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Part Three: Daniel Duarte

Part Three of our three-part series with ex-Lincoln Red Imps and Gibraltar national team captain Daniel Duarte sees us talk about how it felt representing his country, winning Gold in 2007, and more.


1) How did it feel representing your country for the first time?

I remember the first time I represented Gibraltar, we were playing away in Malaga and I came on as a sub for Colin Ramirez. Those few seconds before getting onto the pitch felt like an eternity; I was so anxious and just wanted to get on the pitch and play. But I don’t remember much else if I’m honest. I was very young at the time and was very excited and extremely happy to be playing for the national team.

Playing for the national side is every kid’s dream and growing up I’d heard stories of different players explaining how honoured and privileged they felt whilst playing for Gibraltar. As my career progressed and I played more games with the senior side, I started feeling something different: the more I played for the national side, the more special it became. Representing my country at different levels always felt special, no matter if it was a friendly or an official international game – wearing that shirt always brought up your emotion.

2) At what age did you make your senior national team debut and how did it feel?

At the time, a number of the U21 national team players played against the senior side every Thursday and three or four players from the U21s, including myself, were selected to travel with the senior team to Malaga.

I can still remember the moment when I told my mum and grandparents that I had been selected to play for Gibraltar, I was very excited and happy. But I was also very young – only 16 – and the match was in Malaga, so I had to check that I was allowed to travel and play away.

3) Coming up through the national team as a youngster, how beneficial was it for you to have been surrounded by those senior players at the time?

Prior to joining the national team, I was already playing for Lincoln’s senior team, which exposed me to other senior players. I believe that it is always beneficial to play with older and better players than yourself when you are young. Playing for the U21s and training with the senior side helped me tremendously: I was able to play with the best players in Gibraltar, players that had a lot of talent and experience, such as Colin Ramirez, Peter Moreno, Jerry Aguilera, Adrian Olivero and Ivan de Haro.

These guys were not only excellent footballers, but they also gave me a lot of advice and helped me to stay mentally focused on football and my career. Coming up through the national team, I was fortunate to have played for two of the best managers in Gibraltar at the time, Adolfo Ramirez and Charlie Cumbo.

4) You were part of that 2007 team which won Gold, how did it feel being part of that team?

It was very hard for Gibraltar losing the final back in 1995, but winning gold in 2007 was probably one of Gibraltar’s most outstanding performances.

The squad for 2007 final had played together in previous Island Games and I can honestly say that we were in the best shape of our lives: we were extremely fit and very well prepared for Rhodes. Albert Buhagiar (Bubi), who was the coach at the time, really improved the physical and mental strength of the team. We were a team on a mission; we wanted to bring home the gold medal, the gold medal that we gave away in Gibraltar in 1995. We wanted to win for Gibraltar, but also for the players that lost in 1995 and were playing in 2007 final, we couldn’t let them lose another gold medal.

The team was extremely close, we were good friends that worked hard and played for each other. We had a very well-balanced technical team and a very determined coach, Bubi. It was truly an honour to play for that squad and being the team captain – winning the gold medal was probably one of the proudest moment in my football career.

5) Who was the toughest opponent you came across at the international level?

UEFA membership came a little late for me; it was at the very end of my career when I had the opportunity of facing top nations for the European qualifiers. During the qualifying rounds, I had the privilege of playing against Scotland in Hampden Park and I would say that the entire team were outstanding and the best players that I had ever faced. The Scottish fans were also unbelievable: 50,000 people singing the Scottish national anthem was an incredible experience.

Despite Scotland being such a tough opponent, the Gibraltar team played very well – we all remember what happened after that excellent through-ball by Aaron Payas to Lee Casciaro. Football can’t get any better than that, the first goal for Gibraltar at the European qualifiers was very emotional.

6) Pre-UEFA, what was the toughest team you came across at the international level?

Pre-UEFA, I played against top sides like Charlton, Birmingham, Portsmouth and many others, but I would say that my toughest opponent was always La Balona. Not only for the quality of play but also for the incredible rivalry we’ve always had. Those games were extremely special and tough.

7) Who is the best manager you worked with at the international level and why?

I’ve been very fortunate with managers in my career, not only at Lincoln but also at the national level. I started off playing for Adolfo Ramirez, then for Charlie Cumbo. I also played under Bubi, Allen Bula, Dave Wilson and Jeff Wood. It’s extremely difficult to say who was the best manager, they were very different and different doesn’t mean that one is better than the other.

