2008-2009 Season
East Cornwall Premier League
6 News Items





Hon Secretary:             Mark Wheeler 12 Cornwall St Bere Alston PL20 7BG. 01822 840624 - 07875 457491           

Chairman:                     Will Westlake 01822 616691

Manager:                      Kevin Taylor 07935 201491

Ground:                        Recreation Ground. The Down, Bere Alston    

Colours:                       Red/Black       

Change:                        Yellow/Blue     

Directions:                    From Plymouth on A386 for 6 miles turn left (signpost Bere Alston), over Denham Bridge keep following signs to Bere Alston.  Into village past (Welcome to Bere Alston sign) First crossroads turn right ground 500 yards on left.  From Cornwall. A390 to Gunnislake. Go through village up hill to Gulworthy roundabout turn right. 6 miles to village past (Welcome to Bere Alston) sign, left at crossroads ground 500yards on left   




Hon Secretary: David Lobb 12 Par Lane, Par PL24 2DN - 01726 814473

Chairman:                     Adrian Armstrong 01726 812276

Manager:                      Gareth Evans 01726 816012 – 07887 655888

Ground:                        Par Running Track, Eastcliffe Road, Par 

Colours:                       Shirts: Blue/Black, Shorts: Blue, Socks: Black  

Change:                        Shirts: Gold/Blue, Shorts: Blue, Socks: Blue

Directions:                   Adjacent to Par Railway Station




Hon Secretary:             Sheila Chapman 01208 78165 as Club Address

Chairman:                     Mike Barbery 01208 72093

Manager:                      Nick Dowling 07792 803255

Ground:                        Priory Park, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 2AE 01208 269033 -01208 78165

Colours:                       Shirts: Amber, Shorts: Black, Socks: Black

Change:                        Shirts: White, Shorts: White, Socks: White

Directions:                    Situated in Priory Park through main car park.  Please use football car park on Saturdays




Hon Secretary:             Paul Haddock 7 Beneath Way, Dobwalls, Liskeard PL14 6JX. 01579 321337 – 07976 927 357           

Chairman:                     T Collins 01503 220651

Manager:                      Andy Collins 01579 321121 – 07890 970598

Ground:                        Rally Park Lanreath, Village Hall Lanreath. 01503 220926

Colours:                       Shirts: Navy, Shorts Blue, Socks: Yellow

Change:                        Shirts: Yellow, Shorts Black, Socks Yellow

Directions                    Drive off A390 (Liskeard to St Austell) take B3359 (signposted Looe/Polperro). Follow for 7 miles, turn right at Sign Post (Polruan) after 500m turn left into top of village, ground immediately on right.   




Hon Secretary:             Keith Ellacott, Furzenap, Lngdon Cross, Yeolmbridge, Launceston PL15 8NL. Tel 01566 785357 (H), 01566 774606 (W) 07966 497453 (M), Email: Launcestonfc@aol.com

Chairman:                     Alan Bradley 01566 782504 01566 773279

Manager:                      Andy Hunt 07974 569280

Ground:                        Pennygillam, Pennygillam Industrial Estate, Launceston PL15 7ED. 01566 773279

Colours:                       All Claret

Change:                        All Yellow

Directions:                    Leave A30 onto Pennygillam roundabout, turn into Pennygillam Industrial Estate. Ground is 400 yards on left




Hon Secretary:             Brian Olver, ‘Windrush’, Tremeddan Lane, Liskeard. PL14 3DS. 01579 342869, 07974 636964

Chairman:                     Dave Hick 01579 344208 – 07836 754340

Manager:                      Ian Lindsay 07701 003524

Ground:                        Lux Park Sports Association, Coldstyle Road, Lux Park Liskeard PL14 2HY. 01579 342665

Colours:                       Shirts: Blue, Shorts: Blue, Socks: Blue

Change:                        Shirts: Yellow, Shorts: Yellow, Socks: Yellow

Directions:                    From the Parade (middle of town) turn left at the monument, then 1st right, follow sign to Leisure Centre at Lux Park




