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The Gibraltar FA’s annual Summer Camp returned with a bang this morning at the Victoria Stadium.

With Gibraltar’s schools now on their holidays, over 150 children attended the opening day of the Camp, which was making its return this year, following on from COVID restrictions causing the cancelling of the 2020 edition. The online registration process, which was opened up during the month of June saw an overwhelming response, with places oversubscribed within 48 hours.

 

 

One of the key features of the summer camp in 2021 is the emphasis youngsters being grouped together according to their relevant school years, as opposed to age groups, which has allowed all of the boys and girls to enjoy the meticulously planned sessions with their friends and school mates.

 

 

The Gibraltar FA’s Technical Department has been working on the two-week programme for over three months, central to which has been a key drive to recruit and train all of the coaches delivering each and every session in the Summer Camp. As a result, all of the coaches pitch side at the Camp, in additional to their football coaching qualifications, have successfully been through safeguarding courses, basic first aid training and the relevant Royal Gibraltar Police’s vetting checks.   

In addition to the Coaching Staff, First Aiders from First Response Unit will be present throughout the duration of the Camp.

 

 

At the core of all of the Gibraltar FA’s Grassroots Programmes is the ‘Play Without Pressure’ philosophy, under which youngsters are allowed to express themselves whilst at all times enjoying their football and coaching sessions. Regardless of ability and skill levels, all boys and girls at the Summer Camp will constantly be encouraged to improve their football whilst having fun.  

Each child was also presented with a T-Shirt at the end of Day 1.

This years Summer Camp runs for two weeks, every morning from 9-11 at the Victoria Stadium.