Guernsey Football Association

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Guernsey Football Association
Guernsey FA.png
Founded 1893; 124 years ago (1893)
President Chris Schofield (title is Chairman)
Website www.guernseyfa.com

The Guernsey Football Association, also simply known as the Guernsey FA or the GFA, is the body that co-ordinates and organises the sport of football in Guernsey. Although, as a Crown Dependency, Guernsey is not a part of the United Kingdom, the local FA is affiliated with the English FA, and acts as a County Football Association.

Organisation[edit]

The organisation runs the Guernsey national football team (which competes in the Muratti Vase and the Island Games), the Guernsey league representative XI (which competes in the FA National League System Cup) and the Priaulx League, the main league competition on the island.

The representative XI won the National League Cup in 2010 and qualified for the UEFA Regions Cup, where they were eliminated in the group stages in Macedonia. Following this run, the GFA proposed to establish a club which would 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.[1]

The Guernsey FA is based at The Corbet Field (home of Member Club Vale Recreation F.C.), in Saint Sampson, Guernsey.

Chris Schofield was appointed Chairman[2] 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.[3]

Competitions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guernsey FC Formed". Channel Television. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chris Schofield". This is Guernsey. 25 February 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "GFA appoint new development head". BBC News. 15 March 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 

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