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FALMOUTH TOWN – CLUB STATEMENT

FALMOUTH TOWN – CLUB STATEMENT

Falmouth Town A.F.C. are pleased to announce Dean Robinson as their new Chairman.

Dean Robinson, known for his business acumen and community involvement, is expected to bring new energy and direction to the club as it aims to build on its recent successes.

This change in leadership follows a strong season for Falmouth Town, where they have gained promotion to the Southern League and have been actively engaging with the local community to foster a supportive environment for both.

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FALMOUTH TOWN – PRE SEASON FRIENDLIES

FALMOUTH TOWN – PRE SEASON FRIENDLIES

Falmouth Town have an exciting programme of pre season friendlies in July. We are away to Penzance AFC, Liskeard Athletic and Torpoint Athletic. We also have two home games, one against Okehampton Argyle and Briton Ferry Llansawel AFC who were promoted to the Cymru Premier League at the end of last season. Click here to see all the details.

THE RAPPO & DEACS – AWARDS SPECIAL

THE RAPPO & DEACS – AWARDS SPECIAL

Listen to the Rappo & Deacs – Awards Special podcast and hear who the winners are. Falmouth Town are proud that Bickland Park won the award for the ‘Best Looking Ground’. Big congratulations go to our very own Andrew Westgarth who was awarded ‘Manager of the Season’. Well done to all the nominees and winners.

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FALMOUTH TOWN – END OF SEASON AWARDS

FALMOUTH TOWN – END OF SEASON AWARDS

Following the end of season annual dinner and awards night at The Falmouth Hotel, the following players were named the winners:

WESTERN LEAGUE TEAM:

Oscar Massey – Top Scorer of the Season

Morgan Coxhead – Young Player of the Year

James Ward – Supporters’ Player of the Season

Luke Barner – Clubman of the Season

Andreas Calleja-Stayne – Manager’s Player of the Season

Bradley Levers – Players’ Player of the Season

ST PIRAN LEAGUE TEAM:

Charlie Edney – Top Goal Scorer of the Season

Max Everall – Young Player of the Season

Scott Yendle – Manager’s Player of the Season

Kian Thomas – Players’ Player of the Season

Andy Miles – Clubman of the Season

FALMOUTH TOWN – CLUB STATEMENT

FALMOUTH TOWN – CLUB STATEMENT

Falmouth Town regret to announce that Graham Medlin has stood down from his role as Chairman of the football club.

He left his position after the clubs awards night held at Falmouth Hotel in May 2024.

Since 2005, Graham has held a number of positions, including Vice Chairman, Director and becoming Chairman of the club in 2013.

Under his leadership Falmouth Town has achieved remarkable milestones. Most notably promotion from SWPL to the Southern League and saving the club from financial trouble which nearly lead the club going out of business. His dedication to the club has been unwavering.

Graham will stay at the club as Director and complete all live projects on going at the club.

The club would like to thank Graham for his exceptional and dedicated service over many years.

The club are now actively seeking a new Chairman to guide us through the next exciting phase of our journey. Interested candidates who possess the vision and passion to lead Falmouth Town are encouraged to apply.

Applications to be sent to Malcolm Newland malcolm.newland53@gmail.com and/or Andrew Westgarth amwestgarth@hotmail.co.uk

FALMOUTH TOWN WEBSITE UPDATES

FALMOUTH TOWN WEBSITE UPDATES

The Falmouth Town website is being updated over the next few weeks in preparartion for the start of our Southern League campaign. We will keep the website working during this process, so don’t go away. The 2023/24 Western League season has been moved to the Club Records Menu or you can click here to go to the achive. We thank you for your patience while we undertake this work.

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FALMOUTH TOWN – THE GOLDEN YEARS

FALMOUTH TOWN – THE GOLDEN YEARS

With Falmouth Town moving up to the Southern League this year, after just two seasons in the Western League, we thought we’d take a look back to the 1970s, an era known Falmouth Town’s golden years. Between 1970 & 1978, Falmouth Town won a record eight league championships in a row, four South Western League titles – 1970/71, 1971/72, 1972/73, 1973/74 and four Western League titles – 1974/75, 1975/76, 1976/77, 1977/78. Add to that various cups and you can see why it has been remembered as the golden years.