Each manager had different philosophies of football and their own ways of preparing the team. Bubi was the manager I played for the most; I played over 70 games under him and his leadership undoubtedly influenced and shaped me as a player. Adolfo gave me my debut for the national side and he directed me on the right path for my career. Charlie was my manager at Lincoln and at international level and he also helped form me as a player. It was with Dave that I played in Hampden Park and experienced UEFA international football. Jeff Wood was part of the technical team that won the gold medal in the Island Games, and it was under him that I retired (against Scotland in Faro).

All of these men have been very influential in my football career and wouldn’t like to name one in particular manager as my favourite. I have learnt a great deal from all of them and have many treasured memories from my time working under them.

8) How did it feel whilst being captain to pass on advice to the younger players who were in the same position as you when you first started?

It was very satisfying to be able to pass on my experience, including a lot of the advice that senior players gave to me when I first started playing football. My aim was to always try to give young players confidence and support, letting them know that I had been through what they were experiencing and understood the pressures and difficulties they faced. I was there to help them on and off the pitch, just like past captains did for me.

9) Looking back at your career – are you happy with everything you did?

I am extremely happy with my career; I started playing football when I was 12 years old, four years later I was playing in the first division for Lincoln, and had my debut for the national side at 16 years old. At 20 years old, I won my first league title and then managed to break every single record in Gibraltar football history with Lincoln. At one time, I was one of the youngest (at 16) and the oldest (at 35) player to play for the national side. I also had the honour of being captain for Lincoln as well as the national side for many years.

Although UEFA membership came late for me, I had the privilege of playing in the first UEFA official friendly against Slovakia and playing in Gibraltar’s match against Scotland where we scored our first goal in a European qualifier. I was also the Futsal team captain and represented Gibraltar in the first UEFA European qualifiers in Nice, getting our first win. Honestly, I cannot complain about anything in my career. Apart from all of my achievements, I’ve also made lots of friends, many of whom I probably wouldn’t have met if it wasn’t for football. I’ve enjoyed every second of my career and wouldn’t change anything.

I would like to thank everyone who has supported me and helped me along the way – especially all of my teammates, without them I wouldn’t have achieved anything and wouldn’t be the person I am today. But, most importantly, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve any of this without the support of my wife, she has been extremely supportive and motivated me in difficult times and I thank her for everything.

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Del Rio attracting interest from abroad

One of Lincoln Red Imps’ hottest prospects Julian Del Rio could be leaving the club this summer with the 18-year old attracting interest from Spanish teams.

Julian broke onto the senior scene back in April 2019, scoring in Lincoln’s 2-0 win over Gibraltar United. Three more appearances that same season gave Del Rio a little taste of what is to come for the youngster.

The 2019/20 season was one which Julian took full advantage of with 20 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions. Most notably, Julian scored a hat-trick in Gibraltar U19’s 3-2 over Hong Kong in September 2019.

The interest from Spain follows his trial with UD Las Palmas, any move is expected to be compared to that of Tjay and Jaylan in terms of joining the youth ranks and building his way to the senior side.

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Coleing attracting interest from outside of Gibraltar

Europa and Gibraltar goalkeeper Dayle Coleing is believed to be attracting interest from teams in Northern Ireland, Spain’s Segunda B Division and potentially elsewhere outside of Gibraltar.

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Part Two: Daniel Duarte

Part Two of our three-part series with ex-Lincoln Red Imps and Gibraltar national team captain Daniel Duarte sees us talk about life at Imps, his move to Manchester 62 and more.


1) How did you find the transition from youth to senior football?

Throughout my time at Lincoln, I always found it to be a Club that was good at bringing young talent into their first team. They had an excellent way of doing this: the U16 team often played in the 4th Division with some older players, like Mick McElwee, whilst still playing in the U16 League.

As a junior, I also played alongside senior players; during this time, the Lincoln U16 team managed to win the 4th, 3rd and 2nd Division. I think this was largely down to us getting a lot of experience in playing at a faster pace and making stronger challenges with the seniors. It was, in my opinion, the perfect way of developing a player and essential for the transition from youth to senior football.

2) How was the support towards you whilst breaking into the Lincoln team?

