Celebration of Football Evening

On Friday 22nd July 2022, Devon FA will be hosting a Celebration of Football Evening at Coach Road.

The event is being held as a celebration and thank you to Bernard Leach, our former County Chairman, Dennis Smith our former Leader of Council, to their service to the County and football in Devon, as well as celebrating the success of all of our representative teams in their journey to Brunel Cup Victory.

The event will start at 7pm, with a festival of football, with the Girls, Boys, and Women’s rep teams all participating in inter-squad friendly fixtures, in a small-sided format.

Alongside the rep teams, we will also have a walking football friendly fixture taking place.

Following the festival of football, we will be hosting a Veterans match which will kick off at 8:15pm, between South Devon League & Ipplepen Veterans and SB Frankfort Veterans. South Devon League & Ipplepen's team will be made up of players linked to Dennis Smith, and SB Frankfort’s team will be made up of players linked to Bernard Leach! #TeamDennis vs #TeamBernard

The event will be free admission for all.

The Corner Flag Bar will be open throughout the evening, serving food and drink.

Our representative teams will have the opportunity to have their photograph with the Brunel Cup during the evening, and we will also be presenting a player from each team with a Player of the Match award from their fixture against Cornwall.

We are looking forward to celebrating the success of our rep team players and management staff, along with thanking Bernard and Dennis for their many years of fantastic service to the County.

Format of the evening

7pm – 8pm:

  • Under 16 Girls vs Under 18 Girls Friendly (small-sided)
  • Under 16 Boys vs Under 18 Boys Friendly (small-sided)
  • Women’s Representative Team Inter-Squad Friendly (small-sided)
  • Walking Football - Ipplepen Athletic vs SB Frankfort

(Each event will take place on a quarter of the pitch at Coach Road)

8:15pm – 9:30pm:

  • Veterans - South Devon League & Ipplepen Veterans vs SB Frankfort Veterans (11 vs 11)

Are you #TeamDennis or #TeamBernard ?

If you have any queries regarding this event, please email - info@devonfa.com or call 01626 332077.