Hon Secretary:             David Salisbury 9 Furze Gardens, Morwenstow, Nr Bude EX23 9SX 01288 331517 – 078794 86077

Chairman:                     Keith Shepherd 01288 331487

Manager:                      Kingsley Bryant 01288 321602 - 07787 576345

Ground:                        The Playing Field, Shop Morwenstow  

Colours:                       Shirts: All Green

Change:                        Shirts: All Blue

Directions:                    On left as you enter village




Hon Secretary:             Richard Ellis 8 Raleigh Close, Padstow PL28 8BQ. 01841 533712, 07866 298082, Richardellis@aol.com

Chairman:                     Alec Rickard 01841 533199

Manager:                      Sean Alcock 01841 533476 – 07709 267 714

Ground:                        Jury Park, Padstow

Colours:                       Shirts: Green shirts, Shorts: White, Socks: Green.

Change:                        Shirts: Gold, Shorts: Black

Directions:                    As you enter Padstow ground on right top of hill




Hon Secretary:             Tony Paddock. ‘Edoras, Lenman Road, Probus TR2 4LL 01726 883949 (H) 07912 750274

Chairman:                     Jason Bullen 07855 448023

Manager:                      Tony Paddock (as above) & Robbie Stephens

Ground:                        Probus Playing Field, Tregony Lane, Probus.

Colours:                       Red/Black

Change:                        Blue/Black

Directions:                    When coming from St Austell at Probus square turn left into Tregony Road ground 100 yards on left opposite Doctors Surgery.




Hon Secretary:             Luke Ranford. 8 Rogate Walk, Thronbury, Plymouth PL6 8SZ. Tel: 01752 785693, 07980 450295 Email Duncan@hedges.fsworld.co.uk

Chairman                      Kevin Dodderidge 01752 851778 - 07816 166845

Manager:                      Martin Burgess 01752 841253 – 07930 422269

Ground:                        Kimberley Stadium, Callington Road, Saltash PL12 6SX. 01752 845746

Colours:                       Shirts: Red/Whit, Shorts: black, Socks: Red

Change:                        Shirts: blue

Directions:                    From Plymouth at top of the Town Centre Fork right at mini-roundabout.  Ground is situated 400m ahead on left hand side next to Leisure Centre and Police Station.  




Hon Secretary:             Ann Trevenna 35 Parkgwyn Street, St Stephen PL26 7PN 01726 823760 – 07837 438150

Chairman:                     Andrew Sweet 01726 823328 – 07733 110027

Manager:                      Roger Green 01726 61982 – 07816 153779

Ground:                        St Stephen Recreation Ground, Trethosa Road, St Stephen 01726 824614

Colours:                       Shirts: Yellow/Black, Shorts: Black, Socks: Black

Change:                        Shirts: Red/Black, Shorts: Black, Socks: Black

Directions:                    In middle of village, ground next to Community Centre




Hon Secretary: Chris Osbourne 25 Trenowah Road, St Austell PL25 3EB

01726 63186 – 01726 297332 (W) - 07788 137437

Chairman:                     Keith Donnithorne 01726 74020 – 01726 66552 (W)

Manager:                      Phil Dingle 01726 74054 – 07791 160958

Ground:                        Burngullow Lane, Sticker PL26 7EN – 01726 71003

Colours:                       Shirts: Yellow, Shorts: Blue, Socks: Yellow

Change:                        Shirts: Red/Black Socks: Black

Directions:                    Sticker is 3 miles west of St Austell just off A390 From centre of village take St Stephen Road for ¾ mile to crossroads. Turn right, entrance to club is 250yds on right




Hon Secretary:             Phil Lowe, 14 Anderton Court, Whitchurch, Tavistock, PL19 9EX.  Tel: 01822 613715, Fax: 01822 613715, 07766 688987

Chairman:                     D Pethick 01822 613563

Manager:                      Karl Gatcum 07921 294471- Mick Piper 07878 003072

Ground:                        Langsford Park, Red & Black Club, Crowndale Road, Tavistock PL19 8DD. 01822 614447.