Honestly, I have had unbelievable support at every level whilst playing for Lincoln. For example, whilst playing for the U16 team, I also played for U18s (who were in the 4th Division at the time), where I had the privilege of playing alongside player-manager Mick McElwee. Mick is one of the best players in the Club’s history and in Gibraltar football, and he supports me and every youngster coming up with a lot of patience.

I also played with the Lincoln Wolves reserve team, who were in the 2nd Division. The team was made up of all the Lincoln legends that had retired from the first team – players like Mario Vela, Francis Caruana, Joseph Payas, Adrian Pozo, to name a few. They were all very experienced players, and I learned tremendously from playing alongside them. At the same time, my cousin, Ernest Galliano, as well as Dennis Lopez and Daniel Bonfilio were playing in the first team, and these three helped keep my feet on the ground and my head on my shoulders. I can only thank those players that helped me along the way. A special thanks to my cousin Ernest ‘el Chori’ Galliano for everything he’s done for me all these years and without him, nothing would have been possible.

3) Lincoln dominated football in Gib for many years – how did it feel being part of that squad?

It wasn’t always a dominant side; it took the Club many years to build up an excellent team. In fact, the team played together for at least 5 years before we won our first league, which was back in 2000/2001. This was a special squad; we had players with amazing willpower and, as we like to say in Gib, with AMOR PROPIO, they were players who truly committed to their Club and the sport.

Dominating football for over 14 years is not easy. But being part of the squad was like being part of a family, and playing with family and friends makes everything much easier. It was an amazing feeling knowing that your hard work and your commitment was paying off. The closeness and support felt on the pitch were mirrored off the pitch too, whatever problems we had, personal or professional, we knew that we could always rely on our teammates.

It was a privilege to be part of the squad and something very special to me – not only for dominating football and winning titles but also because I knew that I had the full support of my teammates and managers.

4) What is your favourite memory in a Lincoln shirt?

I couldn’t honestly say what my favourite memory is, but I have a few that are particularly special to me. One of them has to be my debut for the first team, another is my first league title. Another noteworthy moment was playing for Lincoln in the Champions League, where we were the first Gibraltar team to play in the competition.

One other undeniably special memory of being at Lincoln was when we finally achieved our 10th consecutive league title – breaking Glacis United’s record of 9 consecutive wins. As well as being one of my favourite memories, it is also one of Gibraltar’s best memories and I remember lifting the Rock Cup, which was presented to me by the UEFA president, Michel Platini. It was an unforgettable moment!

5) How would the Lincoln sides you’ve been in compare to now?

It’s difficult to compare, especially when you are not involved with the Club. But, as I said before in our conversation for Part One of this series, I feel that back in my day we had much more commitment and put in the hard work. I think that this is what teams nowadays are generally lacking. Don’t get me wrong, some players are very committed, but it’s difficult to get a team of 18 players committed to a Club without any money involved.

Over the past couple of years, there have been several very talented players at the Club, most notably Roy Chipolina and Lee Casciaro. But this is nothing that we didn’t have back in my day. In my opinion, we not only had our Roy and Lee equivalents, but there were also eight or more players with the same quality as Lee and Roy and, due to the strength of the squad, but it was also extremely difficult to select the first 11 players.

6) What was the thinking behind your move to Man62?

Mick McElwee and Stephen Head had left the team and Lincoln was planning to become a more professional set up: this included an increase in the number of weekly training sessions and having to travel to Spain for further training. For 20 years, I was always committed to the Club, but I couldn’t commit to the new level of professionalism the Club wanted from me.

My dream was to play for the national side in a European qualifier, which meant that if I couldn’t commit to Lincoln’s training sessions, I wouldn’t have the same opportunity of playing first-team football and, with no first-team football, it would have been impossible for me to play for the national side. It was a catch-22 situation and we weren’t able to agree on the terms and conditions for my new contract. So I decided to move on to a new challenge and joined Manchester 62 F.C.

I decided to join Man62 for many reasons; first of all, I could commit to the Club’s project and it was easy to reach an agreement over my contract. Man62 has always been a Club that focuses on developing young players – very similar to Lincoln in away. Its squad has a lot of youngsters coming through into the first team, and I’ve always wanted to pass on my experience to local youngsters, just as I had received guidance and support from my seniors when I was a junior.

