Guernsey Sunday Soccer League folds because of lack of teams

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Guernsey has a Saturday Soccer League and a Sunday Soccer League, as well as the GFA-organised league system

Guernsey's Sunday Soccer League has folded because of a lack of teams.

The league was set to celebrate its 50th anniversary this season.

But organisers warned last month that the league could fold after the reigning champions and team from the island's prison withdrew.

"It's a sad modern-day indictment that we could not generate enough interest on the island to continue running a viable, friendly and sociable league," said league president Nick Mollett.

"It was only the enthusiasm and determination of a few hard-working individuals that enabled a dwindling league to survive for so long, when in truth it could have been wound up earlier."

At its peak in the 1980s there were two divisions of 12 teams competing in the league, with three clubs waiting to join.

"I feel like I have wasted a lifetime, but looking back I would not change a thing," said former league president Rod Hamon.

"But I have seen some great players and met some great friends."

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