South West Peninsula League

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South West Peninsula League
Swpllogo.jpg
Founded2007
CountryEngland
DivisionsPremier Division East
Premier Division West
Number of teams38
20 (Premier Division East)
18 (Premier Division West)
Level on pyramid Level 10
Feeder to Western League Premier Division
Relegation to St Piran League
Devon League
Domestic cup(s)Walter C Parson Cup
Current champions Tavistock
(2018–19)
Website Official
Current: 2021–22

The South West Peninsula League (SWPL) is a football competition in England, which was formed in 2007 from the merger of the Devon County League and the South Western League. [1] The league is restricted to clubs based in Cornwall and Devon.

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The league consists of two Premier Divisions (East and West) of 20 clubs, which are ranked at Step 6 in the National League System. Until 2019–20, there was a single Premier Division at Step 6, and two divisions at Step 7 (Division One West and Division One East).

Subject to applying, receiving the required ground grading and finishing high enough in the league table, one club from the Premier Division can be promoted to the Western League Premier Division each season. As of 2019, four clubs have been promoted from the league – Buckland Athletic after finishing as runners-up in 2012, Plymouth Parkway after finishing as champions in 2018, and Tavistock and Exmouth Town who were first and second in 2019.

The bottom two clubs from each Premier Division can be relegated each season to the nearest feeder league. The feeder league for Premier Division West is the St Piran Football League. The feeder for Premier Division East is the Devon League. [2] [3]

The league's principal sponsor is Carlsberg. The League Cup competition is sponsored by Walter C Parson Funeral Directors and is called The Walter C Parson Cup.

Champions

SeasonPremier DivisionDivision One WestDivision One East
2007–08 Bodmin Town Wadebridge Town Budleigh Salterton
2008–09 Bodmin Town Penzance Exeter Civil Service
2009–10 Buckland Athletic Perranporth Royal Marines
2010–11 Buckland Athletic Camelford Liverton United
2011–12 Bodmin Town Newquay Liverton United
2012–13 Bodmin Town Godolphin Atlantic Exmouth Town
2013–14 Plymouth Parkway Callington Town Stoke Gabriel
2014–15 St Austell Helston Athletic Tavistock
2015–16 Bodmin Town Mousehole Tiverton Town Reserves
2016–17 Tavistock Sticker Stoke Gabriel
2017–18 Plymouth Parkway Millbrook St Martins
2018–19 Tavistock Liskeard Athletic Stoke Gabriel
SeasonPremier Division WestPremier Division East
2019–20 No champions; season abandoned (coronavirus pandemic)
2020–21 No champions; season curtailed (local lockdowns)

Walter C Parson Cup Winners (formerly Throgmorton Cup)

Member clubs

The constitutions of the two divisions for 2021–22 are:

Premier Division EastPremier Division West

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References

  1. Official SWPL Twitter Page
  2. "EXCLUSIVE: FA outline second phase of Non-League restructuring". The Non-League Paper. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  3. "Devon FA Step 7 restructure update". Devon FA. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 25 May 2019.