Muratti make cigarettes... who knew?
Muratti make cigarettes... who knew?
Muratti make cigarettes… who knew?

THE most famous football competition in the Channel Islands has a new local sponsor, which has been agreed for the next three years.

Insurance Corporation of the Channel Islands has signed a sponsorship deal with both the Jersey and Guernsey Football Association, for the Muratti competition which dates back all the way to 1905.

It has always involved the best footballers in Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney, and JFA President Phil Austin is pleased with the new sponsorship.

‘The Muratti is known as one of the most important events in the Channel Islands sporting calendar. It’s place in history is well established and it remains a fiercely contested trophy, with inter-Island pride very much on the line’

‘Insurance Corporation’s commitment to the competition means we are looking forward to working with them, to make Muratti Day even more of a success’

Insurance Corporation previously sponsored the Junior Muratti, the under-18 inter-insular, which dates back to the 1920s, for the past three seasons.

Managing director of Insurance Corporation Glyn Smith, who was once a player himself, believes this to be an exciting agreement.

‘This is a pan-island opportunity which I feel is important for our community involvement. The Muratti is the highlight of the sporting year and it plays a big part within sporting culture. For us at Insurance Corporation it is about giving something back to the local community and supporting a really fantastic event’