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  • Birthday 27/10/1980

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  1. Crazy isn’t it?! But that’s the cost of the best materials nowadays! If you play with them you’ll know the difference. Especially in our weather when you’ll notice these balls don’t take on any water and get all heavy and stay inflated for weeks. There really has been a lot of development in balls over the last few years. I think £90 is mental too which is why I’m trying to offer this standard ball at a great price for the leagues. The single most important piece of equipment in football is the football. Why wouldn’t you want the best quality available?! Paul
  2. Hi all! I feel i need to come on and explain! The Xcite ball is currently the mandatory ball of choice for the SWPL and will be for the St Pirans league next season also. The St Pirans league have advised that they would prefer the use of this ball or the Nitro ball this season as well but that is up to the clubs. Having played in all these leagues over the last 20 years the quality of match balls was always something that frustrated me as a player. When the SWPL standardised the use of the match balls it made a big difference to the league and as a player made it feel more professional and you knew what you were going to get when preparing for a game. Balls have evolved a lot over the last few years and the difference in quality is huge. The recent Macron ball may be a decent ball and FIFA Approved but its nowhere near as good as other top end balls. I heard a lot of players complaining about them. Especially after we had that top end Nike ball years ago that they sent by mistake! Since then i have searched high and low for a supplier to produce the best ball I can for the league to play with. I have traveled to other countries to meet suppliers, had several samples made at big costs to me and finally at the beginning of last year found a supplier that produces balls for another very well known top brand. My whole mission is for the players to be able to play with a ball that the top professional players get to play with. Try kicking one and compare it to another ball. There will be no comparison. The feedback I've had from players and clubs so far has been incredible. This ball should be £90 retail and compares with the top end Mitre balls used in the Championship. £27.00 is very close to the actual cost of the ball to make. This part of my company is not here to make money but for the players to experience playing with the best equipment possible. A ball is not a ball. You can't compare a Mitre Ultimatch to the Xcite (or the Nitro to be fair!). With regards to Law 2 the ball only needs to bare the FIFA marks mentioned in FIFA or confederations competitions i.e. The World Cup, Champions League etc. David Elleray the ex Premier League referee who is now the Technical Director of IFAB confirmed this to me himself. This does not mean the Xcite ball doesn't meet those standards! In fact the Xcite ball far exceeds the highest FIFA Pro standards. I do understand there are clubs in the lower leagues that can get balls at 10 for £100 and that's fine. But they won't be anywhere near the quality or have the technology of the balls we've produced. As there are a lot of SWPL reserve sides in the St Pirans it makes sense that they have the same ball. The Nitro ball is still a fantastic ball and 10 x for £170 again won't be beaten on quality. I will answer any questions you may have on here the best i can. I am a Cornish Boy trying to give Cornish football the best possible ball at the best possible price for the quality. We will be making cheaper balls eventually because i understand the need for this but i want the best for everyone! Thank you Paul Hider
  3. Following the very late departure of manager and a number of players, Launceston Reserves require a manger and several players including goalkeeper for this seasons ECPL to avoid having to pull out of the league and folding altogether. The last thing the club want to do is fold so if there is anyone out there who fancies a challenge please call Keith Ellacott on 07966 497453. If there are any managers / players who can help in the Clarets time of need then please get in contact ASAP.
  4. Following the very late departure of manager and a number of players, Launceston Reserves require a manger and several players including goalkeeper for this seasons ECPL to avoid having to pull out of the league and folding altogether. The last thing the club want to do is fold so if there is anyone out there who fancies a challenge please call Keith Ellacott on 07966 497453. If there are any managers / players who can help in the Clarets time of need then please get in contact ASAP.
  5. It's only one game for now mate! After being out for 2 seasons through injury I'm kind off helping clubs out in a keeper crisis to get my fitness back! It's just nice to get back playing!
  6. We have a few spaces left for the golf day this Sunday 23rd August at Truro Golf Club. Teams of 4 at £160 per team. Bacon roll and coffee on arrival and meal after. Nearest pin and longest drive prizes plus course refreshments! Please contact me if you would like to enter on 07771 796723 or paul@onesport.co.uk
  7. This Sunday 16th August Launceston Legends take on Argyle Legends to celebrate the opening of the Clarets new changing rooms. If you fancy coming along for a laugh and to see Smudger boss Pennygillam again then please do!! Bar is open along with Bouncy Castle for the kids and weather permitting a BBQ as well!! Kick Off 2:30pm.
  8. Evening guys! We are very grateful to Mr Masters who has kindly donated a set of retro red and black shirts that the Vase/Legends will be wearing on Saturday. These shirts will be signed by the player wearing it, and each can be purchased by fans as a fantastic memento of the day. We are inviting blind bids for each shirt - the minimum bid per shirt is £25. For those wanting to buy a shirt, please e-mail jatestimonial@hotmail.com before 10am on Saturday 25th July, with the name of the player you want (listed below) and how much you would like to bid, as well as your name and a contact number. Shirts available: Martin Rice Tom Smith Graeme Power Ian Gosling Scott Walker Marcus Martin Joe Broad Kevin Wills Ross Pope Stewart Yetton Andy Watkins Paul Hider Barry McConnell Danny Clay Les Afful Barry Hayles Martin Gritton Andy Taylor The winners will be notified by 12pm on Saturday and are asked to bring their winning bid amount with them in order to receive the shirt after the game (speak to Paul Hider or Jake Ash after the game who will be able to present the shirts). Anyone that isn’t able to attend on the day, we can arrange for shirts to be posted. Please let us know if that is the case. If you don't already know there is a competition running on Twitter to win 2 pairs of tickets to the game by answering 3 simple questions. Make sure you check out the twitter account @JATestimonial and send your answers to jatestimonial@hotmail.com to enter!! It should be a cracking day, see you there! Spider!
  9. Jake Ash celebrates his 10th year at Truro City with his testimonial on Saturday 25th July, 3pm at Treyew Road. A full Torquay United first team will be travelling down for the match which promises to be a fantasic day out for all. The first half will be played as a normal pre-season friendly but after that Jake will lead out nearly all of the 2007 FA Vase winning squad along with a few additions. Names already confirmed are as follows... Tom SmithGraeme PowerIan GoslingScott WalkerMarcus MartinJoe BroadKevin 'Both Ends' WillsRoss PopeJake AshStewart Yetton Further details will be added in due course. http://www.trurocityfc.net/calendar/event/jake-ash-testimonial--treyew-road-ko-3pm-204172 You can follow Jake's testimonial Twitter to keep updated @JATestimonial
  10. Launceston will celebrate 125 years next season. Keith Ellacott was just a boy when they were formed in 1891!
  11. Me and Jon Dawe will probably have statues erected at Launceston. Will let you know when the unveiling is!!!
  12. Hi Keith B, just to update you, Blakey has not played for the last few weeks due to a family bereavement. Him and Leigh are both still very much in love and he hopes to be back bossing the midfield very soon.
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