History

Wendron CC was formed as Porkellis Cricket Club in 1949. It enjoyed a number of successful years in the early 50’s playing on a number of different farmers’ fields in the Porkellis & Carnkie districts. After the 1976 season the Club was in danger of folding when it lost the use of a field at Bellevue. Determined efforts by members ensured that this did not happen. Three fields were located at Underlane and funds were raised, hedges removed and a wicket prepared, so that by the start of the following season the ground had been purchased and made ready for cricket.

A pavilion / clubhouse with changing rooms, showers, kitchen, bar and function room built entirely by voluntary labour was opened in 1982. This provided top-class facilities for players and supporters alike. In 1991 the building was extended to include a steward’s flat, a small dining area and a match officials’ changing room.

In 1993 the Club became the Cornwall Indoor Six-A-Side champions. The Club also ran two mid-week Evening League teams and many young players went on to represent County and regional age groups.

In 1986 a football Section was formed to play occasional friendly fixtures but has since grown into a most vibrant part of the Club. The 2nd & 3rd teams play regularly in the Falmouth / Helston League, the Ist X1 becoming Division 2 Champions in 1990. Matches were played on a hired field approximately half a mile from the Clubhouse. It was vital for the Club’s future to develop a football pitch on our main site to give the football section greater security and enable it to progress to senior status, presently there are now two pitches at club level.

The Club was fortunate in attracting substantial grant aid from both local and national sources in order to provide the community with a floodlit all-weather sport area, this was completed in 1992. As a result of this project local people were provided with a first class tennis facility and the ladies were able to launch netball in 1993. By far the greatest boost has been given to the youngsters of the district who use the area for soccer training. Each week over 200 attend regular practice sessions supervised by enthusiastic coaches. The Club’s commitment to youth gained national recognition in the same year when the Football Association made it a Mini Soccer Centre. Mr Ted Powell the England U-18 manager attended one of the training sessions.

The current mens 1st team now play in the Jolly’s Combination League, the 2nd/3rd teams in the Falmouh/Helston League and the 4th team in the One and All Mining League.

Wendron CC Football Club is located in one of West Cornwall’s largest and most rural parishes. It is in an area deprived of facilities and services and is the only sports club serving a host of village communities. The hard working committee is proud of its achievements and is keen to improve facilities in order to provide the best for the youth (and not so young) of the area.

One of the biggest achievements was the granting in 2006, by the Football Foundation a grant of £650,000 towards a total cost of £762,768. This enabled the club to build a state of the art, environmentally friendly/effcient new changing facility – probably the best of its kind in the south west.

In 2006 the club were awarded the inaugural Cornwall Sports Partnership “Club of the Year” award and also the FA Charter Standard County and South West Regional awards. In 2007 a further grant from the Football Foundation helped the club extend its main pitch so that it is now has a huge 100mtr x 64mtr level playing suface.

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