Gibraltar Rugby kicks off the season with a big double header this Saturday 30th Sept at Victoria Stadium.
Three matches will be taking place during Saturday with the Veterans and the Seniors taking the main stage for the big clash against the Royal Marines. The juniors will be playing against Estrecho Rugby Juniors.
The fixtures are as follows.
1:30pm – Lord Nelson Gibraltar Veterans v Royal Marines Veterans
3:00pm – Land Rover Gibraltar Juniors v Estrecho Rugby Juniors
4:00pm – Gibraltar Rugby Select v Royal Marines
GRFU has also recently appointed Dave Barley as the Gibraltar Rugby Technical Director.
Dave joins the GRFU following 5 years of working for the RFU in England and previously Gloucester Rugby, Dave is a L3 Coach, is a Coach Educator and has worked with the RFU South WestEngland U20’s set-ups as a backs coach.
Dave will be active at schools, clubs and across all sections of Gibraltar Rugby with the goal of increasing the quality of coaching, developing young Gibraltarian rugby players, upto coaching and specialisation within the National & Development Teams. He has a strong focus on skills, analysis and overall player development.
Dave has been supported in Gibraltar schools by Skyfire Insurance.
Skyfire Managing Director, Stuart MacIntyre, commented that the company works hard to make a difference to the community in which it works.
“Extending our partnership with Gibraltar Rugby was a very easy decision as we know this programme will benefit so many children. The Rugby Development Team offer an incredibly high standard and provide support to youth of all ages and, as a consequence, rugby in Gibraltar is booming with children from as young as four having their first experience with a rugby ball,” said Mr MacIntyre.
Gibraltar Rugby, who will be bidding for European membership this year again also announced through their High Performance Unit e this season’s forthcoming National, Select and Development team fixtures. A very exciting season is expected culminating in a tour to Dubai for the National Team and Development Team to face the UAE National and Second Teams.