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Exiles v Nomads in the Smallest League in the World
Exiles v Nomads in the Smallest League in the World

Exiles v Nomads in the Smallest League in the World 1980

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Exiles v Nomads in the Smallest League in the World 1980

4 mins United Kingdom

Westward TV’s sports’ reporter Chris Fear is there as Division Four team Penwith Exiles FC travel to the Island of St Mary’s to compete for the Cup against their nearest rivals the Nomads Football Club. St Mary's is the largest island of the Isles of Scilly, home to the Isles of Scilly Football League, the smallest league in the world with only two local teams, originally the Woolpack Wanderers and the Garrison Gunners.

The Exiles and Nomads play each other seventeen times a season, the Exiles are winning 7 games to 1 as they compete for two cups the Wholesalers’ Cup, the Foredeck Cup and the league title. The two teams share the Garrison Field grounds but travel to the mainland to play other non-professional teams. The ‘Dream Big’ Campaign for Adidas was based on the island’s football league where professional footballers arrive to coach the local children’s football team.

The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) is the regional film archive for the South West of England. Established in 1993, SWFTA's core collection comprises of the combined programme libraries of Westward Television and TSW (Television South West). The archive also cares for a significant number of donated film collections, both amateur and professional, dating back to the early 1900s.

Genres

Sport Non-Fiction

Tags

Football

Collection

Football on Film

Released

1980

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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