Grampound Football Club

A founder member of the Duchy Football League

 

Grampound FC News 

6th November

A number of very good players have been recruited in recentweeks who have contributed well to making Grampound's first team a much tougher team to play against, and these include:

                          the Schofield brothers, Jake and Toby
                         Jason Combellack
                         Aaron Davey 
                         Ollie Johns
                        Joran Rogers
               and Ollie Young.

These have been added to the squad which initially got together as the season started and have given manager James Webb a fuller and capable group of players to work with.

18th October

Training for the winter period will be on Wednesday evenings, 7pm to 8pm on the Brannel School 3G pitch, starting on Wednesday 20th October.  Please be there in good time for a prompt start!

27th September

The Veterans has been given a bye in the first round of the Cornwall Sunday Cup.

4th September

The Grampound FC Duck Race was successfully run again today, adding substantially to the club's finances.

Many thanks to to all those who helped manfully today, to everyone who bought a duck in the race, and especially to Karen Goodman who kindly donated her winnings to the football club.

Prize winners:-

First place (£50) : Leon Webb

Second place (£25) : Karen Goodman

Third place (£10) : Richard Martin

3rd September

A very enjoyable Roger Paynter Memorial Match resulted in a 5-3 victory for Grampound Veterans over the President's team.  A substantial collection in aid of the British Heart Foundation was taken at the match.

24 August 2021

Grampound has received a bye (along with 43 other teams!) in the first round of the Cornwall Junior Cup.  This may mean a league fixture is arranged for Saturday 18th September.

30th March 2021

Players get together for the first time since lockdown started near the beginning of January and enjoy their first training session for a while.

7th March 2021

The Duchy League has declared the league season null and void with the impossibility of completing all its fixtures.  With organised football and training allowed to re-start on 29th March, a hastily arranged cup competition and/or friendly matches will be organised in order to provide some football during April and May.

4th January 2021

With national COVID lockdown starting football is suspended and this is likely to continue until at least mid -February.

30th December 2020

With Cornwall moving into COVID Tier 3, a number of leagues have decided to suspend fixtures for a few weeks, at least, including the Duchy League for the first team and the Cornwall Veterans League.

23rd December 2020

The memorial match planned for Bank Holiday Monday, 28th December, has been postponed until a later date in the season due to the Covid situation and the state of the pitch after recent weeks of heavy rain.

5th December 2020

Our first Saturday back after a month's lockdown and our game at Lifton has been called off with their pitch unfit.

25th November 2020

The Cornwall Sunday Cup tie at FX Union on 6th December has been postponed until 17th January.  This is because the students' team members have a designated window when they are able to travel back to their homes for the Christmas vacation.

3rd November 2020

Lockdown for the  month of November has meant the postponement of all first team and Vets games until the weekend starting 5th December.  This COVID lockdown will be reviewed during the week prior to this and may mean that fixtures can be re-started or, perhaps, that the lockdown is extended.

20th October 2020

Payments to Grampound Football Club

From Saturday, 24th October, you will be able to pay match fees and other payments to the club online using your phone and a debit card.  Cash payments will still be accepted for those who prefer to pay that way.  

To get started, download and install the FA Matchday app on your phone (from Google Play for Android or from the App Store for i-Phone).  Set up a Paypal account through the app if you haven’t already got one.

The app will expect you to be using the email account that you signed on with and which is now registered against your name in the “Whole Game System”.

Benefits of using the online system:-

·         You can pay with your debit card and phone

·         You will not need to carry cash to matches

·         Once you’ve made a payment using PayPal in The FA Matchday App, PayPal will give you £5 to spend using your PayPal account, which you can use against your next match fees or your next purchase using PayPal.

·         The club will be rewarded with £100 to spend on anything it wants once we have collected £50 using Paypal.

 

16th October 2020

After some confusion over who we would be playing, Grampound first team now has a league fixture on Saturday 24th October, away to Queens Rangers.

21st September 2020

Grampound Veterans has now been entered in the Cornwall Sunday Cup.  Grampound becomes one of a  number of locals vets teams that have decided to add this competition to their fixture list this season.  As an "open age" competition, players under the age of 35 can participate.

14th August 2020

Grampound has been drawn away to St Minver Res. in the first round of the Junior Cup.

 

13th August 2020

St Stephen Res. have withdrawn from the Duchy League.

The first Duchy League fixtures have been published.

