2018 FA Health Check

20th May 2018

Well done to all at St Agnes AFC for completing our Annual FA Charter Standard Health Check 2018/19 keeping St Agnes AFC an FA Charter Standard Community Club. In the word's of the FA in the accompanying letter: "Congratulations your club is among the country's best". St Agnes AFC is the only club in Cornwall to provide the diversity of football we have: including female, male, veterans, girl, boys, mixed and disability and we have fielded twenty eight (28) teams across this range this season from our tots to our vets making us one of the biggest clubs in Cornwall too! I am a very proud Club Chair and want to say a massive thank you to all the hard working volunteers who have made this happen not to mention our sponsors, supporters and players! Well done everyone!

Mandy Kimmins

Dis-Ability Winners!

20th May 2018

Congratulations to St Agnes AFC Dis-ability League Team who won the 2017/18 CDFL League Cup! What a fabulous group of amazing individuals, who have really enjoyed their first season as part of the St Agnes AFC Dis-ability Squad with our Championship team as well. We are all very, very proud of them. St Agnes AFC is very grateful to everyone who has supported the development of our Dis-ability Squad this season and anyone interested in sponsoring and supporting them for the 2018/19 Season is welcome to get in touch! The Squad will continue training throughout the Summer at Truro College from 11-12 noon (£2) and any players interested can just pop along and join in or get in touch for more details.

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Div 2 Winners!

20th May 2018

St Agnes AFC Bolster Veterans manager Steve James and player Brendon Curran are photographed being presented with the CVFL Div 2 Winners Trophy by Stuart Bell. Any players interested in joining the Bolster Veterans (aged 35 and over) for the 2018/19 season please get in touch.

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CWFL Winners!

20th May 2018

St Agnes AFC Ladies completed their 2017/18 Season with a 3-1 win away against a strong Mousehole Ladies yesterday. A tremendous season for the team standing 7 points clear at the top of the final table with Mousehole Ladies Runner's up. There was a nice touch at the start of the game as they were welcomed to the pitch with a guard of honour from the opposition. The team were officially crowned the 'back to back' CWFL Champions and presented with their trophies. A small selection of photos from the total 'spam' of celebrations attached and the faces say it all and just how much the ladies game matters! The team will take a couple of weeks break to enjoy that winning feeling before starting pre-season. Any ladies of any experience interested in joining St Agnes AFC Ladies and giving football a go are welcome to please get in touch!

Team photo from fixture v Mousehole; Members of St Agnes AFC Ladies celebrate League win; and St Agnes AFC Ladies joint Captains Jenna Borlase & Jodie Hood celebrate with CWFL Winners Trophy.

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Supp' Cup Finalists

20th May 2018

St Agnes AFC 1st team had an excellent day out yesterday as they had unexpectedly reached the final of the LWC Drinks Cornwall Combination League Supplementary Cup. Team breakfast was followed by the bus trip to Helston FC facing high flying Carharrack. The squad looked uber smart with club ties and was proudly featuring three 16 year olds playing in a men's final during their first season of adult football. St Agnes scored the opening goal against the run of play and had moments of taking the game to Carharrack. The final score was 5-2 to Carharrack. A great day out nontheless and more St Agnes AFC memories created! The first team still have four more home games to play all at home: Tue 22nd, Thur 24th, Sat 26th (3pm) and Wed 30th May. Do pop up to St Agnes AFC to support them finishing the season the Bar will be open!

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Dynamo's County Trophy!

13th May 2018

St Agnes AFC Dynamos Girls under 14's travelled to Helston FC yesterday who were great hosts for the Cornwall FA Girls County Cup Finals. They faced Charlestown under 14's girls in an entertaining match, which was a great advert for the progress of the girls game in Cornwall. St Agnes girls won the fixture 7-0 to bring home the 1st ever club female County Cup Trophy!

