The national league football competitions return this weekend with a new team featuring in the men’s division for the 2022/2023 season, namely Positive Football Club.

The opening ceremony for the men’s, women’s and youth divisions is scheduled for this coming Saturday at the East End/Long Look football stadium.

The teams competing in the men’s division include defending champions Sugar Boys FC, Wolues FC, Rebels FC, One Love Utd, Panthers FC, Old Madrid FC, Islanders FC, One Caribbean FC, VG Utd, Lion Heart FC and Positive FC.

The women’s league will include VG Utd, Avengers FC, Panthers FC and Wolues FC.

Head of Competitions and Club Development Mr. Humphry Leue in a statement said “the FA and its Competition Committee are pleased and excited that a full slate of matches will take place after the interruptions caused by the Covid pandemic over the past two years.”

“In addition to the National League, plans are being put together to hold several knockout and mini tournaments over the next 8 months, including a League of Nations Cup, a Memorial Tournament, and for the first time ever a Corporate and Industrial Futsal League,” he added. 

The opening ceremony starts at 5.00pm at the FA’s National Stadium venue at East End/Long Look, with an exhibition match scheduled for 6.15pm. Following at 7.00pm, action in the men’s league gets underway with Old Madrid taking on One Love.

“It promises to be an exciting season of football, so the public is invited and encouraged to come out and enjoy the friendly but fierce battles,” Leue stated.

On Sunday, October 16 over at the VG Recreation Ground, VG Utd will face Avengers in the Women’s National League (WNL) at 5.30pm followed by VG Utd against Rebels in the Men’s National League (MNL) at 7.30pm.

At the EE/LL venue, also on Sunday, it will be Islanders versus Sugar Boys at 5.30pm and Panthers versus One Caribbean at 7.30pm.