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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.[1] The league is restricted to clubs based in Cornwall and Devon.

South West Peninsula League
DivisionsPremier Division East
Premier Division West
Number of teams40
20 (Premier Division East)
20 (Premier Division West)
Level on pyramidLevel 10
Feeder toWestern League Premier Division
Relegation toSt Piran League
Devon League
Domestic cup(s)Walter C Parson Cup
Current championsTavistock

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.[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.


Walter C Parson Cup Winners (formerly Throgmorton Cup)Edit

Member clubsEdit


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

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