Football Club Chairman Wants To Check Guinness Record For Smallest League

garrison footballThe Isles of Scilly Football League could get an official listing in the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘World’s Smallest.’

That’s the hope of Football Club Chairman Martin Tompkinson, who says it’s something he’s been keen to do for some time. He wants to contact the publication this season to see if it’s possible.

Around 18 members turned up for last week’s AGM, which Martin said was a good number for this time of year.

The committee stays largely the same, although Andy Hicks has now become Secretary.

The Captains of the two teams in the league, the Garrison Gunners and Woolpack Wanderers, will be Liam Greenlaw and Jeremy Martin, who will be picking their sides next week.

There’ll be a couple of warm up matches with the visiting Mal de Mer group on the 4th and 5th October, before the season starts with the Charity Shield on 12th October.

Martin says the AGM discussed how to encourage more junior members to come through to ensure they can keep going in the future. He says it’s hard to plan because they can’t play until they’re 16.

Also, many youngsters leave the islands to continue their education at that age.

The Club are also hoping to take a tour to Swansea next March. They already have a fixture lined up, thanks to contacts Mike Duffy has, and are keen to attend a Swansea City match while they’re over.