Cornwall County Football Association
|Brian Conyon MBE|
The Cornwall County Football Association, also known as the Cornwall FA, is the governing body of football in the county of Cornwall. Formed in 1889, it is responsible for the administration, control, promotion and development of football at all levels throughout the county.
- 1 Organisation
- 2 Representative team
- 3 Affiliated Leagues
- 4 Disbanded or Amalgamated Leagues
- 5 Affiliated Member Clubs
- 6 Competitions
- 7 Footnotes
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The Cornwall County Football Association was formed on 18 September 1889, at a meeting held at the Royal Hotel in Truro. Representatives from Dunheved College, Liskeard, Millbrook, Penzance, Porthcurnow, Probus, Torpoint, and Truro were involved in the meeting. The CCFA relocated to its present headquarters at Kernow House, Bodmin, in December 2009. Almost 400 clubs are affiliated with the association today, with approximately 500 teams playing 11-a-side football in Cornwall, making it the most popular sport in the county.
There are a further 300 teams playing youth football, and 250 playing small-sides football, as the association aims to encourage people of all ages, genders, and abilities to be involved in the game. The association's most prestigious tournament, the Cornwall Senior Cup, was first played at Liskeard on 3 April 1893, where Penzance defeated Launceston 5-0. In addition to the Senior Cup, the CCFA organises the Junior Cup, the Sunday Cup, the Women's Cup, the Durning Lawrence Charity Cup, the Under-18 PM Bartlett Trophy League, the Under-18 Rathbone Trophy, the Under-16 Luke Cup, and the Under-16 Girls' League.
There are 31 leagues that are affiliated with the CCFA, that cover 11-a-side, six and five-a-side, men's, women's, and youngsters from under-9 to under-18 years of age. There are three representative teams who compete at county level, the women's, youth, and girls' under-16s. The county's colours are old gold and black.
The men's representative team has represented Cornwall against international, as well as other county sides. Cornwall played three friendly matches against Trinidad & Tobago who toured England in 1953, and have competed against Guernsey and Jersey on a regular basis since 1998. The county is affiliated with the FA, and therefore cannot compete at full international level, such as the FIFA World Cup, and the UEFA European Football Championship.
Men's Saturday Leagues
Footnote: **Part of the English football league system.
Ladies and Girls Leagues
Men's Sunday Leagues
Small Sided Leagues
Disbanded or Amalgamated Leagues
A number of leagues that were affiliated to the Cornwall County FA have disbanded or amalgamated with other leagues including:
- Bodmin and District League
- Falmouth & Helston League (amalgamated with the Mining Division League in 2011 to become the Trelawny League)
- Launceston and District League
- Mining Division League (amalgamated with the Falmouth & Helston League in 2011 to become the Trelawny League)
- West Penwith League
- Amor Shield
Affiliated Member Clubs
Members of the Cornwall County Football Association include;
|Cornwall Senior Cup||St Austell|
|Cornwall Junior Cup||Helston Athletic|
|Cornwall Charity Cup||Callington Town|
|Cornwall Women's Cup||------|
|Cornwall Sunday Cup||------|
|Rathbone Trophy (U18)||Sticker|
|Luke Cup (U16)||------|
|Cornwall Combination||Illogan RBL|
|East Cornwall League||Torpoint Athletic|
|Falmouth Helston League||Pendeen Rovers|
|Duchy League||St Teath|
|Cornwall Women's League||Charlestown|
|Cornwall Sunday League||St Blazey|
- Cornwall's goal tally in the scoreline is listed first.
- About Us Cornwall County Football Association. Retrieved 18 February 2010.
- County Cups Cornwall County Football Association. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
- Leagues Cornwall County Football Association. Retrieved 19 February 2010.
- "Cornwall County FA – Cornwall and South West Leagues". Cornwall County FA. Retrieved 2011-06-13.