Local Football


Torridgeside have had lots to celebrate in recent weeks with the club securing nearly £50,000 in grants to pay for floodlights and pitch maintenance, writes Ollie Young. The South West Peninsula League East side have required floodlights for years to compete at step six of the football pyramid and now have the money to make …

Helston Athletic manager Steve Massey has accused rival Cornish clubs of ‘jealousy’ after the Kellaway Park outfit came under fire for their transfer dealings in recent weeks, writes Gareth Davies. Both managers and club officials have lined up and taken pot shots at Massey in the wake of Jordan Dingle and Will Tinsley leaving AFC …

Dorset Premier League outfit Swanage Town & Herston have received a £1,500 cash boost this week, writes Gareth Davies. The funds have come from a Pitch Preparation Grant, which is backed by the Premier league, Football Association and the government’s Football Foundation. The Pitch Preparation fund was set up in support of the game, which is …

Dozens of Cornish clubs were awarded grant funding from the Pitch Preparation Fund this week with St Cleer one such grateful recipient, writes Gareth Davies. The village outfit, who saw their first team make the step up to senior football in the East Cornwall League last season, have been able to pay for works already …

Bishop Sutton’s new manager, Jon Toy, says he wants to take the club back to its former heights – but is keen to reintroduce a family feel along the way, writes Andrew Clayton. Toy, who has played for the likes of Bath City, Clevedon Town and Keynsham Town, turned out for the Chew Valley crew …

Southern League Willand Rovers are looking to add a therapist and/or physio to their team. The Silver Street side, who won the Western League Premier Division to gain promotion to Southern League Division One at the start of this past season, would like to have the new person on board ‘as soon as possible’. Football …

What Crediton-based Dave Blanchford does not know about local football could quite probably be written on the back of a postage stamp. The octogenarian has been involved in the game since school days and still has an association both with the Devon FA in his role as a FA councillor and also with his beloved …

With the country in lockdown due to the coronavirus crisis, people have been finding different ways to get their sporting fix, writes Tom Howe. Some have taken to watching live action from far flung, unlocked down corners of the world while others have been enjoying reruns of memorable moments gone by. Documentaries have been a big …