Helston Women's manager, Paul Parfitt, is confident his team will win the league once the current season restarts.

Parfitt said: "I believe we will win the Cornwall Women’s Football League and get promoted with our current side.

"We’ll then step up to the next division and with our current squad I cant see why we cant get promoted from that as well.

"Rattling up through the next two leagues, is our aim for the next few seasons, taking the development team with us, following just one division behind. We have some tremendous youth players about.

"We've only lost to Southampton, [we] went to Torquay who expected to beat us with a rotated the team and we still beat them.

"Both on and off the pitch we want to make the women’s team the powerhouse of Cornwall."

Helston currently sit top of the league with a perfect record of four wins from four matches and had an impressive FA Cup run, reaching the 3rd round before being knocked out by Southampton.

Despite the great start to the season, the manager is adament that safety must be the priority, saying: "We were keen to get started again after Christmas and keep the run going. Everyone is desperate to play football, but we’ve got to do it safely.

"We’re staying in high spirits and everyone is chomping at the bit to get back playing but now we’re in the lockdown we’d rather wait and be safe when football does come back."

Helston didn't enter a women's team into the league last season but since Parfitt's involvement they appear to be going from strength to strength, he believes this to be partially down to all the work done behind the scenes.

"The support and infrastructure here has been fantastic since I took on the job.

"We have a fantastic chairman in Paul Hendy, who’s done some great work over lockdown. We’ve had a grant to improve the ground - £35,000 of fencing and netting has gone up.

"Two of our players are going to take on coaching roles next season and create the development team.

"Lockdown has allowed us to have the communication to have these conversations and bring them to light.

"The women’s team are truly treated the same as the men’s team and it's great to see."

Time will tell if Helston Women will be able to finish their campaign this season, due to Coronavirus restrictions. But Parfitt knows his team are heading towards bigger and better things.