cornishteddyboy Posted February 1, 2018 Report Share Posted February 1, 2018 Subject: Applications for Promotion to, and within the SWP League Applications received by January 31st as per relevant league rules: Step Seven to Step Six: (East & West to Premier) Crediton United : East Division Elburton Villa : West Division Ilfracombe Town : East Division Liskeard Athletic : West Division Millbrook : West Division Mousehole : West Division Newton Abbot Spurs : East Division Porthleven : West Division St Blazey : West Division St Dennis : West Division Wadebridge Town : West Division Wendron United : West Division Feeder Leagues to Step Seven: Bere Alston United : East Cornwall Premier Braunton : North Devon League Carharrack : Cornwall Combination Cronies : Devon & Exeter League Elmore : Devon & Exeter League Exwick Villa : Devon & Exeter League Kingsteignton Athletic : South Devon League Newtown : Devon & Exeter League Waldon Athletic : South Devon League Allocation of club from outside the feeder league system: Torquay United Premier Division: One club from each of East & West is eligible for promotion each season. The eligible club must pass the ground grading first and then finish within the top 3 places only to be considered. Should two clubs be eligible for promotion then two clubs will be relegated, if one club then only the bottom side will be relegated. Likewise should a club be promoted to Step 5 then relegation will be reduced, in all cases the side finishing 19th will be reprieved ahead of the side finishing 20th. If The FA relegate existing Premier clubs that fail to meet Ground standards by March 31st, any additional promotion spaces are likely to be allocated on a points per game basis. Division One East & West: Up to four clubs are eligible to be promoted each season. The two Step 7 Divisions currently have 34 clubs in membership, rules allow maximum of 36 so both are currently running one short. If after ground grading and final league positions are known, 4 clubs are acceptable the bottom one in each division will be relegated (normally bottom two but Penryn Athletic & Totnes & Dartington are regarded as the bottom sides as they both withdrew after the AGM. If 2 only clubs are acceptable the bottom side in each division are relegated (Penryn & Totnes) and the sides in 17th are reprieved. If 0 sides are eligible for promotion then there would be no relegation. If however 1 (bearing in mind current vacancies that would not result in relegation this season) OR 3 sides (which may occur) are eligible and provided the relevant clubs wish to remain in membership they are entitled to a playoff match under the same rules as the league cup final to decide who remains members, eg. If 3 sides coming up such a game would be 17th v 17th. However should Plymouth Parkway gain entry to Step 5 then an additional space (making an odd number) would become available this season. All clubs will now be ground graded for the standards required and these must be in place by the 31st March. After the ground visits the clubs will be informed if they are acceptable or not. Those that are acceptable ground wise will then be ranked based on final league positions to determine who are offered places. With 9 applicants from 5 different feeder leagues it is worthwhile making the following comments: 1) Only clubs who achieve a ground grading are acceptable 2) Only one club per feeder league can be accepted 3) Clubs must finish in the Top two of their league (clubs finishing 3rd can only fill vacancies). 4) In the event of more than two clubs remaining eligible the next determining factor is league position. The rules state the Champion club of any 1 feeder is ranked higher than a 2nd or 3rd: No difference is afforded to the perceived strength of one league over another. If two champion clubs are acceptable they are accepted and clubs finishing 2nd or 3rd fail, likewise if we go down to 2nd the clubs finishing 3rd fail etc. 5) In the event of more than 4 clubs achieving the ground standards and finishing in the same position the board at its May meeting will vote on who to accept, those tied clubs will be invited to make representation prior to any vote. Philip Hiscox (Company Secretary) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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