Welcome Two New Members to Devon FA Council

Neil Anthony & Duncan Hedges

Last month, Devon County FA were on the lookout for new two Council Members to take up the vacant roles in the East & West area of Devon.

We can confirm the two vacant Council positions have been awarded.

The East area vacancy has been presented to Neil Anthony, who resides in Sidmouth and is the current Secretary of the Devon & Exeter Football League.

After hearing of the news Neil said; “My knowledge of football in the East Devon area can be an asset within my election onto the DCFA.”

Having been involved with local football since making his first appearance in the Exeter & District Premier Division at the age of 15 in 1970. Neil also played well over 200 games in the Western League with Exeter City, Bideford, Ilminster Town and Ottery St Mary, as well as local with Sidmouth Town.

Neil was Club Secretary at Sidmouth for over 20 years, he’s been the Competitions Secretary of the Morrison Bell, Grandisson and Golesworth Cups since 2000 and this season just been appointed the General Secretary of the Devon and Exeter Football League.

And, the West area position has been given to Duncan Hedges. Duncan lives in Plymouth and is involved with Hedges Football Club.

Duncan said; “To win the ballot to become a Devon County FA Councillor for the West Devon Area was a bit of a surprised.  I can now look forward to the challenges ahead. 

“More so in the next 12 to 18 months with the restructuring of the pyramid system which is due to start next season.  May I also take this opportunity to thanks the clubs who voted for me.”

Paul Morrison, CEO of Devon FA, has declared “they will play their part in improving football in Devon” and he is certain they’ll “receive a warm welcome from everyone”.

For any information on Devon FA Council you can contact our CEO at Devon FA, Paul Morrison, by emailing