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Following the restructuring of the SWPL and teams like Torpoint, Saltash, Liskeard, Wadebridge & Bodmin all having their Reserves in the ECPL Premier and thus not being able to get promoted into the SWPL......What is the criteria for promotion from the ECPL Div One.

Is it just a case of the top 2 or 3......Or does ground and facilities come into the equation? :huh:

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As far as I know its 2 up and 2 down. The facilities don't come into it as the teams would not have got into the league if they dind't have the right facilities in the first place. And I assume the Duchy League winners (facilities permitting) will be promoted and the bottom club relegated.

The interesting thing is what happens if a team makes a move up or someone comes down from the Peninsula League. And no I don't know the answer.

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IT'S NEVER GOING TO BE AS SIMPLE AS 2 UP OR 2 DOWN.

ECPL IS DIRECTLY ABOVE SO-CALLED 'JUNIOR' FOOTBALL AND THE DUCHY AND WEST DEVON LEAGUES HAVE A YEARLY FIGHT OVER WHO'S GROUND IS OR ISN'T SUITABLE OR FROM WHICH COUNTY SHOULD WE PROMOTE ETC; ETC;

THE AGM IS NORMALLY AFTER THE SEASON FINISHES AND THE COMMITTEE MAKE SOME VERY TOUGH DECISIONS THAT CANNOT POSSIBLY BE POPULAR FOR EVERYONE.

I'M JUST GLAD THAT 'SOMEONE ELSE' DOES ALL THAT.

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Sorry, but surely promotion from Division One to the Premier Division is a straightforward matter. It only involves clubs from within the league and no Junior clubs whatsoever!

In effect, its an internal matter for the league

What if St Austell and/or Callington are relegated from SWP D1 and no team promoted from EC Prem?

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Oh dear I gather it sounds as if once again the ECPL may be waiting on the CCFA!

The situation regarding any clubs withdrawing from the SWPL and entering the ECPL cannot be resolved until the ECPL can have a meeting with the CCFA.

The ECPL asked for such a meeting months ago, the CCFA responded by promising one BEFORE the end of January.

The ECPL has been tentatively (and in 1 case positively) asked by 3 SWPL clubs the position of coming into the ECPL, and so obviously the constitution needs to be increased from 28 to 32 in case of such an eventuality.

The FA say any such club has to be admitted to the feeder League, but if the constitution remains at 28 then what happens?

It seems the obvious thing is that the ECPL must have a bigger constitution to accommodate these clubs. But it means having to wait again on the CCFA. A possible approach has also been made by a Secretary of a current SWPL club with the similar question as we are asking as he would like his reserve side to enter the ECPL.

The current situation (28 Clubs) is to have 2 up and 2 down with the bottom club in Div.1 being relegated to the Duchy League, with their champions being promoted.

Originally the CCFA seemed to be concerned that the ECPL would "drain" the Duchy League, however the ECPL made it absolutely clear that they would accept only the Premier Division champions and disregard any other application. This, hopefully, should have allayed any fears they may have in that respect.

So afer all that it seems it's over to those in the Ivory Tower at High Cross Street, St.Austell.

This could run and run and run! :blink:

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There was just one slight change about promotion from the Duchy League and that is it is only ONE club from that league who can gain promotion but there is nothing to stop teams applying from the Ply & Dist, North Devon or Devon & Exeter leagues who can be accepted provided there are vacncies.

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  • 3 weeks later...

It appears as though second place will not be enough for Godolphin to be promoted to the SWP, as Truro reserves will take the Combo easily and will automatically step up. Note Tarmarside didn't apply.

St Austell currently battling with Goonhavern and Callington to avoid the wooden spoon and automatic relegation.

Alternatively the SWP may increase the div 1's to 18 teams to match the premier division. If so, likely both Truro and Godolphin promoted and no relegation down from SWP 1W.

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