Gibraltar's Women's National Futsal team are to become first ever Gibraltarian Women's team to take part in competitive International football, this year, as UEFA have confirmed their participation in the Women's Futsal European Championships.
Gibraltar, who enter the tournament in the Preliminary Qualifying phase, will find out who their first ever competitive international opponents will be on the 13th February 2020 when the qualifiying draw is held at UEFA's Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.
In what will be an historic week for Women's Football on the Rock, the Gibraltar FA is delighted to also confirm, that the qualification group that our Women's National Futsal Team are drawn in, will be hosted in Gibraltar. The Group matches will take place at the Tercentenary Hall from the 5th to the 10th of May 2020.
Head Coach of our Women's National Futsal Team, Gayle Langtry is thrilled with the news:
"This is a well deserved opportunity for our National Futsal Team. Our players are buzzing and looking forward to representing our country competitively, for the first time ever, in the Womens Futsal Euro Qualifiers and at home too!"
The Gibraltar FA's Women's Football Manager, Laura McGinn added:
"Our Women's Futsal team have shown over the past year that they have the commitment, desire and attitude to become our first ever competitive International Women's team. I have no doubt that they will prove to be fantastic ambassadors for the sport and make Gibraltar extremely proud.
The tournament, being hosted in Gibraltar, is a fantastic opportunity, not only for the players in the squad to perform at this level, but also to showcase Women's Football on the Rock and inspire the next generation of players to achieve their dreams of wearing our national colours."
Gibraltar FA General Secretary Ivan Robba :
"We are delighted with the progress that Women's Football is making and excited at the prospect of seeing our National Team competing in official international competitions.
Being given the opportunity to once again host a UEFA competition, in Gibraltar, is testament to the excellent relationship between the Gibraltar FA and UEFA and further emphasises our ongoing committment to the develoment and growth of the Women's game on the Rock."