Signing for Man62 also meant that I could play one more season at my highest level: it was up to me to perform and impress in order to achieve my dream of playing at a European qualifier. Whilst at Man62, I managed to make this dream come true and I will be always grateful to Clive Lopez, John Charles Camilleri and David Ochello for giving me the confidence and opportunity to represent Man62 in my last football season.

7) How would you sum up your time at Lincoln?

It is impossible, to sum up, 20 years of my life in one interview. To cut a long story short, I’ve had a very successful career on the pitch, winning many titles and even breaking a record! There have been good and bad days; it’s been an emotional journey, a journey where I’ve met some great people, as well as others that have let me down. But, I have a positive way of thinking and like to focus on the positive parts of my time at Lincoln. This saying, I think, really sums up my experience:
There are friends, there are family, and then there are friends that become family.

8) Who was the toughest opponent you ever came across in the league?

Probably Glacis United, they always had excellent players like Kevin De Los Santos, Keith Laguea, Al Greene, Dylan Moreno, Aaron Payas, Peter Moreno and many others. It is a club with an extra level motivation, especially in defending its record of 9 consecutive league wins. Glacis United was a very tough team; a very difficult team to beat and we always had to perform at a high level to win against them.

9) Was there a teammate who you would always want to play with, but never against?

The first name that comes to mind is the legend, Lee Casciaro. I don’t need to explain what Lee does on a football pitch, his reputation speaks for itself and we have seen through the years the talent that he has. But Lincoln, as I’ve said before, has always had impressive players – players that humiliate you at training with ease, such as Roy Chipolina, Brian Perez, Robert Guiling, Pitu Anes, Dwayne Robba, Christian Sanchez, Graham Alvez and many others. In my opinion, the hardest games played were always when we trained together – on a good day anyone could be your worst nightmare.

10) How would the old Lincoln fare in today’s league?

It’s difficult to compare; we had a very talented team with very little resources and broke every single record in Gibraltar football history, and we did this with only hard work and commitment. With that hard work and commitment as well as the resources that teams in Gibraltar have nowadays, I would like to think that my old team would definitely be challenging for the league title and playing for the national side.

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Part One: Daniel Duarte

Part One of our three-part series with ex-Lincoln Red Imps and Gibraltar national team captain Daniel Duarte sees us talk about his younger footballing days, idols and more.


1) While growing up, was football you preferred choice?

Yes, it was. My family has a background in football and swimming, but football has always been my number one sport.

That being said, I’ve always been very sporty and sampled other sports growing up too. For example, a few of my friends played hockey and I tried my hand as a goalkeeper in a couple of games. In school, I played everything, including basketball, and won Sportsman of the Year.

2) At what age did you start playing football and with what team?

My first team was Gibraltar United. My uncle, Eric Seguí, was the manager. At that time, the team had some very talented players, including Kevin de Los Santos, Lee Thorne, Christian Hook, Jaden Tellez, Nicolai Bado, Dylan Moreno, and many others.

I think it was a U12’s team, but I was quite a bit younger than the rest of the squad and only played the last 5 minutes of every game. It was a great experience and gave me valuable insight into being part of a team and playing competitively.

After some time at Gibraltar United, I played for a few years at St Theresa, with Juan Chipol as the manager. Unfortunately, the team broke up, so I joined Lincoln Red Imps at the age of 15; and I stayed at the Club for the next 20 years.

3) How did the leagues work when you were a kid?

The leagues were very similar to what they are today: there were six or seven teams in the league, and we played two or three rounds each season. I do remember, however, that there were more cup competitions and tournaments back then.

The only big difference I can recall is that we played on gravel. It was a lot more basic back then, nothing as fancy as the AstroTurf or well-kept grass we have now.

4) What’s your favourite moment playing football as a kid?

One of my best memories has to be when I travelled to Amsterdam with the Gibraltar U16’s to play in the Holland Cup – it was an amazing experience.

5) Who was your favourite coach you played for while growing up?

My favourite coach at junior level was Juan Chipol, the manager of St Theresa. He had a big influence on my life; Juan didn’t necessarily have the best football knowledge, but he was an amazing man – humble and caring, and he loved every single one of us.

During my time at Lincoln, there were a number of managers that really helped make me a better player, including Andrew Serra, Luis Consigliero, Harry Casciaro and Denis Lopez. I learned a great deal from them all in different ways.

6) Who was your idol in Gibraltar and why?

