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  1. Have to agree with you Darin - it hasn't really been worth creating this sub-forum, irrespective of whether games are 'behind closed doors' or not!
  2. CORNWALL SENIOR CUP 2020-21 FIRST ROUND to be played 12th September (2.00pm ko) Foxhole Star v Perranwell Illogan RBL v Veryan Lizard Argyle v Marazion Looe Town v Saltash Borough Ludgvan v Roche Morwenstow v Padstow United Mullion v St Cleer Penryn Athletic v St Day Perranporth v Hayle Polperro v RNAS Culdrose St Dominick v St Agnes St Mawgan v Lanreath St Minver v Pendeen Rovers St Stephen v St Ives Town St Teath v St Newlyn East Byes to:- Bude Town Holman SC Redruth United Rosudgeon Ruan Minor
  3. Presumably all the clubs bars are adhering to the suggested safety measure rules are they?
  4. Can't be very often a pre-season friendly ends up goalless!
  5. Tuesday 4th August 2020 Via Email To: All Step 1-6 National League System Leagues & Clubs All Regional NLS Feeder Leagues & Clubs Dear Secretary, We are writing to you today to provide some further clarity around the current position on Spectators at pre-season matches. The guidance released by The FA on Saturday, 18th July was clear that all friendlies with National League System Clubs should be played behind closed doors. This has not changed. Whilst it is difficult to restrict spectators at a grassroots football fixture on a public recreation ground, this spectator guidance relates to low level numbers such as parents at a youth fixture in discrete six person gatherings and spread out. Over the weekend, as clubs returned to pre-season competitive fixtures, we understand some fixtures were played with spectators and, in a small number of cases, with a crowd in excess of 100. The guidance regarding gatherings is a clear Government issued position and as such we must re-emphasise that ALL National League System pre-season fixtures should be played behind closed doors. Due to evidence received over this weekend we now need to extend behind closed doors to Regional NLS Feeder League Clubs (Step 7) and this will also apply to pre- season matches played in an NLS or Regional NLS Feeder League ground including, for example, County FA or League Cup Finals. Some Clubs and Leagues have also asked for further clarity on a couple of specific areas and we hope the following will be of use. - ALL friendlies involving Step 1 to Regional NLS Feeder Leagues Clubs should be played behind closed doors, until further notice. - ALL pre-season or other matches held at Step 1 to Regional NLS Feeder League grounds, including, for example, all County FA and League Cup Finals, should be played behind closed doors, until further notice. - Clubs can operate their Clubhouses in accordance with Government hospitality guidance – but there should be no entry to the ground for spectators. Spectator and Hospitality guidance is covered separately by Government. - Friendlies or other matches can have others not involved ‘on the pitch’ in the ground and this can provide for essential Club Officials only or, where an under 18 is playing in the fixture, a parent or guardian to fulfil safeguarding requirements. All must observe social distancing. The FA resubmitted a proposal for spectators at National League System & Women’s Pyramid games to DCMS. You will be aware that Government suspended the test events for the return of spectators under Stage 5 of the Elite Sport Protocols, which much of the NLS does not fall under. As such, we are continuing our dialogue with DCMS separately to the Stage 5 pilot project. The suspension however of the Pilot Events which had low spectator numbers shows that Government are sensitive to crowds of all sizes and as such, crowds at pre-season matches does put the longer term supporter strategies at risk. We are working continuously with the Sports Ground Safety Authority, DCMS, Leagues and colleagues within The FA to bring ultimate guidance for Spectator to return as soon as possible. We are still hopeful of meeting the timescale outlined in our initial guidance, but we do need to do so with the approval or support from Government and therefore during this time ask for your support. We will write again as and when we have further DCMS clarification.
  6. It’s not all football that is currently prohibited from watching though is it, so hopefully you’re enjoying the prospect of still being able to get and see a game somewhere this week
  7. CONTACT DETAILS Dawn Aberdeen, CEO - dawn.aberdeen@cornwallfa.com / 07515 534545 (CEO, Governance & Safeguarding) Daniel Greenough, Senior Football Development Officer - daniel.greenough@cornwallfa.com / 07815 749780 Lee Swabey, Referee Development - lee.swabey@cornwallfa.com / 07846 270967 Richard Pallot, Governance Manager and Senior Safeguarding Lead - richard.pallot@cornwallfa.com / 01208 262983. When calling, please leave a message and Richard will get back to you. Claire Summers-Evans, Designated Safeguarding and Governance Officer - claire.summers-evans@cornwallfa.com/ 07533 953351 (Monday – Friday 9am – 12:45pm) Messages left at the County Office either on direct dial lines or the main County Office on 01208 269010 will be picked up daily. Whilst we have no control over the current pandemic, we do have control of our behaviours and our ability to assist wherever possible in protecting ourselves and others. We believe it is paramount that people are given space to deal with what is really important at the current time, but to know that we are still here and will be working with you over the coming months to ensure football is protected and maintained wherever possible.
  8. WEST: Bodmin Town Callington Town Camelford Falmouth Town Godolphin Atlantic Helston Athletic Launceston Liskeard Athletic Mousehole Newquay Porthleven Saltash United AFC St Austell St Blazey Wadebridge Town EAST Axminster Town Bovey Tracey Brixham Crediton United Cullompton Rangers Elburton Villa Ilfracombe Town Ivybridge Town Millbrook Newton Abbot Spurs Sidmouth Town Torpoint Athletic Torrington The draw is on 18 August, with games to be 19 September
  9. The FA made the draw to see who from the SWPL would be entering this season’s competition. 8 clubs, 4 from each Division:- WEST AFC St Austell Bodmin Town Helston Athletic Saltash United EAST Bovey Tracey Millbrook Newton Abbot Spurs Torrington Newquay and Torpoint Athletic were unlucky! The draw is on the 18 August
  10. Certainly in the points per game it was very close! Another situation, like the SWPL West and the ECPL where the top two hadn’t played each other!
  11. https://www.cornwallfootballforum.com/forum/28-dates-of-your-arranged-friendlies/ Don’t forget that if there are friendlies arranged that you want to tell us about - just click on the above link.
  12. Thanks Billy for your devoted work on here over the past few months. Much appreciated and well done for sticking to it! 👍😀
  13. Harbertonford FC of the South Devon League are looking for a team in east Cornwall that we can play a friendly with on Saturday 8th or 15th August. Our own pitch is being turfed so is unavailable. Many thanks, John, Secretary Harbertonford FC tel 07840426013
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