Cornwall FA is responsible for the administration of association football in the County including discipline, rules and regulations, county cups and representative matches, development of clubs and facilities, referees, coaching courses and delivering national football schemes. There are committees covering the following subject areas: Competitions, Referees, Rules Revision/League Sanction, Disciplinary, and National Game Forward Planning.
In addition to the Senior Cup (currently sponsored by Westinsure), Cornwall FA organises the Junior Cup, the Sunday Cup, the Women's Cup, two Youth Cups, the Durning Lawrence Charity Cup, and the Cornwall U16s Girls' League.
21 Leagues are affiliated to the County FA covering 11 a-side, 6 and 5 a-side, men's, women's and youngsters from Under 9 to Under 18 years of age. There are 2 County Representative teams - Youth and Women's Under-18s - who play in a variety of competitive and representative matches throughout the season. The County Colours are Old Gold and Black.
Please use the List of Contacts link below for information on current staff, board and council members. Other detailed information can be found around the website.
Cornwall FA can assist clubs to improve facilities, identify new players and advise on club organisation. Clubs who have development plans should speak to us before contacting grant funding bodies such as the Football Foundation.
FA Charter Standard is a national quality level for a club - its policies, its coaches and how it is run. Charter Standard Clubs can apply for the Football Foundation's Junior Kit Scheme. Other benefits include special workshops about coaching, club administration and other topics.
We offer coaching qualification courses Levels 1 to 3, and workshops in Safeguarding Children and Emergency Aid. We hold other courses including The FA Youth award, coaching disability football players, coaching adults, Club Welfare Officer workshops, club administration and Referee training.
We encourage all coaches to undertake the basic Level 1. This course provides the opportunity to study and be assessed for both the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching football. The knowledge gained will enable candidates to develop a basic understanding of safe, ethical and effective football coaching.
Please see the links below for more information.
Cornwall County Football Association was formed at a meeting held at the Royal Hotel in Truro on Wednesday 18th September 1889. Representatives from the following clubs were there - Porthcurnow, Penzance, Truro, Probus School, Liskeard, Dunheved College (Launceston), Torpoint and Millbrook.
The first Senior Cup was played at Liskeard on 3rd April 1893. 300 people saw Penzance defeat Launceston by 5-0. By the 1949 Final, the attendance was around 15,000 and gate receipts reached £1,000 for the first time. The annual turnover of the organisation is now around £400,000. Cornwall FA moved to its present Headquarters in Bodmin in December 2009. It now employs 11 staff. There are 5 Football Development Officers and numerous volunteers in clubs and leagues based around the county. Nearly 400 clubs are affiliated to Cornwall FA. There are around 500 teams playing 11-a-side football in Cornwall, making it by far the most popular sport. In addition, there are a further 300 teams playing youth football and 250 playing small sided games.
Cornwall County Football Association Limited. Registered Office: Kernow House, 15 Callywith Gate, Launceston Road, Bodmin PL31 2RQ. Registered in England 4040710.