Season 2020-21 : 18th July 2020

The FA and government are to allow friendlies to take place in August and competitive matches from the beginning of September.

 

26th March

The FA has decreed that all grassroots football has concluded for the 2019/20 season from 14th March 2020. Their statement continues "This will allow the game to move forward and to commence planning for next season. Our County Football Associations [CFAs] will be supporting grassroots leagues over the coming days to determine how they should close out their current competitions."

 

17th March

Following government advice, the Race Night planned for Friday 20th March has been postponed

 

13th February

Southwest Saints (the youth outreach coaching branch of Southampton FC) have again booked Grampound FC's ground for coaching sessions on 30th March and 6th April during the school Easter holiday.

 

28th January

The first team have been drawn to play Delabole in the last 16 of the Duchy League Cup.

 

18th January

Grampound had a disappointing defeat in the Duchy League Cup group stage but progressed to the last 16 knockout stages of the cup.

 

11th January 2010

Congratulations to Dylan Fox for scoring a remarkable 7 goals in Grampound's comprehensive 11-2 league win against St Ann's Chapel.

 

28th December 2019

After the wettest autumn and early winter that can be remembered, the Grampound pitch was in remarkably good condition for our annual Christmas Challenge Match.  Twenty-six players were divided into two teams who played out the game in an excellent spirit, the Secretary's team running out comfortable 6-2 winners although the game was much closer than that with the winners scoring four times in the last 20 minutes.  Thank you to all those who took part in what was a most enjoyable game.

Click links for photo of :-     Chairman's team                 Secretary's team         

 

11th November 2019  

Our first team has a rearranged fixture for next Saturday, 16th November when we will now be away to St Columb Major.

 

9th November 2019

The weather has again disrupted our first team programme with our long anticipated fixture against St Dominick being postponed.

 

28th October 2019

Our first team fixture on 2nd November against Queens Rangers has been postponed as our opponents will be playing their Junior Cup tie, postponed on 26th October.

26th October 2019

The league fixture on Saturday 2nd November is likely to be postponed due to our opponents, Queens Rangers, having to play their postponed cup-tie on that day.

5th October 2019

Midfielder Danny Austin has re-signed for the club after a spell at Foxhole and a season out of the game.  Danny is a talented playmaker who can bring an additional dimension to Grampound's first team.

 

4th October 2019

Grampound FC has been awarded a Football Foundation "Save the Game" grant of £750 over 2 years.  This is to help support grassroots clubs in paying for facilities hire and affiliation fees.

 

8th September 2019

The results of the Grampound FC 2019 Duck Race :-

1st place (£100) : Duck 420
2nd place (£50) : Duck 9
3rd place (£25) : Duck 258
4th place (£10) : Duck 77
Slowest Duck (£5) : Duck 97

 

5th September 2019

Thank you to everyone who came last night to play in or watch the memorial game for Roger Paynter between Grampound Veterans and a President's team competing for the new President's Cup, presented to the club by the new president and Roger's son Chris.  An honourable 1-1 draw was the result and so the trophy is shared in its inaugural year.  The considerable sum of £272-00 was raised for the British Heart Foundation, the chosen charity of Roger's family.  It was also good to see a good number of Grampound favourites from years gone by rolling back the years in what was an enjoyable game of football.

 

 

24th August 2019

The league season began today with a home match against Bude. Sunshine and heat were the order of the day.  A good start for the team with a 4-0 win.

 

17th August 2019

The Grampound chairman received its new kit from sponsor Groundsearch proprieter Mike Bawden.  Mike is a vice-president of the club and manages its veterans team as well as running his company.

Many thanks Mike!

 

4th August 2019

On Friday 2nd August, Southampton FC (Saints Southwest) came to Grampound Football Club to run a day's Football School.  The pleasant sunny weather made for an enjoyable day for all.  The Southampton coaches were impressed with the application and ability of the nearly 40 youngsters attending and with the quality of the pitch, location and facilities at Grampound FC.  They are already planning regular days at Grampound through the season.  Click here for some photos from the event.

 

30 July 2019

Grampound has been given a bye in the first round of the Cornwall Junior Cup, along with a lot of other sides.

 

24 July 2019

Falmouth Town has cancelled its friendly at Grampound on 1st August.

 

4th June 2019

Managers appointed for the season:-
James Webb : JP has been reappointed as first team manager for the season and Mike Bawden will continue in his manager's role with the veterans.