THE Jolly's Cornwall Combination League held its management committee meeting last Thursday, followed by the AGM, with all clubs represented, writes Paul Smith.
At the committee meeting, clubs were asked if they could afford to be so lax with their paperwork as a total £240 of fines were handed to clubs for late or incorrect team sheets.
Several clubs were fined for not notifying results to the fixtures secretary and £137 of fines were meted out to clubs for not having qualified assistant referees. On that point clubs were told to inform the league by early August who their qualified assistant referees will be for next season and that players will only be registered if clubs use the style new registration forms. Everything else will be ignored.
The league then went onto its AGM.
After a minute's silence for those in the footballing family who had passed away during the year, the most important event of the night was a plea by Holman SC for the clubs to pass a vote to increase the number of teams in the league back from 19 to 20. This would prevent them joining Penzance in the Trelawny League next season. By a majority of 13-6 it was agreed, so along with newly promoted clubs Goonhavern Athletic and Ludgvan, Holmans will again be playing senior football next season.
Penzance secretary John Mead was made a Life Member of the league for all his hard work over the years and this was greeted with a chorus of approval.
Over the past season the league were told that income over expenditure showed a healthy £700 profit after a loss of just under £1,000 the previous season, perhaps helped by the £1,700 of fines the clubs had to pay.
There were 937 registered players, a decrease of 123 on the previous season.
St Just boss Steve Curnow will manage the league's representative side, assisted by Martyn Kimmins of St Agnes. Unfortunately the team didn't have a game last season but it is hoped that matches against the ECPL, SWPL Division One West and Naval Air Command could be organised during the new campaign.
Finally the trophies and shields were handed out, including a new award, the Nigel Jolly Trophy (presented to the league for 25 continuous years of sponsorship by Jolly's) for the top goal scorer. This went to Dominic Pullen (Illogan).
It was also announced there would be a new Respect Trophy, donated by league chairman Vidal James, which will be won by the team who had the fewest red and yellow cards next season.
Sporting trophy: Winners: Penryn; runners-up: Penzance; third: Mullion.
Trembath Shield (best referee): Paul Windle (St Just).
Assistant referees award: Steve Searle (St Day).
Fred Malone Cup (team apart from the champions to score most goals): Falmouth Athletic.
Nigel Jolly Trophy (top goalscorer): Dominic Pullen (Illogan).
The League Cup draw was made (see below). Dates will be sent to clubs with the other fixtures in the near future after it was decided that the season would start on Saturday August 18. Maximum admission prices will remain at £2 (adults) and £1 (OAPs/concessions).
League Cup preliminary round draw: Pendeen v Newquay, St Just v St Agnes, Goonhavern v Hayle, Wendron v Ludgvan.
First round: Penryn v Pendeen/Newquay, Falmouth Athletic v Perranwell, Culdrose v Mullion, Illogan v Wendron/Ludgvan, Falmouth Town v Holmans, Troon v Goonhavern/Hayle, St Ives v Porthleven and St Day v St Just/St Agnes.
HAYLE have confirmed that chairman Shaun Barber would not be standing for re-election at last night's AGM.
A statement issued by the club said: "All at Hayle FC would like to thank Shaun for his efforts whilst in charge, from re-building the changing rooms after the arson attack, to his support at away fixtures and his work behind the bar on match days. We wish him well in his future endeavours."
Hayle commence pre-season training at 7pm tonight, June 28 at Trevassack Park.
Sessions continue on Tuesday and Thursdays, with beach sessions at Gwithian arranged for the first two Thursdays in July.
The club currently has four men's sides which range from SWPL Division One West through to the Trelawny League.
First team manager Anthony Reynolds said: "With an enthusiastic set of managers and wide range skills set including a UEFA B coach, the club are confident that pre-season will be as successful as previous years.
"We are very proud of the facilities and the boast one of the best playing surfaces in Cornwall, so we would delighted to welcome old and new players to join us."
Anyone interested in playing for Hayle this season are welcome to contact Anthony Reynolds 07894279866 or Mark Fenton 07896979516, or visit the website www.hayle.co.uk for details.
MOUSEHOLE commence pre-season training on Wednesday July 4, from 7pm-9pm. All players past and present are welcome.
The club run three teams, the first team compete in Division One West of the Carlsberg South West Peninsula League, with the reserves and third team competing in the Trelawny League Premier Division and Division Three respectively.
For details contact Darren Woodard 07711 899 577 or James Prisk 07790 188 971.
ST IVES TOWN are looking for home or away friendlies. If any team is interested contact manager Sky Allen on 07969 241 946.
LUDGVAN reserves pre-season training takes place on Tuesday evenings, 6.15pm at the ground. All players old and new welcome.
The team are seeking friendlies in July and August (away only). Contact John on 07944 575 849 for details.
PENDEEN ROVERS commence pre-season training at the ground on Tuesday July 3 (6.30pm). New players welcome. The club have teams in the Combination and Trelawny Leagues.