Carlsberg South West Peninsula League
Press Release : Friday 2nd March 2012
Applications for Promotion
The board of the league are pleased to announce that 10 clubs had applied for promotion by yesterdays deadline of the 1st March.
Five of these are from clubs currently playing in either Division One East or West (Step 7) and looking to be promoted to the Premier Division (Step 6)
Two are from the East Division : Reigning champions and current leaders Liverton United and the current 3rd placed side Stoke Gabriel.
Three are from the West Division : These are current leaders Newquay, reigning Cornwall Combination Champions Helston Athletic who are currently in 2nd place and 4th placed Godolphin Atlantic.
The board will be looking to take a club from each of East & West Divisions to join the Premier. The issue of relegation from the Premier is that the bottom two are due to be relegated, but the 19th placed side maybe reprieved if a Premier side achieves promotion to the Western League this season.
NB: We have been advised that Plymouth Parkway AFC have withdrawn their application for promotion to the Western League, leaving Buckland Athletic and Falmouth Town.
In addition a total of 5 clubs from the feeder league system have applied to join Division One (East & West).
Three clubs from the Devon & Exeter Football League have applied – and these are the current top 3 in that league – Seaton Town, St Martins and Topsham Town.
Two clubs from the East Cornwall Premier League have applied – these are Sticker who are currently 2nd and Bude Town who are currently 5th.
The board will be looking to take one club from each of these two feeder leagues but as East & West currently operate with 17 clubs, the taking of new clubs will not result in relegation this season. The East & West divisions are considered full when 18 clubs are members. Sides normally have to finish in 1st or 2nd place but the East Cornwall League has 6 of the top 8 sides as Reserve teams and as such applicant clubs may be considered if they finish as low as 4th depending on the status of the sides above them.
The next step is for the Ground-Grading Sub-committee to visit these grounds in early April and the ground report, together with the clubs final league positions, will be discussed at the May board meeting with promotion then offered to acceptable candidates.
P A Hiscox (Company Secretary)
2nd March 2012
"I don't want to look back, instead of looking forward, but I do hope football never becomes anything other than a game." Sir Stanley Rous, Past Secretary General of FIFA and Secretary of the FA
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