New York Times Visits World's Smallest League

It’s been a busy fortnight for the (unofficial) World’s Smallest Football League with more guests from the media taking a keen interest in football in Scilly and the Islands in general.

After last week’s coverage from Italian Football show Quelli Che iI Calcio, Rory Smith, Chief European Football Correspondent for The New York Times came over to Scilly to cover a match.

When the Woolpack Wanderers were a man down from making a full side, Rory was offered a chance to experience the World’s Smallest Football League for himself - an offer he couldn’t resist.

Rory said “I can never resist a game of football and I’m proud and honoured to have played in the World’s Smallest League and to retire with a 100% winning record."

The World‘s Smallest Football League is made up of two teams, the Garrison Gunners and Woolpack Wanderers. The two teams compete in a league tournament and 2-Cup tournaments each year as well as few other special matches each year.  

Italian show Quelli Che iI Calcio visited and broadcast live from Scilly during the Rome derby between AS Roma and SS Lazio recently. 

The article is expected to feature in their international and American version of the paper before Christmas as well as featuring on their website and social media accounts. The New York Times has the second largest circulation stateside just behind The Wall Street Journal with an average daily circulation of 551,500 and a Sunday circulation of 1.12 million.

Rory came into the studio to interview Will about the league and life at Radio Scilly. He also kindly sat on the famous red sofa and talked about his experiences of the World’s Smallest Football League and the Isles of Scilly. You can hear Will in conversation with Rory bellow.