A look at “The Golden Years” with Donald & Jeff Chambers by Will Hedgecock.

And so here we are, fifty years on, and we are looking forward to a new Golden Age. We hope you will come along to Bickland Park, or to some of our away games and support us. Who knows, you might well look back at this time and say; “I was there, I was part of the journey.”

All roads lead to Bickland Park!

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FALMOUTH TOWN – AN EPIC SEASON

FALMOUTH TOWN – AN EPIC SEASON

A look back at the epic 2024/25 season with Falmouth Town and the memorable moments, epic journeys and triumphs.

Falmouth Town started the second season in the Western League way back in July 2023, with 0-0 draw at newly promoted Brixham. August saw league wins over St Blazey, Saltash United and Torpoint Athletic, with one defeat away at Ilfracombe Town. FA Cup action saw us defeat Southern League Exmouth Town and progress to the next round, where unfortunately we went out to a very strong Southern League Frome Town. We also started our now heroic FA Vase campaign with 6-0 win at home to Honiton Town of the SWPL.

September saw league wins over Nailsea & Tickenham (A), Wellington (H) and Buckland Athletic (A), plus a 0-0 draw at Clevedon Town. The FA Vase campaign saw us progress with a 3-1 win over Crediton United at home.

We started October with a visit to Wendron United in the Cornwall Senior Cup, where Town won 2-1, a reversal of last season’s defeat in the same competition. League results were indifferent, with a win at home to Street, followed by a defeat at home to Shepton Mallet, with a draw away to Barnstaple Town. In the FA Vase 1st Round we travelled to Fareham Town in Hampshire and came away with a 1-0 win. The Les Phillips Cup campaign was not so successful, going out to a 1-0 defeat to local rivals Helston Athletic.

November started brightly enough, with a home win to Torpoint Athletic in the Cornwall Senior Cup 2nd Round and a 2-0 win over the the highly rated Wessex League outfit Moneyfields F.C. in the FA Vase 2nd Round. The weather was starting to take its toll, a clue of things to come, with the only league action being a 3-1 win at home to Barnstaple Town. November also saw the first of two new signings, with Rubin Wilson joining from Helston Athletic.

Saturday, December 2nd saw us meet Barnstaple Town again, this time away in the FA Vase 3rd Round. Town won 2-1 to progress to the 4th round. League action saw us beat Saltash United 2-1 at home. This was followed by our Boxing Day fixture, which resulted in a 1-0 win for Falmouth Town over local rivals Helston Athletic in front of a mega crowd of 1,845. The second largest Step 5 crowd in the country! The year ended with 4-0 win away to Millbrook in horrendous weather, top marks to Millbrook for getting the game on. December saw our second new signing, when Oscar Massey joined Falmouth Town from Barnstaple Town.

2024 started with 1-0 defeat at home to Bridgwater United. January also saw Town progress in the Cornwall Senior Cup with a home win over St Blazey and in the FA Vase with 2-0 win over the much fancied Hartpury University side of the Hellenic League, who knocked out Mousehole in last year’s FA Vase. January’s league matches saw us with a win over Welton Rovers and an away defeat to local rivals St Blazey.

February started with a visit from Brixham on Saturday 3rd, resulting in a 2-1 win, followed by Millbrook on Tuesday 6th, which saw Town come back from 2-0 down to win 6-2. Saturday, February 10th is a day which will remain in Town supporters’ memories for a life time. It’s the FA Vase 5th Round and we have been drawn away to Jersey Bulls in the Channel Islands. This once in a life time trip saw herculean efforts by the Town faithful to get there, including a charter flight from Newquay Airport. By air and sea, over two hundred supporters made it to the Springfield Stadium in St Helier, where they witnessed a 3-0 win for Town. We were into the Quarter Finals for the first time since 1987. We must thank Jersey Bulls for the superb hospitality and friendship they extended to us. Buoyed on by this, Town went on to two more league wins away to Torpoint Athletic and home to Buckland Athletic. A decent finish to the month.