There have always been very good players in Gibraltar, many of whom inspired me as a young kid. But I wouldn’t say that I idolised a specific player growing up. Instead, I watched and learnt from local players, always trying to improve my skills and get to their level.

When I started playing for the Gibraltar National Team, at the age of 16, I had the privilege of playing alongside Colin Ramirez. Colin is one of Gibraltar’s finest players and, after a few training sessions, he became my idol.

7) How would you compare youth football in your day to how it is now?

I think that in my day, kids were much more committed to playing football. We had football in us; we lived and breathed it – we played football whenever we could, at school in sports lessons and in the playground, and when we weren’t in school, we would spend all of our time playing football on the patios near our homes.

I remember that my friends and I would often have to wait over an hour just to play a game at Hargreaves, as there were so many other teams waiting outside to play. We also used to arrange football competitions against different estates, which were very competitive. Nowadays you don’t see a playground with kids playing football, which is a shame.

8) Who were the stand-out players from your days playing in youth football?

My generation had lots of good players, including the likes of Christian Sanchez, Lee Ferrari, Keith Ruiz and David Duarte, all of whom played for the national side for many years. There were also a number of amazing players, such as Wesley Martinez, Dylan Peacock, Gerard Asquez and Angelo Podesta, who were very talented, but stopped playing competitively for various reasons.

But the best of all of us was Nathan Bagu. Nathan also played for the national side at a very young age; he was a goal machine, he could score from any angle with both legs. He was also fast, had great control of the ball and helped St Joseph’s win their first league title.

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Lincoln sign Gibraltar international Scott Wiseman

Lincoln Red Imps have this afternoon announced the signing of Salford City and Gibraltar defender Scott Wiseman on a two-year deal.

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Wiseman, who has played his whole career in England, joins Lincoln on a two-year deal after leaving Salford on a free transfer after the termination of the English League Two season.

The 34-year-old, who can play at right-back or centre-back, has 10 caps for Gibraltar, but hasn’t featured since a 6-0 defeat to Belgium back in 2016 – however, Wiseman, talking to the official Lincoln website, said: “Earlier this year I would have been playing for the national side again”, presumably referring to the cancelled March international friendlies against Malta and Liechtenstein. His return would give another option, and one with vast experience, to Julio Ribas side ahead of the upcoming Nations League.

Wiseman, on Lincoln’s official site, continued by saying: “I’m absolutely delighted to finally get things signed. After having countless conversations with the club about coming over, it was an easy decision for myself and my family to make.” With nearly 500 appearances in English football, from the National League to the Championship, the defender will add a lot of experience to the Lincoln team for the upcoming season.

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Warwick: “The support from the team was incredible”

We caught up with goalkeeper Frank Warwick to chat about life at Manchester 62, the 100,000m elevation challenge and more.

Firstly, we asked Frank to review his first season at Manchester 62 – “I think it was an all-round positive season for me. After many years at St Joseph’s, it was time to come out of my comfort zone and fight for some first-team game time. I started the season well playing consistently under Jeff Wood and the team got some positive results. We then had a period of transition with the changes of manager but under Davie Wilson, the team has again built a family feeling with a squad-based around local and young talent. I look forward to the new season and continue to battle it out for the number 1 spot.”

Frank is currently doing a 100,000m elevation challenge – we asked him what it means, “I am raising funds for 2 charities; A pathway through pain and Lymphoma Research. The challenge is simple yet brutal, I will be cycling over 4000km in the months of June, July & August but even more gruesome will be the equivalent task of cycling to the Top of the Rock 300 times.”

He added, “To put things into perspective, I must cycle to the Top of the Rock on average, 3-4 times a day in order to reach my target by the end of August. If we compare my challenge to something, well the Tour de France has a total elevation gain of just under 30,000m”

Assisting him during the challenge has been his team-mates at Bavaria, alongside his personal friends – we asked how it feels to be doing the challenge with his team, “The support from the team was incredible and it really makes the 2/3 hour rides more bearable. It can really be mentally exhausting and hard to motivate yourself to go out in the heat every day but having people join you really gives you that extra push! I hope they, as well as others, will join me over the next 70 days.”

Frank revealed what he hopes to achieve from the challenge, “I have always wanted to push myself to my physical limit and never had the courage to take the plunge. Raising funds and awareness for two charities so close to my heart led me to believe now was the right time to finally invest the time and effort into giving something back. I think the challenge will also help with my resilience which I can incorporate into not only sport but everyday life.”


