Sunday League – A Feature Film Screenplay by Peter Boydell

When the manager of a rough Sunday League football team dies, a vicar steps into his boots and begins a journey to reclaim his joy.

Vicar Robert is hunky but repressed. He runs Netherton St. Chad’s Church in Northern England. Still struggling with the death of his childhood sweetheart some years ago, Robert delivers a desperately boring funeral for Ronny, Manager of local football team, The Ship F.C.

At the wake, Robert meets his old friend, Denny Pilchards. Denny and Vicar Robert played football together as kids, but while Denny went on to play for Northford Albion and England, Robert met a girl and gave up on football. Re-united, Denny is the catalyst for Vicar Robert to have one last foray into football and set a course to reclaim his joy in life.


Through karaoke, finger-blasting, head-butts, strip clubs, lusty confessionals and the simulation of sex with a chicken, can Vicar Robert escape his shadow and defeat the tyranny of church administrator Margaret, Archdeacon Hadley and value-meats-empire-sex-pervert Dirty Dougie Ferguson, to bring home the Netherton and Boundaries Cup for Ronny?

Up The Ship!

Read a short excerpt from Sunday League.

Follow the links to read original screenplay excerpts by blog author, screenwriter and filmmaker Peter Boydell and follow him on Instagram @lovescreenwriting

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Sunday League – When the manager of a rough, local, Sunday League football team dies, a vicar steps into his boots and begins a journey to reclaim his joy in life.

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