Any girls interested in playing football for the 2018/19 Season is welcome to contact the club (details via website 
www.stagnesafc.co.uk) we will be offering under 15's and younger age groups.

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U13's League Champions!

13th May 2018

Congratulations to St Agnes Under 13's KYFL who following their 1-0 win away v Goonhavern yesterday are League Champions.

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Ladies Win At Wadebridge

13th May 2018

St Agnes AFC Ladies went 1-0 down in the opening minutes of this Sunday's fixture away -v- Wadebridge. This spurred them on into action with four goals from Lexi Riley, three from Jodie Hood and one each from Laura-Beth Medcalfe and Debbie Duncan the final score 9-1 to a St Agnes.
With two matches left to finish the 2017/18 campaign St Agnes AFC Ladies will be planning their pre-season soon and any ladies of any level of experience interested in joining in will be very welcome!

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Vets Runners Up!

13th May 2018

With the Sunday League short of teams in their cups St Agnes AFC Bolster Veterans were invited to join in theWhite Hart Memorial Trophy: a competition held in memory of 4 lads who played a Sunday League fixture and died in an accident on the way home. Yesterday saw them play Par Inn in the Final of the competition with St Agnes AFC Bolster Veterans runners-up 2-3 in a closely contested fixture.

Anyone interested in playing for the St Agnes AFC Bolster Veterans for the 2018/19 Season please get in touch.

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Under 12 Girls Win!

12th May 2018

St Agnes AFC Dynamos Girls under 12's were at home today in their CGFL league fixture -v- St Agnes AFC Dynamos Girls under 12's! The game was won by St Agnes AFC Dynamos under 12's girls! 
A great turn out in numbers! Well done to all players and coaches. Any girls aged under 15's and below interested in playing girls football for the 2018/19 Season are welcome to join in.

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Under 14 Girls

6th May 2018

Photographed after this weekend's home league fixture members of St Agnes AFC Under 14's Dynamos Girls have clearly enjoyed a fun morning playing football. The squad have reached the final of the 2017/18 Season CCFA Under 14's Girls County Cup facing Charlestown (away at Helston next weekend): our first ever St Agnes AFC female County Cup Final! They will also represent Cornwall in the Regional Futsal Finals in Paignton on 27th May.

Girls football is a fabulous way for them to have fun, make new friends and belong to a team! New girls are always welcome to join St Agnes AFC Dynamos Girls who will be running everything from under 15's and below for the 2018/19 Season including our new St Agnes AFC SSE Wildcats Centre (5-11 years) and all girls are welcome!

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Under 18's Cup Win

6th May 2018

Congratulations to St Agnes AFC Under 18's and their manager Mark Norgate on a 5-2 win today at home -v- Torpoint in the semi-final of the CCFA Rathbone Cup! In the Final they will face Saltash under 18's who beat Truro in the other semi-final.

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Under 10 Girls

6th May 2018

St Agnes AFC Dynamos Girls under 10's were so excited yesterday following their best result of the season they simply didn't know what to do with themselves! Well done girls and coach Hailey! Any girls interested in playing football is welcome to come along to our new St Agnes AFC SSE Wildcats Centre for girls aged 5-11 years on Friday evenings at Truro College from 6-7pm £2. Join in, have fun and make new friends!

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FA People's Cup

29th April 2018

Members of the St Agnes AFC Dis-ability Squad celebrated their enjoyment and experience of the FA People's Cup 2018 at training this week. All players enjoyed snacks and drinks and were presented with a photo collage of the squads travels to Bristol for the Regional Finals. The players all received a special logo'd t-shirt as a memento. These have been generously sponsored and printed by Tremorvah Industries from Threemilestone.

Delightedly wearing his t-shirt player Will said "These are great I will wear it to football from now on. Bristol and the FA People's Cup was great". Player David went home from training proudly wearing his shirt with the biggest smile on his face! St Agnes AFC Chair Mandy Kimmins said "Thank you to Tremorvah Industries for sponsoring the wonderful t-shirts the players absolutely loved them. We are very proud of the squad and players so any opportunity to celebrate their achievements is brilliant".

