Helston Women's manager Paul Parfitt has stated his intentions of adding a Development Women's team to the Helston roster next season.

It has been a plan that has been in the pipeline for a while as Parfitt elaborated: "I wanted to do it really since Christmas, we have had a tremendous attendance at training right throughout regularly getting 20-24 players at training and there is a good youth setup at the club with players coming through.

"The idea of the development team is to create the pathway and offer minutes and playing time to other players we have already got in the existing squad." Added Parfitt.

The decision follows the success of their relatively new first team who have lost just once this season. That scintillating form has seen them easily promoted to the South West Regional Football League (SWRFL) at the first time of asking.

Blues manager Parfitt said: "I believe to encourage more people into the game most important thing is success. Winning is a habit and it attracts all the positives that go with it.

"This season we were trying to balance an FA Cup run that saw us, unfortunately, lose to national league side Southampton, but then we did beat every tier 5/6/7 side that we have faced other than that and that is done fundamentally by the fact that we have a very strong squad of players".

The newly formed side managed by the experienced and popular Kev James will play their games in the Cornish Women's Football League (CWFL) as Helston aim to push women's football further forward again.

"Kev James has been at Mullion for 10 years at various roles, he has managed various levels of men's teams, he has done youth coaching but more importantly he has managed women's teams. Kev has got a perfect background and skillset. He was a natural fit.

"I feel privileged that we have been able to get him across to Helston, I think that is a coup and a sign of people realising what this project is and how far we could go with it all." Said Parfitt.

While Helston are already looking ahead to next season they've still got one more game to play of this campaign. The blues beat Mousehole 11-1 in their last game but Parfitt has challenged his side to go continue their winning form.

"I'd like to complete the league season with a 100% record, we want to have played 10 and won 10 (in the league). That will give us an overall record for the season of played 20 won 19 with the one loss coming against Southampton in the FA Cup. I'd like to think this Sunday we can achieve that."

If you fancy taking up football or playing for Helston Women's next season keep an eye on their socials and go along to their OPEN TRIALS on Sunday 6th June.