq Arena in Estonia.
The Gibraltar Football Association’s Under 17s team last week played their first official matches under UEFA, against the Republic of Ireland and England. In last Thursday’s match against the Republic of Ireland the GFA saw a 4 – 1 win for Ireland, with George Wink scoring the first goal for the GFA, since they joined UEFA in May. Fulham, Manchester City and Templeogue United’s players Shane Elworthy, Tom Holland and Steven Kinsella scored for their side. The Under 17s team is current in Armenia participating in the Under 17 qualifiers.
The Gibraltar Football Association’s young Under 19s team left Gibraltar this morning, where they are set to play their first round of UEFA grade Qualifying Rounds for the European U-19 Championship.
The 16 strong team will first stop in Sofia, Bulgaria to play a friendly match against the national U-19 team, this Friday. Following this, the group will set off for the Czech Republic where they will play matches against Croatia, Czech Republic and Cyprus. The top two teams of each group will then progress to the Elite Round alongside the third-placed team with the best record against the top pair in their group.