Mixed Football Pilot Huge Success

St Agnes Leading the way in national Pilot

St Agnes AFC hosted the first FA sanctioned 11 aside mixed gender charity fixture at Enys Parc on Sunday 14th May as part of an FA Pilot looking into the format.

Whilst youth football can he played as mixed throughout all age groups this adult 11 aside mixed format is not presently permitted.
St Agnes AFC applied for permission following a request from the FA for projects and out of 7 sanctioned were the only club in the country to receive the go ahead,  the others being League and County FA based.

The fixture was the first 11 aside adult sanctioned mixed gender match to be played not just in Cornwall but also in England.
Two teams made up of players from St Agnes AFC Ladies and Mens teams featured in the match with the St Agnes AFC mixed gender Bolsters beating St  Agnes AFC mixed gender All Stars 6-3.

The match was played in great spirit to the enjoyment of players and spectators. An overview of thoughts from the players, officials and spectators of the experience of being involved in the fixture will be forwarded to Brunel University who are monitoring and evaluating the FA Pilot.
Proceeds from the event, which included a raffle and mini-auction, reached almost £700 and will be shared between two Cornish Charities Penhaligon's Friends (supporting bereaved children) and the Merlin MS Centre.

Huge congratulations must go to St Agnes for being pioneers in this area and Cornwall FA are proud one of our clubs so passionately embracing and promoting change and forward thinking.

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