TRELAWNY’S ARMY HOLDS 25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER
Members and guests of the Trelawny’s Army Supporters Club recently held their “Silver Jubilee” Dinner at the Rose-in-Vale Country Hotel in Mithian, St. Agnes. The evening proved to be a great success with entertainment provided post dinner by the Cadgwith Singers.
There was a special 25th Anniversary Cake baked and decorated by Shirley Floyd.
Hon. Sec Ian Gordon was Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Prior to dinner Neil Plummer said the Cornish Grace and the loyal toast was proposed by special guest for the evening Roger Watson Hon.Sec of the Cornwall RFU, and a founder member of TASC.
Photo by Barbara Hocking: Roger Watson addressing the “Army”
John Rowe, who along with Marjorie, organised the splendid evening proposed the toast to Trelawny’s Army. This was followed by the singing of “Trelawny” by club Chairman Phil Trevarton.
Roger Watson spoke of the early days of the “Army”, which was founded in 1993 with him as the first Hon.Sec, following an idea by Dave Saunby of Falmouth, who was the time the base drummer with the Falmouth Marine Band.
As an organisation we had to struggle to get recognition from the Cornwall RFU, but slowly, with great patience, we managed to forge links and build a partnership that sees both working closely for the benefit of rugby union in Cornwall.
Roger also spoke of the early trips the Army made to support the Cornwall team, notably to the Netherlands in 1993 and then to Ireland the following year. These proved to be a great success and forged a bond with the players that continues to this day.
The support that members of TASC give to the Cornwall side at a game is a huge physiological boost to the players whether at home or on a long away trip up in England!
At the conclusion of Roger’s address, Ian presented both Roger and club President John Treglown with commemorative plaques to mark TASC’s 25 years.
Phil presented to bouquets of flowers to Nikki Watson and Julia Treglown. Bouquets were also presented to committee members Marina Trevarton and Viv Broadhurst.
The presentations concluded with John Treglown presenting the TASC Indoor Bowls Shields to Harry Head (Juniors), Marina Trevarton (Ladies) and Barry Perriman (Mens).
Neil Plummer then led the singing of “Hail to the Homeland”.
John Rowe then introduced the Cadgwith Singers as members and guest retired to the bar.