The Opposition Spokesman for Sports and Leisure, the Hon Edwin Reyes, has sent messages wishing the very best of Gibraltarian luck in all their competitions, to the two men’s and two ladies’ local hockey teams who will be participating in the following International Competitions over the next few days:
This year’s Ladies Football Club Tournament fixtures will be ass follows; on Sunday 5th May Manchester United FC will play the College Cosmos at 6pm. The next round will see College Europa play Manchester United FC on Wednesday 8th May at 6:15pm.
Gibraltar based Dan Aldridge recently secured himself a spot in the final qualifying stage of the 2013 PGA EuroPro Tour finishing 2 over par over 36 holes. The tournament’s first round qualifier was held in Stoke by Nayland Essex. The final stage at Frilford Heath was to be contested over 54 holes with a cut to be made after 36 holes. 240 players completed the first part of the final stage and 120 plus ties made the cut, including Dan, to compete for a category in the 2013 PGA EuroPro Tour season. Dan eventually finished, the 3 days, 6 over allowing him Category 11.
Apr 10 - Young Rock Gems Win Gold at Blackpool Ice Festival
Jenni Smith, former National Advisor to Great Britain and the International Synchronised Ice Skating teams no coaches local figure skating team, the Rock Gems, which is made up of locals Bobbie Holgate Pope, Gabriella Chipol, Emma Marshall, Tara Tirathdas, Holly Hart HiAerin Victory, Alicia Linares, and Adelle Victory.
The young team recently brought home their second Gold medal following a stint at the annual Blackpool Ice Festival that ran from 1st – 5th April. The team fought against well-established teams from the United Kingdom, but had a clear win.
Within the Solo figure skating category, 12-year-old Bobbie Holgate Pope won silver with 9-year-old Tara Tiranthdas winning bronze in the same category.
Despite today’s unpredictable spout of showers, the ThunderCat Racing Gibraltar Grand Prix practice day went ahead as planned. The morning saw present teams prepare their catamarans, be briefed on safety aspects and carry out a full afternoon of practice runs. Tomorrow promises much more excitement with races kicking off as from 11 am.
Yesterday evening saw the official launch of the ThunderCat racing weekend, with Joe Hernandez of the GSLA welcoming organisers and participants of the event to Gibraltar. He insisted that he hoped this weekend would encourage participants to bring the tournament back to Gibraltar once again. The launch was also attended by Commissioner of the RGP, Eddie Yome.
This weekend Gibraltar’s Eastern Beach will play host to the gripping opening of the ThunderCat Racing British National Championship Rounds 1 & 2. The sport, not widely known yet, involves lightweight catamarans that course through the sea spray at 65 mph.
The weekend long event will make up the Gibraltar Grand Prix between Friday 5th April and Sunday 7th. Amongst the competitors heading to Gibraltar to participate are world surf champions, students and all around adrenaline junkies.
Mar 13 - Gibraltar Under 17 Netball Win Gold in European Championships
The Gibraltar Netball under 17 team won Gold at the Netball European Championships held in Malta last weekend. Commenting on the feat, Minister for Sport Steven Linares congratulated the team, claiming that they had all once again, excelled themselves and made Gibraltar proud.
Feb 05 - Ministers Send Congratulations to Special Olympics Gibraltar Team
The hockey team, playing for the Gibraltar Special Olympics group in the World Winter Games this week qualified for bronze in the second division, giving them an overall score of sixth for the whole competition. The closing ceremony took place this afternoon.
Ministers Linares and Sacramento today sent their congratulations to the team on behalf of achieving such huge success. The added how proud they were of the team.
The Special Olympics Gibraltar Team picked up a further medal at the World Winter Games last week. Sally Ann Mauro took Bronze in the 200 metres show shoeing event and the Unified Floor Hockey Team took Bronze in the Floor Hockey Finals. The team will return to Gibraltar on Thursday afternoon.