St Johns AFC end Bermuda Games bid
25th February, 2013
ST JOHN’S United have given up on their bid to go to this summer’s NatWest Island Games in Bermuda.
The club had asked to be permitted to take the place of the island side at the July Games when it was announced that the IoMFA would not be sending the Island Squad to the Bermuda Island Games because of the high cost involved.
The IoMFA Council meeting had supported in principle for the Club to seek to enter the Games but it was conditional upon them not being regarded as the island ‘Representative’ side and also would need to reflect the decision reaffirmed by Council at the meeting not to enter a ‘Representative’ side in the 2013 Games.
It was clear, therefore, that the St Johns application could not progress unless such conditions were removed. St Johns clearly are not the Isle of Man Football Squad and as such could not be permitted to represent the Isle of Man.