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 Bishop's Cleeve: Five things learnt from the...

1. The drought goes onBarnstaple Town are just seven minutes away from six hours without a goal on their own patch.Saturday's latest blank came in their 2-0 reverse to Bishop's Cleeve and means they haven't scored a goal at Mill Road since Ryan Turner netted in the 1-0 win against Paulton Rovers on August 16.Five games (Hereford, Merthyr Town, Shortwood United, Willand Rovers and Bishop's Cleeve) and 593 minutes have passed since that strike. 2. But it's not for the want of tryingIt would be a...

Barnstaple Town 0-2 Bishop's Cleeve: Five things learnt from the...

North Devon League round-up: League cups take centre stage

THE North Devon League cups took centre stage this weekend. With Torridgeside promoted to the Peninsula League last season, there will be a new name on the Brayford Cup. The Premier Division big-hitters all made it through. Braunton – who were denied a spot in last season's final due to fielding an ineligible player – eased into the second round with a 7-2 victory at Fremington. Chris Roberts netted a hat-trick, Sam Box got two and Adam Baxter and Ross Jones scored the...

North Devon League round-up: League cups take centre stage

PICTURES: Fremington 2-7 Braunton in the North Devon League...

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PICTURES: Fremington 2-7 Braunton in the North Devon League...

Barnstaple Town 0-2 Bishop's Cleeve: Southern League match report

MILL Road isn't the fortress it once was for Barnstaple Town.Hardly a point was dropped on their own turf as back-to-back promotions saw them up to Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South and West.But today's 2-0 home loss to Bishop's Cleeve means they have only won once in North Devon since the start of the season.It is clear Southern League football is a far cry from that in the Western League, the standard is significantly higher, but Barnstaple would have been targeting a team who had...

Barnstaple Town 0-2 Bishop's Cleeve: Southern League match report

PICTURES: Barnstaple Town 0-2 Bishop's Cleeve in the Southern...

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PICTURES: Barnstaple Town 0-2 Bishop's Cleeve in the Southern...

Bideford beaten at Didcot Town in the Southern League

BIDEFORD threw away a two-goal lead as they were beaten at Didcot Town today.Having slowly, but surely, been picking up their form in Evo-Stik League Division One South and West, the Robins would have been confident of stretching their unbeaten run to four when they found themselves 2-0 up inside 16 minutes.But Didcot – who had only scored five at home prior to today – hit four unanswered strikes to sink the visitors and claim a 4-2 win.It was the sending off of new signing Kai...

Bideford beaten at Didcot Town in the Southern League

Barnstaple Town v Bishop's Cleeve: Southern League preview

When and where Barnstaple are on their own turf again on Saturday, welcoming Bishop's Cleeve to Mill Road (3pm). The opponents The Mitres have been in Division One South and West since 2008 but have never threatened the top spots. Last season's 12th-placed finish was a significant improvement on previous years. In 2014-15 they finished 21st but survived relegation due to Sholing resigning and Clevedon Town failing a ground grading. The same thing had happened in 2012-13 when they...

Barnstaple Town v Bishop's Cleeve: Southern League preview

Didcot Town v Bideford: Southern League preview

When and where Bideford are on the road tomorrow as they travel to Didcot Town (3pm). The opponents Hovering just two points above the drop zone, Didcot have six points from their opening eight games. The Railwaymen, who won the FA Vase in 2005, were relegated from the Premier Division in 2011 and have been in Division One since. Didcot, based in Oxfordshire, have just one win so far this season and have lost back-to-back games. They have not won in five in all competitions and, bar...

Didcot Town v Bideford: Southern League preview