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Brazilians Read About Scilly’s Football League

Brazilians Read About Scilly’s Football League

Portuguese speaking soccer fans have been reading about the world’s smallest football league. All Football, a Brazil-based sports blog, has featured the Garrison Gunners and Woolpack Wanderers, who play each other each Sunday during the winter. The article accepts that the Garrison Field may not be the Maracanã, Rio’s famous stadium, but has “a unique […]

Autumn Football Match To Become Regular Fixture

Autumn Football Match To Become Regular Fixture

There’ll be a birdwatchers versus islanders football match each autumn from now on. That’s according to Scott Reid, the Cheshire-based birder who re-started the traditional visitors against locals game on the Garrison yesterday. Scott had hoped to host a match last year but says he made the decision in August and that was too late. […]

Scilly’s Football Club Keen To Recruit New Players

Scilly’s Football Club Keen To Recruit New Players

The new chairman of St Mary’s Football Club says he is keen to recruit additional players and get more youngsters involved. Anthony Gibbons was elected to the top position during the club’s annual general meeting at the Scillonian Club on Thursday. He says he’s concerned that, similar to many other sports and social clubs on […]

World’s Smallest League Holding Tournament This Weekend

World’s Smallest League Holding Tournament This Weekend

The world’s smallest football league is arranging their biggest event of the year this weekend. On Sunday there’s a 6-a-side tournament on The Garrison. Eight teams including groups from the Airport and the Scillonian Club have entered. But despite the size of our population and the availability of players on a Bank Holiday in our […]

Return For Autumn Sporting Fixture

Return For Autumn Sporting Fixture

A traditional autumn football match between visiting birdwatchers and islanders will return this year after over a decade. Mainland-based birder Scott Reid says the game was an annual event that many locals and visitors will remember from 15 to 20 years ago. Scott says he’s been keen to start it up again as an annual […]

Big Scoring Year For World’s Smallest Football League

Big Scoring Year For World’s Smallest Football League

The Secretary of St Mary’s Football Club says it’s been a good season for the game in Scilly, with 137 goals scored over 21 games. On match this year resulted in a 17-2 scoreline and Andrew Hicks said if that happened in the Premier League, “the goal bonuses would have bankrupted it.” The Garrison Gunners […]

Victory For Younger Side In Boxing Day Football Match

Victory For Younger Side In Boxing Day Football Match

It was a victory for the younger players again in the traditional Boxing Day football match on the Garrison. The day after Christmas, under 35’s take on the more mature footballers – ‘The Old Dribblers’ – in a festive football fixture. And youth beat experience on Friday, with the younger side gaining a 10–2 victory. […]

Annual Festive Football Match Set For Boxing Day

Annual Festive Football Match Set For Boxing Day

Some St Mary’s amateur footballers may choose to forego an extra helping of Christmas pudding in order to keep in top shape for the annual festive footy fixture. But most players in the ‘Old Dribblers v The Boys’ football match on Boxing Day will just turn up and do their best. The two teams face […]

Scilly’s Football League Discussed On German TV

Scilly’s Football League Discussed On German TV

British football fans watching last night’s game on German TV might have had a surprise. Ex-pat viewers who speak German were bemused when the commentator started talking about the Isles of Scilly and the world’s smallest football league during the Bayern and Roma match. It led to a flurry of comments on Twitter. Last month […]

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