Following a record number of nominations across all award categories, the Cornwall Football Association has now been able to start presenting winners with their awards as part of the Cornwall FA 2020 Grassroots Awards.
The winners of the Cornwall FA League of the Year 2020 were the Dropship.co.uk West Cornwall Flexi-league, a league created in recent years to help increase participation levels within Cornwall. League Chairman and Secretary Dave Bartlam expressed his appreciation for receiving the award by stating the following:
“To win the award for League of The Year was a sign of recognition for the work we have been doing for the past few seasons. We have grown from 6 teams in one League in 2017 to 14 teams across two leagues in 2020 - and we have plans to add further venues at a later date. The whole focus of this League is to increase participation in Football at the grassroots level. We have strict ruling criteria which means that we are able to get between 56 and 96 non-saturday playing footballers kicking a ball around each week on a top quality, floodlit 3G pitch.
For me personally, it makes all the hard work worth it; seeing so many new players playing football. We can then signpost them to local Saturday sides when required. That is the purpose of the league. To increase participation.
The league now has a full committee who are all committed to getting more people playing football and we are excited to see where we can take the project.
We wouldn't have been able to achieve what we have without the support of Cornwall FA, Penwith College and our Member Clubs”.
Cornwall FA would like to congratulate the Dropship.co.uk West Cornwall Flexi League on their progression through recent years. If you are interested in joining the Flexi League, please contact Dave Bartlam via firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, if you are interested in joining the Flexi League based at Callywith College (Bodmin), please get in touch with Joshua.email@example.com to express your interest