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I ASSOCIATION, r ASSOCIATION, A Noteworthy Team. The 2nd Battalion Devonshire Regiment, which arnved at Pembroke Dock from Plymouth to take the qurrters vacated by the Welsh Regiment, has no Rugby team. There i, however, a regimental Association Club, which was formed at Plymouth during the season 1893-4. Before that the regiment, being abroad, did not play football. During the first "Ieason after the establishment.of the club the regimental team played altogether in 21 matches in various parts of the county of Devon, of which they won 17 and lost 4. In that year they took part in the competition for the Devon County Silver Cup the most valuable football trophy played for in the county but were defeated in ■■■< Ihe linal by 3 go-ds to 1 by the 7th Company" Western Division Royal Artillery, which was a J MWih heavier teani. During the season" 18$4-5 the • Devonshire Regiment competed againsb eight other county teams for the Devon County League Championship, playing altogether 16 matches, of which they won 15 and lost 1. The St. James th,) Less Footbail Club, which was one of the other competitors, had a similar record, and it therefore became necessary for the two teams to play off the tie. In the first match both teams scored 2 goal*, but in a second which was played shortly afterwards the Devons defeated the St. James the Less" team by 3 goals to 2. This was the first competition for tho League Champion. ship. The Devonshire Regiment also won last season the Devon County Cup, dofoating the 2nd .Somersetshire Light Infantry, which was one of a dozen competing clubs, in the final. This vic- tory and their triumph for the League Champion- ship gave the Devdnshire Regiment the righb to claim the premier position amongb the football clubs of the county of Devon. The competition for the Devon County Cup vas instituted in 183990, when ib was won by the Tavistock Football Clnb, thIS succeeding winners of the trophy heing-189091, St. James the Less Football Club; 1891-2, Pi vmouth Football Club 1892 93 and 1893 94, 7th Company Western Division Royal Artillery. The cup is at presenb kept in the sergeants' mess at the Hut Encampment, Pembroke Dock, but as it is one of the conditions that competing clubs must be resident in Devon- shire, the regimental team will not be entitled to compete during the coming season. They will therefore have to hand over the cup to the winning team in April next. The cup, which is composed of solid silver, stands about 18 inches high. and is of considerable weight. It has the name of each winning team, its constituent players, and the dates of the respective victories on separate shields in the central part. At the presenb time one shield only remains plain. At the formation of the regimental club Sergeant-Major King was the secretary, bnt on his transfer to the depot at Plymouth Sergeant T. Jones undertook the secretarial business. Sergeant-Major King was not himself a player, but ho took a great interest in football, and everyone who knew him seems to bo agreed that the regimental club will feel his loss greatly. II. had an exceedingly pleasant disposition and was generally well liked, being always ready to make any personal sacrifice in order to brmg about thu success of any and every undertaking lie was connected with. It was this spirit on his part which largely contributed to make the football club what it eventually became. During last season the regiment took part in 34 matches, of which they won 23, three were drawn, and eight lost. The suggestion is here made that the team be invited to meet the Cardiff Association Club au Grangetowii, if home and home matches oauno." be arranged. The Han. Secretary. Sergeant T. Jones, hon. secretary of the 8nd SERGEANT T. JONSS. Devonshire Regimen- lal Football Club, hat been 15 years in the regiment. He doer not play football, but has taken a great interest in tho game since the regimental club was established. He succeeded Sergfc.- Major King as secre- t-Ary lasr season, hav. ing previously acted a* assistant, He is s native of Tiverton, Devonshire, and is 3' years of age. Lieutenant Young, Captain, Lieutenant Young succeeded Sergeant Garland LIKUT. YOCNC. as captain of the Devon. shire Regiment Football Ciub last season. He is a. uatl VQ of Surbiton, Surrey, and joined th4 regiment about three years ago. As well as being one of the best football players in the regiment lie has s'ace his connection with t (Ilq- tinguished himself as a oricketer. He is an ex. nettont. batsman, and has compiled inore than one century during the pre- sent cricket season. He <s also a ifrst-class bowler, ami can generally be ifllied on to givei a good accolint -.)f himself lu that respect. At lootl)RII iif, w,%g con-jidered otig of the most gentlemanly players in the West ol England, and tii« manner in which he worked his men has been jl-ijl,y aud warmly commended on numerous occasions. He stands aboub RIX feet high and is of athletic build. Before he was attached to the regimen* he playerl foot- ball for his nativo county, and last year h. I captained the Devon County team. He in uni- versally popular with the men.

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