St Agnes AFC Dis-ability Squad train on Saturday mornings at Truro College on the astro-pitch 11am -12noon and new players are very welcome to come along please contact Mandy Kimmins 07974 370666 or email
bolsterpaper@gmail.com

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Under 8 Girls

28th April 2018

St Agnes AFC Dynamos Under 8's girls welcomed St Blazey Under 8's yesterday for an hour of fun filled football. Great fun to watch as the girls enjoyed some entertaining football with big smiles on their faces.

Any under 8 girls interested in playing football are encouraged to join in! Come along to the new St Agnes AFC SSE Wildcats sessions at Truro College astro-pitch on Friday evenings 6-7pm. All girls 5-11 years are welcome!

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Under 10 Girls

28th April 2018

St Agnes AFC Dynamos under 10's Girls hosted a cluster event yesterday with five teams from three clubs spending two hours taking part in short exciting fixtures. Very exciting football to watch! Well done to all the teams and players who took part.

Any under 10's girls of any level of experience (or new to the game) interested in playing football, having fun and meeting new friends are welcome to join the St Agnes Girls. Get in touch or pop along to our new St Agnes AFC SSE Wildcats sessions for girls 5-11years on Friday evenings on the astro pitch at Truro College 6-7pm.

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Under 14 Dynamos

22nd April 2018

St Agnes Dynamos Girls reached the Cornwall FA Under 14's Girls County Cup Final on Sunday winning their semi-final away v Saltash. This is the first time a female team from St Agnes AFC has reached a County Cup Final and the girls look forward to playing Charlestown on Sunday 13th May on Finals Day at Helston.

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Bolster Vets Go Top

22nd April 2018

Grampound remain in the relegation zone of the Q Cornwall Veterans League Division 1 after they suffered a heavy home defeat at the hands of Perranporth. Luke Wort was their chief tormentor notching five goals. Paul Robertson claimed the other goal in a 6-1 victory with Steve Moorcroft bagging a consolation for the home side.

Foxhole put in another spirited performance, but ultimately fell to another defeat at the hands of current champions St Dennis. Home side St Dennis fell behind early in the game when Martin Gilbert smashed home after only 6 minutes. A few minutes later the Foxes almost stretched their advantage when Ali Milton's long range effort struck the crossbar. A defensive lapse let in the prolific Richard Griffin who accepted the gift to level matters and two minutes later Griffin doubled his personal tally when he hit an unstoppable shot into the top corner to put the hosts ahead. Soon after, Kev Morcom's misdirected cross sailed into the net to stretch the lead. Griffin completed a first half hat trick when his shot squirmed through the unlucky Phil Rees in the Foxes goal to put Saints 4-1 up. Two minutes before the break Steve Rolling stabbed home after 'keeper Stuart Bell had fumbled and a minute later Bobbylee Johns brought Foxhole right back into the match to make the score at half time 4-3. Both sides had chances in an open second half, but late in the game Mark 'Boaty' Rowe sealed victory for the hosts when his deflected shot completed a 5-3 scoreline.

St Agnes Bolsters claimed the division 2 title without kicking a ball after overnight leaders Bude Town were beaten at home by a strong, physical Saltash United. Chris Truscott bagged 4 including 2 quality headers and an impressive lob in a 6-1 romp, with new signing Craig Lauderdale and Carl Nickson notching the other goals. As a result of the heavy defeat Bude’s goal difference suffered which handed the title to Bolsters. Bude though have the consolation of gaining promotion in their first season in veterans’ football.

The only other game in Division 2 saw bottom club Halsetown in home action against fellow strugglers Royal Par. The visitors raced into a 3-1 half time lead, but the hosts stormed back in the second period to win the match 4-3. Home goals from Kevin Toms, Andre Otto, Andrew Perkin and Gareth Clifton-Dey lifted Halsetown off the foot of the table.

