Trelawny’s Army coaches to Twickenham 2016 – updated

Trelawny’s Army Supporters Club will once again be running coaches to Cornwall’s away fixture against Hertfordshire at Bishop’s Stortford, and to Twickenham for the Bill Beaumont Cup Final, which this season is the curtain-raiser for the Old Mutual Wealth Cup fixture between England and Wales.

Tickets for the day are likely to be in short supply, if any, by the time the County finalists are known.

Cornwall RFU is unlikely to have an allocation even if Cornwall make the final!

TASC has secured a block of tickets and three coach passes for the day.

Please look at the TASC Coach trips 2016 website to book your place on the trip of your choice, and follow the link for the trip you want to choose.

For those wishing to travel to the Hertfordshire game please follow the link on the booking site.

Booking and payment are made via the booking site.

Link to TASC Coach trips 2016 website

If you have any queries please contact one of the following, but Bryan in the first instance.

Update 4th April (Twickenham coaches):

First coach is already filled with hotel and tickets booked.

Second overnight coach we are still taking bookings but need to fill to confirm hotel booking & tickets. Advice is to book early to avoid disappointment.

Up and back in one day coach still taking bookings.

Bryan Llewellyn
Tel: 01209 213959
Mobile: 07895 089890

Phil Trevarton
Tel: 01726 843822

Ian Gordon
Tel: 01579

Sunday May 22nd

Both overnight coaches are now fully booked.

We have places on our up and back coach on the Sunday, this coach leves very early Sunday morning.


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Trelawny’s Army & Cornwall RFU joint raffle of framed Cornwall shirt signed by squad

Win a framed 2016 Cornwall County Players’ shirt signed by the squad

For further details or to purchase tickets contact:
Marina Trevarton
Merchandise Secretary
Tel: 01726 843822

Proceeds to be divided between Trelawny’s Army Supporters Club and Cornwall RFU.

Draw to take place on Saturday 11 June 2016 at Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge.

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Change of venue for Wednesday’s committee meeting

Please note that the committee meeting on Wednesday 2nd March will be held at Redruth Albany RFC clubhouse at 7:30 pm and not as previously advised.

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Trelawny’s Army dinner & entertainment evening

Saturday 27th February 2016

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

Hotel Tel: 01872 552202

Time: 7pm for 7:30pm

Cost £22:50 per person

3 course meal, singing and wonderful company, entertainment from The Cadgwith Singers.
B&B accommodation available, ring hotel or e-mail reception ( for details or John Rowe.

a) Tomato soup
b) Prawn Cocktail
c) Melon
Main Course
a) Roast beef
b) Roast Chicken
c) Butternut squash
a) Sticky toffee pudding
b) Cornish cheese selection
c) Cornish ice cream medley

To book: Contact John Rowe, Coleville, Killiow, Kea, Truro. TR3 6AG

Tel: 01872 864078 mobile: 07712 168691

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Player development days open to all adult players (male and female)

The Cornwall Rugby Football Union is working hard to respond to the needs of its clubs and members and to that end earlier this year an on-line survey was sent out to all players in Cornwall asking them to identify certain areas that they would like to see improved. Highlighted by the players in this survey was the need for continued Player Training Development opportunities (as currently exists at the youth level). To respond to this request the Player Development committees have combined to use their resources to offer to ALL SENIOR players (both male and female) in the county three specialist training days.These days will be to enable players to enhance their own skills sets for personal development which in turn will enhance their playing experience back at their clubs.

WHEN:(1) 13th December (Sunday), (2) 15th February (Monday), (3) 13th April (Wednesday)

WHERE:Session 1 & 3 Truro College; Session 2 Newquay Sports Centre.

TIMINGS:10.00 – 13.00 (Sunday session) 19.00 – 21.00 (Monday & Wednesday sessions)

These sessions will be FREE to attend.

However you will need to notify Maggie Notman (Chair Player Development Committee, Seniors) of your attendance so we can arrange for the correct number of coaches and for sandwiches afterwards. You can do this by email to , stating your club and playing position. Any queries please call Maggie on 07967 684443.

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County fixtures 2015-16

County Senior XV

Tamar Cup Tuesday 26 April – Cornwall v Devon @ St. Austell RFC KO 7:30 pm

Saturday 7 May – Cornwall v Gloucestershire @ Redruth RFC

Saturday 14 May – Hertfordshire @ Bishops Stortford RFC

Saturday 21 May – Cornwall v Surrey @ Camborne RFC

Finals day will be Sunday 29 May @ Twickenham.

County Under 20

Sunday 7 February – Berkshire 19 – 7 Cornwall

Sunday 28 February – Gloucestershire 36 – 14 Cornwall

Sunday 13 March – Cornwall 44 – 29 Devon


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New committee members required

Following our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday evening, we still require two new committee members.

Should anyone be willing to serve on our committee, please contact Hon. Sec. Ian Gordon on 01579 320670; he will be more than happy to chat to you about the role.

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Annual Dinner & Dance 2016 – new venue chosen

We have chosen a new location for our annual TASC Dinner & Dance in 2016.

