Leisure Leagues can announce today that we are in talks with the ISF in a move that will secure the participation of Guernsey in the 6 a side football world cup and other major small sided football events.
Leisure Leagues – who operate the two biggest leagues on the Island – have proposed the move to the board of the International small sided football governing body, and Director Tom Nash said: “The Guernsey leagues meet all the criteria for inclusion into the World event, and we are fully expecting the application for Guernsey to be accepted into the Federation to be finalised in time for them to send an international to the World Cup in 2021.”
The World Cup was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, but the 2019 event (in Crete, pictured above), which was won by Russia after a thrilling final with Poland – who have finished as runners up twice – was watched by 300million people worldwide.
It represents the first time the Island side has been able to compete in the 6 a side world cup, but is a fitting reward for the thousands of players that have played in the Leisure Leagues competitions at KGV over the last decade.
The competition was the first back in Europe after the first wave of Covid, with the worldwide media attention resulting in many teams signing up. Now, each one of the players will have the chance to carry the sporting hopes and dreams of the Island with them.
When it is confirmed, which is expected in the next few weeks, this chance will only be open to players from the Guernsey Leisure Leagues – thanks to the firms exclusive partnership with the ISF.
To find out more and to sign up to the leagues: https://www.leisureleagues.net/find-a-league/guernsey
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