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  1. Here's the first in a series of regular articles over the summer on the various aspects of the Mousehole's new 5-year plan. This first one from the club is a ‘signing off’ of the season just finished, together with a foretaste of the things to come. MOUSEHOLE AFC CLUB STATEMENT: END-OF-SEASON REPORT “A season of two halves” The Seagulls’ 2016/17 campaign was marked by the unexpected mid-season departure of player-manager Wayne Quinn and assistant Mark Vercesi, followed by half of the squad they had brought to Trungle Parc. The club’s public statement paid tribute to Wayne and Mark as the architects of the most successful three-year period in the club’s history, including a championship and cup winning ‘double’ that broke several league records. The second half of the season saw the club pull together in the face of the new challenges. On the playing side, Steve Parker-Billinge, the first-team goalkeeper, was appointed player-manager and his newly assembled team, joined by players promoted from the Reserves and supplemented by some new signings, battled against the odds to finish the season in winning form in 6th place in the South West Peninsula League West Division, having dropped only one place since the January changes. The Reserves, however, found themselves short of numbers and despite new arrivals struggled to gain enough points to climb out of the relegation zone in the Trelawny League Premier Division. In the meantime, Mousehole Women had their most successful season, finishing in a best-ever 4th-place in the Cornwall Women’s League. “The comeback is stronger than the setback” The club has created fresh opportunity from the successes of the last 3-year plan, during which over £200,000 was invested in its infrastructure. The committee recognised the enormous support and goodwill shown to the club as it pulled together on all fronts, and has resolved to use its positivity, vision and energy to devise and implement a new more innovative and ambitious five-year strategy. The overall aim is to enable the club to realise its full potential both on and off the pitch, developing all aspects of the club in an integrated, sustainable and step-by-step manner. Chairman Tim Richardson said: “These are exciting times for Mousehole AFC. Over the coming weeks, we will be unveiling one by one the various initiatives in our new strategy, which will demonstrate our ambition and determination to become the top club in Cornwall. A final big thank you to all who have contributed to our last three years’ success, and an even bigger “let’s make this happen” to all those committed to the next five”. *****
  2. Surely the aim is to sell as many as possible, with the incentive being for early purchasers (the first 100) that they enter a draw with the prize being a free season ticket.
  3. And what about the AGM?
  4. Details are now showing on the club's website
  5. What date is the league's AGM so we can all come along?
  6. But Looe didn't finish in the top two!
  7. Under sold I think - looked like an unstoppable scorcher from where I was!
  8. Presumably any promotion/relegation rule changes wouldn't kick in until end of season 2017-18?
  9. Why bother when in essence it was probably two separate teams within the one club?
  10. PREMIER DIVISION Pendeen Rovers 2-0 Camborne School of Mines DIVISION 1 Mullion Reserves 5-1 Gwinear Churchtown Stithians 5-4 Newlyn Non-Athletico DIVISION 2 Penwith Exiles 4-1 RNAS Culdrose Reserves DIVISION 3 Falmouth DC 3-3 St Just Reserves Lizard Argyle Reserves 1-6 Probus DIVISION 4 Ruan Minor 2-0 Stithians Reserves
  11. Before the SWPL came about, there wasn't any promotion/relegation feeder league system though! Wasn't it a case of if there was a space, a club would have to apply and be voted in? Whereas now, providing your ground meets the requirements and you finish high enough in your feeder league, promotion will happen. The promotion/relegation was one of the "selling points" of the new league - however that went down the pan with clubs not taking promotion!
  12. Still only £2.65 which includes postage - text me on 07759 502408 or email davedeacon@cornishsoccer.info if you want to have the county's only football publication
  13. Not sure I understand what you mean by this?
  14. Such is life! The main thing was that the County were able to present the lads with appropriate awards for a great season! 😀👍
  15. Hence my question too. Have to agree with St Darren