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  1. Received from Mousehole AFC for posting on their behalf In a significant development Mousehole AFC have appointed Deryk Heywood - Chairman of Porthleven AFC - to the role of General Manager. He will be responsible for both developing the commercial model of the club, working closely with its Endorsed Academy, while also driving forward the increasing number of developments at a local level. Deryk Heywood, who re-located to West Cornwall over 40 years ago, explained his decision to move across to Trungle Parc: “I’ve been at Porthleven for several years and made many good friends, and this last season was our best in the League for ten years. So its been a big decision to leave. But the opportunity to be involved in something unique, with such huge ambition, energy and vision at Mousehole AFC, and joining the growing leadership team of the club, was simply too good to miss. Its incredible to see a club that is engaging so deeply with its community, schools and the RNLI and beyond - its fantastic.” Deryk went on to explain his involvement with local football and how he was returning to a club very close to his heart. As a former local player - which included an interesting stint at Mousehole - Deryk is no stranger to the West Cornwall football scene, and has many fascinating stories to tell. “My first ever game of football in Cornwall was for St Just Youth team in 1974. I then played in goal for Herland Rangers in the West Penwith League from 1975 and eventually joined Mousehole, where I have some fantastic and actually very emotional memories.” “So, as you can imagine, I’m massively looking forward to returning to Mousehole, this time in a different capacity and applying myself to ensuring that both the club and Endorsed Academy achieve their vision and goals.” The club would like to wish Deryk every success in his new role and welcome him to the team. #FlyingAllTogether
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    Promotions / Relegations

    I liked that!
  3. Surely there was never any chance of him staying as Chairman of Port!
  4. Well up until very recently the Chairman of Porthleven AFC!
  5. Bit of a SWPL flavour to the mag this time around .....featuring three of the Award evening winners
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    Promotions / Relegations

    Will the top six sides go up to the new 16 team Step 7 Cornwall League next summer?
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    Promotions / Relegations

    Are they forced to go up?
  8. In one of only two FA County Youth Cup 1st Round round ties, Cornwall’s County Youth side have been drawn away to Bedfordshire with the game to be staged on or before Saturday 6th October.
  9. Mousehole AFC would like formally to thank Penzance AFC and their Chairman Terry Burgess for their willingness to explore a shared way forward for the future. Although the two clubs will not be progressing together, we would like to put on record our greatest respect for the Penzance club and Chairman, and will continue to enjoy the healthy but competitive rivalry that exists between the two clubs. In the meantime, Mousehole AFC continue to be fully committed to exploring all opportunities to better serve our community and create a brighter sporting future for our kids. Several exciting developments are being put in place and announcements will be made in due course.
  10. Michael Newcombe has advised the Duchy management committee that he wishes to stand down as secretary of the league at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting on 25th June. He will however, seek re-election as the league registration secretary and work alongside any new appointee. The League seeks volunteers to apply for the position of General Secretary of the League. The successful applicant will need to be compliant with FA Full Time and Whole Game Systems, although training can be arranged. Applicants will run the day to day business of the league, arrange, record and act upon business from management and annual general meetings. Will need to liaise with County FA , fellow leagues and clubs regarding the proposed restructure of Cornish football at the end of next season. Liaise with the Referee Appointments officer regarding postponements and referee shortages and oversee the work of the league fixture and registration officers alongside other general duties. Anyone interested in discussing the role please contact Michael Newcombe atmike_newcombe@outlook.com or ring 01726 64092
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    RIP Andrew Payne Pensilva AFC

