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2024 Rock Cup Semi FInals

Manchester 62 to play Europa in
2024 Rock Cup Semi-Finals 

(GIBRALTAR, 17 March, 2024) Manchester 62 Football Club currently sitting in 5th place in the Gibraltar Football League, face off against 8th place Europa Football Club with a chance for Manchester 62 to reach the club's first league cup final in over a decade. Kickoff set for 7:30PM Saturday April 6th at Victoria Stadium. 

 

The two teams have played each other twice already this season with the first match, finishing 1-0 in favor of the Red Devils. Their second match was only a minute from ending in a similar result, when Europa found the back of the net in the 97th minute to draw the two sides even in match two. With a trip to the League Cup finals and a chance to qualify for UEFA Conference League on the line, both teams will be looking to play their best football come match day. 

Football Manager 2024

Manchester 62 and the GFL Officially in Football Manager 2024 The 8th Highest Grossing Sports Video of All Time

I(United Kingdom, 31 October, 2023) The makers of Football Manager one of the top ten highest grossing sports video game series of all time recently announced that for the highly anticipated Football Manager 24 edition, the Gibraltar Football League will be included in the regular gameplay and not as a special download. This means that for the first time, X Box and Playstation fans will be able to access the Gibraltar Football League as originally the league was only available as a special download for PC players. 

The newest edition of the epic video game series is expected to release Monday November 6th in stores and online. The game this year will feature more advanced  in match simulation graphics among other features as Football Manager 24, will hopefully look to overtake the EA Sports FC video game, formally known as FIFA, for the top spot in the football gaming world. 

Take on the role as Manager of Manchester 62 FC and see if you can take the Red Devils of Gibraltar all the way to the top of the Champions League. 

Toddy Kane signs with Manchester 62

English Championship Standout and Former Chelsea Wonderkid Todd Kane signs with Manchester 62 joins Gibraltar club's Concussion Safety Initiative

I(United Kingdom, 19 October, 2023) Less Than 48 hours after the club announced their historic partnership with The Concussion Legacy Foundation Manchester 62 has today announced the signing of former Chelsea wonder kid, and English Championship standout Todd Kane, to a club record deal in a continued effort to build a formidable squad around newly appointed former Cymru League Manager of the Year, Anthony Limbrick.

The former Nottingham Forrest, QPR, and Coventry City, right back made the decision to sign with Manchester 62 after discussions with Limbrick and club owner Michael Anton Monsour regarding the importance of adding Todd’s experience and leadership to the squad both on and off the pitch as the club fights for a spot in European competition this season, while continuing their historic stance on promoting concussion safety and awareness across the footballing world.

“ I’m really excited to join Manchester 62, not only to be a part of their journey to win trophies, and push for Europe on the pitch, but to be a part of their journey to make a difference off the pitch, as I will be working with, club owner Michael Monsour to help spread awareness and support for an important issue that is very close to my heart.”  

 -  Todd Kane

“ Todd Kane is a fantastic player and a true professional. Having followed Todd’s career during my time coaching in England, I can say it is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to work with a player of his caliber. The potential impact we feel that Todd’s experience and leadership can bring to Manchester 62 this season both on and off the pitch is unquestionable.” 

 -  Manchester 62 Manager Anthony Limbrick

The club who recently lost their first league match in nearly 9 months a streak that began in January of 2023, when the iconic Gibraltar football club, became the first top flight European football club to have all 10 outfield players wear protective headgear in a professional match, has revamped their squad with 10 summer signings including former Crusaders striker Dean Ebbe, former Inverness and Raith Rovers striker Immanuelson Duku, and former Hull City and Linfield Midfielder Ahmed Salam among others.

The football club was formerly named Manchester United Gibraltar, after a group of Gibraltarian Manchester United supporters in1962 requested and received permission from Man U legend Matt Busby to use the famed English club’s name and likeness for their newly formed football club. 

