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Established in 1888, Devon County FA has been making a significant contribution to the community for over 134 years. With the vision to ‘to enhance lives through football in Devon’, Devon County FA has grown to now support over 1,900 grassroots football teams, which is in excess of 32,000 participants, across the county.
Our Role – Unite and serve Devon football to provide an inclusive and enjoyable experience for all.
Football is at the heart of communities and through our strategy, we would like to empower our clubs to be in the centre of their local community.
We have consulted with various stakeholders across the Devon football family to support the development of the strategy. The consultation ensured that all key stakeholders had the opportunity to provide valuable and impactful feedback.
We have identified 6 key priorities:
Ensure Devon FA is safe, inclusive & diverse
Develop a sustainable and financially secure County FA to support football in Devon
Restart football following the pandemic, sustain and increase participation for all formats
Retain, enhance and develop new facilities in Devon
Increase and develop the workforce supporting Devon football
Improve the image of Devon FA and it’s impact and support for all football in Devon
We are committed to supporting and developing people’s physical & mental health, engaging with communities, and investing in grassroots football in Devon. We want to give everyone the opportunity to play, volunteer and be part of the game we all love.
Everybody involved in football in Devon, regardless of their role, will be fundamental in helping us achieve our goal of a successful strategy. Let’s work together to make it become reality.
to view our strategy, click here
The Devon County FA Board of Directors are required to direct the business affairs of the Association and to determine the vision and strategy, plans, policies and financial investment required to achieve the Association’s aims. As such, individually and collectively, the directors are accountable to the Membership.
The number of directors shall be subject to a maximum of 12 with no less than one third of the directors from time to time shall be independent. The number of Council elected directors shall not exceed one third of the directors holding office.
The Devon FA Board meet monthly either in person or online.MEET THE DEVON FA BOARD FOR 2022/23 HERE
There are 16 Devon FA paid executives who work across two internal departments, Football Development and Football Services. The staff help to drive the organisation's corporate strategy and operational plan, focusing on all areas of the game including, but not limited to, football development including, youth, adult, male and female, discipline, sanctions & regulations, safeguarding, coach and referee development and facility improvement.MEET THE DEVON FA STAFF HERE
Devon County FA is a membership organisation and the Council represents the views of our members. Membership is comprised of our leagues and clubs, with all leagues in the County represented on the Council.
Purpose of Devon County FA Council:
• To debate issues and reflect the views of the members you are representing.
• To support football within Devon.
• To make decisions on recommendations put forward by the Committees for the benefit of the game.
• To positively represent DCFA at all times and highlight the work being undertaken.
• To provide clear feedback on decisions made to those you represent.
For information about the Devon County FA Council, contact the Chair Dave Parish via email - David.Parish@devonfa.com
dcfa articles - adopted january 2023