Devon County Cups 2020-21

Below is the proposed structure for Devon County Cups for the 2020-21 season.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Devon County Cups will run slightly different than normal for the 2020-21 season.

Following the government's new lockdown restrictions and the suspension of football for the month of November, we have taken the decision to extend club's deadline to enter and withdraw the County Cup until Monday 30th November.

In the past few weeks we have asked every club across Devon how they would like County Cups structured this season. We thank all clubs that took time to respond to the survey.

Below is a timeline of stages the County FA will be working to in preparation for the 1st Round of games in January 2021:

  • 30th November – deadline for clubs to enter or withdraw from cup competition
  • W/C 7th December – LIVE cup draws on Facebook for 1st Round games. Fixtures to be regionalised as much as possible.
  • January 2021 – 1st Round of Games to be played
  • May/June 2021 – Cup Finals to be played at Coach Road’s 3G Facility

Below are a list of entrants that we currently have for each cup competition.

Teams can STILL enter the cup for FREE from now until 30th November by emailing - info@devonfa.com

If teams want to withdraw from the cup, they MUST email - info@devonfa.com

*Please note, this list will change as teams withdraw/enter the competition, and will be updated on a regular basis*


Please note:

  1. 1 x cup entry per adult club
  2. 1 x cup entry per youth age group

Below are the survey results from clubs across the County:









Do you think Devon FA should run the County Cups for the 20/21 season?







Due to Covid19 and the late start to the 20/21 season, the number of entries to the County Cups will need to be limited to fit all the rounds in before the end of the season. Should the maximum number of entries into the County Cups for the 20/21 season be;

  • 32
  • 16


32 - 79.71%

16- 20.29%

To enable all the rounds to be completed before the end of the season, there will need to be a limit on the number of teams. Do you agree with the following; Adult Clubs will limited to one cup entry from their affiliated teams, and Youth Clubs will be limited to one cup entry per age group.




Despite team limits there may still be some cups that have more entries than the maximum capacity andsome Clubs will be disappointed and not be able to enter the cup. To make the entries as fair as possible, should we;

  • Have a random draw of all the clubs who have entered the cup
  • Have a pro rata area draw based on the number of entries to ensure that each area is represented in the draw






Should the first round of the 20/21 County Cups be played on a regional basis, i.e. south v south, west v west, where team entries allow. Please bear in mind that if there is an odd number of entries in a cup then one team may be drawn to play in another region.




When should Devon FA host the finals for the 20/21 County Cups?

  • April and May 2021
  • May and June 2021


APRIL/MAY – 35.51%

MAY/JUNE – 64.49%

And finally, when should Devon FA start the County Cups for the 20/21 season?

  • January 2021 with rounds played every month
  • April 2021 with condensed County Cup rounds, i.e. a round every 2 weeks


January 2021 – 84.06%


April 2021 – 15.94%