Photo: CRFU Chairman Denis Preece, Chair of Cornwall Council Hilary Frank, & Chairman of Representative Rugby Chris Lea with the Bill Beaumont Cup
Members of the Cornwall team, along with officers from the Cornwall RFU and also representatives from both Trelawny’s Army Supporters Club and the Falmouth Marine Band, attended a civic reception held at County Hall in Truro last Friday afternoon to celebrate Cornwall's win in the Bill Beaumont Cup Final.
Chair of Cornwall Council Hilary Frank welcomed everyone to County Hall and praised the Cornwall team and expressed how proud everyone in the Duchy was with their superb win against Cheshire at Twickenham.
In reply CRFU President Peter James, thanked the council for their hospitality and expressed his pride and joy as a Cornishman in the fine qualities of an exceptional team, and the unrivalled support from the Cornish supporters.
Cornwall team captain Ben Hilton also spoke about the game and the quality of his players and paid tribute to the outstanding support the team received all through the Championship from the fans, especially Trelawny’s Army and the Falmouth Marine Band.
Councillor Frank, who has also been involved with assisting with the preparations for the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year, arranged for special RWC pin badges from the organising committee to be presented by an attaché from the Japanese Embassy in London.
The proceedings concluded with the singing of Trelawny, led by the City of Truro Male Choir.