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

North Devon Referees

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Barnstaple Town manager Barry Yeo pleased to take a point from...

BARNSTAPLE Town manager Barry Yeo regarded their draw with AFC Totton as a valuable point gained rather than two dropped. Scott Sharp's first Evo-Stik League Southern goal earned Barum a 1-1 draw at their fellow strugglers on Saturday. Fourth-from-bottom Barnstaple knew a defeat would really drag them into the Division One South and West relegation mire. But Sharp's header 15 minutes from time meant they stayed above Totton in the table and moved 11 points clear of the drop...

Barnstaple Town manager Barry Yeo pleased to take a point from...

Carlsberg South West Peninsula League: Torridgeside produce...

PURE hard graft helped Torridgeside produce one of the comebacks of the season against Division One East leaders Stoke Gabriel. Trailing the division's top side 4-1 in the second half, Tside fought back in fine style to take an impressive 5-4 victory. That was led by a Harry Stevens hat-trick and singles from Jamie Bright and Neil Bettiss. After five defeats in their previous six league games, Torridgeside manager Barry Paine was pleased to get back on the winning trail. "We have...

Carlsberg South West Peninsula League: Torridgeside produce...

Carlsberg South West Peninsula League: Holsworthy heavily beaten...

HOLSWORTHY failed to score for the fourth game running as they slipped to another Division One West defeat. It is the first time since 2012 that the Magpies have not found the net in four successive games as they went down 5-0 at high-flying Penryn Athletic. Holsworthy had only failed to find the net four times in their previous 22 outings – a tally they have now doubled in less than a month. Manager Liam Dart highlighted the absence of summer signing and top scorer Tudor Placinta as...

Carlsberg South West Peninsula League: Holsworthy heavily beaten...

Carlsberg South West Peninsula League: Appledore's unbeaten...

AN uncharacteristic performance from Appledore saw them beaten at home for the first time since August. Having not lost in their last eight Division One East games, Appledore had closed the gap at the top of the table – but lost ground following their 5-3 defeat by Sidmouth Town. The Fishermen still have games in hand on the teams above them and would go level top if they won those matches. However, manager Keith Shapland was disappointed with the mistakes that led to just a second...

Carlsberg South West Peninsula League: Appledore's unbeaten...

Bideford grind out 'massive' three points against Slimbridge in...

BIDEFORD showed a different side of their game to take their first three points of 2017. Despite one defeat and a draw since the turn of the year in Evo-Stik League Southern, the Robins would have fancied their chances of beating out-of-form Slimbridge at the Sports Ground on Saturday. They did just that – but the 1-0 victory was far from comfortable. "We ground it out," said manager Sean Joyce. "I couldn't see them scoring and thought we would go on and get two or...

Bideford grind out 'massive' three points against Slimbridge in...

Devon Women's League: Bideford continue winning streak,...

A LAST-minute strike from Rohana Little kept Bideford second in the Devon Women's League Premier Division. The Robins welcomed third-placed Tavistock to the Sports Ground, knowing defeat would see them slip below their opponents. But the hosts were patient and it paid dividends with 30 seconds remaining when Little scored to secure a 1-0 victory. Bideford started the brighter of the two but missed chances when they came their way. At the other end, player of the match Ria Penfold was alert...

Devon Women's League: Bideford continue winning streak,...

North Devon League round-up: Braunton's long unbeaten run comes...

PREMIER DIVISION BRAUNTON'S long unbeaten North Devon League run came to a crashing halt as they were beaten by Boca Seniors. Undefeated Boca extended their lead at the top of the Premier Division to 11 points with a 5-0 victory over a Braunton side who had won their previous 37 league games. That run stretched back to the start of last season, when Boca beat Braunton on the opening day of the campaign. It was the same story this time, with Craig Sandle netting a hat-trick and Danny...

North Devon League round-up: Braunton's long unbeaten run comes...

PICTURES: Boca Seniors 5-0 Braunton in the North Devon League

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PICTURES: Boca Seniors 5-0 Braunton in the North Devon League