Over the past two weekends the Gibraltar FA has held the latest in it's Referee Exchanges with Andorra and San Marino.
On the weekend of 25th/26th February Andorran refereeing teams took charge of the Gibraltar Football League Championship Group matches: Lincoln Red Imps v FCB Magpies and St. Joseph’s v Glacis Utd.
This last weekend San Marino referee teams officiated Gibraltar Football League Championship Group matches: FCB Magpies v St Joseph’s and Glacis Utd v Europa FC.
In turn over this past weekend Gibraltar FA Refereeing teams were taking charge of matches in both the San Marino and Andorra League Championship.
Gibraltar Refereeing Team in San Marino
San Giovanni v FC Fiori
SP Tre Penne v La Fiorita
Gibraltar Refereeing Team in Andorra
UE Engordany v FC Santa Coloma
AC Escaldes v Inter Escaldes
As part of the recent referee exchange programmes, Referee Obervers also took part with Paul Grech travelling to Andorra and Johan Ward travelling to San Marino.
Commenting on the value of these Referee Exchange programmes, Gibraltar FA Referee Manager Adrian Bacarisa commented:
“These referee exchanges provide match officials with the opportunity to referee abroad widening their experience. They deal with different footballing cultures learning how to take on board to the needs of the domestic games in different UEFA member nations. These exchanges enhance networking and offers participants to gain knowledge in the customs and traditions of the country being visited both on and off the field of play.”