North Area Football

Photo: Rob BatesWelcome to the website for the North Area of Devon. This site is run by Rob Bates who is a Devon FA Councillor for the North Area. The aim of the site is to try and provide a one stop resource for all things to do with football in the North Area. Devon FA LogoIf you wish to submit information or articles for the site please contact us.

Your North Area Representatives on the Devon FA are below, their contact details can be found in the Devon FA Handbook:

Vice President & Life Member
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Life Members
Bill Smale
Ron Ackland
FA Member Club Representative
Bideford FC - Chris Leather
Area Representatives
Tony Alcock
Robert Bates
Tony Cloak
Dave Parish
Mick Tattersall
League Council Member Representatives
Kingsley League - Alan Bewes
North Devon Gazette Football League - Brian Fishleigh
S1 Sports North Devon Youth League - Gina Maynard
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North Devon Pitches

There are currently pitches free at Rock Park so if your pitch is out of action these might still be playable. The clubs who are allocated at a pitch for the season have priority for bookings but if the pitch is not being used and is fit for play the contact details are below:

Rock Park
Contact: Tony Cloak 07854 119477

Tews Lane Pitches
Contact: Parish Clerk
Fremington Parish Council
01271 321063 (between 9am & 1pm Monday to Friday) or by e-mailing
clerk@fremingtonparishcouncil.gov.uk

Please note: If you wish to train on any of these pitches you still need to pay a hire fee.

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North Area News

August 16, 2016: Independent Cups Information

Torridge Cup
Entries must be received by September 4th. Please contact Scott Hill on scotthill1224@gmail.com for further details or an entry form.

Westward Ho! Cup and Braunton Challenge Cup
If you would like an entry form for either of these competitions please email or phone Fred - melvinsaunders1950@btinternet.com - 01271 377582 closing date is 31 August.

July 02, 2016: North Area Stars Honoured

With the Devon FA AGM being held in Barnstaple, it was only fitting that the six nominees for the Long Service Awards came from the North Devon area.

Alan Stevens (Barnstaple Ammies), Dave Langford (Hartland), Michael Brennan (Appledore), Gina Maynard (SAS), Ian Hart (Referee) and Peter Evans (Coaching & League Administration) were the worthy recipients due to their respective long and tireless dedication to volunteering. The picture below shows them along with other winners from the County. Barnstaple Ability Counts FC were the nomination for the North Area Charlesworthy Trophy, unfortunately no one from the club could be there to receive a cheque for £250, certificate and the Kivell Cup.
2016 Devon FA AGM Long Service Awards

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Diary Dates

12 August - Albert Beer Memorial Shield
Torridgeside 0-5 Braunton
20 August - North Devon Gazette League
Fixtures start

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Statistics not important for Barry Yeo as Barnstaple Town aim for...

BARRY Yeo is taking no notice of statistics in Barnstaple Town's bid to secure Southern League survival. In four of the last five Division One South and West seasons, 29 points have been enough to stave off relegation. Barum reached that tally on Saturday, with 12 games still to play, by putting in a stellar performance to beat play-off chasing North Leigh 3-1. But Yeo does not want Town to take their foot off the gas. "Mine and (assistant manager) Karl Baggaley's job is to make...

Statistics not important for Barry Yeo as Barnstaple Town aim for...

Sean Joyce praises Bideford's fighting spirit in turning Southern...

MANAGER Sean Joyce believes Bideford's fighting spirit has helped turn their season around. An inconsistent start in Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South and West seemingly had Bideford on course for a mid-table finish following relegation from the Premier Divison. But their form in 2017 has been that of a play-off outfit, with just one defeat in seven league games. Despite the upturn, the Robins are 10 points adrift of the top five, but Joyce has been pleased to see his side push...

Sean Joyce praises Bideford's fighting spirit in turning Southern...

Peninsula League round-up: Torridgeside edged out, Appledore hit...

APPLEDORE racked up their biggest victory in recent history to move fifth in Division One East. Six goals in the first 25 minutes set up a 9-1 home thrashing of Liverton United. Liverton will be sick of the sight of North Devon, having been beaten 7-0 at Torridgeside three weeks ago. "It was a great start," said Appledore manager Keith Shapland. "It's difficult to keep that pace going throughout 90 minutes, but we were very happy with the result. "Liverton weren't the...

Peninsula League round-up: Torridgeside edged out, Appledore hit...

Tiverton Town beat Bideford in Devon St Luke's Cup quarter-final

BIDEFORD bowed out the Devon St Luke's Cup tonight at Tiverton Town. The Robins went into their quarter-final tie with rivals Tiverton on the back of a six-game unbeaten league run, but couldn't turn that into cup form as they were beaten 3-1. After beating Torquay United 3-1 back in September to reach the last eight, this clash finally got the go-ahead following a series of postponements. Tiverton, who sit second in Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South and West, went into half-time...

Tiverton Town beat Bideford in Devon St Luke's Cup quarter-final

Manager Barry Yeo hails 'one of the best' Barnstaple Town...

MANAGER Barry Yeo hailed one of Barnstaple Town's best performances of the season as they beat North Leigh. Ryan Turner's brace helped Barum get back to winning ways in Evo-Stik League Southern against their play-off chasing opponents. A first-half double from top scorer Turner, along with an excellent late strike from Jack Jenkins secured the 3-1 triumph at Mill Road. The victory moved Barnstaple up a place to 16th in Division One South and West and 16 points clear of the relegation...

Manager Barry Yeo hails 'one of the best' Barnstaple Town...

Bideford manager Sean Joyce pleased with 'professional' victory...

BIDEFORD's impressive win at Shortwood United came courtesy of "the only bit of quality in the game". Victory at Shortwood made it three Evo-Stik League Southern triumphs in a row for the first time this season for Bideford. They had to come from behind to do it though, with two goals in four second-half minutes from Chris McGrath and Billy Tucker securing the win. And manager Sean Joyce was particular pleased with Tucker's finish. On a difficult pitch, Ben Watson threaded a fine...

Bideford manager Sean Joyce pleased with 'professional' victory...

Bideford top of Devon Women's Premier Division after Exeter...

BIDEFORD moved top of the Devon Women's League Premier Division for the first time this season. The Robins knew a home victory over Exeter University would keep their charge alive, and they did just that, dispatching their opponents 9-0. It was a positive start from the home side and they took the lead early on through a Beau Dennis free-kick from just outside the area. Good interplay between Lucy Clements and Dennis allowed player of the match Emma Stoneman to tap in number two, before...

Bideford top of Devon Women's Premier Division after Exeter...

Barnstaple Town submit planning application to improve Mill Road...

BARNSTAPLE Town have submitted a planning application to improve Mill Road. The club has outlined plans to demolish the existing stand on the south side of the pitch – behind the dugouts – in order to bring the ground up to FA requirements for the Southern League. Three 50-seater stands will be put up in its place if proposals are given the go-ahead. The dugouts will remain as they are. Mill Road "The existing stand is a sizeable and solid structure but is old and...

Barnstaple Town submit planning application to improve Mill Road...