Subject: Applications for Promotion to, and within the SWP League
Results of Ground Gradings conducted by 31st March and notifications Received by that date.
Withdrawal notice submitted by deadline:
Tiverton Town : Premier Division
Allocation of club from outside the feeder league system:
None this season.
Step Seven to Step Six: (East & West to Premier)
Crediton United : East Division : Passed
Elburton Villa : West Division : Failed
Newton Abbot Spurs : East Division : Failed
Porthleven : West Division : Failed
St Dennis : West Division : Passed (Dispensation) **
Sticker : West Division : Passed (Dispensation) **
Stoke Gabriel : East Division : Passed (Dispensation) **
Feeder Leagues to Step Seven :
Bere Alston United : East Cornwall Premier : Failed
Braunton : North Devon League : Passed
Buckland Athletic : South Devon League : Passed *
Heavitree United : Devon & Exeter League : Failed
Honiton Town : Devon & Exeter League : Passed
Ilfracombe Town : North Devon League : Passed
Ludgvan : Cornwall Combination : Passed
Newtown : Devon & Exeter League : Passed
Waldon Athletic : South Devon League : Failed
Buckland Athletic: Can only be accepted into league if first team achieves promotion to Step 4
St Dennis, Sticker & Stoke Gabriel: All 3 meet the requirements of FA Grade “H” but do not have floodlights currently installed. All 3 have provided documentation to confirm they have valid and current planning permission to install lights and supporting plans to apply for grants and provide additional finance to complete the installations.
At this time the current thinking of the league is: (Please read final note)
Premier: It is anticipated that one club will achieve promotion from East and one club will achieve promotion from West. With Tiverton Town having given notice to withdraw it is therefore anticipated that the bottom one club in Premier will be relegated.
East: It is anticipated that one club will achieve promotion to Premier. It is anticipated that one club will achieve promotion from the Devon & Exeter League and one club achieve promotion from the North Devon League. It is not anticipated that a club will achieve promotion from the South Devon League. It is not anticipated that a club will be relegated from Premier into the East Division. Therefore it is anticipated that the bottom ONE club will be relegated to the feeder leagues.
West: It is anticipated that one club will achieve promotion to Premier. It is anticipated that one club will achieve promotion from the Cornwall Combination League. It is not anticipated that a club will achieve promotion from the East Cornwall Premier League. It is anticipated that a club will be relegated from Premier into the West Division. Therefore it is anticipated that the bottom ONE club will be relegated to the feeder leagues.
Boundary: It is anticipated that there will be no need for any club to be transferred from East to West or from West to East this year.
I must stress that this is the current thoughts of the board, taking into account ground gradings, withdrawal notices etc conducted & received by the FA deadline of March 31st. These matters do have a habit of changing late on and final league positions of applicant clubs etc can cause changes. A further statement is next likely on May 11th when the board meets to decide matters with final league positions of clubs in the SWP and hopefully in the respective feeder leagues, known at that time.
Philip Hiscox (Company Secretary)
News Release : 24th May 2016
CARLSBERG UK EXTENDS ITS SPONSORSHIP OF THE SOUTH WEST PENINSULA FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Carlsberg UK has agreed a new three-year sponsorship of the South West Peninsula Football League ready for the 2016-17 season, having supported the league since its inception in 2007.
The agreement will take the brewer’s relationship with the present league and the majority of the 56 clubs across its three divisions to 19 years. The sponsorship will be activated on match days by the league and clubs through local press, broadcast and social media, plus trophy presentations.
Carlsberg is known for being the beer of football. Its sponsorship assets include Official Beer status of UEFA EURO 2016™, the England national team, founding partner of Wembley Stadium and pouring rights at around half of all Premier League football clubs.
In March this year Carlsberg agreed a three year extension to its 25 year-long partnership with Liverpool Football Club. The deal secures Carlsberg’s role as the club’s Official Beer until the end of the 2018/19 season and deepens the relationship with one of the most legendary football clubs in the world.
Rob Sandall, Free Trade Sales Director at Carlsberg UK, comments: “We’re grateful for everyone’s patience whilst we took time to review our football assets. Having concluded this work, I am excited to extend our sponsorship and look forward to working with the League, the clubs and all of their staff to make the 2016-17 season one to remember.”
Phil Hiscox, South West Peninsula Football League Secretary, added: “Clearly we are delighted that our longstanding partner Carlsberg has agreed to extend its sponsorship with us. It’s a testament to the league and all of the individual clubs that a global beer brand known for its love of football at all levels wants to support us, and we can now look ahead to preparing for the new season.”