So here we are, the 2020/21 season has come to an end. It was certainly another season with many challenges, but the Lynx family spirit certainly managed to shine through. Committee members, volunteers, and players all playing their part to ensure it ran as smoothly as possible.
We had the strongest start to a season that we’ve had in many years, winning our first 4 matches and scoring 18 goals. After those 4 matches came a draw and then a loss at the hands of Europa FC. You would think that would’ve knocked our confidence, but then next time out we won against Lincoln Red Imps. Could it be the year we challenge to break back into the top three…? Something we have not achieved since the 2014/15 Premier Division season. Alas it wasn’t to be. We even missed out on 4th position (where we finished last season) which would’ve seen us playing European football for the first time. Obviously there is disappointment, but in saying that, there were many positives to take from the season and we must all still be proud of all we did. We never stop learning, and we need to use that disappointment as a driving force to improve next season.
Live streaming all of our matches was a massive part of our season and gained us exposure across the globe. We had viewers in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Poland, Russia to name but a few. The requests to buy replica shirts came in, and we sent out gifts of badges to fans in many of these countries to thank them for their support. A stand out moment was a fan in the Netherlands telling us he was supporting Gibraltar when they played the Netherlands in the World Cup Qualifier, all because of Lynx. As we and many others have said before, football without fans is nothing. They are a clubs most important asset. So we thought it would be a nice touch to run a competition and have the fans design our kit for the 21/22 season. We have had some incredible submissions so far, and the committee will certainly have their work cut out agreeing on the design we use. For me personally, my goal is to raise the profile of Lynx FC, but I also want people to fall in love with Gibraltar and the football in Gibraltar as I have.
I can’t sign off without giving a mention to our ladies team who have recently started their league campaign and I wish them the very best of luck.
Finally I would like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to all of our sponsors for supporting us for another season, without whom we wouldn’t be able to exist. To Gibraltar Insight Magazine… thank you for giving us another platform to write on. Your online magazine allowing fans overseas to read, and of course the traditional magazine which can’t be beaten.