Guernsey football

BWCI Mini Soccer Festival 2018

With the BWCI Festival now less than one week away, the Guernsey Football Association is actively finalising all of the arrangements to ensure all of the players, coaches and spectators have a fantastic and enjoyable weekend in Guernsey.


Festival Chairman, Martyn Banton commented that:

‘The draw of the two Groups has produced what we hope will be two very competitive Groups. Whilst we understand that all teams will be optimistic about reaching the knock-out stages, the priority for the Organising Committee is to see the 21 teams, and over 270 children, enjoying a memorable experience in what we hope will be a lifelong journey in football. There will be many keenly anticipated fixtures but the most important element is that the matches are played in the right spirit.’


‘The Festival has established an enviable reputation, which is evident in the continued high number of entries every year. However, delivery of the Festival is only possible through the generous support from headline sponsor BWCI and all at the Guernsey Football Association greatly appreciate this continued support. In addition to the two Groups being finalised, the full fixture program for the Festival has been produced and we are pleased to be able to confirm the first round of fixtures in each Group.’


Group A

Everton Toffees


Vale Rec Yellow



Bodyline St Martins AC

GFA Aztec Lions


St Lawrence

Guernsey Rangers


St Clement



Rihoy North

Group B

Bristol City


Vale Rec Green

Everton Blues



GFA Aztec Tigers


St Pauls

Rovers Lions


St Martins AC

JTC Jersey Wanderers


Northerners AC


The Festival commences with a ‘Coaches Briefing’ at 9.45am on Saturday 21st, with Group A matches then starting at 10.20am, whilst Group B matches will commence at 10.40am.


The full running order for the Festival is:



9.00am – 9.30am              Team Arrivals

9.45am                                 Coaches Meeting

10.20am                               Group A Matches start

10.40am                               Group B Matches start

3.30pm                                 Close



8.45am – 9.15am              Team Arrivals

9.20am                                 Group A Matches start

9.40am                                 Group B Matches start

11.40am                               Lunch

12.20pm                               Plate Quarter-Finals

12.40m                                 Shield Quarter-Finals

1.00pm                                 Plate Semi-Finals

1.20pm                                 Shield Semi-Finals

1.45pm                                 Plate Final

2.15pm                                 Shield Final

2.45pm                                 Presentation

3.15pm                                 Close


Information about the Festival Format, Rules and Codes of Conduct can be found on the Festival Website, which will also be updated with results throughout the weekend. Click here to visit the dedicated BWCI Mini Soccer Festival Website