HAVING only just come back down off Cloud Nine after its historic win the Cornwall Senior Cup Final, Helston Athletic are eyeing up even more silverware.

With its women’s team having recently won the league with three games still to go and a selection of youth offerings all competing in their respective cup finals, The Blues are looking to build on their recent success.

Reflecting on the first-team’s Cornwall Senior Cup final win, club chairman Paul Hendy told The Packet: “We’re absolutely delighted. It’s been well documented that it’s been 86 years since Helston last won it back in 1937.

“We came close a few years ago, we got into the final and played Bodmin, who were playing a league above us, where we had a draw and then unfortunately lost the replay 4-3 after extra time.

“We’ve not made it to the final since, and this year we got there and we done the business and it’s great. I’m absolutely delighted that we brought the trophy back to Helston.

“It wasn’t the best of games, but there’s only one objective in a cup final, and that’s to win the cup, and we that’s what we’ve done. The lads have done the club proud and they’ve done the town proud. As a chairman, I’m proud that, during my time at the club, we’ve been able to bring the Cornwall Senior Cup back to Helston after such a long time.

“I think we’ve just about come down from Cloud Nine!”

However, it’s not just been the men’s first team looking to bring home the silverware. Helston’s women’s team were crowned league winners with three games to go last week and are also hoping to retain the Women’s County Cup when they play Liskeard Women this Friday.

Paul continued: “Our women are looking to do similar to the men, they’re not going to be outdone, and they’re in the Women’s County Cup final on Friday.

“The final will be against Liskeard women who are a league higher than us. It’d be great to have both the men’s and women’s trophies here.

And it doesn’t stop there for Helston, as the clubs Under 16s and Under 18s are both also competing in their respective cup finals, as well as their Under 13s taking part in their semi-finals.

Speaking on the club’s recent success, Helston’s Director of Football, Steve Massey, said: “I’m very, very proud. If any other team were to beat us to team of the season, they’d have had to of done something extraordinary.”

Paul concluded: “Overall, the club is in a really healthy position at the moment, I’m a really proud chairman. It’s hard work, but I’m a really proud chairman.”