Feniton promoted to the Devon Football League
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Feniton Football Club have achieved a long-held ambition of promotion to the next level in the pyramid.
After a restructure by the FA, Feniton will be competing in the Devon Football League North & East Division next season, taking on the likes of Teignmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Topsham Town, St Martins, Exmouth Town Reserves and the rest.
For manager James Hiscox, it is a richly deserved reward for the hard work and loyalty of club officials and players.
“Behind the scenes, the club has put in an incredible amount of work to make sure we were eligible for any inspection on facilities,” he said.
“The players have also been rewarded for sticking with us, for sharing our ambition and believing we could reach this level.
“It is now all about getting everyone together, enjoying a good pre-season and hitting this new challenge on the front-foot.
“There are some very good clubs in this league and we are excited by a fresh challenge. We’ve wanted to be playing the better teams on a regular basis and we have beaten many of these sides in the Devon Cup or pre-season friendlies.
“We are in the mix and we back ourselves to do well. There is a confidence among the group that we can give a good account of Feniton Football Club.”
After digesting this fantastic news, Fenny will naturally turn their attention to a solid pre-season campaign and the ever-exciting release of fixtures for the new season.
“We’re not sure yet when fixtures will be released but I would imagine the league will start in August, so we’ve started work now on a pre-season programme,” said Hiscox.
“The hope will be for us to play games against teams from the other side of the Step 7 League, plus a couple of clubs from Step 6.
“In terms of pre-season training, we are back at the end of June, so the lads can enjoy a deserved rest.”
There is no doubt the Scott Richards Solicitors DFL is a step up in quality but there is a quiet belief that Feniton will more than hold their own.