Gibraltar FA referees once again gathered for a FIFA supported Winter Camp in San Pedro Del Pinatar, Murcia from the 9th to 13th January 2019.
Thirty match officials attended the 5 day long camp led by FIFA Technical Instructor Valentin Ivanov, FIFA Fitness Coach Marco Vaccari and the GFA's Referee Manager Adrian Bacarisa.
The camp consisted of technical presentations and physical sessions as well as teams of Gibraltar match officials taking charge of club friendlies evolving teams from the top leagues in Germany, Belgium, and China who were also were in the area as part of their winter, mid season breaks, or indeed pre season.
GFA Referee Manager Adrian Bacarisa commented
For this year’s Winter Camp we opened up spaces for referees and assistant referees in the lower tier of our competitions to attend. The idea behind this was for them to experience at first-hand what is expected of them as they progress in their refereeing careers aiming to become elite referees and ARs within the GFA structure. FIFA presentations consisted of material provided to last year’s World Cup Referees and ARs. Top material and instructions delivered thus making our match officials better.”