Seaton Town boss Stunell to select Fresha League XI

PUBLISHED: 12:56 23 August 2011

Seaton Town boss Josh Stunell has been given what he considers his greatest footballing honour to date.

The Town boss has been selected to manage a Fresha, Devon and Exeter League, representative side who are to play in this season’s National F.A. Inter League Cup competition.

This competition involves Leagues throughout the country battling it out for a place in the European final to be held next year.

Last year the League of Guernsey won the national event and travelled to play in Croatia and the tournament before it was the Southern Amateur League who won through Nationally to play in Italy.

The Devon and Exeter League have been given a bye in the first qualifying round and drawn Guernsey at home in a first round tie which will be played at Speeds Meadow, Cullompton on Saturday, October 15 (4.30pm)

Stunell is thrilled to be given the opportunity and says: “It is an absolute honour to be asked to do this and it’s a challenge I am really looking forward to. The criteria for eligibility seems to be something of a minefield as it seems no player who has played three games at Step Seven can be included and clearly, in the Fresha League top flight, many of the better players are also on the books of other teams so they can play for them in midweek matches in Peninsula League and Western League, but I understand the FA have an individual tasked with the responsibility of ensuring we don’t end up playing somebody who is ineligible! I will cast then net wide around the league and see if we can’t put together a side to do the League proud. It should be quite a task to bring together the cream of the Fresha League, but it’s a challenge I am more than happy to accept.”

Clubs who need more information should contact the Secretary of the Fresha, Devon and Exeter League, Chris Davey 07891-203888 (m) or Town boss Stunell on 07841-402521 (m)

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