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Ladies Go Top

22nd April 2018

St Agnes AFC Ladies moved to top place at the head of the Pirate FM CWFL after a good 0-10 win away against their excellent battling hosts St Teath Ladies on Sunday. With five league games still to play and other teams with games in hand the the league remains well open for several teams to take the end of the season trophy spot.

St Agnes Ladies are photographed celebrating their win at the park in St Teath.

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Holmans 2-6 St Agnes

21st April 2018

St Agnes 1st team had a good 2-6 win on Saturday away v Holmans with goals from Terry Cambell (2), Curtis Pay, Duanne Britain, Jakob Springall and Mark Bell.

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Kernow Storm FC, USA

4th April 2018

Members of St Agnes AFC Dynamos under 14's girls enjoyed their invitation to play a touring team from Texas at the West Country Cup 2018 in Newquay. As part of a five team round-robin the St Agnes girls won two of their fixtures against Bodmin, Callington drew 0-0 against the Texas team 'Kernow Storm' and lost 1-0 to the event winners Plymouth Phoenix. It was a fabulous experience to face different opposition and the girls are photographed as a team and with members of the Kernow Storm, Texas team and coaches.

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Dis-Ability People's Cup

25th March 2018

St Agnes AFC are incredibly proud of their League and Championship Dis-ability Teams who headed to Bristol on Sunday to take part in the Regional round of the FA People's Cup representing Cornwall. With staggered kick off's for the teams, two mini-buses were planned with the first heading off at 6am: this being super challenging with the clocks springing forward to lose an hour the same night! Nevertheless both squads successfully made the trip and had a wonderful experience in Bristol meeting and playing other teams from across the region.

The Championship Squad progressed to the Regional Semi-Final losing out to a stronger more physical team from Dorchester. Even the 13 hour day and travel didn't spoil the experience for either squad and both sets of players are still absolutely buzzing with enthusiasm. Team Coach Hailey Collins said "I am so proud of all the players, they played some great football". Player Ollie said "I am very tired but it was a lovely day. I loved the football it was exciting".

St Agnes AFC would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported the players, team and club in enabling them to achieve this huge adventure.

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Under 12's Girls Win

25th March 2018

Both St Agnes AFC Dynamos Under 12's Girls teams were in action on Sunday with home fixtures. Entertaining Charlestown Girls in the Under 12's CCFA County Cup, St Agnes girls progressed to the semi-final with a 6-0 win. Facing Newquay in the CGFL St Agnes Under 12's had a 2-0 win.

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Under 14 Girls Win

25th March 2018

In what has been described as one of the most intense and gripping girls' fixtures, St Agnes AFC Dynamos Under 14's entertained Helston at home in the 1/4 Finals of the CCFA Under 14's County Cup. The St Agnes girls found the Helston keeper in tremendous form with the score line 0-0 at the end of ordinary time. Extra time saw two super goals from Millie, one from Sophie and the St Agnes Girls progress 3-0 into the semi-finals.

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Under 8's Girls

24th March 2018

Members of the newest team at St Agnes AFC Dynamos the Under 8's Girls had a very exciting trip on Saturday with their first ever fixtures. Hosted at Penrice College in St Austell, the team enjoyed some wonderful football playing other new teams from St Blazey and Foxhole.
With medals for all, the girls had a great time. Any girls interested in playing under 8's football is welcome to join in please contact Mandy Kimmins 07974 370666 or email
bolsterpaper@gmail.com

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Down Syndrome Awareness Week

24th March 2018

Some of St Agnes AFC Under 6’s and Under 7’s were rocking their whacky/odd socks this morning at training to raise awareness for Down Syndrome Awareness week!
#LotsOfSocks
#InclusionMatters

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Under 7's Festival

18th March 2018

Despite the cold weather (and the threat of snow) seven of our registered players turned out a fantastic performance against some other experienced, formidable Under 7’s teams. We had the chance to play teams we have already played plus a couple we hadn’t played yet, really stretching the players in a brilliant friendly Round Robin tournament at Hayle FC!

