The Brunel Cup
For the last two years or so we have been trying hard to keep County Representative football alive and thanks to our Management, Council and our friends in Cornwall, we are pleased to say that Rep Football is back.
In February and March 2022 Devon will take on Cornwall in six representative team matches in adult and youth football with the overall winner claiming The Brunel Cup and bragging rights across the Tamar.
Devon Women v Cornwall Women – At Devon FA HQ on Friday 25th February 7:30pm Kick Off
Cornwall Girls U16 v Devon Girls U16 – At Newquay AFC on Saturday 12th March 12:00pm Kick Off
Cornwall Girls U18 v Devon Girls U18 – At Newquay AFC on Saturday 12th March 2:30pm Kick Off
Cornwall Men v Devon Men – At St Blazey AFC on Tuesday 15th March 7:30pm Kick Off
Devon Boys U16 v Cornwall Boys U16 – At Devon FA HQ on Sunday 20th March 12pm Kick Off
Devon Boys U18 v Cornwall Boys U18 – At Devon FA HQ on Sunday 20th March 2:30pm Kick Off
Each game will have a winner, so if a match is level at 90 minutes it will go to penalties, if each County wins 3 games then Goal difference across the 6 matches (not including penalties) will determine the winner.
The Devon FA Management
Women’s Senior – Roger Bonaparte
Girls U16 and U18 – Matthew Hodgson and Dave Leonard
Men’s Senior – Peter Buckingham
Boys U16 and U18 – Jason Rainey & Neil Saunders
We will struggle to hold trials for the squads but the management of the respective sides have a wealth of knowledge and will be out watching teams, attending games and training sessions along with years of experience and we will be contacting players who we would like to represent the County, details of the games, travel etc will be communicated at the time.
Eligibility Criteria – Players must be born in, live in or be registered to a team in Devon to play for any of our teams.
Players for the Men’s Senior Side will be selected from players playing at Step 5 (Western League) and below
Players for The Women’s Senior Side will be selected from players playing at South West Women’s League and below
Players for the U16 and U18 Boys side are any players who are not contracted to a professional academy and meet the age criteria
Players for the U16 and U18 Girls side are any players who are not contracted to a professional academy and meet the age criteria
Details on the final squads, and further information regarding the fixtures will follow in due course.
Paul Morrison commented: "This is really encouraging to have our Representative teams competing for the Brunel Cup. We keep our fingers crossed that we can also arrange further fixtures against other County FA’s".