You can support him via https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-100000m-climb?utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na%20share-sheet&rcid=71136745c30b4a6ab5e62c2b07762997&fbclid=IwAR3xzuyRk5UvSB_ZFrFkRgbFh9VVauf80f–Mq3ci8dhQd__N02a0V4woLs.

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National League teams “agree prize-sharing deal”

All 12 Gibraltar National League teams are believed to have today agreed a prize-sharing deal, which will see prize money earned by the teams competing in Europe distributed among the whole league.

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The deal, which has reportedly been in the works for some time, would likely come into effect from next season, and would be a very welcome cash flow for some of Gibraltar’s less financially affluent sides, who have had to live on the breadline in recent years in order to survive. The exact specifics of the deal, such as how much of the prize money is shared, and how it is distributed, is believe to have not yet to be ironed out though, and this is expected to be done in the coming weeks.

Prize-sharing of some sort has been a much-called for move among local footballing circles, with some calling for it ever since Gibraltar joined UEFA, and the startling statistic that of the 24 teams in Gibraltar since the 2012/13 season, some 11 of them have either been disbanded or gone out of business, will have only strengthened the movement for this prize-sharing to be agreed. In fact, the National League losing four teams last season (Gib United, Gib Phoenix, Leo & Olympique) will also have been thought about when signing this deal.

More information is expected to be revealed in the coming weeks about this agreement, which FG will bring you news about as and when it becomes available.

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Camilleri: ” We shall carry on believing in our structure of developing players”

FG caught up with Manchester 62 President John Charles Camilleri to discuss his clubs season, the fact they gave more minutes to Gibraltarian’s than any other club last season, and his hopes for the club next season.

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Manchester finished the terminated season in 9th position, ending up with 19 points from 18 games – how does Camilleri feel the side did overall? “We started the season with hopes of having a team that the current club’s philosophy could follow and relate to. I believe the early changes in Head Coach was not seen helpful to the squad but the addition of David Wilson gave the team stability and structure for the remainder of the season.

Our players have tried their best every single game, they had their good days and bad days as we all have. Overall, the club is proud of what we achieved last season in regards to our HGP and it’s something we would like to follow on this season but football has many twists and turns.

As mentioned, Manchester gave by far the most minutes to Home Grown Players (HGP’s) this season – amassing a total of 11,853 minutes, some 3,740 minutes more than their nearest challengers in the HGP table, Glacis United – that commitment to locals is something the Manchester President is very proud of clearly: “Well we are extremely proud of these players, to have them put their trust in our structure and philosophy is the most rewarding factor. They deserve all the merit on the tough season we had. We as a club provide all the tools possible for them to perform at the highest level, we are extremely proud of the team bonding they have built during the course of the season (our football family).

This club being a very keen supporter and developer of local youth football our aim is to feed our players through on a yearly basis. What’s the point of the club youth coaches (volunteers) pouring hundreds of hours yearly in youth football and then not providing a platform for them to play when they reach the age of 17-23!

As with all clubs, Manchester have had to adapt to the current global situation, which led to the early termination of the 2019/20 Gibraltar National League – so how have Manchester adapted? “Well the sudden stop in football has meant that from our under 5’s through to our Seniors they have been missing out on their weekly get togethers. For us (club) the ‘family’ had been separated and not seeing them on a weekly basis was very hard, it’s not all about money or personal gains… it has been more about missing seeing each other, fighting together to overcome dificult games together and being pushed to your maximum during training which has been most hard to overcome. We had players logging on to online sessions and trying to achieve all of the above via social media stream together. (Both in Seniors and Youth)

Finally, we asked Camilleri what his hopes for Manchester 62 were next season: “My hopes for the team next year are the same as my hopes for Manchester 62 Fc and Gibraltar Football in general. We will continue to try and play a style of football which is attractive and aggressive to the best of our possibilities. We shall carry on believing in our structure of developing players for the future for our club and our national teams.

For myself as club president the top priority for Manchester 62 Fc are the following.

Be Sustainable
• Be Competitive
• Develop as much youth players as possible
• Build a even bigger ‘Football Family’
• Keep improving our Youth Academy.

The last thing we want to do is disappear like others clubs have due to financial meltdowns. It is the currents Club committees main aim to keep the 58 years of this clubs history in local football as strong as always, So our aim is sustainability sustainability and sustainability.