There is a bumper day of festive local sport lined up on Boxing Day, with local derbies the order of the day in both football and rugby.

Kicking things off in the football is the eagerly-anticipated renewal of rivalries between Helston Athletic and Porthleven, with the two sides meeting at 11am at Kellaway Park.

The rivals have not met in the league since 2015, when the Blues won the SWPL Division 1 West, while the departure of several Blues to Gala Parc over the summer and since will add extra spice to Thursday's game.

The action moves up the A394 to the Underlane at 1pm, when Wendron United face Falmouth Town for the first time ever in a league fixture.

The match also doubled up as the inaugural Kevin Williamson Memorial Shield game, to be played for between the two teams every year in memory of the former Wendron chairman, who died in February.

Also at 1pm is Truro City's mouthwatering top-of-the-table clash at home to Tiverton Town.

The Yellows are Truro's closest geographical rival in the Southern League Premier South, and they are also currently their main title rivals, with Tiverton enjoying top spot ahead of Paul Wotton's White Tigers on goal difference as things stand, albeit having played a game more.

Another top-two tussle takes place at Bickland Park at 2.30pm, with Falmouth Town reserves hosting Penryn Athletic in the St Piran League West.

Harry Pope's Penryn come into the game with a three-point lead over second-placed Town, so will they extend their lead or will they be pegged back?

Mullion host Helston Athletic reserves at the earlier time of 11.30am in the same division, while Wendron United reserves visit Illogan RBL at 11am.

There is another Porthleven v Helston clash in the Combination League, with Port's reserves hosting the Blues' thirds at 11am. Penryn's reserves visit Wendron's thirds and Lizard Argyle host Ruan Minor at the same time.

There are two big rugby clashes happening on Boxing Day, with Penryn and Falmouth playing their annual festive fixture, which this year takes place at the Borough's Memorial Ground.

The two sides drew 19-19 at the Rec last year, but Penryn ran out 31-17 winners in the teams' Tribute Western Counties West fixture just last month, again at the Rec.

Will they do it again, or will Graham Whitmore's Eagles soar once more?

Last, but certainly not least, is the small matter of the annual Rodda's Milk Cup game between Camborne and Redruth (kick-off 2.30pm).

Although Redruth have dominated the competition it is the Cherry & Whites who are the current holders after last year’s thrilling away victory, and thy will look to retain the title on home soil this time.

A crowd of more than a thousand is anticipated at Camborne's Recreation Ground for what is believed to be the longest enduring consecutive club fixture in world rugby.

  • The Packet will have plenty of coverage and reports of all of these games over the next few days.
  • There will be live text coverage of Helston Athletic v Porthleven (11am), Wendron United v Falmouth Town (1pm) and the second half of Falmouth Town reserves v Penryn Athletic (2.30pm) from 10am on the Packet website.