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Guernsey Football Association

Guernsey Football Association
FA
Association crest
Founded 1893 (1893)
President Chris Schofield (title is Chairman)
Website www.guernseyfa.com

The Guernsey Football Association, also simply known as the Guernsey FA, is the body that co-ordinates and organises the sport of football in Guernsey, including the top league The Priaulx League. It is not a member of either UEFA or FIFA, but is a member of the Football Association and has the status of an English county, despite Guernsey being a British Crown Dependency in the English Channel.

Contents

  • Organisation 1
  • Leagues 2
  • Cup Competitions 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Organisation

It runs the Guernsey national football team, which is ineligible to participate in full international competitions. In 2010, the Priaulx League's representative team won the FA National League System Cup and, as a result, qualified to represent England in the 2011 UEFA Regions Cup.[1]

After their success in the FA National League System Cup the GFA proposed to establish a club and join the English Football Pyramid in an attempt to offer the island’s senior elite players the opportunity to progress further and test themselves at a higher level. In 2011 Guernsey F.C. was created.[2]

Both the Men's and Women's teams compete in the Island Games and the Men's team have won it on two occasions in 2001 and 2003.

The Guernsey FA are based at The Corbet Field (home of Member Club Vale Recreation F.C.), in Saint Sampson, Guernsey, but they play their games at The Track, Saint Sampson, Guernsey or Footes Lane in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey.

Chris Schofield was appointed Chairman[3] in 2010 and replaced Mark Le Tissier who left to set up Guernsey F.C.

In March 2012, former Oxford United FC trainee, Angus Mackay, was appointed as the football development officer.[4]

Leagues

Cup Competitions

See also

References

  1. ^ "Guernsey triumphant". The Football Association. 1 May 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Guernsey FC Formed". Channel Television. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chris Schofield". This is Guernsey. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "GFA appoint new development head". BBC News. 15 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 

External links

  • Guernsey FA official website
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