It will be held at the Rose-in-Vale, Mithian, Near St. Agnes, Truro, TR5 0QD.

Further details will be put on here in good time.

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A.G.M. celebrates Cornwall’s fine year & commitment to grassroots

Trelawny’s Army Annual General Meeting  2015

Report & photos by Bill Hooper

A well attended A.G.M. was once again held at the St. Austell Brewery Visitor Centre. Special thanks must go to our President John Treglown in organising the evening.

Photo: Hon. Sec. Ian Gordon, BBC Radio Cornwall’s Peter Richmond and Chairman Phil Trevarton with “Bill”

We were delighted to have several members of the C.R.F.U. with us including Chairman Denis Preece.

In his address, Chairman Phil Trevarton welcomed everyone and expressed on behalf of “the Army” the immense pride of the club in Cornwall winning the Bill Beaumont Cup at Twickenham last May. Also the Cornwall Under 20s in reaching the national semi-finals.

Hon. Sec. Ian Gordon, in his report, outlined the club’s sponsorship plans for 2015-15. The Trelawny’s Army Cornwall Colts League is already up and running and we have the option for a further year in 2016-17.

The clubs that achieved promotion last will again receive balls from the Army, and we will in addition again sponsor the county under 7s and under 8s festival at Penryn, and also the under 9s at St. Austell.

Reports were then submitted by the various officers; these are on file should any member wish to look at them further.

Photo – Army members & the CRFU together with “Bill”

The Bowling will take place on Sunday November 8. Contact Jenny for further details.

In the player’s absence, the “Bill Osborne Memorial Shield” for the Cornwall Player of the Year was received on Matt Shepherd’s behalf by Colin Hatch Cornwall Team Secretary.

Colin read out a message from Matt, who was sorry he could not be with us and expressed his pride at being chosen and thanked the Army for their wonderful support.

The “Tony Mead Memorial Shield” for the Cornwall Under 20 player of the year was accepted on Tommy Phillips’ behalf by Bill Hooper.

Both players will receive their shields at their clubs’ next home game on Saturday 10 October.

Life membership of the club was bestowed on Thelma Sweet in recognition of her sterling work and support over the years.

There was a toast to celebrate Cornwall’s win in May before the meeting concluded with a rousing rendition of Trelawny!

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Shepherd & Phillips named Players of the Year

Trelawny’s Army members elect their Players of the Year

Report by Bill Hooper TASC Press Officer, Photos Simon Bryant Iktis photo

Winner of the Bill Osborne Memorial Shield

Cornwall’s triumph at Twickenham in winning the Bill Beaumont Cup ensured huge interest from the membership in choosing this season’s Player of the Year. There were no shortage of candidates in the running for the Cornwall Senior Player of the Year award, but in the end voting was pretty well unanimous for our winner, former Cornish All Black scrum-half Matt Shepherd, now with Graham Dawe’s Plymouth Albion.

Photo – Matt Shepherd after scoring his first try at Twickenham

Shepherd, a product of the St. Austell club, previously had a spell with Redruth at National League level before re-joining St. Austell, guiding them to promotion to South West 1 West, plus a second Cornwall Knock Out Cup final in 2014, where they lost to Camborne. He joined Launceston last season to improve his game and that led to his having a campaign to remember.

He picked up the Paul Bawden trophy as man-of-the-match in Cornwall’s Tamar Cup win against Devon, the first player to win that particular accolade twice.

He then help mastermind Cornwall’s assault on Twickenham, scoring four tries during the Championship, including two in the final and kicked a total of forty-two points.

Shepherd’s exploits last May saw him fully deserve his selection by England Counties for the tour to Romania.

The Tony Mead Memorial Shield for Cornwall U20 Player goes to loose-head prop forward Tommy Phillips, who spent last season at Redruth having joined the club from Truro College.

Photo – Tommy Phillips Cornwall Under 20 Player of the Year

Tommy is product of Helston RFC mini and juniors, and has previously been awarded the Mischler Cup as Cornwall U18 group player of the year.

Tommy’s progress with the Reds was truly outstanding last season and he was called up to the full county squad making his debut in the Tamar Cup and going on to be part of the County Championship squad.

One of the stars of the Cornwall Under 20 side that reached the National semi-final, that lost to eventual champions Yorkshire at Camborne, Tommy attended the Welbeck festival were he won selection for the England Counties Under 20 tour to Hungary last June.

The young prospect’s performances have seen him earn a Player Development Fund contract with the Cornish Pirates this season. He made his debut for the Pirates in the pre-season game against Camborne and also featured in the big win against Bath University at Torquay. He has been sent back on loan to Redruth to further his development.

Sadly, due to prior commitments, neither player will be available to receive their awards on the night.

Matt Shepherd’s father, Bernie, will receive the award on Matt’s behalf on Wednesday evening 30 September, at the St. Austell Brewery Visitor Centre, at the conclusion of the TASC A.G.M.

It is hoped to re-present the award to Matt at Plymouth Albion’s next home match, against Esher on Saturday 10 October.

Similarly, Tommy Phillips will be presented with his award following Redruth’s home game against Chinnor on the same Saturday.

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