Penryn Athletic have today confirmed their promotion to the South West Peninsula League, step six of the English football ladder. 

It is the first time the club has been in the division in its history.

Promotion was decided on factors such as ground standards, league record, and senior status of the club.

Ascending from the St Piran League means they will now be competing in the same league as other local sides Falmouth Town and Wendron United.

Penryn won't be able to forge a rivalry with another local side Helston Athletic, however. The blues' impressive efforts across the last two seasons that have been null and void due to Covid 19 have seen them promoted to the Western Football League.

Today's promotions and relegations across the lower levels of the footballing pyramid are a result of a restructuring process from the FA.

In a statement, they said: "The restructure will see 107 clubs in total upwardly moved within the pyramid at Steps four-six in order to facilitate the new divisions, with a new additional division at Step four and two additional new divisions at Step five and a reduction of divisions, from 20 to 17, at Step six.

"The restructure will have a positive impact on a significant number of clubs, supporting them with reduced travel and costs and providing greater opportunities for generating income via localised fixtures."

Ryn still have a chance to win some silverware this season in the St Piran League Cup. The Kernick side beat St Austell 3-1 to progress to the semi-final of the competition, and play high flyers Illogan at Underlane, Wendron this Saturday.