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  1. Draw for LWC Drinks Cornwall Combination League Cup 1st Round (All ties to be played on 25th September) Goonhavern Athletic v St Day Reserves Hayle Reserves v Penryn Athletic Reserves Lizard Argyle v Helston Athletic Thirds Mawnan v Illogan RBL Reserves Mullion Reserves v RNAS Culdrose Pendeen Rovers v St Agnes Reserves Rosudgeon v Holman SC Wendron United Thirds v Godolphin Atlantic Reserves
  2. How many remember Dean Mooney playing for Hayle and then being player/manager for Penzance. The chant from the touchline Deano, Deano brings back fond memories. Unfortunately at only fifty years old, Dean is suffering with MND causing him great problems. It starts off with you not been able to do things like doing up buttons, tie laces and gets progressively worse until you can't walk, hold a spoon, etc. This Friday, at Penlee Park we are holding the Peter George Memorial Match. For many years, Peter was our President until passing away. Peter's son Nick is managing one side and Dean the other. Kick off is at 7.30pm. ALL money raised will go to Dean's MND Challenge. So far Dean ran his age in kilometres over seven days and raised £7,000. With your support we could raise that to £10,000.
  3. We have had three seasons of cock-up which has thrown the normal promotion/relegation progression. Three years ago the FA formed the St Piran League which knocked the Combo sideways and for the last two seasons Covid, We will have maybe one or two seasons more before the equilibrium is found, But all local sides, players, officials and supporters must recognise it has not been the fault of anyone local, only the people who live in the Ivory Towers way up country.
  4. Well done Mousehole. Improvements both off and on the pitch.
  5. To perhaps reduce the number of sides that are voted in then drop out after a season or two, why don't the Trelawny League ask for a financial bond of say £250. This will be cashed and put into league coffers BEFORE a club can be voted on at the AGM. If not voted in by existing clubs, then the money is returned to the application club. If they fold in perhaps the first three years then that money stays in the coffers to the benefit of all clubs. If they are still members of the league after the first five seasons they can have the money back in a lump sum, or use it to pay affiliation fees for the next couple of seasons. If the club folds due to outside circumstances then it will be up to the league committee to decide what proportion of the bond they receive back.
  6. It is a real pity. Unfortunately you might end up at Clijah, or maybe there are one or two clubs looking at forming a reserve or third team that could do with your players. Perhaps splitting your club over several grounds. St Ives, Halsetown only have single teams.
  7. Dave Bartlam, can't you use Madron's old pitch?
  8. Pendeen Rovers 2-1 Penzance Reserves Att- 25 Penzance took more than a full squad to Pendeen for this end of season friendly which included no less than eleven players who were aged seventeen or under, giving their under sixteen side a run out against Combination League opposition. I did hear someone say Cody Cooke donned a home shirt for the game, and if it wasn't him it was another Level 5 player. Penzance kick off facing up the slope, playing their usual starting eleven, and were on top in the early exchanges with neat passing play in midfield, closing down the Pendeen defence when they tried to play out. In fact for the first twenty minutes the home side belted the ball long for their two or three front men to run into. These lads were quick and did threaten but didn't force a save out of the visiting keeper. At the other end the home stopper had to make a couple of diving blocks and a couple of saves to keep the scores level. He was throwing the ball out to his defenders as kicks were being lost and his defence was under pressure immediately. For some reason he decided to dribble the ball in front of the Pz striker, a 16 year old first gamer, who nicked it off him to knock the ball in from 12 yards to put the Magpies a goal to the good. The rest of the half became more even as Pendeen relied on their speed and size up front to get near goal, and Penzance used their speed and passing game to go close at the other end. Penzance come out for the second half having swapped nine players for their under sixteens to have a fourty-five minute game. With the wind in their favour, and being bigger, stronger and much more knowing players, Pendeen looked the more threatening side from then on. Still relying on speed up front, they break a couple of times down the right and from one of these they get a head to the ball at the back post to nod in from all of a yard. Try as they could, Pz find the home side defence must have had a good talking too and find that they can defend by blocking, tackling, etc. The midfield still belongs to the visitors who show their season long weakness of not having a decent finisher up front by wasting the few chances they make. The final goal was created when a run and knock-back created a gap for the ball to be poked through. In the final few minutes of the game a couple of Pendeen lads said something to the ref and we were not sure if one was a second yellow or both were sinned binned as one player stood on the touchline, the other vanished. One other note, the lad who scored for Pz came down heavily on his arm/shoulder ten minutes later, came off right away without being told and last we heard was in hospital and was having it looked at. It did look like he had dislocated it but being on the other side of the ground we were not 100% sure.
  9. I am disabled. I will rent myself out to anyone so they can pretend to be my carer. Also I might be able to chuck in a couple of under 18's for a fee. 😜
  10. I think most clubs only need to show the FA their accounts books for the past 5-10 seasons to show a reason not to be promoted. Great FA, you promote these teams and watch them go bust. Not enough money or players in Cornwall to support Western League sides.
  11. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/57008120
  12. The older chap he spoke too a couple of times was the spitting image of an older Adam Faith
  13. Penzance could not raise a full side to play their match for a couple of reasons, which Rodney will not believe. Several were working in the retail industry over the Bank Holiday, and some being young, had to go away on holiday with their parents as they were not allowed, being 16-17 years old, to stay at home on their own. One of the problems of having a young, small squad which I am sure is the reason a few clubs could not play the extra games planned once the lockdown was lifted.
  14. I have just recieved an email that League Secretary Lester Thomas has sent out. As it effects everybody I copy it to our forum section. Changes to The FA Charter Standard accreditation from May 2021. Dear Lester, We are extremely proud to have leagues and clubs like yours as a part of The FA’s accreditation programme. It’s because of your involvement and commitment that FA Charter Standard is a world leading kitemark for the game of football. Following national consultation with people in the game it’s clear that, after 20 years, the accreditation framework needs to change to meet new demands from players, leagues and clubs. That’s why, from May 2021 FA Charter Standard is changing to a new accreditation programme. This will continue to encourage the best possible football environments for players and volunteers and meet new demands and challenges now faced by the game. Grow to be what you want to be The new accreditation programme will help leagues and clubs understand what they want to be and discover what they can be. There will be support for all accredited leagues and clubs and guidance to show how you can offer even better experiences on and off the pitch. A place for everyone to play and enjoy the game The new accreditation is about encouraging leagues and clubs to help create more chances for more people to play and enjoy football in England. A place that can last Accreditation sets clubs and leagues up to be sustainable and built to meet the challenges and opportunities they’ll face in the future. Support that's relevant Accredited leagues and clubs will be able to access support which is best suited to where they are now and help them get to where they want to be. We'll recognise all accredited leagues and clubs and encourage more opportunities for more people to play. Opportunities for men, women and disability players will be recognised as well as the ability to offer football for players of all ages. Time to get it right Now is the right time to make changes to how we accredit leagues and clubs. However, we know you may need time to adapt to new criteria. The new framework will start to change from May 2021. Leagues and clubs will have until November 2022 to adhere to meet new criteria. What's expected of you? Right now there’s nothing to do other than being aware that changes are coming. In the coming months we will transition to the new framework and The FA will be in touch to help you understand what needs to be done and when to do it Until then we’d like to thank you for the work you’ve already done toward The FA Charter Standard programme and look forward to welcoming you as part of the new accreditation programme from next month. The League and Clubs Services Team Grassroots Football Division
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