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7.4.09

Cornish National Football

Leaving aside Rugby for a moment I'm going to bang the drum for Cornish football. A Cornish national team in any sport would fire national sentiment in a very positive way and provide a huge boost to that sport in the Duchy so why not a Cornish national football squad?

An all Cornwall national / regional football team? Great idea but which cup do we take part in? The choice seems to be growing.

There is the UNPO Cup, the Viva World Cup, the ELF Cup, the FIFI Wild Cup, the UEFA Regions' Cup, the Island Games and, perhaps the most promising for Kernow, Europeada organised by the Federal Union of European Nationalities.

A Europeada is planned for 2010 we just need the motivation to go. For the second edition of Europeada tournament, Europeada 2010, the regions of Lusatia and Alto Adige/South Tyrol have expressed their interest to host it.

The 2009 Island Games are scheduled to take place in the Åland Islands in summer 2009.

The 2009 VIVA World Cup will take place in Padania in June/July 2009.

The 2009 UEFA Regions' Cup is scheduled to take place in June 2009, with eight teams and will be hosted in Croatia.

The 2010 FIFI Wild Cup is scheduled to take place in Greenland in 2010.

The 2010 VIVA World Cup will take place in Gozo.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Island Games can be ruled out for one. Cornwall is not currently a member of the IGA, as it is not an island! The only non-island member of the iGA is Gibraltar, which is the closest thing to an island (an isolated (politically and geographically) peninsula. The Isles of Scilly, however, could apply to join....