Gib wins gold in Euro-netball

The Gibraltar under-17 netball team have won a gold medal in the European Netball 2nd Division Championships in Northern Ireland.

Sports minister Edwin Reyes was delighted with the achievement. "It gives me great pleasure to congratulate, on behalf of everyone in Gibraltar, the Gibraltar Under 17 Netball Team for their fantastic achievement in having won the Gold Medal in the European Netball Under 17 2nd Division Championships held in Belfast, Northern Ireland,"he said.

And added: I am well aware of the staunch dedication and sustained efforts put in by the players and coaches, always enthusiastically supported by the Association's Committee, in their preparations for participation in this international event. These efforts have justly paid off and it can be said that all of Gibraltar feels very proud of our Under 17's achievement.

It is particularly satisfying, he added, to see young teams from Gibraltar achieving such great results in official international competitions. This augurs very well indeed for the future of sports in Gibraltar and, in this present case, netball in particular.

"Once again we congratulate Gibraltar Netball and express our continued support for the development of all sports in Gibraltar," said Mr Reyes.