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Holsworthy AFC Press Release

Holsworthy AFC are pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Calderhead as new first team manager.
Rob comes to us with a wealth of experience as an ex-professional having played for Watford FC at youth and senior levels for former Hornets managers Kenny Jacket, Glenn Roeder and Graham Taylor.
Rob also played for Yeovil Town, managed by Graham Roberts and Colin Lippiatt.

Rob won the Herefordshire Premier League as Ewyas Harold Football Club manager and was head coach for Pilgrims Football Club, Inter Services League.

Bob Calderhead will assist Rob.
Bob has won numerous cups and leagues titles as a coach and as a manager with Newton St Cyres, Ottery St Mary, Witheridge and Tiverton Town. Bob also holds a UEFA B coaching licence.
They will be seeking to add local assistance to their management team over the coming weeks.

We would like to welcome players old and new to a training session next Tuesday (July 7) when you can meet our new manager.

Thank you for your continued Magpies support
Steve Lee
Chairman Holsworthy AFC


Polite updates:

The Government relaxation of 2 metres apart to "1 Plus" announced on Tuesday 23rd June, does not take effect until Saturday 4th July and as such any training rules this week or next are unchanged.

NO changes have been made to maximum number in groups of 6 (including coach) and to No-contact training.




The FA has today issued further guidance to all grassroots football and informal football activity outside the professional game following The Government’s relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions from 1st June 2020.


Consistent with Government advice, published on Monday 1st June, the following outdoor football activity is currently permitted:

  • Playing football individually e.g. practice of individual skills or fitness activities
  • Playing football with your family or other people living in your household
  • Football training or fitness activities in groups of no more than six, keeping two metres apart at all times.
  • Sharing of equipment should be kept to a minimum and strong hand hygiene practices should be in place before and after. Physical contact with anyone outside of your household is not permitted; therefore, playing of any games (small-sided or full) is also not permitted at this time. Avoid meeting in groups of six in busy or overcrowded areas, if it is so busy that it is not possible to maintain social distancing at all times.
  • Football coaches can now undertake small group sessions up to six people (including the coach) but are reminded to follow The FA safeguarding policy when coaching/working with children. This must include risk assessing the activities, gaining consent from parents/carers and ensuring you are in sight of another adult e.g. parent/carer or another coach and that the ratio of coach to different age-groups of children is appropriate. For clarity, the additional parent/carer or coach is not included as part of the group of six but must remain in sight of the activity.
  • It is permissible for coaches to organise a training session that has two or more groups of six (including the coach) involved as long as the groups of six are kept separate, everyone is socially distancing, and strict hygiene measures are in place with any equipment.
  • Football coaches working with people with impairments must ensure they can adequately cater for any additional needs whilst still avoiding physical contact and maintaining social distancing. Individuals should follow Government guidance relevant to their own impairment or health condition.  


Please be reminded, if an individual is symptomatic, living in a household with a possible COVID-19 infection or if you are classified as extremely vulnerable on health grounds, the guidance is that you should remain at home.


The FA continues to work closely with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and Sport England in order to provide good practice guidance for those responsible for delivering different aspects of grassroots football and we will share further information as soon as possible.





Fixtures for the completion of the Walter C Parson League Cup 2019/2020


Walter C Parson Cup Quarter Final

Saturday TBA

Bovey Tracey v Mousehole


Walter C Parson Cup Semi Finals

Saturday TBA at Helston Athletic or Launceston  

Falmouth Town v Bovey Tracey or Mousehole

Tuesday TBA at Ivybridge Town AFC  

Elmore v Millbrook


Walter C Parson Cup Final at Liskeard Athletic

Saturday 8th August (TBC)

Bovey Tracey / Mousehole / Falmouth Town v Elmore / Millbrook


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