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About The North Cornwall Cup

After being established in 2009, The North Cornwall Cup has quickly become one of the largest and most recognised football events in the South West.

The first competition, held in August 2009, proved to be an instant success attracting teams from vast distances as well as pulling in the locals. 79 teams took part in 2009, creating a dream start to the life of The North Cornwall Cup. The first three competitions sponsored by the Co-op before Cornwall County Council kindly sponsored the 2012 competition and 2013 was the first event to be sponsored by Dairy Crest - the home of Cathedral City and Davidstow Cheddar.

Since it's birth, the event has leapt to new levels in terms of its organisation and overall success. Through the availablity of camping, the on-site facilties, superb refereeing and committed organisation, The North Cornwall Cup is raising the bar for competitions of this type.

The North Cornwall Cup allows clubs to tour a beautiful resort town in Bude, to play football against a variety of different teams, all for a very affordable cost. A weekend tour to Cornwall, for less than a tenner each!!!

The Team
Craig Simpson
Head Organiser / 2009 - Present


Craig set up the North Cornwall Cup in 2009 and has organised the competition annually since then. On top of the five events he organised 33 local football tournaments for the Bude area between 2003 and 2010 and other festivals and tours for Budehaven School. Formerly part of Bude own Youth FC, Craig was manager of the U12 & U13 teams as well as Budehaven U13 and was fixture secretary of the East Cornwall Youth League at this time.
Craig is a semi professional referee and a member of the Cornwall FA Academy since it was set up in 2006. Refereeing achievements include 3 National Finals, San Marino Cup 2009 & 2014 Final, Madrid Cup 2013 Final and finishing 4th overall in the open age category of the USA Cup 2011's top referees.

Winner of the Bude Area Sports Personality Award.

Gerri Sloman
Sponsorship Officer / 2009 - Present


Gerri has played a big part of the North Cornwall Cup for the past few years and does a large amount of important work behind the scenes in order to secure funding from sponsors and advertisers. Gerri is the main link between the event and local businesses ensuring that the competition remains supported each year.

Gerri also helps at the event itself and can usually be found at the BBQ frying the famous North Cornwall Cup Cheeseburgers!

Away from the North Cornwall Cup, Gerri is a professional singer and sings all over the country. Although she is now mainly a solo artist, Gerri was previously the main vocalist of the band Up4Grabs.