IT’S ALL HAPPENING AT THE RECREATION GROUND, REDRUTH!

ST PIRAN’S DAY – 05 March

It is many years since we have had a home fixture on St Piran’s Day so, when we welcome our friends from Stourbridge, it will be to a substantial St Piran’s Day celebration. Redruth Rugby have come together with Redruth Town to stage an event to remember. There will be street entertainment and events going on in the town in the morning then, at 11.45, a procession from the town to the Recreation Ground, arriving at 12 noon. The procession will be made up of civic dignitaries, Cornish bards and societies, schools and performers. On arrival at the ground the procession will be met by a funfair, entertainment, stalls, an array of catering outlets – even a firewalk! RAF Culdrose will be conducting a fly past at 2.00 pm. So, it’s all the fun of the fair – with a rugby match thrown in!

HALL OF FAME LAUNCH – 25&26 March

Redruth Rugby is a Club with 135 years of history and tradition. As a means of celebrating that history and tradition, the Club has decided to launch a Hall of Fame to recognise and honour a number of outstanding individuals who, over many years, have added lustre to the name of Redruth Rugby. 29 members will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony in the Clubhouse on the evening of Friday 25 March. On the following day, Saturday 26 March, prior to our match with Cinderford, the living Hall of Famers will be honoured at a formal luncheon in the Club’s Hospitality Suite. The Hall of Fame reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of Cornish Rugby and, among others, we hope to have Phil Vickery, Richard Sharp and Bonzo Johns present.

Other Hall of Famers: William Grylls, Bert Solomon, Maffer Davey, Fred Rule, Roy Jennings, Harry Faviel, Bill Phillips, Les Semmens, Keith Scott, Bill Bishop, John Phillips, Derek Collins, Ken Abrahams, Paddy McGovern, Harold Stevens, Derek Prout, Terry Pryor, Graham Still, Tony Cook, Richard Keast, Alan Buzza, Colin Laity, Andy Hawken, Alifereti Doviverata, Rob Thirlby, Darren Jacques.

20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF CORNWALL WINNING THE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1991 – 23 April

20 April 1991 is a date indelibly lodged in the minds of every Cornish rugby supporter – the day 40,000 Cornwall supporters descended on Twickenham to witness their team secure the County Championship for the first time in over 80 years. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this historic event we are issuing invitations to the living members of that Cornwall squad (sadly Tony Mead is no longer with us) to join us at the home of Cornish rugby. The 1991 squad are being invited to attend a buffet lunch after which they will be introduced to the crowd, prior to our match with Blaydon. Prior to the match a DVD of the historic 1991 match at Twickenham will be shown in the Clubhouse.

For further information please contact Redruth Rugby’s General Manager, Gerry Reilly, at geraldreilly31@btinternet.com or on 07748 695971

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