Neha Patil

Isles of Scilly Football League

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Country  United Kingdom
Divisions  1
Most championships  Woolpack Wanderers
Founded  1920s
Current champions  Woolpack Wanderers
Number of teams  2
Isles of Scilly Football League wwwwhoateallthepiestvwpcontentuploads201202
Domestic cup(s)  Wholesalers Cup Foredeck Cup

The Isles of Scilly Football League is the official football league for the Isles of Scilly. The football league is reportedly the smallest in the world, with only two clubs.


Isles of Scilly Football League Isles of Scilly Football League Wikipedia

The league is affiliated with The Football Association.


Isles of Scilly Football League 6 Intense Sporting Rivalries You39ve Probably Never Heard Of Ballsie

In the 1920s, the Lyonnesse Inter-Island Cup, a competition between the islands of St. Mary's, Tresco, St. Martins, Bryher and St. Agnes, was formed. By the 1950s, only two clubs remained - the Rangers and the Rovers. In 1984 the two clubs changed their names to the Garrison Gunners and the Woolpack Wanderers, which are their current names.

The League is attempting to get into the Guinness World Records for the smallest league in the world.

Isles of Scilly Football League The world39s smallest football league FIFAcom

In April 2008, Adidas ran an advertisement called "Dream Big", highlighting the league, featuring several well-known football personnel including David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Patrick Vieira.

Competition structure

The League competition involves the Woolpack Wanderers and the Garrison Gunners playing each other every Sunday seventeen times. There also exist two Cups: The Wholesalers Cup and the Foredeck Cup, which is played over two legs. An "Old Men versus the Youngsters" match is played on Boxing Day. The season itself starts with the Charity Shield. All the matches are played on the Garrison football field, on the island of St. Mary's.

The league is played during the winter, from mid-November until the end of March.

Isles of Scilly Football League The Woolpack Wanderers No Standing

Occasionally, a combined Scilly Isles team play a team Newlyn Non Athletico, a team at level 14 of the English football league system. A team from Truro visits annually to play against a combined team.


The Woolpack Wanderers have won the Charity Cup 5 times - in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. In addition, they have won the Lioness Shield twice - in 2006 and 2007.

The Garrison Gunners have won the Lioness Shield once, in 2005.


Isles of Scilly Football League Scilly Football League Decider 2011 YouTube

The Isles of Scilly are struggling to hold on to their young people. There is no sixth form on the Isles so when youngsters turn 16, they go to the mainland. In addition, house prices are expensive, so they tend not to return until much older. As a result, the number of players in the league is dwindling. Howard Cole, a secretary who referees the games, estimated the average age of both teams to be within the mid- to late-30s.

Isles of Scilly Football League Welcome to the World39s Smallest Soccer League Both Teams Are Here


Isles of Scilly Football League Wikipedia

Similar Topics
Om Shanti Om
Alexander Andryushkin
Jüri Mõis