The Corona League, which started in 2009, will be celebrating its 10th year as it launches its 2019-20 season on Friday October 4th.
Corona League President Mike McGrath said, “It’s been 10 years of the Corona League. It seems a long time ago that we all got together at the Gosling’s Wine Cellar to introduce the new league to you all over some ice cold Coronas.
“It has been my pleasure to continue to be able to introduce new aspects of the league over that time, whether it be new league formats such as last season, introducing league rounds to the cup competition or even exciting new Corona products with the Coronita joining the team a few years ago.
“I am pleased to be able to keep that tradition going as we welcome a new team into the league this season.
“I would like to introduce you all to FC Rhino, who intend to charge into the league this season and make an effort to climb the league table.”
“This takes the teams challenging for the league title up to nine this season and those teams are:
Lock & Key
The Royal Bermuda Regiment
Tuff Dogs Sports Club
West End United
“But we will have to wait till October 11 to see how they fair as there is the small matter of the first piece of silverware of the season to come before that. Coronita allows us to keep up our tradition of giving back to Bermuda as we start the league with the Coronita Charity Cup.
“This year’s Charity Cup will be contested by the league winners Robin Hood and league runners up West End United. Those friendly rivalries resume this Friday at 7.00pm at BAA’s Goose Goslings Field, allowing us to give back to the community that enjoys and supports the Corona League.
“After the Charity Cup, the focus swiftly moves back to the league, which will kick off on October 11th with BAA Wanderers taking on Lock & Key at 7.00pm.
“Our kick off times will remain 7pm and 9pm on Fridays but will slide back to 4pm and 6pm on Saturdays.”