Pass It On Down

Dobwalls v Perranporth, Cornwall Senior Cup 3rd round

Sometimes it’s the solid markers of success and security, the bricks and mortar, that mean more to a grassroots football club than the end-of-season points tally or the thrill of a cup run. For Andy Walker, groundsman, treasurer and ‘doer of a multitude of other things’ at Dobwalls FC, the highlight of over Continue reading “Pass It On Down”

Bring The Boys Home

Threemilestone v Hayle, Trelawny League Division 1

 

As places to play football go, Boscawen Park in Truro is not too shabby. The pitches are reached via a walk passing through the park’s tidy flower beds and kids’ playground. To the east are tree-lined hills and to the west the tidal mudflats of the Truro River. The southern edge of the park, where the river Continue reading “Bring The Boys Home”

The Modern Age

Grampound v North Hill, Duchy League Division 1

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In a global, digital age it’s frustrating that so many grassroots clubs don’t seem bothered to engage with a wider world beyond their immediate community. Some make a go of it, but the web’s littered with the long-dead websites and social media pages of Cornish clubs. They start enthusiastically, with a flurry of Continue reading “The Modern Age”