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  1. From Tom Howe, Head of Media, Kernow Football Alliance The Kernow Football Alliance and Chagos Football Association are to join forces this Sunday in a celebration of culture and diversity during a special day of events at Bodmin’s Priory Park. The day will feature a 2020 CONIFA World Football Cup (WFC 2020) qualifier at 4.00 pm, before which the two organisations will combine for a presentation and talk regarding the plight of the Chagos people. Back in the 1960s, the British government removed the Chagossians from their native islands in the Indian Ocean to make way for a United States military base on Diego Garcia. Chagossians continue to campaign to be returned to their homeland and for their human rights to this day. “The Chagos Football Association began six years ago as an effort to bring together the Chagossian community in exile and as a way for us to raise awareness of our struggle,” said Chagos’ Marie Sabrina Jean, whose father was taken from his home and sent to Mauritius. “We Chagossians play as a people in exile, removed from our homeland by the British government. Now, many Chagossians live in the UK and, in 2013, came together to establish our own football team. “We use football as a way to talk about these issues with our fans and everyone who loves football. The team brings young Chagossians together to train and play together and, because of CONIFA, we have been able to travel and compete against other teams who have similar political struggles. “CONIFA has helped to raise awareness about our experience and our struggle. Today young Chagossian players are threatened with deportation by the UK Home Office because of the cruel restrictions the British Government have put on us concerning our citizenship rights, even though we are British citizens who were taken away from our homeland - which is a British territory. “Football has brought us together and we want to talk about our struggle and to challenge the policy of the British Government to keep us from our homeland. Please support our team and our campaign for a return.” Kernow FA chairman Jason Heaton said: “This is a massive fixture for Kernow FA, not just about how far we’ve come and what we represent, but to get the points to qualify for WFC 2020, it’s critical as the deadline is September 31. “It’s a stern test of our resolve and how we can build on our relations with players, clubs, league representatives and the Cornwall County Football Association, all of which seem to be on track and certainly heading in the right direction. “In respect of the Chagossians and their national football team, Chagos Islands FA and their fight to be able to return to their homeland, we at Kernow FA offer our support as an extension of our international football family.” Kernow FA Director of Football, Andrew Bragg, added: “We are very grateful to Chagos Islands for accepting this fixture. We understand the fight they are going through to return to their homeland and hope in some small way to bring attention to their plight. “On the footballing side we’re expecting a very high pace, hard-fought match and I would like to thank so many people who have worked so hard to make this fixture possible. “The whole Kernow FA committee have been amazing and Bodmin Town as usual have proved very worthy hosts. Press Gang will I know do us proud by blasting out ‘Cornwall My Home’ before the kick off. “Also, I’d like to give a special mention to all the clubs and managers who’ve made their players available in this very busy period and to the players who have given up their precious time to represent Cornwall on such a prestigious occasion. “Finally, thank you to the three match officials without whom this fixture couldn’t have taken place. The squad is coming together quite nicely now and manager Darren Gilbert has pulled together a very well balanced group of lads whom, if we qualify for the 2020 World Cup, I’m sure will do Cornwall proud. “Here’s hoping the supporters can create a magical atmosphere and sing us on to victory.” The gates of Priory Park will be open from 1.30 pm with all invited to visit early to hear more about the Chagos Islands, with a talk/Q&A in the ground’s clubhouse prior to kick-off followed by a press conference where members of the local, national and international media will be present. Ticket prices for the WFC 2020 qualifier to follow are: £6 for adults (plus free match programme) and £2 concessions. For more information on Kernow FA, or to volunteer your services and support, please email info@kernowfa.org or search @KernowFA on social media. To read more on CONIFA, visit www.conifa.org, or for the Chagos Football Association search @chagosfa on Facebook.
