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  1. Our season may be over but there are many, many volunteers in our clubs who deserve recognition. Details below: CELEBRATING THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL GREAT FOR ALL – CLOSING DATE 18th MAY The nomination window for this year’s FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards is now OPEN! Nominate Here - http://www.cornwallfa.com/news/2020/mar/26/2020-grassroots-football-awards-nominations-now-open With all football paused for the time being, now is a great time to spread some positivity and start nominating your local grassroots football heroes, with not a lot else to do lets make this biggest year yet. Unfortunately we don’t have a date and venue for our awards due to the recent lockdown but as soon as we are able to announce our plans we will let you know Volunteers have weathered the storm this season. With the floods and now the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever to recognise and thank them for their hard work and dedication in a challenging time. http://www.cornwallfa.com/news/2020/mar/26/2020-grassroots-football-awards-nominations-now-open The awards recognise and reward the people, clubs and leagues that deliver grassroots football throughout the country. Awards are split into categories, and County FAs select a local winner for each. These form a shortlist for The FA’s national winners, selected by a national judging panel. http://www.cornwallfa.com/news/2020/mar/26/2020-grassroots-football-awards-nominations-now-open CATEGORIES - FA Grassroots Coach Of The Year For Youth – A coach within youth football Grassroots Coach Of The Year For Adults – A coach within adult football Grassroots Club Of The Year Grassroots League Of The Year Grassroots Volunteer Of The Year – This can be anyone at all, any role, league, club or referee Rising Star Of The Year – Anyone ag 14-24 and again anyone within a league, club or a referee Grassroots Grounds Team Of The Year Grassroots Project Of The Year – A project whish stands out, one which is unique and different and had made a difference to the local community 'We Only Do Positive’ - Parents Respect Award – For those parents that attend games, training, sell coffees, help out, and by into the Respect and Positivity Grassroots Match Official Of The Year – A referee, observer, mentor LOCAL AWARDS Cornwall FA is also running the following local awards. To nominate for these two awards, please follow the links below. Outstanding Service to Cornish Football This can be anyone who has gone above and beyond over the years to support and grow the game in the county, whether that is within a league, a club, as a referee, players, volunteer or maybe all the above. Administrator of the Year The administrator of an organisation, the person who keeps everything organised and ticking over, who works tirelessly doing the paperwork, organising the meetings, or maybe paying the bills. Any one of the unsung behind-the-scenes admins. All nominations will be judged with The FA’s PRIDE values in mind. These values and ways of behaving are what we all strive towards in grassroots football. Progressive - always looking to improve and innovate Respectful - leading by example to inspire positive behaviour Inclusive - uniting all people of any age, ethnicity and background Determined - rising to and overcoming challenges Excellent - striving to make football the best it can be To nominate for the awards please head to our website - http://www.cornwallfa.com/news/2020/mar/26/2020-grassroots-football-awards-nominations-now-open Richard Pallot Governance Manager Cornwall Football Association Limited Richard.pallot@cornwallfa.com
  2. A statement was issued yesterday about the grass roots game and this stated that County FAs will be working with the leagues over the next few days on how to close out their leagues. The same will apply to the county cups where discussions will also take place over the coming days. There are many implications that flow from the halting of the season and these have to be carefully considered before any decisions are made. There is no rush. A bit of patience for the next couple of weeks or so is all that's required as things unfold. Football is very secondary at this time.
  3. The FA have announced this afternoon that this season will be declared void for all leagues at Steps 3 to 7 and that the final restructuring of the NLS will be delayed. Details can be found on the attached file. 2019-20 Season - Decision to Leagues FINAL v2.pdf
  4. No they don't Dave. Unless a player is contracted registrations are for one season only.
  5. We are at the behest of the FA on this but I had a brief email discussion with the NLS manager about it yesterday afternoon. There's a bit of a chain of events involved which starts with the decision of the pro game. Once they've made a decision at that level the NLS decision on the way ahead will follow. Once we know what's happening and when we'll let everyone know.
  6. Following the announcement below just made by the FA the St Piran League is suspended until further notice. FA ANNOUNCEMENT Following the Government’s announcement today, for people to avoid social contact and gatherings where possible, we are now advising that all grassroots football in England is postponed for the foreseeable future. Throughout this period, we have taken Government advice with the priority being the health and wellbeing of all. We will continue to work closely with the grassroots game during this time. We are in regular communication with the Government and the situation within English football at all levels remains under regular review. Further updates will follow as needed.
