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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Barnstaple Town 0-2 Hereford FC: Southern League match report

HEREFORD FC proved today what everybody already knew – they are the team to beat in the Evo-Stik League Southern. Both on and off the pitch they showed their stay in Division One South and West is very likely to be a short one, bringing force both in fan numbers and player performance to leave Barnstaple Town with a 2-0 win. All over the pitch the Bulls looked every bit the team expected to charge through the non-League pyramid since forming in 2014. Last season, it was almost...

Barnstaple Town 0-2 Hereford FC: Southern League match report

PICTURES: Barnstaple Town 0-2 Hereford FC in the Southern League

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PICTURES: Barnstaple Town 0-2 Hereford FC in the Southern League

Bideford lose 2-0 to Evesham United in the Southern League

BIDEFORD'S unbeaten run was ended by 10-man Evesham United this afternoon. After four games without defeat in Evo-Stik League Southern and the FA Cup, the Robins lost 2-0 in Worcestershire. The three points lifted Evesham above their visitors in the Division One South and West table, with Bideford dropping into the bottom half. Both teams went close to opening the scoring in heavy rain at the start of the match. Goalkeeper Josh Colwill was equal to everything Evesham threw at him,...

Bideford lose 2-0 to Evesham United in the Southern League

Barnstaple Town v Hereford FC: Southern League match preview

When and where One of the biggest games of Barnstaple Town's recent history will take place at a packed Mill Road tomorrow (3pm). The opponents Arguably one of the biggest sides in non-League football, Hereford FC. They are steeped in history – having beaten Newcastle United 2-1 in the FA Cup in 1972 – and are well supported wherever they go. The Bulls were wound up in 2014, but reformed a year later and have gone from strength to strength since – storming to...

Barnstaple Town v Hereford FC: Southern League match preview

Evesham United v Bideford: Southern League match preview

When and whereBideford make the long trip up to Worcestershire tomorrow to play Evesham United at the Spires and Hartwell Jubilee Stadium. The opponents Evesham are Southern League stalwarts. They won promotion to the Premier Division in 2004-05 but were relegated after just one season back down to Division One South and West. Evesham were pipped to the play-offs by just a place and two points by Winchester City last season, but have made an inconsistent start this time around. They...

Evesham United v Bideford: Southern League match preview

Danny Seaborne leaves Indian football club Mohun Bagan to join...

NORTH Devon footballer Danny Seaborne has left Indian club Mohun Bagan – less than a month after joining them. The defender, from Chilsworthy, near Holsworthy, flew out to join the I-League club on on August 6, but due to personal reasons is back in Britain. Formerly of Scottish Premiership side Partick Thistle, Seaborne has signed a one-year deal with rivals Hamilton. Seaborne, 29, spent two seasons with Partick before rejecting a contract extension and heading over to India. The...

Danny Seaborne leaves Indian football club Mohun Bagan to join...

Sean Joyce says Matt Andrew's red card was the catalyst for...

MATT Andrew's red card was the turning point for Bideford to come from behind and beat Bodmin Town last night. That was the view of manager Sean Joyce, whose side came from 1-0 down in the FA Cup preliminary round replay to win 2-1 and book a first round qualifying date with AFC Portchester. Bodmin were reduced to 10 men – as they were in the 1-1 draw at the Sports Ground – in the first-half when former Robin Nick Milton picked up two yellow cards. Jake Ash headed the Peninsula...

Sean Joyce says Matt Andrew's red card was the catalyst for...

Manager Barry Yeo wants fans out in force for Barnstaple Town's...

BARRY Yeo has called on the town to get behind his Barnstaple side as they prepare for the visit of non-League giants Hereford FC. With Hereford expected to bring upwards of 500 fans to North Devon for Saturday's fixture, Yeo hopes the Barum faithful can help that attendance reach close to 800. The target is a realistic one, with crowd numbers in the mid to high 200s for Barnstaple this season, and more sure to be attracted by the Bulls. Yeo, who will celebrate his 150th game in charge of...

Manager Barry Yeo wants fans out in force for Barnstaple Town's...