All of the St Agnes players gave it their all, both on and off the pitch! They were polite, well mannered and respectful of all the other players, referees, coaches and the rules given to them. They were a credit to both St Agnes AFC and their parents and we as coaches were exceptionally proud that they were with us, the performance they gave and their overall attitude! We came away with a range of results and the boys were very pleased with themselves with lots of running and hard work! Some amazing saves were made, brilliant defending and the strikers had a great day too with one absolutely killer free kick almost from the half way line straight in the top corner of the goal! Despite an injury to one of our players in our third match, which meant an early finish for him, all our players had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves, especially being rewarded with Kernow Youth League Festival wristbands to wear with pride and show that they had participated.

St Agnes Under 7’s have two friendly league matches left for the season plus a few more tournaments booked in. They are continuing to go from strength to strength and we are amazed at how far they have come since starting to play matches in September, we are like a different team! Well done St. Agnes Under 7’s! Fantastic day. Thank you to Kernow Youth League for organising and Hayle FC for hosting.

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World Down Syndrome Day

17th March 2018

St Agnes AFC Dynamo Girls celebrated World Down Syndrome Day (21st March 2018) at training today by 'Rocking their Socks'. With crazy socks, odd socks, bright socks, short socks and long socks almost 50 of the girls entered into the World Down Syndrome Day initiative with style. Winners across the age groups were chosen by their coaches with Easter Egg prizes awarded. The girls are making a donation of £60 to Cornwall Down Syndrome Group to support their dance classes.

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Bolster Vets Win

27th February 2018

Well done to the St Agnes AFC Bolster Vets on their 6-1 win at home -v- Royal Par Vets. Goals from Danny O'Hagan, Ronnie Sekatawa, an OG and a Trevor Wisker hat-trick, saw them progress through the quarter final of the Knock-out Cup into the semi-final.

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Dis-Ability Celebration

27th February 2018

There were double celebrations at St Agnes AFC Dis-ability Squad training this week. Another opportunity for a photo with their cup won by the Championship team in the 1st round of the FA People's Cup last weekend and a huge thank you to Waitrose for the cheque presented from their Community Matters Scheme. Thank you Waitrose: as the players told you "it all helps"!

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Thank You

27th February 2018

Coffee Morning Thank You! Thank you to all the amazing people who supported our February Coffee Morning held in St Agnes Church Hall where we raised a tremendous £512! This will be split equally between Mount Hawke and Porthtowan Cricket Club and St Agnes AFC: helping improve facilities for our youth sections. It really is a wonderful amount of money!


Thank you from both of us: Mandy Kimmins and Ann Miles.

Cornwall Ladies

27th February 2018

Congratulations to three members of St Agnes AFC Ladies team who were selected to play for Cornwall Ladies -v- Leeds Ladies. All three were in the starting line up of the first county ladies fixture in three years and gave a grand account of themselves. The game was a fabulous showcase for ladies football in Cornwall with the end result Cornwall 0-3 Leeds. Well done Zoe Arundell-Lethbridge, Jodie Hood and Laura-Beth Medcalfe!

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Cornwall Girls' Futsal

27th February 2018

Members of the St Agnes AFC Dynamos Girls had a fabulous time at the Cornwall County Futsal Competition held at the Ben Ainslie Centre in Truro. The under 10's played some lively entertaining fixtures with huge enthusiasm and improving skills. The under 12's narrowly missed out in a place in their final on goal difference only. They were really delighted to be wearing their new team shirts generously sponsored by Richard Jacka of Harrison's Recovery 07872 835885. The under 14's were unbeaten and won their final -v- Saltash 3-0 to be crowned County Champions. They progress to the Regional stage of the competition.