Colours:                       Shirts: Red/Black stripes, Shorts: Black, Socks Black/Red

Change:                        Shirts: Yellow, Shorts Royal Blue

Directions:                    From Launceston/Okehampton – stay on A386 through town signposted Plymouth. Go past Drake’s statue over canal turn right (signposted football ground/recycle centre) ground 100 metres past Tavistock College on left.  From Plymouth – stay on A386 past Morrisons and Texaco garage, Over River Tavy, sharp left (signposted football ground/recycle centre) ground 100 metres past Tavistock College on left.  




Hon Secretary:             Mike Vigus 5 Sango Road Torpoint PL11 2HY 01752 816492

Chairman:                     Paul Whitworth

Manager:                      Ricky Cardew 01752 823 000 – 07816 584199

Ground:                        The Mill, Mill Lane, Carbeile Road, Torpoint PL11 2NA 01752 812889 

Colours:                       Shirts: Gold, Shorts: Black, Socks: black.

Change:                        Shirts: Shirts Red/White hoops, Shorts: black, Socks: Black

Directions:                    From west enter Torpoint, turn right just after fire station. Turn left at Carbeile Inn into Carbeile Road down Hill and turn right into Mill Lane to ground.  From Plymouth (Ferry) take first left off ferry follow road (Carbeile Road) until reaching dip turn left into Mill Lane ground facing.




Hon Secretary:             Bob Steggles, 12 Clemens Close, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2SG. Tel: 01637 872677, 07971 973194 Email bob@steggles.com

Chairman:                     Steven Cudmore 01208 812611 – 07736 371900       

Manager:                      Paul Thomas 01208 816130 – 07791 092163

Ground:                        Bodieve Park, Bodieve Road, Wadebridge PL27 7AJ. Tel: 01208 81537.

Colours:                       Shirts: Red, Shorts: red, Socks: red

Change:                        Shirts: Blue, Shorts: Blue, Socks: Blue

Directions:                    At the island junction of the A39 and Wadebridge By-Pass turn, go into Wadebridge, 200 yards turn right into Bodieve Road and then first right into ground.






Hon Secretary:             Richard Pinkus 7 Wentworth Close, Upton Meadows, Bude, EX23 0RA.  01288 355501 – 07885 901017           

Chairman:                     Keith Marshall 01288 352511 – 0701288 357970 (B)

Manager:                      Adrian Warburton 01288 361842 – 07974 815745  

Ground:                        Broad Close EX23 8DR

Colours:                       Shirts: Blue/White

Change:                        Shirts: Red/Black

Directions:                    2nd right past Esso Garage Killerton to top. At roundabout turn left into Holnicote Road, carry on to T junction to Broadclose Hill, turn right passing infant and junior school. Ground straight ahead.




Hon Secretary:             Nicholas Smith, 35 Beech Road, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7JA. Tel: 01579 384137 Fax: 01822 83381, 07764 154760, Email: pennyasmith@tiscali.co.uk

Chairman:                     Andrew Long 01579 383982 - 07812 597257

Manager:                      Steve Blatchford 07979 803 881

Ground:                        Ginsters Marshfield Parc Callington Community College Launceston Road PL17 7DR

Colours:                       Shirts: Shirts: Red/black, Shorts: Black, Socks: Red

Change:                        Shirts: Shirts: Yellow, Shorts Blue, Socks: Yellow

Directions:                    Ground situated within Callington Community College on A388.  Half mile on right in Launceston direction.  Football pitch on left above car park. 




Hon Secretary:             Hilary Kent, 25 High Street, Camelford PL32 9PQ. Tel: 01840 213452. 07798 918360 Email: hilarykent @camelfordfc.fsnet.co.uk.  

