So what have we learned as we look back on a busy 2019 for the Lynx footballing family?
Senior Team. The last half of the 2018/2019 season saw steady performances from the Senior squad, but as part of our Strategic Development Plan, we did recognise that elements of our game and our approach would benefit from some improvement in the forthcoming season. A busy pre-season during the summer saw Lynx retain a robust core of players from the previous Senior and Intermediate teams, allowing some strategic transfers to be targeted with specific new players brought in to compliment an already structured group. Pre-season activity continued at pace with a number of successful games.
This approach has provided a very strong foundation during the first half of the 2019/2020 season, and after 9 matches played, the Senior team sit in fourth place with a game-in-hand in the Gibraltar National League, very closely behind those in third. Unbeaten in 8 out of 9 matches, we look forward to continuing to build for a stronger future. This level of performance has also been recognised by the Gibraltar National team, with three Senior Lynx players chosen as part of the National squad for this season.
Futsal Premier Team. Our Futsal team has also continued to develop from another amazing season in the Premier League, having qualified for the UEFA Champions League Futsal Competition for the fifth year in a row, a record achievement for Gibraltar football. The Preliminary Round held in the Netherlands provided an opportunity for all squad members to compete with professional players at very high footballing levels.
The team is currently first in the Premier League and remains unbeaten in this year’s domestic season. We look forward to an exciting second half to the season as we daw towards next year’s UEFA Champions League.
Intermediate Team. The Intermediate squad have had an amazing season so far and currently sit in joint first-place after 9 matches played. A committed and focused group of players, pushing for penetration into the Senior squad provides us with healthy competition within the Club.
Youth Academy. Our Lynx Youth Academy continues to offer many opportunities for both boys and girls of all ages within the community; for those who wish to progress through their footballing development and for those that simply want to have fun with friends. We are so proud of all our Grassroots players, who show commitment and dedication week in and week out.
They are the building blocks of our Club and already showing signs of future Senior players, competing at the highest of levels.
The Youth Academy also had a busy summer, starting with a Lynx fun day at the Victoria Stadium, and then several pre-season matches. We are pleased to have representation at many youth levels, including U5; U6; U7; U8; U10 and U12.
Our Youth ethos is very simple – play with enjoyment; respect and empathy. “The future isn’t something that we enter, the future is something that we create together”.
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