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Scilly’s Football League To Feature On German TV

Scilly’s Football League To Feature On German TV

Scilly’s football players will feature on German Television next month. A crew from that national channel ZDF has been filming the world’s smallest football league on The Garrison. And their reporters have also recorded footage with players including Andy Hicks and Darren Hart in their workplaces. Producer Alexander Ruda says his colleague read about the […]

Scilly’s Unique Football League Under The Spotlight

Scilly’s Unique Football League Under The Spotlight

A football writer has found parallels between the two St Mary’s soccer teams and the larger professional league clubs. Timothy Kennett visited the islands last November to research an article that appears in the latest edition of The Football Pink. During his trip he watched the weekly match between the Garrison Gunners and Woolpack Wanderers, […]

School Football Club Makes Plea For More Committee Members

School Football Club Makes Plea For More Committee Members

One of the islands’ most popular children’s sports clubs could fold unless parents stand for the committee. Helen Glenn from the Five Islands School Football Club says this Saturday’s session could be the last unless some mums and dads are prepared to give up their time to keep it going. She says that the turnout […]

Football Club Chairman Wants To Check Guinness Record For Smallest League

Football Club Chairman Wants To Check Guinness Record For Smallest League

The 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. […]

First Joint Tour For Islands’ Cricket, Football and Golf Clubs

First Joint Tour For Islands’ Cricket, Football and Golf Clubs

The islands’ cricket, football and golf clubs are organising a joint tour for the first time this September. They’ll be visiting Guernsey. Mark Twynham said the idea was put forward by Mark Hicks at the recent cricket club AGM. He said it seemed like a sensible suggestion, since a lot of islanders are members of […]

Islands Youngsters Enjoy Weekend Of Football Coaching

Islands Youngsters Enjoy Weekend Of Football Coaching

The football skills of 53 young players aged between 4 and 14 years have been improved following two days of skills coaching from Plymouth Argyle staff this weekend. The players were organised into three teams, England, Germany and USA, and received points for skill, behaviour, attitude and effort. Team Germany won. During the two-day session, […]

Success For St Mary’s In Mainland Football Tour

Success For St Mary’s In Mainland Football Tour

The St Mary’s Football Club players have been successful in their annual mainland tour fixtures. Fog on Friday meant 10 of the 15-strong party had to travel to Cornwall on the jet boat. But it was worth it. They beat Porthleven 4-1 on Saturday. Two years ago the islanders secured a 5-4 victory there. On […]

Junior Football Club Offering Training For New Coaches

Junior Football Club Offering Training For New Coaches

The islands’ junior football club is looking for adults who want to be trained as coaches. Club secretary Helen Glenn says the club is continuing to expand and they need another four or five coaches to join the existing group of six. Helen says that will help to spread the workload and make sure there’s […]

Brothers Face Off As Captains In World’s Smallest Football League

Brothers Face Off As Captains In World’s Smallest Football League

There have been some famous examples of sibling rivalry in football, with the Charlton brothers, Bobby and Jack, being the best-known example. And there’s likely to be some friendly competition between two St Mary’s brothers who have been picked to captain each of Scilly’s’ two football teams, the Woolpack Wanderers and the Garrison Gunners. Joel […]

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