    On behalf of football throughout the county I was sorry to read the announcement from Pensilva FC that their Reserve team skipper Andrew Payne was involved in a car accident yesterday afternoon resulting in his death. Naturally our condolences go to Andrew’s family and close friends which includes all those at Pensilva FC. Andrew had been involved at the club for the last 15 years and was regarded by the club as a great asset to them. RIP
  12. Here’s the news that all under-18s should have been waiting for………….. The Cornwall County FA will be holding trials for this season's Under 18 Representative side at the following venues: Open trial - Tuesday 3rd July 2018 - Callington Community College (PL27 7DR) 6:30pm - 8pm Open trial – Tuesday 10th July 2018 - Brannel School, St Stephen (PL26 7RN) 6:30pm - 8pm Open trial - Tuesday 17th July 2018 - Cornwall College, Camborne (TR15 3RD) 6:30pm - 8pm Chosen players will then be invited back on these dates: Invite Only - Tuesday 28th August 2018 - Brannel School, St Stephen (PL26 7RN) 6.30pm - 8pm Invite Only – Tuesday 4th September 2018 - Brannel School, St Stephen (PL26 7RN) 6.30pm - 8pm Invite Only - Match to be played Venue and Time to be confirmed in September If you are aged between 15 and 18, (born between 01/09/2000 - 31/08/2003) and interested in representing Cornwall as part of the U18's Representative Team, now is the time to apply. You can do this by either going on the Cornwall FA website and completing the appropriate Nomination form (here’s the link)   or if any club wishes to nominate a player (please speak to the player before nominating him) please complete the same form as linked above and emailing it to Richard Pallot at the Cornwall FA, his email address is :- richard.pallot@cornwallfa.com Please note he will need the form completed with the email and phone number supplied being that of a parent or guardian, Cornwall FA will only contact you in reference to the trials and not for any other purpose, should players be successful in the trial then further details may be required at that time. The Trials will be held on 3G Astro pitches, so wear the correct footwear. The County Youth Manager Glynn Hooper, will be managing the trials, along with his management team. Please take the time to register in advance for the trials, this allows us time to plan sessions based on number of attendees. Players who have not submitted a form and just turn up on the evening may not be allowed to take part in the trials. If you would like to trial but cannot attend on the dates above please again email Richard Pallot with the reasons and this will be forwarded to Glynn for consideration You can also phone Richard with any queries regarding the trials at the County Office on 01208 269010.
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    Fixtures 2018/19 ..

    Problem is FA competitions start early for a few and surely would be unwise to go into them with no game time under your belt! Saturday 11th August - FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
  14. Which reads .......................... Thank you all at Mousehole AFC for your post on the Cornish Football Forum and that is reciprocated by myself and Penzance AFC. We are always open to explore all opportunities to serve our community and to help youngsters in the area. Penzance AFC Youth runs 9 teams and we are linked with Mounts Bay Football Development Centre. Their pathway is connected to Plymouth Argyle Football Academy and that works well as a stepping stone for any youngster to progress in football, if they want to. So the statement made on social media that Penzance AFC are denying our local youngsters opportunities is a crass comment. At Penzance AFC we are all volunteers (as I’m sure is the same with lots of other clubs) - all the coaches and staff including myself. Everybody works really hard, from the Disability side to the Youth to the Adult sides. Penzance AFC is a Chartered Community Football Club, and all our Youth coaches are at the required standard. Finally, there is nothing wrong with rivalry, that’s what makes football what it is, as long as it is healthy and not just for a few individuals who get too carried away with themselves. Just enjoy the game Terry Burgess Chairman Penzance AFC
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    A message from Culdrose Youth

    Ah cheers - read it now.
  16. The Magpies have issued this Club Statement - 5th June 2018 Last month Penzance AFC received and listened to a proposal from Mousehole AFC/Endorsed Academy Elite to come together as one in some way and play all South Western Peninsula league games at Penlee Park. It was of interest to Penzance to learn from the proposal and we were very surprised that Mousehole AFC were prepared to give up their Peninsula League status for this to happen. Mousehole are a local village side with their own history. Over the last few years they have been very successful and may that continue. So why would they give up their senior status just to help create one team capable of moving up through the national League System, recruiting players from further afield? It doesn’t quite add up. Penzance AFC, formed in 1888 - the same time as the national League System was put in place – and founder members of the South West League, would never just give up its history or its autonomy just to be part of others’ pipe dreams. Yes, of course we want to be successful, but not at all costs. A line must be drawn somewhere, we can’t lose sight of what a local club is there for – town or village. Penzance AFC is open to all, not just the ‘elite’, and we will endeavour to work with the community at all levels to provide a chance to play football for young local footballers. That’s it, nothing more, nothing less. We will do our best to achieve this. We wish Mousehole AFC, Endorsed Academy and its Elite programme every success in their quest for national Football League status. Mousehole v Plymouth Argyle K.O. 3 pm Trungle Parc…? Maybe.
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    A message from Culdrose Youth

    Is this for real? I'm struggling to find it on twitter anywhere!
  18. St Dennis first team are looking for a friendly on the 4th August, but away from home. Anyone interested should get in touch with Tracy Banfield, either by Email T190865@aol.com or phone 07772211311
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    Fixtures 2018/19 ..

    Premier Division - starts Tuesday 7th August Division One West - starts Saturday 18th August Division One East - starts Friday 10th August
  20. For 2019/20:- There’s going to be 3 new Step 7 leagues, 1 in Cornwall and 2 in Devon, but not under the control of the SWPL The SWPL are going to have just the two Step 6 Divisions as I understand it.
  21. Are they rejoining P & D?
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