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IMPORTANT DATES FOR APPLICATIONS FOR PROMOTION

It is felt that clarification is required as to how and when to apply for the 3 types of Promotion that can occur. Clubs are advised and local papers are encouraged to reproduce any of this information as appropriate.

Clubs in the SW Peninsula Premier wishing to apply to join the Western League Premier

A Club finishing in 1st Or 2nd Position of the Peninsula League Premier Division and has a ground that meets the standard for Step 5 may apply for promotion to the Western League.

Clubs should write, on headed paper signed by 2 club officers, a letter applying to join the Western Football League, this letter must be sent to both the Peninsula League Secretary (P Hiscox) and the Western League Secretary (K Clarke, 32 Westmead Lane, Chippenham, Wilts, SN15 3HZ) and received no later than 1st February 2008. The letter to the Western League must also enclose a cheque for £350 which shall be a £100 application fee (returnable) and a £250 ground grading fee (non returnable)

Clubs in the SW Peninsula Division 1 East & Division 1 West wishing to apply to join the Premier Division

A Club finishing in 1st Or 2nd Position of the Peninsula League Division 1 East & Division 1 West and has a ground that meets the standard or complies with the dispensation ruling for Step 6 may apply for promotion.

Clubs should write, on headed paper signed by 2 club officers, a letter applying to join the Premier Division, this letter must be sent to the Peninsula League Secretary (P Hiscox) and received no later than 1st March 2008.

Clubs in the Premier Divisions of the Cornwall Combination, East Cornwall, Devon & Exeter, South Devon, North Devon and Plymouth & West Devon Leagues wishing to apply for promotion to Division 1 (East or West).

A Club finishing in 1st Or 2nd Position of the Top Division of any of the 6 feeder leagues and has a ground that meets the standard or complies with the dispensation ruling for Step 7 may apply for promotion.

Clubs should write, on headed paper signed by 2 club officers, a letter applying to join the League, this letter must be sent to the Peninsula League Secretary (P Hiscox) and received no later than 1st February 2008, the applicant club shall also enclose a cheque for £100 which shall be a £50 application fee (returnable) and a £50 ground grading fee (non returnable). The applicant club must also send a copy of the letter to their current league secretary, again by the 1st February.

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There seems to be an incredible difference between charging non-refundable ground grading fees to join the Western League (£250) and joining the SWPL Division One East & West (£50). Yes there would be more to check but £250 seems to be an awful lot. Does it include overnight stops, hotel stays, meals etc? I would have thought that the persons checking the grounds would all travel in one vehicle. Or is there additional costs further up the FA food chain.

I also note there is no charge for promotion to the SWPL Premier from Division One. Is that an oversight or were the grounds graded before the new season?

The other thing is that it seems a shame if say both the top two teams from a Division One league do not take promotion to the Premier Divison but the top two who are eligible for promotion from the other Division One League cannot gain promotion but only one of them the champions are allowed. Can this rule be changed at the AGM?. As has already been stated if at the end of a season the make up of Division One leagues can be geographically be changed, then what is the reasoning behind this particular rule.

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Guest Sport Lover

We all wonder why clubs dont take promotion maybe its because of the costs!!!

Why on earth are clubs charged to be graded?

I thought the league wanted to encourage a pyramid system?

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It does seem strange that clubs already in the South West Peninsula Division 1 East & Division 1 West have to apply to join the Premier Division.

It should practically be assumed automatic, by now all clubs know if there facilties make the grade.

It would be better if the clubs not prepared to take promotion announced their intentions and advised the league in advance.

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