At our most recent committee meeting held at Skinner’s’ Brewery we completed two important presentations.
Firstly we presented a cheque to Betty Stogs for £100. This was for his current fund raising charity, Little Harbour Children’s Hospice SW. A cause that deserves all the support it can get.
We have been indebted to Fred Thomas (aka Betty) for his participation on our coach trips and we have benefited from his humour and generosity, so this donation to his chosen charity is in thanks to him.
Our second presentation was to Steve Skinner, Steve received a TASC rugby shirt with a personalized Skinner’s Logo on the back. Steve came to our rescue many years ago at Camborne RFC when he allowed us to set up our tradestand inside his beer tent in a deluge at a Cornwall game. Since then he has provided suitable liquid refreshment for our away trips on our coaches, so it is with our gratitude that we have presented him with one of our shirts.
Steve also receive a presentation bottle of gin from Ian Gordon in celebration of our Twickenham Trip 2017.
I wish to convey my appreciation of this year’s County Championship to you and the players in this year’s Campaign.
The bitter taste of losing the final to a highly skilled and physical Lancashire must be so close to the player’s hearts that no words of mine can assuage their disappointment.
But, please be assured that the team that has taken us to Twickenham for the fifth consecutive time, defeating Surrey, Devon and Hertfordshire in such emphatic matches should never feel that they have in any way failed Trelawny’s Army and the assembled ranks of Cornish Rugby supporters. I hope in time that they should draw a sense of pride of what they have accomplished, namely reaching a Twickenham Final, a pinnacle that many rugby players will never accomplish.
The County Campaign games mounted by Cornwall are still the best supported matches that many of your players we see in their playing careers and are a testimony to the efforts made by CRFU Officers and the Players alike.
Trelawny’s Army are immensely proud of “Our Players”, who have worn the “Black & Gold” over the last four weeks and the only disappointment we will have is that we have to wait another year to wear our Black & Gold and fly the flags once again.
Please relay my heart felt appreciation to the Players and Officials alike and I wish you all the best until we can do this once again in 2018.
The Chiefs said on their website that police had implemented extra measures for Saturday’s Premiership Final, with kick-off due at 14:30. People have also been advised “not to bring bags”.
The Rugby Football Union said: “We have been operating enhanced security measures for some time and will continue to do so for both match days this weekend. We work closely with the police for all our events at the stadium.”
Message from Russ Strick for fans on Saturday up Richmond; Not sure if you’ve already suggested somewhere but can I recommend the Triple Crown pub in Richmond for pre-match drinks and gathering point. Weather forecast is good and its right next to the back entrance to the ground. Nice boozer with plenty of room outside. We use it for Pirates matches. Then clubhouse after? Oll an gwella.
At the committee meeting held at Truro RFC on 8th February it was decided by the committee that the club would not run a supporters coach to Tiverton for this season’s Tamar Cup game.
It is hoped that having made this early decision it will give supporters, especially those from the east of the county, the chance and time to make their own arrangements should they wish to travel to the game.
The committee also decided that should Cornwall get to Twickenham this year it will not be running an up and back on the day coach. This coach has been running at a considerable loss for the last couple of years, and there is precious little time to organise, especially with a Bank Holiday in the way.
This does not effect the overnight coaches (with hotel stay) that we plan to run. Please see Bryan’s web page in the link