  7. Latest state of play @10:15: West Helston Athletic Reserves v Falmouth Town Reserves - OFF, virus concerns Mullion v St Ives Town - OFF, Virus concerns Penryn Athletic v Illogan RBL - OFF, waterlogged Redruth United v Mousehole Reserves - OFF, waterlogged Perranwell v Mousehole Reserves ON St Agnes v Hayle - OFF, waterlogged St Day v Perranporth - ON East AFC St Austell Reserves v Polperro - OFF, player in self isolation Bude Town v Liskeard Athletic Reserves - OFF, virus concerns Lanreath v Wadebridge Town Reserves - OFF, waterlogged Launceston Reserves v Millbrook Reserves - OFF, waterlogged St Dennis Reserves v Morwenstow - OFF, waterlogged St Mawgan v Saltash United Reserves - ON Saltash Borough v Torpoint Athletic Reserves - ON There was always a threat that Clijah Croft would be unfit Dave and there was a contingency plan in place for this fixture to be brought forward should that be the case. Clijah is unfit and both teams are more than happy to play.
  8. The following e-mail has been sent to the member clubs and lays out the way ahead for the next week or so. I’m sure many of you will have seen the unfolding picture regarding the Coronavirus during the course of today. This is a continually evolving picture and different leagues across the country and the county are taking a number of differing stances. Please find attached the latest guidance from the FA. Having taken advice from the FA and the CCFA and bearing in mind the current Government advice the League’s policy for the coming few days is as follows.National League System - Coronavirus Update 2 13.3.20.pdf Matches scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 14th March will go ahead as planned. Should any club be uncomfortable with playing tomorrow due to the virus they are to contact me as soon as possible and their fixture will be postponed without penalty. Due to the fast moving nature of the scenario we find ourselves in the fixtures scheduled for Wednesday will be re-scheduled and fixtures for Saturday 21st March should be considered provisional. The situation will remain under continuous review. The prime and only concern of the League at this time is the health of all of our participants be they players, management, committee members, referee’s or supporters. To that end if ANY club has ANY concerns they are to raise them with me immediately and especially where there is a diagnosis of COVID 19 or participants are displaying symptoms or are on self-isolation. Whilst there undoubtedly needs to be a sensible approach to the situation we find ourselves in sometimes, and this one such occasion, football has to take a back seat and if games have to be postponed or indeed the League suspended at some point then so be it. I will, of course, keep you fully informed as information from the FA gets passed to me.
  9. In the last 1/2 hour I have spoken withe the head of the NLS and the CCFA. I am currently waiting on the opinion of the committee members and a statement will be made soon.
  10. I am currently awaiting the daily update from the head of the National League System. This will in turn be forwarded onto the clubs along with some words that I have put together which, depending on what the FA say, will provide additional guidance. I'll also post it on here. As it happens we have a Committee Meeting next Wednesday but an awful lot can change between now and then. Nobody needs to panic but we find ourselves in exceptional and fast moving times and we will have to be nimble and swift in our decision making. Football is very much secondary to peoples health.
  11. Millbrook Reserves v Callington Reserves Postponed, new date 23rd April Mousehole Reserves v Falmouth Town Reserves Postponed, new date 21st April Wendron Reserves v Illogan RBL Postponed, new date 7th April Wadebridge Reserves v AFC St Austell Reserves
  12. Launceston Reserves v Sticker Reserves - Postponed, waterlogged. Penryn Athletic v Redruth United - Postponed waterlogged.
  13. The following was sent to all club secretaries earlier this week and gives the FA's stance. We have not issued a League Policy on this and trust the good sense of all involved on match day to take a proportional and sensible view on what they may or may not be comfortable in doing. Nobody is going to insist on any participant doing something they are not comfortable with in relation to this disease. 4 March 2020 To: All National League System Leagues Coronavirus update A number of National League System Leagues have contacted The FA to seek guidance on the pre/postmatch handshakes in order to control the potential spread of Coronavirus. The FA is following Government advice which at the time of writing, does not offer any advice to say that we should not be shaking hands, but highlights and emphasises the need for good hand hygiene at all times. However, if teams feel happier not to shake hands (or to try an alternative method like fist bumping) then that is absolutely their choice and Leagues are encouraged to be understanding of teams making this choice. Should teams decide not to shake hands or opt for an alternative method this must be conveyed to the match referee before the teams enter the field of play. Alternatively, a League may choose to issue a policy to remove the procedural pre/post-match handshake, but this would be solely at the discretion of the League. The FA is actively monitoring and adopting Government advice, and as a matter of good practice would recommend that Leagues and Clubs adopt the same approach. Please feel free to share this guidance with your member clubs. Laurence Jones Head of National League System
  14. Hopefully this but the way things are going........................................... Cautiously optimistic for this weekend though with that yellow thing in the sky making an appearance, no rain forecast (until tomorrow night) and a stiff breeze.
  15. Dates and venues for the Kernow Stone Cup semi-finals have now been finalized and are as follows: 28th April St Day v AFC St Austell Reserves at Sticker. 29th April St Ives Town v Falmouth Town Reserves at Helston. Both are 7:30 KO.
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