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  1. I will be running "drop-in" sessions for Trelawny League clubs during July. If you would like your Combination clubs/officers to attend, you are more than welcome. I have created a step by step for our clubs to carry out data cleansing and detaching of players. I have also created an illustrated step by step for registering a player. If you'd like to send these to your clubs, drop me an email (tlregsec@outlook.com). All the steps are exactly the same for different leagues.
  2. @cornishteddyboy whole game Registrations?
  3. Good effort Frogpool. Just a question @Tempo will your second team players be stepping up to the first team, with the first team stepping down a division? If that's the case, are you expect to lose any players that have to make the drop down to play in division three?
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    By publicising what we are doing for clubs, I don’t want it to look as if we are after plaudits and pats on the back. As a league, we should be doing all we can to help our clubs, particularly during such trying times like we are experiencing at the moment. We don’t want the recognition (I particularly don’t want it to look like I’m saying “ooo look at me, look what I’m doing” etc. If the clubs appreciate what we are doing for them, they are the ones that should be publicising it, should they wish to let people know how we are helping them. Hopefully that makes sense? Chacewater were let down by their players last season. I’m of the understanding that they have recruited players who they feel would be the best for their club. A club with such history and with the committee and hard working volunteers within their ranks surely deserve another chance.
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    We can't magic up players and volunteers, which is why these teams are folding. As a league, we are working with clubs to help secure funding, to set up committees to provide some stability and help all we can with stiff such as administration etc. We are extremely limited to what we can do. I work closely with Scooby and the CFA when I hear a club is struggling - what you don't hear very often is how many clubs we actually save with our intervention. That's because we don't want to make a song and dance about it. One of the youth teams in questions has no senior (open aged) teams at the club, this will be the first of their men's team. They have a very good youth system and are obviously looking to expand. Why train up so many youngsters over a number of years only for them to go and play for another club? It's a no brainer. With regards to playing for a particular manager, I was the same. I played under the same manager for four season before I signed on for Wendron. It's about friend circles more than anything. I know you're not having a pop at me or the league - I just don't want people getting the impression that we are sitting on our arse letting teams fold. When Chacewater, Trispen, Mabe and Marazion folded last season, we tried getting these teams into out Flexi league just so they kept playing and didn't fold as a club. There's alot that myself and scooby try and do in the background to prevent teams from collapsing. The only thing is, we can only help the teams that want it, ask for it and are willing to work hard to survive. I personally joined the committee to bring a change to the league. Unfortunately things can't change overnight, however much I really want them too. We will see a plateau soon and hopefully things will get better. It takes time though. We just need some stability.
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    We can't discriminate just because it puts people's nasal passages out of joint. We give everyone a chance - it's the clubs that make the decisions. What we need is a season where teams don't fold. We've had a number of teams fold in the top three divisions, that has an affect on the lower divisions. Mid-table promotions can not be helped until a time where stability among our clubs becomes a thing. We need to prevent teams from folding. We are doing our best. Statistically, new teams joining the league have very little to do with the withdrawals. The problem lies with players become disinterested. This can be backed up with facts. Look at the new teams wanting to join us this season: 1. Chacewater - over half of their players last season did not register with another club. 2. Another team was an under 16 team from last season taking a step into junior football. 3. Another team is again a youth team joining men's football. 4. Another is a team wanting to re-brand 5. Another team is one that wants to join us from a different league 6. The last one is a Sunday side that wants to join (it's a well known fact that TMS Reserves were rejected last season. Hopefully they make it this time around). These new teams should not effect the teams around them. Why should they be penalised? It's all well and good for people to say "stop entering new teams" when they only know half of the facts. Just my opinion, of course.
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    We can't stop teams applying to join the league. The clubs vote them in, not the league.
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    Your right there - But the biggest drop we see each season is actually the 30-34 year olds. That is where we are losing players. We actually recruit a good amount of youngsters each season.
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    Steve C and myself have drafted a few league structures for the clubs to look at and agree on at the AGM. As with all big decision at the AGM, the structure is down to the clubs to decide. We will give them our recommendations but they have to accept what they want. With promotion, it's difficult because we have to balance out the numbers across the divisions. We can't help that. As I stated before, if a club or two fold in the higher divisions, the gaps need to be filled to keep the divisions at a decent scale (13-14 per division). Any less and people will lose interest with regular stop and starts. Any more and it can pose a problem (weather, pitch/player availability). We just need some stability.
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    It was a close call with Division 3 this season - only just finishing in time. The Premier Division will be made up of 15 teams - hopefully the other divisions will be 13-14 teams. Much more manageable for the Fixtures Secretary and the Referee Appointments Officer, although 14-teamed divisions still threw up problems last season, primarily due to a shortage of referees and/or pitch availability. Having Divisions of 13 would be much easier to manage and we could compensate for any bad weather we have. The most important thing for me personally is to not have a situation where we need to cancel the cup games again! For me, that was the nail in the coffin for many of our teams last season. We should be avoiding that at all costs - and we will. Unfortunately football just isn't as popular as it once was - with work and family taking priority for many. I must admit, I was quite tired and fed up [along with my other half] in the closing two months of last season. I was glad it ended. All I hope now is that all of our players and volunteers are reinvigorated and ready to go for the 2018/19 season.
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    What else can we do? Do you want divisions of 10-11 teams? Uneven divisions? Shall we just let the new teams [that want to join the league] into the higher divisions? We have to operate within the FA ruling and our own ruling. That means promoting teams to fill the gaps. It is not the League that is killing the divisions - it is the player's who are leaving the game that are killing not just these divisions, but grassroots football across the country. Teams fold because they don't have enough players - how can we help that? It is all well and good for people to criticise the League, but what else can we do? Personally, I am doing all I can to get people playing again. I run the Trelawny Flexi-League which is based wholly on getting people playing football. I've been advertising for over two months now - guess how many teams I have in the League at the moment... Two! No-one wants to play football anymore! I am hoping that this world cup reinvigorates passion within grassroots football and inspires these lads (and ladies) to don their football boots and start playing again. If you have any suggestion on how we can improve things and get people playing again, please do let me know because I'm beginning to run out of ideas.
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    Unfortunately when clubs/teams fold in the higher divisions, we have little choice but to move more up. We’ve lost teams in the top three divisions this season, those gaps have to be filled. Unfortunately that means the mid table teams in the lower leagues may be promoted. There’s no other option. if we had a season where no teams folded, the standard two up-two down scenario which we are used to would occur.
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    You're not far off - there will be 15 in Prem. Wendron and lizard up to combo, Gonnhavern, Illogan and Holman's down into Prem. St Keverne relegated and replace by Penwith and Mousehole respectively. At this time, I know of five teams wanting to join the league. I hope they all get in personally. All have good reasons for wanting to join the league and it will have very little effect on the other teams in the league - although one team will be withdrawn if one of these team successfully joins the league. That won't affect anyone directly (I won't say too much as I'm not sure if the team/club want this public yet).
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    Correct (hence premier unchanged) - I am away at the moment with work so I'm a bit out of the loop. It's not something we have heard about though so I won't speculate
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    Premier Division will remain unchanged if they do fold - I've personally not heard about that. The main movement will be seen in divisions two, three and four. We won't know exactly who are in these divisions until the AGM - that is the last day that teams can affiliate with the league. The league structure has provisionally been drafted, however it all depends on the teams joining (whether they get accepted) and any that fold. If all of the teams that have applied are successful, I know of one team that will be folding as a result (club re-branding).
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