March started with FA Vase Quarter Final action and a visit to Great Wakering Rovers of the Essex senior League. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be our day, losing 2-0 to the eventual finalists. Great Wakering Rovers went on to lose 3-0 to Romford in the FA Vase Final. The rest of March was taken up with league action and Town bounced back with three wins over Bridgwater United (A), Nailsea & Tickenham (H) and Street (A).

April was a very busy month, with no less than ten games, remember that weather comment back in November. Another new signing was made to strengthen the team for the run in and we welcomed Andy Elcock from Southern League Tavistock. We kicked off with an away win over Welton Rovers on Easter Monday, followed by by 4-0 win at home to Clevedon Town on Saturday 6th, a 1-0 away win at Wellington on Tuesday 9th and 1-1 draw at Oldland Abbotonians on the following Saturday. This was followed by a home win to Ilfracombe Town on Tuesday 16th. Now came the big game, Helston Athletic v Falmouth Town at Kellaway Park, a clash between the top two. It was Helston who came out on top in this one, winning 1-0. So with just two fixtures remaining and needing 1 point to secure the runners up spot, we travelled to Shepton Mallet on Saturday, April 20th. It was not to be our day, Shepton Mallet ran out 2-0 winners, the only club to do the double on us. Next up was Newquay in the Cornwall Senior Cup semi-final at Blaise Park on Tuesday 24th, a 4-2 Town win was enough to see us through to the final. The last fixture was the following Saturday, home to Oldland Abbotonians. A 1-0 win was sufficient to ensure second place in the table, but more importantly, home advantage in the play-offs. Tuesday, April 30th, the play-off semi-final, home to Barnstaple Town. In front of a crowd of 480, Town secured a 3-1 win. We now looked forward to the final.

Saturday, May 4th at Bickland Park was an electric affair, with a visit by Clevedon Town, who had beaten Bridgwater United (away) in their semi-final, for a game with arguably the biggest prize of all. For the winners it would mean promotion to the Southern Football League. Falmouth Town went ahead in the 2nd minute with goal from Oscar Massey. Clevedon Town continued to battle and made for a competitive game. The result was sealed in the 70th minute when Luke Barner was set up by an Oscar Massey pass to make it 2-0. The noise from the 973 strong crowd deafening as the final whistle went. Falmouth Town had secured promotion to the Southern League. The team was surrounded by hundreds of youngsters, while older members in the crowd were seen to shed a tear upon realisation at what had been achieved. This is not quite the end of the story, there’s one twist in the tale. The much delayed Cornwall Senior Cup Final was a clash between AFC St Austell, the SWPL champions, who had won promotion to the Western League and Falmouth Town who had now secured promotion to the Southern League. The game was played at Wendron’s Underlane ground, where our cup campaign had started back in October. It was a closely contested game, however it was a double chasing St Austell who took the lead. Within ten minutes Town had levelled the score through Cam Hutchinson. The game finished 1-1 and so we entered extra-time. St Austell again took the lead and it stayed like that until 120th minute when James Swan hammered home the ball from 6 yards. This was not the end of the story, in the dying seconds of injury time, Luke Barner slipped the ball past the St Austell keeper to steal the game. More rapturous celebrations from Town fans in the 1000 strong crowd. What a way to end a memorable season!

It only remains to thank the players and staff, the volunteers, the F-Troop and the supporters, all who have played their part and without whom, none of this would have happened. So we now look forward to the 2024/25 season in the Southern Football League, new challenges, new adventures and new stories to write. We’re Falmouth Town and we’re never going to stop!

You can follow us here on the Falmouth Town website, on Twitter (X), on Instagram, on Facebook and on Will Hedgecock’s YouTube Channel, but the best way to follow us is to come along to the games and enjoy the match day experience. All roads lead to Bickland Park!

ANDREW WESTGARTH TALKS TO DAVE DEACON

ANDREW WESTGARTH TALKS TO DAVE DEACON

Falmouth Town’s manager Andrew Westgarth talks to Dave Deacon about our fantastic season and the future in the Pitching In Southern League. Next season will be Andrew’s tenth as manager and what an exciting season it promises to be with new adventures and new challenges. But first we meet St Austell in the Cornwall Senior Cup Final on Sunday, May 12th, 2024 – K.O. 4:00pm at Wendron F.C. Listen to the excellent interview by CLICKING HERE.