Chairman:                     Ollie Rowe 01208 816390 – 07879 215528

Manager:                      Paul Hicks 01566 775627 – 07964 264854

Ground:                        Trefrew Park. PL32 9TS.  07798 918360

Colours:                       Shirts: White, Shorts: Blue, Socks: White

Change:                        Shirts: Blue, Shorts: White, Socks: Blue

Directions:                    From South drive into Camelford up Victoria Road for 300 yards. Turn left into Oakwood Rise. Follow Road around for approx 300 yards. Entrance is on the right up the lane.  From North as you enter Camelford turn right into Oakwood Rise then as above  




Hon Secretary:             Dean Baker, 123 Fountains Crescent, Pennycross, Plymouth Devon PL2 3RE 07931 283012.  Email dmbev@msn.com

Chairman:                     Dave Burns 01752 491409 – 07702 642708

Manager:                      Simon Westlake 01752 213051 – 07852 125 631. wezers64@hotmail.co.uk Nick Pope (H) 01752 365327 – 07771 598156

Ground:                        Haye Road, Elburton PL9 8HS 01752 480025

Colours:                       Shirts: Red/White Stripes, Shorts: Black,

PADSTOW UNITED have resigned from the ECPL

The league has reluctantly accepted the resignation of PADSTOW UNITED have resigned from the ECPL.

Padsotw United issued a statement saying

It was reluctantly agreed, following a special committee meeting held on the 22nd October 2008, to withdraw Padstow United AFC from the East Cornwall Premier League with immediate effect. This very difficult decision was not taken lightly. The Club gives its apologies to the League and its many supporters.
It is our intention to immediately apply to the Duchy League for the enrolment of Padstow United AFC in the 2009/2010 season. The Club will continue to function as normal with monthly committee meetings, fully supporting our youth structure which we believe is the way forward.
Kind regards
Richard Ellis
Hon. Secretary Padstow United AFC



St Newlyn East resign from the ECPL
The East Cornwall Premier League have reluctantly accepted the resignation of St Newlyn East from Division One of the competition.  St Newlyn East will have their record expunged in due course. .    
Fixtures are being added and changed all the time. If you feel a fixture involving your team is incorrect then contact the Fixtures Secretary, Mike Murray, on 01579 350661, 07778 153272 or by email to mikemurrayswm@fsmail.net

The league has learned with regret that Tamarside FC have resigned from the league with immediate effect.

Tamarside FC issued a statement :

It is with regret that Tamarside Football Club is withdrawing its side from the East Cornwall premier League with immediate effect. We would like to thank initially the member clubs and league officials who firstly allowed us to participate in the league and for the hospitality shown in the two years we have participated. The move into the East Cornwall can only be viewed as a positive step from our clubs viewpoint and one which has been followed by further Plymouth clubs this season.

The decision was made at the clubs annual general meeting on Monday in the knowledge that the current management could not continue and the majority of the players had accepted offers to join sides in the peninsula league. We wish them well and thank them for what they have done for Tamarside both for the seniors but for many since they played many years for the Juniors.

It has been well documented that our clubs aim was to make the peninsula league but the restrictions on our ground at present do not allow us to apply. Our success in the two seasons winning both league and cup titles playing in the East Cornwall league alerted clubs to the potential of our young players and as is the nature of football players have moved for both financial gain and the opportunity to play in a higher grade.

Last seasons squad which won honours in both the Plymouth and Cornwall leagues was built around two successful Junior sides which won leagues and cups in previous years.   Our current crop of youngsters’ coming through at under 16s and 17s will be more aptly suited to the rigours of the Plymouth and district league in the first instance thus further prompting our decision to withdraw from the East Cornwall.

