The England Writers Team is a football team for published novelists, playwrights, poets and non-fiction writers. Founded in June 2006, it made its first public appearance at the 2nd World Cup for Writers in Florence in September of the same year. The Writers Team tries to play test-matches on a monthly basis and welcomes emails from potential opponents and new recruits.
The Writers’ League
The Writers’ League is an initiative conceived of by the Italian novelist Alessandro Baricco (Silk), the former publisher Paolo Verri and Hungary’s Peter Zilahy. In September 2005, Italy organised the first Writers’ League tournament in San Casciano dei Bagni, with Germany, Hungary, Italy and Sweden competing against one another. The 2006 tournament in Florence saw the first appearance of the English team.