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Nick Pope

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  1. Steve, a bit like the SWPL situation, would you accept all 18 applications you've received and have 2 teams from west play in the east to level up 16/16? Would teams do that or is it apply for a certain division and that's it?
  2. The South Devon League has lost quite a few teams and so has the Devon & Exeter League.
  3. I think it was set up as 1 because currently you have Cornish teams in SWPL Prem and Div One West. With all Cornish teams now in new SWPL Prem West (and a couple maybe Prem East 🙄) it may have been thought that who ever didn't get in Prem and those who wanted to step up a level that this would then fill the new St Piran League (replacing current SWPL Div One West). Lets not forget SWPL Div One West went from one end of Cornwall all the way into Devon anyway so in theory the St Piran distances are smaller! Problem was always going to be finding those extra teams to fill it (reser
  4. If the ECPL was given Step 7 status then some clubs wouldnt qualify due to grounds (as mentioned). Plus what committee would run that league/division? Also the ECPL allows for Devon teams where as any Cornish Step 7 wouldn't. Plymstock a prime example as their 1sts will be Devon Step 7 but their reserves currently ECPL Prem would be kicked out (which the ECPL vowed not to happen to any member clubs). St Piran League will be the Cornish Step 7 and all others will sit under or not exist. Same in Devon Step 7 having 4 recreational leagues P&WD, D&E, ND and SD sat under even after loosing
  5. So originally 20 teams were needed, 14 were still in until this decision and now a further 18 are required to make 32! Admire the desire to try this at such a late stage, interesting if clubs will bite? There are going to be lots of club meetings this next week or so.
  6. I wonder if they stick with the current format no matter how heavily weighed it is to one side of the county or not. Then say if you want to progress through the pyramid system you have to join and go through this league! Even though reserve teams are accepted its again more about smaller or ambitious clubs to promote their main teams to gain funding for grounds/equipment and on a pyramid system. If teams dont want it, dont climb on! If no one climbs on 😬! Agree its all very late in the day.
  7. It would have been 12 months ago or even longer so a league being run by County FA wouldnt have been in place at that point. Im sure I said yonks ago it should be: STEP 6 EAST & WEST STEP 7 Cornwall EAST & WEST STEP 7 Devon NE & SW Mirror images with reduced travel! All clubs in those divisions are then on the pyramid system and funding to improve facilities becomes available, but so does certain rules and regs. Anything lower as leagues/divisions are recreational football! I cant this being set up in a few weeks when its had 18 months alread
  8. Im sure both leagues were asked to run/be step 7 at the begining and declined!
  9. Yep 2 Step 7's in Devon (both 16 teams per division). Now applications are made then I guess the next step is checking clubs grounds then probably looking at how the 32 are made up/split? As already known via podcasts there has been meeting between Step 6 SWPL, Step 7 Cornwal & Step 7 Devon members to achieve consistency across the new Step Seven County Leagues. DCFA have advised more info will follow as things happen!
  10. Unsure of Plymstocks affairs but likely due to ground standards (also share with Cricket)?
  11. STEP 7 - North/East Division Applications: ALPHINGTON ST MARTINS UNIVERSITY OF EXETER CLYST VALLEY TOPSHAM CRONIES EXMOUTH TOWN RES EXWICK VILLA FENITON HEAVITREE UNITED NEWTOWN WITHERIDGE KENTISBEARE OTTERY ST MARY BRAUNTON FREMINGTON TORRINGTON* (also applied Step 6) Step 7 - South/West Division Applications: BERE ALSTON UNITED LIVERTON UNITED PLYMSTOCK UNITED ASHBURTON BRIXHAM RES BUCKLAND ATHLETIC RES CHUDLEIGH ATHLETIC DARTMOUTH* (also applied Step 6)
  12. Step 6 Priority Group Three: Dobwalls* Mousehole* St Dennis* Wendron United* * Denotes unsuccessful clubs will be given a space at Step Seven. I think maybe 2 from these?
  13. Believe all applications are to be submitted with deposit by end of Feb? Above teams are based on probably registered interests and current league standings! Lots to happen in next few months but does it beg the question that if again travel is an issue then like in Devon there will be a Step 6 which has a North/East & South/West Step 7s under it then should there have been a Cornwall Step 6 with a East & West Step 7s under it (mirror image)? Confused.com 🙄 I know that would have stepped on other leagues toes but wouldnt it have been better? Then if promoted to Step 6 yo
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