The Guernsey Football Association is delighted to announce that there will be 47 teams participating over the weekend of 3rd and 4th of July.
The 2021 Festival will be the 20th staging of an event which has become the focal point of the junior football calendar. This summer the festival will take place at Victoria Avenue Playing Fields.
Festival Chairman, Martyn Banton, commented that; “We are delighted to have 47 teams registered for the Festival this year and at this time I would also like to place on record the GFA’s gratitude to BWCI for this continued generous sponsorship. The 2021 Festival will be the 15th consecutive year that BWCI have been the Festival’s headline sponsor, which is not only a great commitment on their behalf, but also illustrates how the reputation of the Festival continues to grow.”
He added “It is clear that the fantastic reputation of the BWCI Festival ensures that this event continues to not only be a highlight of the Guernsey sporting calendar still attracts interest from outside the Island, unfortunately, given the current circumstances with the covid-19 pandemic, this year’s festival will be exclusively for clubs and teams from Guernsey. We are looking forward to again working with BWCI to deliver what we anticipate will be another fantastic football experience for hundreds of children and their families. The GFA recognises that this Festival is an important aspect of the football development of Guernsey’s young players.”
BWCI Partner, Michelle Galpin, said “We are delighted to be able to support the BWCI Festival of Football again this year. It’s fantastic to see so many teams taking part across the age groups and is a great way to end the local minis football season.”
With entries for the Festival now confirmed, the 2021 Festival will continue in a similar format as last year. The U10 age group will feature two groups of seven teams playing a round robin format before the knockout stages.
For more updates about the 2021 BWCI Festival, please visit the BWCI Festival website; http://www.guernseyminisoccer.com/