The formation of our senior section was to provide an exit route for the successful juniors set-up who play under the Tamarside banner thus adopting a side from another club was not really an option in how we see the senior ethos. The decision was therefore made to continue with one senior side in the Plymouth combination premier this coming season and enter a second side from our current under 16s into the Intermediate league the following season.  During these two seasons we shall actively continue to find ways to bring our current pitch and surroundings up to the required Peninsula league criteria or an alternative venue to allow us to again push for a higher grade of football which our young players can aspire to.

Darren Stewart
Tamarside Football Network General Manager

ECPL AGM 18th June 2008
EAST CORNWALL PREMIER LEAGUE AGM The ECPL held it’s AGM at St Blazey FC on Wednesday 18th June.

The League informed the floor that the CCFA had granted the league permission to increase its constitution to 32 teams from 28 from the 2008-9 season.

The league said farewell to Godolphin Atlantic who accepted promotion to the South West Peninsula League West Division.   Padstow United were reinstated back into the league and agreed to remain in the Premier Division.  In view of the league increasing its membership it was decided that the Premier Division and Division One would have 16 teams in each division.

It was agreed that there was to be no relegation from the Premier Division.  Padstow United and Bodmin Town remain in the Premier Division with St Stephen champions of Division One, Tavistock and Bere Alston United being promoted into the Premier Division.

In view of Godolphin’s promotion Division One basement side Lifton were spared relegation to the Duchy League. The league accepted St Stephens Borough (Duchy League champions) and St Dominick from the Duchy league as well as newcomers Plymouth Parkway, Plymstock United and Elburton Villa from the Plymouth Combination and West Devon League.

The season commences Saturday 16th August - Ends Saturday 9th May

 League Constitution season 2008-9

Premier Division

Bere Alston United, Biscovey, Bodmin Town, Lanreath, Launceston, Liskeard Athletic, Morwenstow, Padstow United, Probus, Saltash United, St Stephen, Sticker, Tamarside, Tavistock, Torpoint Athletic, Wadebridge Town.

Division One

Bude Town, Callington Town, Camelford, Elburton Villa, Holsworthy, Lifton, Nanpean Rovers, Plymouth Parkway, Plymstock United, Polperro, Roche, St Blazey, St Columb Major, St Dominick, St Newlyn East, St Stephens Borough.

The meeting also re-elected the leagues management committee en-bloc and St Blazey secretary Margaret Rundle was awarded the Peter Whell Cup as Club Secretary of the Year.  Each club was given a free Marcon football from Studs Sports of Newquay.  The other 64 balls were snapped up quickly by the clubs for £12 each.   There are a number of footballs still available.    The league also thanked league sponsors the Cornish Guardian Newspaper and Division One sponsors Palladium Builders Merchants and Rowett Insurance for sponsoring the League Cup.     


The league handed out winning cheques to Torpoint Athletic who received £400 for winning the Premier Division plus £200 as league cup finalists, with Godolphin receiving £300 as Premier Division runners up.  Palladium Builders Merchants Division One champions St Stephen pocketed £400 with second place Tavistock receiving £300 and League Cup winners Tamarside accepting a cheque for £300.    


It was announced that the Rowett Insurance League Cup had reverted to a straight knock-out tournament after two seasons of having teams qualifying in groups before starting the knockout stage.

The first round of the Rowett Insurance League Cup Draw was also made.

First Round

Saturday 27th September

Bude Town v Morwenstow

Bodmin Town v Plymouth Parkway

Camelford v Probus

Holsworthy v Nanpean Rovers

Lanreath v St Stephens Borough

Lifton v Elburton Villa

Padstow United v St Dominick

Roche v Plymstock United

St Columb Major v St Newlyn East

St Stephen v Callington Town

Sticker v Wadebridge Town

Wednesday 1st October

Saltash United v Liskeard Athletic

Saturday 4th October

Launceston v St Blazey

Tavistock v Bere Alston United

Saturday 11th October

Biscovey v Tamarside

Torpoint Athletic v Polperro