  2. Here’s the latest RAPPO & DEACS FRIDAY FIX podcast which includes the latest Kernow FA squad for Sunday’s game. https://overcast.fm/+L4f5JJGeY RAPPO & DEACS, Series 2, Episode 4 Friday, August 23 2019 We’ve got an exclusive this week as listen in and you’ll find out the Kernow FA squad for their game on Sunday at Bodmin against the Chagos Islands. It’s a 4.00pm kick-off. We’ve got interview with managers from around the county – St Mawgan to Wendron, and from Mullion up to the River Tamar as we speak to both Saltash and Torpoint. Rappo gets stuck into his weekly detailed look at the new St Piran League – East as well as West!. Our usual contributors are on as well – Cam Weldon talks Truro City while Phil Hiscox keeps us up to date with the Kitchen Kit Ltd South West Peninsula League. Get in touch by either email davedeacon@cornishsoccer.info or twitter @soccerpodcast if you have any ideas or suggestions as to what you would like to hear on the weekly podcast. Remember, the beauty of the podcast is that you can stop listening at any time and then return at a convenient time later, but most importantly make sure you subscribe on your favourite podcast platform so that you don’t ever miss a future episode. TIMINGS (2:31:47):- 6:25 – Cam Weldon talks Truro City 14:12 – Andrew Bragg - Director of Football, Kernow FA 29:06 – Ash Bicknell – Manager, St Mawgan 39:10 – Jack Greenwood – Manager, Wendron Utd 51:00 - Rappo’s ‘Bet of the Week’ 59:41 – Jack Barbery – Manager, St Dennis 1:09:53 –Rappo and the St Piran Football League 1:12:47 – including an interview with Mullion’s management – Neil Rollinson and Rob Carey 1:33:24 - Phil Hiscox (Secretary, South West Peninsula League) 1:48:16 – Predictions from across the leagues 2:03:05 – Macca Brown - Manager, Millbrook 2:15:30 – Dane Bunney – Asst Manager, Saltash United
  3. KITCHEN KIT PENINSULA PREMIER EAST Millbrook v Honiton Town Torpoint Athletic v Elmore KITCHEN KIT PENINSULA PREMIER WEST Godolphin Atlantic v Penzance Helston Athletic v Dobwalls Launceston v Falmouth Town Mousehole v Callington Town Newquay v Sticker Porthleven v Camelford Saltash United v St Austell St Dennis v Bodmin Town Wadebridge Town v Liskeard Athletic Wendron United v St Blazey
  4. I know that, but all I’m saying is that for the moment, until a replacement comes along, he could be alongside Mass in the dug out. Someone for a second opinion who was there last season and can compare where they are at the moment with twelve months ago.
  5. Helston 2 (Mark Goldsworthy, Alfie Flack) Wendron United 1 (Jack Noy) All the goals coming in the second half. Goldy putting Helston in front, but not too long after Jack Noy levelled with a good individual effort. It looked as if it was going to end up a draw until in added on time the Wendron defence, who had dealt with most things all evening, allowed Flack to get away and he rifled the ball into the roof of the net. Too late for the visitors to respond again. I thought Helston just about shaded it. In the build up to the first goal, there was a blatant offside, which even their chairman agreed was. However, they also had a penalty appeal turned down which looked a good shout. Helston are way off the mark at the moment though. Never got going. But take nothing away from a Wendron side who stuck to their task, apart from that last minute! Lots of yellow cards shown - too many for my liking. Same referee as last week’s Bodmin v Callington match where there was also a lot! Interesting to see the former Truro City manager Leigh Robinson alongside Mass in the dug out fur the evening. Although I’m told Leigh isn’t considering the job long term apparently. One night only. However the hunt hots up for someone to replace Steve Jewell as I understand Mass “is actively seeking someone!!” Not sure why Jeweller can’t do it on match occasions for the moment as he’s always there because of son Harrison. Good to see Liam Eddy make his first league appearance back at the club, coming on for the last ten minutes or so. He’s always going to create concern for a defence and perhaps should have scored even after Alfie’s late goal! Just hope Edds can shake off the injury 100% though.
  6. Have to agree with you, however at least the ECPL are sticking with posting the goalscorers on their Mitoo site. Something they started last season. Just in case - the link is https://football.mitoo.co.uk/MtchDay.cfm?TblName=Matches&MDate=2019-08-20&DivisionID=537&LeagueCode=ECRNW2019
  7. WEDNESDAY 21 AUG 2019KITCHEN KIT PENINSULA PREMIER EASTHoniton Tn 2-3 Axminster TownElmore 2-2 Ivybridge TownKITCHEN KIT PENINSULA PREMIER WESTGodolphin Atlantic 1-2 St DennisHelston Athletic 2-1 Wendron UnitedPenzance 0-2 St BlazeyPorthleven 2-2 MouseholeSaltash United 6-2 LauncestonSt Austell 2-1 Falmouth TownSticker 2-3 Wadebridge Town
  8. Godolphin Atlantic 2-2 St Dennis Helston Athletic 3-1 Wendron United Penzance 2-3 St Blazey Porthleven 1-2 Mousehole Saltash United 2-0 Launceston St Austell 3-2 Falmouth Town Sticker 1-3 Wadebridge Town
  9. Already moved it Bruegel! 👍 Thanks for the post Zorro. Can't agree more with what you said.
  10. TUESDAY 20 AUG 2019 KITCHEN KIT PENINSULA PREMIER EAST Cullompton Rangers 1-5 Bovey Tracey Dartmouth AFC 1-1 Brixham Holsworthy 2-1 Torrington AFC Newton Abbot Spurs 3-0 Stoke Gabriel Plymouth Marjons 0-5 Millbrook KITCHEN KIT PENINSULA PREMIER WEST Camelford 3-0 Dobwalls Liskeard Athletic 3-3 Callington Town
  11. Plymouth Marjons 1-3 Millbrook KITCHEN KIT PENINSULA PREMIER WEST Camelford 2-2 Dobwalls Liskeard Athletic 5-0 Callington Town
  12. WEDNESDAY 21 AUG 2019 KITCHEN KIT PENINSULA PREMIER WEST Godolphin Atlantic v St Dennis Helston Athletic v Wendron United Penzance v St Blazey Porthleven v Mousehole Saltash United v Launceston St Austell v Falmouth Town Sticker v Wadebridge Town
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