Details and reminder about fridays AGM at America Hall
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
FRIDAY JUNE 24TH 7pm start
The League returns to its spiritual AGM home at America Hall Pinhoe for the first time in four years this friday June 24th and clubs are reminded they are obliged to attend or be fined. All clubs have been issued with the Agenda and are asked to familiarise themselves with the details in advance.
The constitution of the League will be confirmed at the AGM together with the election of officers and new clubs/teams, together with rule changes and other such items.
Our sponsors this coming season will still be Stitch2print and their officials will be at the meeting to confirm their interest and provide all clubs with a “goody bag”.
The League have received applications from several new teams but have also waved goodbye to several others. Beer Albion and Thorverton have been accepted into the Devon League, but Clyst Valley have returned. We have also lost Axminster Town Res, Exeter Panthers, Falcons and Kenn Valley United but Axmouth United and Budleigh Salterton Res are on the way back with reserve teams from Farway United, Lympstone, Ottery St Mary and St Martins.
Exeter Royals are also a new team with most of their players having played for Exeter Panthers last season, but are hoping to stage their matches at a different ground.
The Phoenix Club from Uffculme have also put forward an application. They are a group of young players new to adult football and hope to play at Magelake.
However there is also an interesting application from Teign Village FC who are switching over from the South Devon League because they would like a new challenge. Just a mere 99 years ago in 1923 the Quarrymen as they are known joined the East Devon & Victory League after three years in the South Devon League and finished a creditable first season in fifth place. They were also runners up in the Plummer cup that season losing 1-0 to the Friars from Exeter in the cup final played in front of a big crowd. at Chudleigh.
Teign Village finished 5th again in the next two seasons and also ran a Reserve team with us in the 1925/26 season. Teign Village ended the 1926/27 season next to bottom, but then in 1927/1928 their fifth season with us they finished fourth before merging or changing their name to Hennock & Teign Village for one season.
Operating with their dual name the club finished 4th in Junior 1 West, then in 1929/1930 as just Hennock they finished 6th, and then 8th in 1930/31 their final season with us.
So 90 years on, Teign Village who were reformed in 1920 but can boast a team going back around 110 years ago when they were members of the Torquay & District League. However they have spent most of that time as members of the South Devon Football League but we are delighted to welcome them considering a return to this part of sunny Devon.
Finally the League would welcome a few more Management Committee members especially from the Exeter area. Meetings are held monthly at Topsham Football club for a few hours. Clubs have been contacted by the League secretary Neil Anthony on this and how to put any names forward.
Monday 20th June 2022