The Gibraltar Football Association have today issued a statement supporting the Gibraltar Hockey Association and coming as calls for unity among sporting bodies is called upon.
In their statement today the GFA stated “The Gibraltar FA has taken note of the statement issued yesterday by the Gibraltar Hockey Association in relation to the Spanish Hockey Federation’s prohibition (apparently following instructions from the Spanish Government’s Consejo Superior de Deportes) on all forms of sporting contact between Spanish and Gibraltarian hockey teams.
The Gibraltar FA places on record its total support for the Gibraltar Hockey Association in its efforts to get the European Hockey Federation to redress this unacceptable situation and thus ensure that the European hockey family, of which the GHA has been an integral and proud part for many years, remains free from any type of political interference.”
Sports people continue to support a call for SPORTS WITHOUT FRONTIERS made by former local athlete Paul Ignacio.
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