South West Peninsula League
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. The league is restricted to clubs based in Cornwall and Devon.
|Divisions||Premier Division East|
Premier Division West
|Number of teams||40|
20 (Premier Division East)
20 (Premier Division West)
|Level on pyramid||Level 10|
|Feeder to||Western League Premier Division|
|Relegation to||St Piran League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Walter C Parson Cup|
|Current champions||Tavistock |
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 new Devon League.
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.
|Season||Premier Division||Division One West||Division 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|
|2017–18||Plymouth Parkway||Millbrook||St Martins|
|2018–19||Tavistock||Stoke Gabriel||Liskeard Athletic|
Walter C Parson Cup Winners (formerly Throgmorton Cup)Edit
- 2007–08 – Bodmin Town
- 2008–09 – Bodmin Town
- 2009–10 – Buckland Athletic
- 2010–11 – Plymouth Parkway
- 2011–12 – Bodmin Town – beating Buckland Athletic 6–5 on penalties (0–0 aet)
- 2012–13 – Bodmin Town F.C.
- 2013–14 – Plymouth Parkway
- 2014–15 – Godolphin Atlantic
- 2015–16 – Bodmin Town F.C.
- 2016–17 – St Austell
- 2017–18 – Falmouth Town
- 2018–19 – Saltash United
The constitutions of the two divisions for 2019–20 are:
|Premier Division East||Premier Division West|
- Official SWPL Twitter Page
- "EXCLUSIVE: FA outline second phase of Non-League restructuring". The Non-League Football paper. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
- "Devon FA Step 7 restructure update". Devon FA. Retrieved 25 May 2019.