Devon FA can confirm that we have received 39 applications for the 32 spaces that are available for the new Devon County Step 7 League. This list of 39 clubs includes two clubs who are on standby, should we go below the 32 required for the two divisions in the new league.
Several of the clubs who have applied will now have a visit from our Ground Grading team to inspect their ground and confirm that they meet the criteria required for Step 7 football. Following these visits, we shall have a further list of updated applicants in early April.
The new league committee which is made up of volunteers from across the County have kindly committed to supporting the new Devon County Step 7 League.
List of League Committee Members:
Chairman - David Graham
Vice-Chairman - Dave Baskwill
League Secretary - Neil Anthony
Treasurer - David Richardson
Registrations Secretary - Lorraine Duke
Fixtures Secretary - Chris Cole
Ground Grading - Mike Norman
Referee Support - Keith Greenleaf
Charter Standard - Dave Loder
Current Step 6/7 Clubs who have applied for new Step 7 League: Alphington, Bere Alston United, Liverton United, Plymstock United, St Martins, Teignmouth, University of Exeter, Waldon Athletic, Plymouth Argyle Reserves.
Current Devon & Exeter Football League clubs who have applied for new Step 7 League: Clyst Valley, Topsham Cronies, Exmouth Town Reserves, Exwick Villa, Feniton, Heavitree United, Newtown, Witheridge, Kentisbeare, Ottery St Mary.
Current North Devon Football League clubs who have applied for new Step 7 League: Braunton, Fremington, Torrington.
Current Plymouth & West Devon Football League clubs who have applied for new Step 7 League: Lakeside Athletic, Plympton Athletic.
Current South Devon Football League clubs who have applied for new Step 7 League: Ashburton, Brixham AFC Reserves, Buckland Athletic Reserves, Chudleigh Athletic, Dartmouth, Kingsteignton Athletic, Paignton Villa, Roselands, Totnes & Dartington, Watcombe Wanderers, Bovey Tracey Reserves, Newton Abbot 66, Paignton Saints, Ipplepen Athletic.
East Cornwall League & Others: Tavistock AFC Reserves
Standby Applications: Kingskerswell & Cheslton, Chaddlewood Miners Old Boys.
The league will be split into two divisions, a North/East division, made up of teams predominantly from the North and East of the County. And a South/West division, made up of teams predominantly from the South and West of the County.