Trelawny’s Army mourns passing of our friend Ewart White – Funeral details

Cornwall RFU Honorary Team Secretary Ewart White hold the Bill Beaumont Cup. – Mandatory Credit ©Simon Bryant/©Iktis Photo – Photo mandatory by-line: 31/05/15 – Cornwall, County Championship, Bill Beaumont Cup, Final, Lancashire, CRFU, LRFU, Twickenham Stadium, London Rugby Union, England,

Everybody connected with Trelawny’s Army are saddened to learn of the passing of our great friend and valued committee member Ewart White who sadly passed away yesterday following a short illness.

Ewart was rightly regarded as a stalwart of Cornish rugby, he was county team secretary for over twenty years, also a valued team secretary at Camborne RFC for even longer.

He, with others, helped enormously foster links between TASC and the Cornwall RFU, calling us “Cornwall’s 16th man”.

Ewart’s phone was at times the red-hottest in Cornwall as he phoned players to tell them they had been selected to play rugby for Cornwall. What a joy that must have been to both parties.

The high esteem that he was held in by the players he came to know is illustrated by the many comments on social media over the past few hours expressing their sadness but also huge respect they held for him as a man and friend.

His words of encouragement to young players playing for Cornwall were ones that were never forgotten. He looked after “his boys”.

Ewart was a gentleman, a Camborne man and a Cornishman. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Trelawny’s Army wishes to express it’s deepest and most sincerest condolences to Margaret and the rest of the family at this sad time.


Please be advised Ewart’s funeral will take place on Friday 29th June at 11 am at Camborne Wesley Church, Chapel Street, TR14 8EG.

Afterwards at the Town Bar, Camborne RFC



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Video link for Sunday 6th May finals

Cornwall U20s players celebrate at the final whistle beating Cheshire to reach the Twickenham final of the Jason Leonard Cup U20s County Championship Cup Final match between Cornwall U20s v Cheshire U20s at the Recreation Ground on April1st 2018, Camborne Cornwall- Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo –





Unable to get to Twickenham? Then watch the finals live via video link

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T.A.S.C. Coach to Twickenham for Under 20 & Saltash finals Sunday 6th May – Final update


Cornwall U20s players celebrate at the final whistle beating Cheshire to reach the Twickenham final of the Jason Leonard Cup U20s County Championship Cup Final match between Cornwall U20s v Cheshire U20s at the Recreation Ground on April1st 2018, Camborne Cornwall- Photo mandatory by-line: ©Simon Bryant/Iktis Photo –

Jason Leonard Cup Final


Kick-off 5 pm at Twickenham Stadium



Kick-off 1 pm

We are running a coach to Twickenham.

Pick up at Camborne, Redruth, Truro, St. Austell & Saltash.

Details of the trip can be found in the link.

This is a new website to the one we have used previously.

To book please follow the instructions.

Anyone still wishing to book seats for this trip will be able to do so until Wednesday (May 2nd) when our advance booking of tickets ends. Booking after Wednesday will not include an entrance ticket, the price will drop to £60, ground tickets into Twickenham will have to be purchased at the gate. Any query should be made to Bryan Llewellyn if you need anything answered.

For further information please contact Bryan Llewellyn on 01209 213959 or e-mail

Note Thursday 3rd May. The booking site is now closed, however there are a few seats available on the coach. To book speak to Ian Gordon on 01579 320670 or ask for him at the TASC stand at Redruth RFC this Saturday. £60 cash payment for coach. You will have to purchase your own ground ticket £5 at Twickenham.

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25 Years of TASC Celebrated at Rose-in-Vale


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.



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Barbara to take over Membership role


Trelawny’s Army are pleased to announce that as from 1st. January 2018 Barbara Hocking (featured above) will be our new Membership Secretary.

Barbara was present at this years’ AGM and responded to the appeal made there to fulfill the vacant position. TASC take this opportunity to thank Barbara for stepping into the role as well as thanking Viv Broadhurst for temporarily filling the role formerly held by Pete Gough.

Many of you will recognise Barbara from her frequent trips to Cornwall games and her effervescent face-book posts. Her dynamic enthusiasm will be an asset to the Club and sure many of you will be in contact with her throughout the year.

Contact details available on About then click Contacts Page of the site.

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25th Anniversary Dinner & Singing -DETAILS

Our annual dinner will once again be held at the Rose-in-Vale Country Hotel, near St. Agnes on Saturday 24th February 2018.

2018 marks our silver jubilee!

We are delighted that former TASC Hon. Sec. and current CRFU Hon. Sec. Roger Watson & Nikki have agreed to be our guests for the evening.

Kick-off will be 7 pm for 7:15 pm PROMPT!

Ticket price £22:50 per person (entertainment from the Cadgwith Singers)

3 course meal, singing and wonderful company.

Bed & Breakfast accommodation available; Standard Doubles £32 per person, Standard single £52 per person.

Superior doubles £43 per person, Superior singles £74 per person.

To book accommodation ring the Hotel on 01872 552202 or e-mail

Members welcome to join in just the entertainment from 9 pm.




Starters (Choice of)

Tomato soup with home-made roll

Prawn cocktail with buttered brown bread

Melon with Parma ham

Main course (Choice of)

Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes

Roasted chicken breast with stuffing and roast potatoes

Spinach and ricotta ravioli and puy lentil with beetroot puree

Desserts (Choice of)

25th Anniversary Trelawny Special (White & dark chocolate terrine, salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream)

Sticky toffee pudding with a hot caramel sauce

Medley of Cornish ice creams

Tea or coffee

To book please contact John Rowe at Coleville, Killiow, Kea, Truro, TR3 6AG. Tel: 01872 864078, Mob: 07712168691

Please send order form with menu requirements and cheque payable to Trelawny’s Army Supporters Club (in full please)

Please add your name, address and tel contact number with your order.

Get your orders in to John by 17th February 2018 at the very latest.

Hotel address

Rose-in-Vale Hotel, Mithian, St. Agnes, TR5 0QD

Tel: 01872 552202

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Skinners presentations

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.

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TASC coach to Hertfordshire 19 May 2018

Now the AGM and awards are over for 2017-18, thoughts start to turn to May, and the Bill Beaumont campaign ahead!

Details are now available for the coach trip for Hertfordshire v Cornwall on 19 May 2018. Please follow this link for further details, including how to reserve your place:

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Our Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday 27th September at the St. Austell Brewery Visitor Centre 7:45 pm.

All paid up members are cordially invited to attend.

Strictly AGM agenda only any items raised by membership will discussed at the next committee meeting at Skinner’s Brewery, Truro on Weds 8th November 7:30 pm.

Announcement of the winners of the TASC Cornwall Player of the Year and the TASC Cornwall Under 20 Player of the Year Shields. To be presented by Colin Hatch MBE.

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Message from Chairman Phil to the CRFU

Dear Roger,

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.

Phil Trevarton

Trelawny’s Army Supporters Club

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