May 20 - Stylos Success at Starpower Dance Competition

stylosLocal 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.

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May 20 - Gib Cricket to Feature on Sky Sports

gib cricket logoGibraltar Cricket have announced that the National Men’s Squad will be appearing live on the popular Sky Sports programme Cricket AM this July before the squad compete in the ICC European Division One Championships in Sussex. The show is in its eighth season and is a live show filmed on Saturday mornings. Gibraltar are set to appear live on Sky Sports on Saturday 6th July.

Eight of the travelling squad will appear in the studio’s famous Douglas Jardine Pavilion and will be sporting their Gibraltar shirts whilst they also get the chance to take part in the show’s all new outdoor game.

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specialThe Special Olympics European Football Week with support from UEFA Respect is getting under way in Gibraltar from May 18th to May 26th 2013. More than 15 athletes from Special Olympics Gibraltar will participate in two events.

Anne Risso of Special Olympics Gibraltar explained that the week ‘aims to bring together the entire European Football community, in order to create more opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities in football.  Across Europe more than 50,000 athletes will participate in 400 events across 50 countries supported by UEFA and National Football Federations and Clubs.  37 National Football Federations and more than 60 Football Clubs across Europe including Global Football Team Ambassadors Celtic FC, Tottenham Hotspur and Serie A Inter Milan. Italian Serie A and B, Polish Extraklasa, Hungarian NB I - OTP Bank Liga, Duch Juplier League and Finish Veikkausliiga will also support European Football Week and hold clinics and training sessions for players with intellectual disabilities’.

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