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Young Footballers Enjoy Plymouth Argyle Training Weekend

Young Footballers Enjoy Plymouth Argyle Training Weekend

The islands’ young footballers have had a weekend of football training with coaches from Plymouth Argyle. For the past five years, club representatives have come to Scilly to help our pupils improve their game and to seek out the football stars of the future. Pete Foxwell, football development officer for Cornwall at Plymouth Argyle, says […]

Annual Football Tournament This Weekend

Annual Football Tournament This Weekend

Scilly’s annual 6-a-side football tournament takes place on Sunday. The event has been part of the August Bank Holiday in it’s current format for 12 years and was restarted in the 1990s after interest in the original annual tournament waned. Last year’s champions were The Galley and regular winners, the Old Town Café, will take […]

Islands’ Football Team Secure Win On Mainland

Islands’ Football Team Secure Win On Mainland

Islanders have had more success on the pitch during this year’s mainland football tour. In 2011, St Mary’s football club lost both games but this weekend, after a 2-0 defeat at Helston on Friday, the team secured a 4-3 win at Porthleven yesterday. And the most talked about player was an islander, Eddie Williams who, […]

Scilly Football League Featured In FIFA Magazine

Scilly Football League Featured In FIFA Magazine

St Mary’s two football teams are getting the glossy magazine treatment in the December edition of FIFA world, the football governing body’s official publication. A four-page report, written and photographed during the opening match of the season, explains why the Woolpack Wanderers start their season of games against the Garrison Gunners as late as mid-October. […]

Old Dribblers Beat Younger Team In Annual Football Match

Old Dribblers Beat Younger Team In Annual Football Match

 For the first time in recent memory, the Old Dribblers team of over 35 year old footballers has beaten the younger players. Radio Scilly sports presenter, Mark Twynham, described yesterday’s annual game on The Garrison as “fantastic.” It looked like the young men had it in the bag at half time with a commanding 4-1 […]

Islands Woman Signed To Truro Ladies Football Club

Islands Woman Signed To Truro Ladies Football Club

A former Five Islands School pupil who developed a passion for women’s football while on the islands has signed for top-of-the-league Truro City Ladies Football Club. Bethany Thomas, who already plays for Cornwall under 18s, was on the bench for most of the game on Sunday against Mullion, but the manager made a good call […]

Changes At St Mary’s Football Club

Changes At St Mary’s Football Club

There has been a change at the top of the St Mary’s Football Club. Chas Wood is standing down as Chairman and Martin Tomkinson was elected to replace him by the captains of the two sides, the Woolpack Wanderers and Garrison Gunners. Matt Thompson and Anthony Gibbons will lead the two teams when they play […]

Galley Team Win Six-A-Side Tournament

Galley Team Win Six-A-Side Tournament

The Old Town Cafe made it to the final of the islands’ six-a-side football tournament on the Garrison yesterday but the Greenlaw boys’ team didn’t retain their winning team title. The Galley beat them 1-0. Andrew Hicks scored within the first minutes of the match.  

Annual 6-a-Side Football Tournament On Sunday

Annual 6-a-Side Football Tournament On Sunday

The annual 6-a-side football tournament takes place on the Garrison this Sunday at 1pm. The event will accommodate up to 8 teams, with players 14 years of age or older. Everyone will get at least 3 games. Two island cafes played each other in the final last year, with the Old Town Cafe beating Carn […]

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