2023 Island Games Football Draws Announced

The group stage opponents for July’s Natwest Island Games in Guernsey have been announced.

Two members of Guernsey's Football Association have drawn the groupings for this year's Island Games Football tournament.

There are sixteen men's teams and ten women’s teams set to compete in Guernsey.

Guernsey's men had been placed in Group 1 and will play against the Western Isles, Åland and the Isle of Wight.

While Jersey's men have been put in Group 4 with Menorca, Gozo and St Helena.

Guernsey's women were placed in Group 3, meaning they'll face the ladies from the Western Isles and Ynys Mon.

While Jersey's women are playing in Group 1 against Bermuda, Hitra and Åland.

The football pool games will take place from 9 till 11 of July.

The top teams from each group will go through to the playoffs on 13 July, with the finals set to take place on 14 July.

Watch the draw:

The Games Football Coordinator, Gary Roberts says this competition is highly anticipated:

"The Football Community in Guernsey is looking forward to the 2023 Games football tournament, with excitement building now that the draw has been made.

The Football Organising Committee is progressing well with preparations for the competitions, and this includes plans to introduce a £125k pitch maintenance equipment bank that will be used to ensure the pitches at College Field, Corbet Field, Northfield, Blanche Pierre Lane and the Track are in the best possible condition."

The full programme of fixtures will be released by the end of February.

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