March 3, 2019 at 2:09 pm #18089
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Devon FA Step Seven Restructure Update
Application Deadline Passed
Well we have passed the 28th February and I can advise you that from our original 57 “Expressions of Interest”, we have now 40 applications for the 32 spaces that is available in the new Devon County Step Seven League, with two Clubs on standby should we go below the required 32 that we hope to finish with.
We now move into March and several clubs that have applied will now have a visit from our Ground Grading team to inspect and confirm that their grounds will meet the criteria required for Step Seven. It is hoped these dates will be announced later following this update.
Following their visit and the work completed or confirmed by the applicants we shall have a further list of Clubs in early April.
The new League Committee have their first meeting in the next few weeks and they will be working upon many of the issues that need addressing, such as League Rules, Sponsorship, Prize Money, Website, League set up requirements and many more items to review.
I have listed below a full list of the new Committee Members and I expect they may wish to add to the current list in due course.
I am pleased to advise the following volunteers have committed to supporting the new Devon County Step Seven League.
Chairman David Graham
Vice Chairman Dave Baskwill
League Secretary Neil Anthony
Treasurer David Richardson
Registrations Lorraine Duke
Fixtures Chris Cole
Ground Grading Mike Norman
Referee Support Keith Greenleaf
Charter Standard Dave Loder
Support will also be there from Devon County FA for the first couple of years whilst the League gets itself established.
More announcements will follow shortly following the first meeting of the League Committee.
The Story so Far for Step Seven Applications
Current Step 7 Devon & Exeter Football League South Devon Football League
BERE ALSTON UNITED
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
*Denotes Clubs are have applied for Step Six
Yellow denotes possible North/East Division
Blue denotes possible South/West Division
CAPITAL & Bold denotes Club have submitted a Step Seven application Form. Beer Albion – Withdrawn
Colyton – Withdrawn
TOPSHAM CRONIES – (name change)
EXMOUTH TOWN RES
Topsham Town – Withdrawn
Upottery – Withdrawn
Hatherleigh Town – Withdrawn
Sidmouth Town Res – Withdrawn
Axminster Town Res – Withdrawn
OTTERY ST MARY
BUCKLAND ATHLETIC RES
East Allington Utd – Withdrawn
TOTNES & DARTINGTON
BOVEY TRACEY RES
Ivybridge Town Res – Withdrawn
NEWTON ABBOT 66
Torbay Police – Withdrawn
STOKE GABRIEL RES
North Devon Football League
Park United – Withdrawn
Shamwickshire Rovers – Withdrawn
Plymouth & West Devon Football League East Cornwall & Others
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE RES
Horrabridge Rangers – Withdrawn
Elburton Villa Res – Withdrawn
Cullompton Rangers – Withdrawn
Pro Direct Academy – Withdrawn
KINGSKERSWELL & CHELSTON
CHADDLEWOOD MINERS OB
We have just held our first JLC (Joint Liaison Meeting) with representatives from the new Devon & Cornwall Step Seven League, South West Peninsula League and also key officers both the Devon and Cornwall County FA’s. The purpose of this meeting is to try and achieve consistency across the new Step Seven County Leagues.
A positive meeting was held and I’m sure that both Leagues will share some of the main discussion points during the next few weeks.
For your Information the JLC is made up of the following
Four Members from Devon Step Seven League
Four Members from Cornwall Step Seven League
Chairman, CEO and CDM from both respective County FA’s
Representatives from Step Six League
Will keep you posted and speak to you all soon
Devon FA Chief Executive
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