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Women and Girls Leagues setting high standards after achieving Charter Standard status

The continued strength, growth and development of the female game in Cornwall has been highlighted over the past two weeks with both the Cornwall Girls League and the Cornwall Women’s League achieving Charter Standard League Status. A massive accolade to both leagues representing the hard work and commitment of committees, clubs, volunteers and everyone working so hard to develop the female game in Cornwall ensuring there are opportunities for all to play. 

Lee Morford, secretary of the Cornwall Girls League reflects on the journey so far: “In the League’s short history, we’ve seen the girls’ game flourish in Cornwall.   From just a handful of teams back in our first season, we now have 43 teams playing regular structured football.  This accreditation by The FA is recognition of the hard work of committee and all our member clubs, in ensuring we uphold the correct values to players, coaches, officials and supporters of the female game”

Mandy Kimmins chair of the Cornwall Womens League says "The CWFL is really proud to have been awarded FA Charter Standard League status which absolutely reflects the hard work being put in by our member clubs, coaches, teams and players within the ladies game in Cornwall. Well done and thank you to all those volunteers who are working so positively to help grow and develop the female football provision which has gone from strength to strength over recent seasons within our county. This award reflects the importance of ladies football within clubs and the great effort put in to help meet the required Charter Standard criteria and deliver the game to a good standard"

Special thanks and recognition must also go to charter standard coordinators Linda of the Cornwall Girls League and Lisa of the Cornwall Womens League for all of the work behind the scenes they have put in to achieve these awards for the leagues. For anyone interested in finding out more about girls or womens football in Cornwall please contact