Devon Junior and Minor Football League


Devon Junior and Minor Football League engage with people of all ages and abilities to encourage participation in football, as this is the league’s priority. Bringing football into the city is a great way of interacting with young visitors and the league do just that on Lord Mayor's Day, and through their annual Football on the Piazza event – supported by Plymouth's Event Management students and volunteers.


The budding Beckhams from the Devon Junior and Minor Football League are fundraising for Brain Tumour Research at every league event, showing brain tumours the red card. All funds raised will support world leading research into benign tumours (before they become cancerous) happening here at our University.

Qualified Level 4 Referee - Ross Martin

Volunteering for the Devon Junior and Minor Football League and qualifying as a Level 4 football referee has been a great experience that I would recommend to anyone

Ross Martin, BSc (Hons) Police and Criminal Justice Studies student, Volunteer and Level 4 football referee for DJMFL

Find out more about Ross' experience
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Wear a Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research 2016

With thanks to Devon FA

A team of staff and volunteers from Devon FA took part in the Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest 10k obstacle race in October 2015, managing to raise an incredible total of £2,740 for Brain Tumour Research. On Wear a Hat Day we celebrated as they placed their tile on the Wall of Hope, representing a full day of research.

The money they raised will ensure teams such as the Plymouth University Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence can continue working towards a cure for brain tumours, the biggest cancer killer of people under 40.

Find out what else we did on Wear a Hat Day 2016

Devon FA BTR

Get involved

The league are always looking for student volunteers to use and develop their skills and be part of a successful future. Could you join them?

“The free training workshops and schemes delivered by the Devon Junior and Minor football League enhance our students’ experience portfolio. Future employers love to see applicants with skills developed through volunteering.” 
- Jo Reed, Relay Schools Co-ordinator, UPSU.

If you'd like more experience of working with young people, events planning, coaching or teaching then why not sign up as a volunteer to help out with the league's work in the community or email for more information.

Bernard Leach: Awarded Plymouth University Sporting Colours 2014

Bernard Leach has been an inspirational figure in junior football in Devon for more than 20 years, and is still inspiring countless children to take up the beautiful game and get involved through volunteering opportunities.

Bernard Leach receives Sporting Colours from Professor Richard Stephenson

Bernard Leach receives Sporting Colours from Professor Richard Stephenson

Become a partner

The link with the Devon Junior and Minor Football League represents our commitment to fostering great partnerships within the community. If you've been inspired by our thriving partnerships and have an idea of how we could work together please email us