The Northwards Shetland Works League will burst into life this weekend with the opening fixtures of the season.
Three new teams are joining, making 11 in total in what will be the largest works league for a very long time.
West Side Rebels, Burra and Lerwick PL are the new kids on the block and this will make for a very interesting and competitive year of football. Sandwick will be entering a team in the two cups, the DITT and Association, to make them a massive 12-team knockout.
The league recently held a pre-season six-a-side tournament, hosted by Whalsay club West Linga Ramblers, at Harbison Park.
Ten teams took part forming two groups of five with group A consisting of Banks, Burra, Wrultizers and West Linga Ramblers A and B, and group B comprising Malakoff, Whalsay Pensioners, Titans, Lerwick PL and West Side Rebels.
Wrultizers won group A to line up against group B runners-up Malakoff in the semis, with Tizers winning on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Group B winners Titans beat group A runners-up Burra in the other semi.
In the final the temporarily reformed Titans shaded it 1-0 against Wrultizers to lift the trophy. A magnificent meal was enjoyed by players and supporters afterwards at the Symbister hall and a spokesman said the league would like to thank West Linga Ramblers and the hall staff for an excellent day out on the Bonnie Isle.
Fixtures (All kick offs 6pm)
Tomorrow – Northwards Shetland Works League: Banks v Wrultizers at Clickimin South (Derrick Bradley); Chernobyl v West Linga Ramblers at Gilbertson Park (Robbie Leask); Burra v West Side Rebels at Burra (Mark Goodhand).
Sunday – Northwards Shetland Works League: Cosmos v Mossbank at Clickimin South (Steven Goodlad); Services v Malakoff at Gilbertson Park (Ivan Sinclair).