BWCI 2018 Preview
Date: 16 July 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 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 v Vale Rec Yellow
Grouville v Bodyline St Martins AC
GFA Aztec Lions v St Lawrence
Guernsey Rangers v St Clement
GeoLions v Rihoy North

Group B
Bristol City v Vale Rec Green
Everton Blues v Sylvans
GFA Aztec Tigers v St Pauls
Rovers Lions v St Martins AC
JTC Jersey Wanderers v Northerners AC

The Festival commences with a ‘Coaches Briefing’ at 9.45am on Saturday 22nd, 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 website, which will also be updated with results throughout the weekend.