Bosio: “The Gibraltar girls put on two gutsy performances”

FG caught up with Jamie Bosio on a number of topics, including the Gibraltar women’s futsal team’s recent trip to Northern Ireland, his futsal club side Bavaria and how it feels to also be back in 11-a-side action after over a year injured, for Lincoln’s Intermediate side.

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Bosio spent more than a year out injured but made his return with Lincoln’s Intermediate side in the latter stages of 2019 – how does it feel to be playing again? “It feels good and it has been a long road with many physical and mental challenges but I feel much stronger as a result of it.”

The midfielder, who has been capped multiple times by the national team, would understandably be a player of interest for a number of sides in January, but for now he is happy where he is: “At the moment I have no immediate playing plans but to continue with this young and talented Lincoln U23 side. Also, I’d like to focus on my future in Futsal, not just coaching but also playing in the next few years.”

Bavaria, who Bosio is involved with at a domestic futsal level, sit 7th in the league at the moment, just outside the top six spots – how does the 28-year-old view his sides season thus far? “At the moment I feel that at Bavaria we’ve had a solid start to the league season. We have one game left in the first round and our objective this season was to try to finish in the Top 6 after the league split.

This is still achievable with one game left. We’ve had a tough run of games but the performances have shown us that there is a lot of potential in our all local squad.”

A recent career development for Bosio, who outside of sport is also a teacher, is to move into coaching – most recently the Women’s Futsal National Team who are currently coached by Gayle Langtry – how has the transition from playing to coaching gone? “Being a teacher, the transition to coaching has been relatively easy as many of the traits I also find in my work life. It’s just the additional pressure of developing your knowledge in the sport, which I have been doing for the last 4 and a half years.”

The Women’s Futsal National Team continued their development over the weekend when they traveled to Northern Ireland for a double-header against their hosts – how does Bosio feel the team did? “The Gibraltar girls put on two gutsy performances against a much older and experienced opponent. Our team is relatively new to the sport of Futsal so to play the way we did, particularly in the second game, shows a lot of promise for the future.

We have some young and exciting players like Shani Robba, Reighann Olivero and Tiffany Viagas who at such a young age will only benefit from these kinds of experiences. The future is bright in Futsal!”


GFA Futsal: Weekend Round Up

Round Up of this weekend’s Futsal action.

Futsal 1st Division

Manchester 62 FC 5-1 Cannons FC

Lincoln Red Imps FC 6-5 Gib Phoenix FC Eclipse 

Gib Scorpions 4-1 College 1975


Futsal 2nd Division

Lions FC B 3-9 Leo Bastion FC

St Joseph’s South Trade 5-4 Boca Juniors Gib FC

Gib Scorpions FC B 13-15 Gunwharf FC

Rock Solid FC 4-5 Young Boy Gib FC

Mons Calpe SC 3-5 Maccabi Alef 

Futsal 3rd Division

Rock 54 FC 6-5 Hercules FC 

Laguna 55 FC 6-1 FC Hound Dogs

Special Olympics Gib FC 7-4 Maccabi Bet

Saints New Team FC 4-1 Red Imps Lek Bangkok FC

Gibraltar Titans FC 5-4 Stallions FC

Futsal 4th Division

Moroccan Athletic 2-9 Gibraltar United FC





Lynx win Luisito Bonavia Cup

Lynx win the Luisito Bonavia Cup, beating St Joseph’s Spark Energy 8-2.

The first half started with Lynx dominating and opening the lead early on with captain Sanchez getting the goal. Lynx doubled their lead minutes later, Heredia Vargas with the goal. St Joseph’s went on the attack straight away, Romero Gomez making a great save to keep out Figueras’ shot. 

Minutes later St Joseph’s had another great chance but Chipol’s shot was saved by Romero Gomez. Lynx had midfielder Ian Rodriguez sent off minutes later for a second bookable offence after getting into a war of words with referee Michael Macias.12193465_921187481285538_6662618158718466558_n

St Joseph’s pulled on back, Tyson Ruiz did well to skip past two defenders and square the ball to Jamie Walker to strike past Romero Gomez. Lynx went into the break with a 2-1 lead.

The second half started with Lynx attacking and made it 3-1, Duarte with the goal. Seconds later it was 4-1, Bernal Cabeza with a tidy finish past Moxham. St Joseph’s pulled one back, debutant Francis Marquez with the goal. With ten minutes remaining the goals start flying in, Duarte bagged his brace making it 5-2 for Lynx. Shortly after Bernal Cabeza made it 6-2. 

With a few minutes remaining Lynx were able to get two more goals, Martin Martin & Duarte getting the goals. The game restarted and Lynx were crowned champions of the Futsal Super Cup. 


GFA Futsal: Weekend Round Up

Round Up of this weekends Futsal action. 

Futsal 1st Division – No results

Futsal 2nd Division 

St Joseph’s South Trade 5-2 Lions FC B

Leo Bastion FC 4-10 Gibraltar Scorpions FC B

Boca Juniors Gib FC 5-7 Mons Calpe SC

Maccabi Alef 8-3 Young Boys Gib FC

Futsal 3rd Division 

Hercules FC 5-8 Special Olympics Gib FC

FC Hound Dogs 0-4 Saints New Team FC

Red Imps Lek Bangkok 1-3 Stallions FC

Maccabi Bet 2-13 Gibraltar Titans FC

Futsal 4th Division 

Atlas Lions FC 0-6 Lions FC C