Helston Athletic F.C.

Helston Athletic Football Club is a football club based in Helston, Cornwall.

They are currently members of the Western League Premier Division and play at Kellaway Park. 


The club was established in 1896.

They joined the Cornwall Senior League after its formation in 1931 and won back-to-back league titles in 1936–37 and 1937–38.

 After finishing as runners-up in 1938–39, the club were champions for a third time in 1939–40.

In 1953 they joined the South Western League.

 The club finished bottom of the South Western League in 1970–71, and after finishing second-from-bottom the following season, left to join the Cornwall Combination.

Helston were Cornwall Combination champions in 1987–88 and again in 2000–01. 

After winning the league for a third time in 2010–11, the club were promoted to Division One West of the South West Peninsula League. 

They finished as runners-up in both of their first two seasons in the league, and after a third-place finish in 2013–14, won the division in 2014–15, earning promotion to the Premier Division.

Following league reorganisation at the end of the 2018–19 season, the club were placed in the Premier Division West.

In 2021 Helston were promoted to the Premier Division of the Western League based on their results in the abandoned 2019–20 and 2020–21 seasons.