Any girls interested in playing football of any level of experience or none at all are welcome to join in.

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FA People's Cup

18th February 2018

A massive well done to members of the St Agnes AFC Dis-ability Squad who took part in the FA People's Cup today! A wet mizzly day didn't deter the enthusiasm of the squad, some of whom are photographed here with the Championship team winning the cup to progress to the next round and the League team coming runner's up. Awesome stuff and thank you to our amazing coaches too!

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Ladies In Cornwall Squad

18th February 2018

Congratulations to three members of St Agnes AFC Ladies Squad Laura-beth Medcalf, Jodie Hood and Zoe Arundell Lethbridge who have been selected to represent Cornwall -v- Leeds Ladies next weekend. Good luck to the team and coaches!

http://www.cornwallfa.com/news/2018/feb/19/womens-squad-chosen-to-face-leeds-united-on-saturday

Under 10's Futsal

18th February 2018

Well done to our awesome enthusiastic St Agnes AFC Dynamos Girls Under 10's who played in the CGFL Futsal event today. Very proud of their performance and efforts and thank you to coach Jenna Borlase for going with them!

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Under 14's Futsal Success

4th February 2018

St Agnes AFC Dynamos Under 14's Bolsters and Cuckoos won the CGFL Futsal Cup and Shield today with a totally awesome performance from all of the players! Well done and thank you to their coaches and parents. The Bolsters won 1-0 -v- Saltash in ordinary time and the Cuckoos took it all the way to a dramatic sudden death at penalties -v- Penzance.

Any girls interested in playing football (under 8's, 10's, 12's & 14's) of any level of experience are welcome to get in touch: contact Mandy Kimmins 07974 370666 or email
bolsterpaper@gmail.com

Photos:
Team of 6 girls with coaches St Agnes Bolsters who won the Futsal Cup with their coaches Zoe Arundell-Lethbridge (left) and Charlotte Collier (right)

Team of 7 girl with coaches St Agnes Cuckoos who won the Futsal Shield with coaches Zoe Arundell-Lethbridge and Charlotte Collier

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Bolster Vets Top Table

4th February 2018

Once again the inclement weather in the build up to the weekend left several pitches unplayable leaving the Q Cornwall Leisure Veterans League programme decimated once again.
Ironically, the sun shone brightly at St Ives Rugby Club where Halsetown hosted promotion chasing St Agnes Bolsters in Division 2. The visitors were seeking revenge for their cup defeat earlier in the season and started brightly with Trevor Wisker giving Aggie an early lead after only two minutes. At the midpoint of the half the visitors doubled their lead when Paul Hutchens scored straight from a corner. The second period was very much a dull affair. Halsetown did create a few openings to get back in the match, but Bolsters made the game safe in the 86th minute when a cross into the penalty area was fumbled into his own net by the home ‘keeper. The 3-0 victory puts St Agnes Bolsters top of the table. Having completed their league fixtures Bolsters now have a waiting game to see if they can claim one of the two promotion spots.

You can also read this on: http://www.cornwallveteransleague.co.uk/4th-february-round-up-46158#.WneUBWoum00.facebook

Under 14's Futsal

28th January 2018

St Agnes AFC Dynamos Girls Under 14's were on fire at the CGFL Futsal event hosted in the Sports Dome at Newquay Treviglas School. A great group of talented players with two teams entered into the event they will gone on to compete in the Cup and Plate Trophy event in February.


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Under 12's County Cup

28th January 2018

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ell done St Agnes AFC Dynamos Girls Under 12's who were on fire away -v- Looe in CCFA County Cup. They found the back of the net with a tremendous win to progress into the next round. Thank you to Looe for their hospitality and for getting a game on in the recent weather! Well done team, coaches and parents/supporters - you are all awesome!

