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The Gibraltar Football Association is delighted to publish its roadmap for the 2022/23 Youth Football Season.

The 2022/23 season will see football for all children born after the 1st January 2016 run by the Association in three specific programmes in what is an evolution on the extremely successful Academy project that was launched last year.

Football for children who fall into these age groups will be run under the new FUNdamentals and Development School Programmes and are scheduled to begin as from the 13th September with registration windows for both are now open.

  • FUNdamentals:
    • NURSERY – for children born on or after 1st September 2018.
    • RECEPTION – for children born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018.
  • Gibraltar FA Development School:
    • for children born between 1st January 2016 and 31st August 2017.

Our Youth Development Leagues are open to all children born before the 1st January 2016 and are scheduled to begin on the 30th September. If your child is not currently affiliated to or a member of one of our Club’s youth teams then please get in touch with our Youth Football Coordinator- Tiago Costa as soon as possible by email: tiago.costa@gibraltarfa.com as the registration window is currently open.  

The Youth Leagues for the upcoming season will be broken down by age groups as follows:

  • Youth Development Leagues U7 up to U10.
  • Youth Development Championship U11-U17.

Here are some key dates for the Youth Development Leagues and Championship:

  • Player Registration Deadline: 25th August 2022.
  • Player Registration Fee: £30.00
  • Fixtures to be issued on the 15th September 2022
  • Youth Leagues start date – 30th September 2022

In addition to all of the above, our ever-popular recreational football programmes will continue to run. Fun Fridays which is for young girls will restart and the introduction of a new Sunday Fundays for mixed age groups and abilities will also be rolled out very soon.

Gibraltar FA General Secretary Ivan Robba stated:

“Today’s announcement and publication of our Youth Football Strategy for the upcoming 2022/23 season is a credit to the great deal of hard work that has been put in by our Youth Football Development Team, together with our Member Clubs via the Club Youth Committee, and input from all Youth Football Stakeholders. We have listened to the concerns from all involved and have jointly developed a plan on the way forward, bringing exciting times ahead.

We have evolved our Academy project into a Development School and FUNdamentals programme as well as reset the approach to youth football leagues with the introduction of timely digital registrations, club welfare officers, safeguarding requirements and codes of conduct for players, coaches and spectators. We are actively engaged with Schools and have also begun the process of setting up a Parents Forum as well as other stakeholder workshops, which we will use to exchange regular feedback and to constructively work together for the betterment of the entirety of youth football in Gibraltar.

I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to our new Youth Football Strategy and look forward to a successful and enjoyable season ahead for all our young footballers."

To find out all the information on the whole of the Youth Football season click here.