Camborne Rugby Club stalwart Alan Truscott was a deserved winner of the RFU President’s Value the Volunteer Outstanding Contribution Award presented to him at the recent England v France game at Twickenham by coach Eddie Jones, reports Camborne Media Officer Martin Symons.
Truscott’s association with the Cherry & Whites has lasted more than 50 years during which time he has given sterling service as a player, coach and administrator.
He joined Camborne RFC aged 17 in 1963 and wore the famous jersey in over 200 1st XV games mostly at fly half until retiring at the age of 30. Truscott then moved straight into coaching the ‘Town’ senior team from 1976 through their fantastic centenary year in 78 and on until 1981. He then became a club selector and assisted with coaching for several years during the 80’s and early 90’s. For 6 years he was a Cornwall selector during which time the Black & Golds reached the county final at Twickenham on 2 occasions (1998/99) winning once. Later he became Camborne’s Director of Rugby in 2006, then held the dual role of Chairman/ DoR in 2008, continued as Chairman until 2013 and became Chairman for a second tenure in 2015 until standing down in 2017. For his efforts and long service Truscott was made a Life Member of Camborne RFC in 2014 and awarded Camborne Town Council plaque for ‘dedicated voluntary work’ in 2016.
He commented. ‘I was fortunate to be deeply involved as club coach in our centenary in 1978, as a selector in our 125th anniversary in 2003 and would hope to be involved in 2028 when Camborne RFC celebrates its 150th anniversary!’