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Under 10's Futsal

28th January 2018

St Agnes AFC Dynamos Girls Under 10's entered 2 x squads into the CGFL Futsal event at Newquay. A very excited group of girls who enthusiastically played some entertaining football!

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Under 12's Futsal

21st January 2018

Fabulous turn out today at CGFL Futsal. Brilliant effort from our three under 12's teams! Super proud of all the players and coaches and thank you to the super supportive helpful parents. Well done everyone!

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Mentor Support Delight

11th January 2018

The FA Mentor Programme is now well established in Cornish football with 5 Mentors supporting coaches and clubs year on year, however, for those that don't know about the FA Mentor Programme here is some information from a club that has benefitted from having and FA Mentor.

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St Agnes AFC were offered the support from an FA Mentor last season, some of their committee and volunteer members initially wondered how it would work for their club but after Tash Mills began working with the club they were already seeing the difference her support had made. Mandy Kimmins, Chair of St Agnes AFC, said this about Tash and her work with the club “Over the time Tash has worked within our club the benefits have been incredible! With a quiet reassuring manner our FA Mentor Tash has become a fabulous asset and spring board to our club.Directly because of her involvement and the individual and group support and confidence she has offered coaches and managers we now have better qualified staff delivering better sessions. Managers who wouldn't even have considered furthering their qualifications have completed Level 2 courses with her regularly in touch, mentoring, supporting and helping in a manner I think has been way above her role. Tash has been able to work with the coaches who want to learn and be mentored, but has also broken down barriers with those less enthusiastic ones who are reluctant to input and resistant/sceptical of change. She has demonstrated some really good communication skills and resilience on her part with amazingly positive results! Tash has been working recently to help develop our female coaches setting up a network group between them and delivering CPD for both female only coaches and with our Disability Section".
 
A couple of positive case studies (there haven't been any negatives!):
1. Our men's first team manager involved in football all his life as a player and coach, manager of a men's team for 20 years with an old style Level 1 Qualification and, whilst interested and eager to learn, not feeling confident or able to progress his coaching any further. Tash has supported and encouraged him to now complete his Level 2 qualification (including the required Youth Modules 1 & 2 elements) this simply would not have happened without her input.

A men's team manager having never been involved or with any confidence in youth football he offered to fill in and deliver an under 8's session at the weekend which he successfully completed and enjoyed.
Asked what he thought about the FA Mentoring he said "It has been really good. It's made me rethink the way I do my practises, how I bring in progression and the way to communicate and deliver sessions. Most of all it has given me confidence to learn and progress as a coach".
 
2. One of our Disability Coaches was previously involved with a different club set up and Tash had been offering to support him for some time without a positive response. Since joining St Agnes AFC in the summer he has been encouraged to engage with Tash as Mentor. Our Disability Section is new this season with 2 coaches who had never met working together. Through time and patient Mentoring Tash has worked with each individually and jointly and now has them structured with a plan of sessions to deliver together across the League and Championship levels both feeling confident and supported. It’s been fabulous! The players absolutely love the set up and the 'better' coaching being developed is benefitting them all. A couple of weeks ago I watched one player who normally can only walk around with the football literally run up the ramp to the training pitch he was so excited and engaged to be there.

We now have our own Club Mentor in place and through Tash's involvement coaches supporting each other across the club.

I wanted to share some of the amazing positives our club has experienced from being part of the FA Mentoring Programme. Also to share with you and say well done and thank you to Tash who is an enthusiastic, brilliant FA Mentor and a fantastic advocate and ambassador of the scheme.”


If you are a coach or part of a club and think your coaches would benefit from having the support of an FA Mentor then please complete the 'Register your Interest' form. As you can see the Mentor Programme is a fantastic opportunity for any level of coach who is enthusiastic to develop!

Read at http://www.cornwallfa.com/news/2018/jan/st-agnes-delighted-with-fa-mentor-support#cbGzMVT7Gzp4GU5l.99