South West Peninsula League

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South West Peninsula League
DivisionsPremier Division
Division One East
Division One West
Number of teams56
20 (Premier Division)
18 (Division One East)
18 (Division One West)
Level on pyramidLevels 10–11
Feeder toWestern League Premier Division
Relegation toCornwall Combination
Devon and Exeter League
East Cornwall League
North Devon League
Plymouth and West Devon Football League
South Devon League
Domestic cup(s)Walter C Parson Cup
Current championsPlymouth Parkway

The South West Peninsula League (SWPL) is a football competition in England, which was formed in 2007 from the merger of the Devon County League and the South Western League.[1] The league is restricted to clubs based in Cornwall and Devon.

The league consists of a Premier Division of up to 20 clubs, which is ranked at Step 6 in the National League System, and two divisions at Step 7 being Division One West and Division One East. One club from each of the Division One leagues can be promoted and the bottom two clubs in the Premier Division can be relegated.

Subject to applying, receiving the required ground grading and finishing high enough in the league table, one club from the Premier Division can be promoted to the Western League Premier Division each season. As of 2018, two clubs have been promoted from the league - Buckland Athletic after finishing as runners-up in 2012 and Plymouth Parkway after finishing as champions in 2018.

The bottom two clubs from each Division One division can be relegated each season to the nearest feeder league. The feeder leagues for Division One West are the Cornwall Combination, the East Cornwall League and the Plymouth and West Devon League. Feeders for Division One East are the South Devon League, the Devon and Exeter League and the North Devon League.

The league's principal sponsor is Carlsberg. The League Cup competition is sponsored by Walter C Parson Funeral Directors and is called The Walter C Parson Cup.


Season Premier Division Division One West Division One East
2007–08 Bodmin Town Wadebridge Town Budleigh Salterton
2008–09 Bodmin Town Penzance Exeter Civil Service
2009–10 Buckland Athletic Perranporth Royal Marines
2010–11 Buckland Athletic Camelford Liverton United
2011–12 Bodmin Town Newquay Liverton United
2012–13 Bodmin Town Godolphin Atlantic Exmouth Town
2013–14 Plymouth Parkway Callington Town Stoke Gabriel
2014–15 St Austell Helston Athletic Tavistock
2015–16 Bodmin Town Mousehole Tiverton Town Reserves
2016–17 Tavistock Sticker Stoke Gabriel
2017–18 Plymouth Parkway Millbrook St Martins

Walter C Parson Cup Winners (formerly Throgmorton Cup)[edit]

Member clubs[edit]

The constitutions of the three divisions for 2018–19 are:

Premier Division Division One East Division One West


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