BWCI Festival Preview
Date: 17 July 2017

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 Groups has produced what looks like being two very competitive Groups with all teams optimistic about reaching the knock-out stages. 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 with the first round of fixtures in each Group being:

Group A
GFA Aztec Tigers v Grouville
Saints FC v Sylvans
Everton v Vale Recreation Yellow
St Martins v St Brelade
Bristol City FC v St Pauls Yellow

Group B
Jersey Wanderers v St Clement
St Pauls White v Bristol City Robins
Northerners AC v Guernsey Rovers
Braunton FC v Bodyline St Martins
Southampton FC v Vale Recreation Green

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:

Saturday 22nd
9.00am – 9.30am Team Arrivals
9.45am Coaches Meeting
10.20am Group A Matches start
10.40am Group B Matches start
4.00pm Close

Sunday 23rd
8.45am – 9.15am Team Arrivals
9.40am Group A Matches start
10.00am 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