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  1. ELEVEN million Cornish people around the world are to be represented on the international stage, after the county were inducted as the newest members of the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA). The Kernow Football Alliance were officially ratified by CONIFA earlier this month, providing a platform for Cornwall to join more than 50 other members across the globe, each with their own distinctive story - from nations, de-facto nations and regions to minority peoples and sports isolated territories. CONIFA is the international governing body for non-FIFA affiliated football associations, with their watershed moment coming in London this past June when thousands of spectators flocked to the city to immerse themselves in the 2018 World Football Cup, won by Karpatalja (representing the Hungarian minority in Carpathian Ruthenia). The idea for a Cornish membership was first floated in December 2016 by county native Andrew Bragg, who has followed the project through to the present day, now taking up the Alliance’s Director of Football role. “The primary reason for me was to get Cornish football on the international stage and make people aware of us,” he said. “We are overlooked in Cornwall by professional clubs and don’t have a professional club of our own. “We will pick our players from local leagues and I've also spoken to a few of the Cornishmen playing professional football who are also interested.” Having been introduced to CONIFA by Andrew, Kernow FA chairman Jason Heaton connected with the body’s President Per-Anders Blind and Paul Watson, their Commercial Director, and the rest - as they say - is history. “Paul asked if I’d like to join the team to help with the World Football Cup in London,” said Jason. “I agreed and got to work. This was in September/October time and, by January, I had been voted in as Global Business Director at the AGM.” Both Jason and Andrew have a background in coaching and managing youth football within the county, having done so for over a decade, with the former saying: “Football is my life and my children play football here too. Because of how Cornwall is geographically, it’s tough for players to represent the county at a professional level from what is a great football infrastructure, one that Cornwall FA should be very proud of. “We can offer something they can’t,” he added, “and it’s something we need. International football in a place that I know and love as a great football family, that is all about people. It’s exactly what Cornwall needs; something for players to look up to, for the good of the game and for the next generation.” “Most definitely all players will have to have been born in Cornwall,” continued Andrew, who also has previous experience as a chairman. “We will evolve obviously but one of our objectives is to qualify for the 2020 World Cup. There is a Stadium for Cornwall in the pipeline so I would like to think we could use that in the future.” Fixtures will be released in due course as Kernow FA look to amass enough ranking points to qualify for the 2019 CONIFA European Football Cup, to be held in Artsakh (also known as Nagorno-Karabakh). 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
  2. Bodmin Town 3-1 Dobwalls Pendeen Rovers 0-4 Wadebridge Town SWPL, DIVISION ONE WEST (2.15pm) Bere Alston United 1-3 St Dennis Holsworthy 2-0 St.Blazey (2.00pm) Ludgvan 1-5 Wendron United Penzance 2-4 Liskeard Athletic Plymstock United 2-1 Bude Town WALTER C PARSON CUP, 3rd Round (2.00pm) Mousehole 2-0 Plymouth Argyle
  3. Bodmin Town 3-1 Dobwalls Callington Town 2-0 Torpoint Athletic Camelford 1-2 Exmouth Town Cullompton Rangers 3-1 Sticker Ivybridge Town 1-4 St Austell Newquay 3-2 Launceston Saltash United 3-1 Helston Athletic Tavistock 2-3 Falmouth Town WALTER C PARSON CUP, 3rd Round (2.00pm) Mousehole 1-3 Plymouth Argyle
  4. Exactly! No more meaningless threads or posts will be tolerated! Chat football or face shut down and enjoy the lock in! 😀
  5. Reading Kev Pethick’s Facebook page it would appear he has been sacked as manager of Callington!
  6. I thought I would waste everyone’s time by starting and continuing a thread that had nothing to do with football! 😀👍 If you mean the very first post - no way. We don’t want to get bogged down with taking id etc!
  7. Dave Deacon

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    Do these guys actually exist and turn up?
  8. 🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣 You people make me laugh. Caught ya! Why on earth should we change the best forum around for debating the local game. Yeahhhh harden up and avoid the thaw!
  9. Cranked up the forum settings accordingly! 👍
  10. Yellow and Red card issued for what though?
  11. BOND TIMBER CORNWALL JUNIOR CUP, THIRD ROUND (2.00pm) Marazion v Helston Athletic
  12. DUCHY LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION North Petherwin First v Gerrans & St Mawes Utd First Sticker Reserves v St Mawgan First Torpoint Athletic 3rd Team v Lostwithiel FC First DIVISION 1 Gunnislake First v St Merryn First North Hill First v Saltash United 3rd Team Tregrehan Mills First v St Dominick Reserves DIVISION 2 Lamerton Community 1st v Grampound First Lifton 1st v Lanivet Inn First Pelynt First v St Columb Major First Tintagel First v Gorran First DIVISION 3 Calstock First v Dobwalls Reserves Mevagissey Reserves v St Stephen Reserves Pensilva Reserves v Southgate Seniors First St Eval Spitfires 1st v Polperro Reserves DIVISION 4 Bude Town Reserves v Delabole United First Newmoor Rovers First v Lifton 2nds St Cleer Reserves v Week St Mary First St Mawgan Reserves v Boscastle Reserves KMD DEVELOPMENTS KNOCK OUT CUP First Round (2.00pm) St Minver Reserves v St Newlyn East AFC First Second Round (2.00pm) AFC Bodmin First v Altarnun first Boscastle First v St Breward First Godolphin Atlantic Reserves v Foxhole Stars First Stoke Climsland First v St Dennis Reserves SHOE BOY DUCHY LEAGUE CUP, Second Round (2.00pm) Lostwithiel Reserves v Foxhole Stars Reserves St Dennis 3rd v Liskeard Athletic Thirds
  13. THE WHIRLWIND SPORTS TRELAWNY LEAGUE (2.30pm) PREMIER DIVISION Camborne School Of Mines v Illogan RBL Reserves Halsetown AFC v Stithians Holman Sports Club v St Day Reserves Mawnan v St Buryan Penryn Athletic Reserves v Mousehole Reserves Penwith Exiles v Troon AFC DIVISION 1 Hayle Reserves v Lanner Newlyn Lions v Wendron United Thirds Newlyn Non-Athletico v Goonhavern Athletic Perranporth Reserves v Mawnan Reserves RNAS Culdrose Reserves v Probus Rosudgeon v Constantine Threemilestone v St Keverne DIVISION 2 Frogpool & Cusgarne v Falmouth DC Illogan RBL Thirds v Falmouth Town Thirds Mullion Reserves v Gwinear Church Town Redruth United Reserves v New Inn Titans FC Ruan Minor v Four Lanes St Day Thirds v Ludgvan Reserves St Ives Mariners v West Cornwall Reserves DIVISION 3 Perranwell Reserves v Storm FC St Buryan Reserves v St Erme St Just Reserves v Frogpool & Cusgarne Reserves Troon AFC Reserves v St Agnes Thirds Wendron United Fourths v Holman Sports Club Reserves DIVISION 4 Constantine Reserves v Threemilestone Reserves Goonhavern Athletic Reserves v Madron Lizard Argyle Reserves v New Inn Titans Reserves Probus Reserves v Falmouth United Stithians Reserves v Chacewater Tregony FC v Hayle Thirds