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Exeter Chiefs Coach Education Evening

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Exeter Chiefs Coach Education Evening

Newquay Hornets, Newquay Sports Centre, Yeoman Way, Newquay, TR7 2SL

6.30pm – 8.30pm

An invitation from Exeter Chiefs

We will be holding our next Coach Education Evening on Wednesday 6th September at Newquay Hornets RFC.

This Coach Education Evening will be delivered by a number of Exeter Chiefs Academy coaches including Robin Cowling, Ricky Pellow, Haydn Thomas, Ruairi Cushion, Matt Jess, Gareth Elliott and Andrew Dudley. The evening will be pitch based with demonstrations on scrummaging, highball handling, tackle techniques plus coaching ideas and practises that we encourage throughout our Academy.

It is free of charge to attend this Coach Education Evening but to assist with planning, please confirm your attendance by Tuesday 29th August by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Zoe Willmott

Academy Administrator


Cornwall Under 20 – Training Squads 2017 / 2018


The Cornwall Rugby Football Union Under 20 Team Manager is inviting clubs to nominate players that have the skill / knowledge and potential to represent Cornwall at Under 20 level.


The squad will be coached by Josh Lord, and Matt Shepherd who acts as a link for these young players into the full County squad. We will be holding a training selection session early in the new season with the aim of concentrating training before the start of their Championships in February 2018.


We are looking for players to be nominated who have the potential to perform at this higher level of rugby. Last season two of our players were selected for the England Counties tour plus nine players represented the South West.


The requirements are any player nominated must be under 20 years of age by 1st September 2017 and at least 17 years of age by the day of the match.


If you wish to discuss any potential players then please do not hesitate to contact Chris Lea.


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I thank you in anticipation of your support.


Please complete and return the pro forma by no later than 5 September 2017 to both myself and Colin Hatch.


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A Great Day at Helston


What can I say other than a full clubhouse is a happy clubhouse. Fifty women and girls descended upon Helston RFC clubhouse on Sunday 13th August and played some very fine touch rugby. This was followed by cheering on the Red Roses as they stormed to their second victory in the Women’s Rugby World Cup.


Another side of the day was to thank the sponsors of the Cornish Maids. This team is made up of girls from Camborne, Helston, Penryn, Penzance and St Austell across all three girls age groups (Under 13, Under 15 and Under 18). This has been a successful venture which continues to go from strength to strength.


A big thank you to the CRFU for their continued support. It was great to see the CRFU Chair, Denis Preece, in attendance with his rugby playing granddaughter on holiday from Hertfordshire. We were also pleased to welcome a woman on holiday from the midlands who came to join the fun.


If you or a female you know would like to get involved in rugby why not check out the England Rugby website for your nearest club. Alternatively contact the lead for girls’ rugby in Cornwall, Lorry, on 07727 684929 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


In Touch – Safeguarding

This important course is aimed specifically at Club Safeguarding Officers (especially new ones) as well as other club officials.


New CSOs should certainly be there, but by our reckoning, most of you volunteering in Cornwall should be due an update! Please book here Course Booking as soon as possible.


Bill Beaumont Senior Men’s County Championship Fixtures 2017/18


The format of the 2017/18 competition remains the same as it was in 2016/17 with the six southern counties of Division One (Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Kent, Hertfordshire, Surrey and Devon) being divided into two groups of three with each county playing the three counties in the other group. The effect of this is that the fixtures will be the reverse of last season. The fixtures are:

Saturday 5th May 2018 – Cornwall v Surrey

Saturday 12th May 2018 – Cornwall v Devon

Saturday 19th May 2018 – Hertfordshire v Cornwall

It is understood that the bottom placed county of the six in Division One, based on their aggregate points over the two seasons (2016/17 & 2017/18), will be relegated to Division Two.

The winner of Division One will play the winner of the Northern Division One (Lancashire, Yorkshire, East Midlands, Cheshire, Eastern Counties and Northumberland) in the Final at Twickenham on Sunday 27th May 2018.

Please click on the link below for the full draw.