Gibraltar new National President

08 Feb 2019

GIpresidentIt is with great pleasure and pride that I have taken over as President of IPA Gibraltar from Roy Perez, who has been our President for the last seven years. I would like to pay tribute to all of Roy’s hard work during his tenure as President and thank him sincerely on behalf of all of our membership; his act is one that will prove hard to follow!

I must also thank Keith Cumbo who has also recently stepped down from his position as the Club Secretary. The amount of time and effort both of these individuals have put into the running of our club and the functions they have arranged over the years, is hugely appreciated.

I am supported at the club by Earon Balloqui who has been appointed as the new Club Secretary, and Benjamin Bentley who is our new Club Treasurer.

Our collective vision for the future of the club is to continue to promote international friendship by visiting as many of our international colleagues as possible and hosting them when they come to visit us in Gibraltar! We have a planned visit from IPA Hamburg friends in September which I am personally looking forward to, as it will give me a chance to brush up on my German language skills.

We have put together a long list of events that we are planning on organising this year, including a Mother’s Day lunch and a trip out to the Fuengirola International Festival, amongst many others. We will also be busy this July hosting the Island Games which will see hundreds of athletes from many nations gather in Gibraltar for two weeks of competitions.

I am looking forward to attending the IPA World Congress in Dubrovnik in October which will hopefully be the first of many such conferences for me to attend in the future. Should anyone be passing by Gibraltar, then please get in touch via our web page as we would love to welcome you.

Craig Philbin, President IPA Gibraltar