 

Manchester United Gibraltar over the next six decades would go on to win 7 Gibraltar Football League titles, 5 League Cups, and 2 Pepe Reyes Cups before changing their name in 2013 to Manchester 62 in honour of the the year the club was founded. In June of last year the club sold to American Michael Anton Monsour who immediately laid out his intentions to return the former Gibraltar football giant to it's former glory, while instituting his groundbreaking concussion safety initiative, which encourages players to wear protective headgear, as well as contribute to the their healthcare community by providing awareness and support for organisations like the Gibraltar Alzheimers and Dementia Society and Concussion Legacy Foundation.

Todd Kane Concussion Legacy Foundation
Concussion Legacy Foundation partners with Manchester 62

Manchester 62 FC takes next step in dedication to concussion awareness and safety, announces partnership with Concussion Legacy Foundation


(GIbraltar, UK October 15, 2023) Manchester 62 FC, a top flight football club in Gibraltar dedicated to concussion safety, is announcing today that beginning October 29, 2023, in their much anticipated match against defending league champions Lincoln Red Imps, the club will be representing the famed Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF) icon on the front of both their home and away kits. The move, planned for the foreseeable future, is the next step in the club’s commitment to promoting concussion safety and awareness in the world of European football. Manchester 62 FC is proud to support CLF, the globally renowned non-profit organization co-founded by neuroscientist Chris Nowinski, Ph.D. and Robert Cantu, M.D dedicated to concussion and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) education, advocacy, and research with chapters in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.
 
“We are excited to collaborate with Man 62 to raise awareness and advance athlete safety,” said Nowinski, CLF’s CEO. “We appreciate and respect their mission to combine excellence on the field with long-term safety of their players. To have the CLF icon on the player kit, with our upward arrow calling attention to the player’s head, will be a constant reminder of their commitment to brain health.”
 
CTE is a progressive brain disease caused by repetitive traumatic brain injuries. Over the last decade CTE has been diagnosed in professional football players in the United States, United Kingdom, and Netherlands including Jeff Astle, Jimmy Conway, Jimmy Gabriel, Rod Taylor, Jimmy Fryatt, and Wout Holverda. New research suggests the best way to prevent CTE is to reduce both the number of hits and the strength of hits to the head that an athlete sustains, and the Concussion Legacy Foundation will look to arm Manchester 62 FC with the latest data to protect their players.
 
“Today’s partnership announcement with Concussion Legacy Foundation is the culmination of what Manchester 62 Football Club has become and what we as club will continue to strive to be,” said Monsour. “The issues of concussions and nonconcussive head impacts in the world’s game affects the health and wellbeing of footballers all over the globe, as well as their families. It is no longer an unproven science that the long-term effects of heading the ball repetitively over a player’s career leads to an increased risk of dementia, often caused by chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). What Chris Nowinski and Bob Cantu have done over the past 16 years has shed light on an issue that even today, most of my fellow colleagues in the football world, continue to ignore. Make no mistake concussions and CTE in the world’s game is very real, and if we do not make an effort to educate ourselves, to find ways to reduce the negative effects of heading the ball, we will be condemning the very players we idolise, and then in turn condemning the very game we love.”
 
In January 2023, one of the most historic football clubs in Gibraltar’s storied history, became the first top flight European football club to have all 10 outfield players wear protective headgear in a professional match. The football club formerly named Manchester United Gibraltar, after a group of Gibraltarian Manchester United supporters in 1962, received permission from legendary Man U manager Sir Matt Busby to use the famed English club’s name and likeness. The Gibraltar based Manchester United would go on to win seven Gibraltar Football League titles, before changing their name in 2013 to Manchester 62 in honour of the club’s founding year. The club’s owner and president, Michael Anton Monsour took over in June 2022 with promises that he would fight to ensure the 61 year old club would regain their place as one of Gibraltar football’s top teams, while instituting a purpose beyond the pitch philosophy dedicated to the promotion of concussion safety. He convinced the player’s to wear protective headbands to reduce the force of nonconcussive head impacts, while showing support on and off the pitch for the Gibraltar Alzheimers and Dementia society. 

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The Concussion Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in the United States with chapters in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It was founded by Robert Cantu, MD, and Chris Nowinski, PhD to support athletes, veterans and all affected by concussions and CTE through prevention and research. CLF is a proud supporter of and collaborator with the Boston University CTE Center. For more information, please visit ConcussionFoundation.org.

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