2017-18 Season Preview

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Kick Off Tuesday 15th August

The affiliated football season will officially commence on Tuesday 15th August when first-time Priaulx League champions Guernsey Rovers, will play against Rossborough Insurance FA Cup winners, Vale Recreation, in the Frederick Martinez Cup Final.

League football will begin shortly after that match in August, and with an extended FNB Priaulx League of nine teams and a significant number of additional teams in the two division Lancaster Railway League, the upcoming season promises to be interesting as those new teams seek to make an impression within the Guernsey Football League. Youth football will commence in September, and the introduction of a new Ravenscroft Under 15 League, along with two divisions in the Deloitte Corbet Cup, is testament to the current healthy status of youth football in Guernsey.

In addition to local Guernsey Football League competitions, Guernsey’s three representatives in the Wheway Cup will travel to Jersey in September, as they seek to be the first Guernsey based club to claim the trophy since the 2010/11 season. The Guernsey FA’s Jeremie Cup will also begin in September, whilst the Stranger Cup will start in October and welcome first time entrants, Last Post, to the competition. It is expected that the Rossborough Insurance FA Cup will begin in January 2018.

The full list of confirmed Guernsey Football League entries is:

FNB Priaulx League

Alderney, Belgrave Wanderers, Manzur, Northerners, Rangers, Rovers, St Martins, UCF Sylvans, Vale Recreation

Jackson League

Belgrave Wanderers, Manzur, Northerners, BW Rangers, Rovers, St Martins, UCF Sylvans, Vale Recreation

Lancaster Railway League

Division 1 – Centrals, Last Post, Manzur, Northerners, Rangers, CF Independent, Rovers, UCF Sylvans, Vale Rec

Division 2 – Centrals, Thrive Physiotherapy, London House Bels, Manor Farm Saints, Police, Rocquaine Pirates, Rovers, CF Independent, Vale Rec

Veterans League

Manzur, Rangers, Rovers, St Martins, CF Independent, Vale Rec

Ravenscroft Under 18 Development League

Belgrave Wanderers, Northerners, Rangers, Rovers, St Martins, Vale Recreation

Ravenscroft Under 16 Development League

Northerners, Rovers, St Martins, Saints AC, UCF Sylvans, Vale Recreation,

Ravenscroft Under 15 Development League

Northerners, Rangers, Rovers, St Martins, UCF Sylvans

Ravenscroft Under 14 Development League

Northerners, Rihoy North, Rangers Red, Rovers, St Martins, UCF Sylvans, Vale Recreation

Ravenscroft Under 13 Development League

Northerners, Rangers, Rovers, St Martins, Saints AC, UCF Sylvans, Vale Recreation

Deloitte Corbet Cup

Division 1 – Northerners, Rangers, Rovers, St Martins, UCF Sylvans Red, Vale Rec, Bodyline St Martins

Division 2 – Geomarine Rovers, Rangers Red, Rihoy North, Saints AC, UCF Sylvans White, Vale Rec Green