CRFU Women and Girls

Navy Trio Answer the Call for ‘One and All’

The Cornwall Rugby Football Union is delighted to announce a new coaching team for Cornwall Ladies for the 2017/18 season. Pictured are Head Coach Martyn Ruskin (centre) with Assistant Coach Chat Harris and Team Manager Lorry Osman.

Under their guidance the hope is for Cornwall Ladies to participate in the 2018 Gill Burns County Championship.

Both Martyn and Chat have an impressive background in women’s rugby within Cornwall coaching and delivering strength and conditioning at Torpoint and more recently at Plymouth Albion. They have also been appointed head and assistant coaches for the Royal Navy Ladies team which will work hand in hand perfectly with their county roles.

Martyn said, “I am looking forward to the new challenges coaching the CRFU ladies squad and developing the ladies to effectively compete in the county competition towards the end of the season and move CRFU women’s rugby in the right direction."

Last but not least, Lorry Osman has taken the role of team manager. Already heavily involved with girls’ rugby within Cornwall she also has a wealth of experience within the women’s game both as a player and as Assistant Team Manager for the Royal Navy ladies’ team.

Another exciting development is that 17-year-old girls can play in the women’s game and the trio plan to aid this transition.

Launceston RFC will be the home of Cornwall ladies this season with training and the two home fixtures being played there. The CRFU would like to thank Liz Holden and the committee at Launceston RFC for hosting the ladies.

First on the agenda is a Ladies Development Day Saturday 18th November from 10.00 am. to 2.00 p.m. when all ladies who play in Cornwall or have dual registration due to university will be welcome.

Find us on Facebook at ‘Cornwall Senior Ladies Rugby 2017/18 or contact Lorry by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gill Burns (Division Two) Ladies County Championship Fixtures 2018

Sunday 29th April – Dorset & Wilts v Cornwall (away)

Sunday 6th May – Cornwall v Somerset at Launceston RFC

Sunday 13th May – Cornwall v Hertfordshire at Launceston RFC


Gill Burns Women’s County Championship Fixtures 2017/18


Cornwall has been drawn in Pool Three of Division Two with Hertfordshire, Somerset and Dorset & Wilts for the Women’s County Championship. The fixtures are:

Sunday 29th April 2018 – Dorset & Wilts v Cornwall

Sunday 6th May 2018 – Cornwall v Somerset

Sunday 13th May 2018 – Cornwall v Hertfordshire

The winner of the pool will be at home to the winner of Pool Four (Essex or Hampshire) in the Semi-Final on Sunday 20th May with the Final being played on Sunday 27th May

Please click on the link below for the full draw.  


Senior Ladies Programme

For more details contact Ann Demaine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Tu 17/01/17

Scrum Factory - Phil Morris Cornwall CRC

1800 - 2100

St Austell RFC

Su 26/03/17

Programme Launch                                                                                      Coach & Ladies Training with Kevin Moggridge SW Divisional Talent Development Officer

1000 -1300 1330 -1530 

Bodmin RFC

Su 02/04/17

M1 NC SWS1 Topsham   

All Day    KO 1430

Topsham RFC

Su 09/04/17

Coach & Ladies Training Sessions 2 & 3                                                                    

Jo Yapp England U20s Head Coach                                               Alan Hubbleday SW Divisional U18s Head Coach

1000 - 1300 1330 -1530 

Bodmin RFC

Su 16/04/17

Su 23/04/17

Su 30/04/17


Su 07/05/17

M2 Cornwall v Dorset & Wilts Development Game

All Day    KO 1430

St Austell RFC  TBC

Su 14/05/17




Su 21/05/17

Training 4



Su 28/05/17

M3 Dorset & Wilts v Cornwall Development Game

All Day                  KO TBC

Bournemouth RFC


Michaella Roberts Selected for England U 18s

Michaella Roberts, one of our current Cornwall U18s girls, has been selected to play for England U18s v  Canada on Tuesday 5th April.

Michaella started playing rugby at the age of 9 at Camborne RFC and was awarded the 'most improved player and player of the season' at U12s. Her (mixed) team also won the county U12 championship. At U13s Michaella had to play all-girls rugby and moved to Newquay Queen Bees for three seasons. The time came to help set up girls rugby at Camborne and she moved back to Camborne RFC for another three seasons helping to establish the now successful girls rugby set up at her home club.

Michaella has played for Cornwall throughout  the U15sand U18s captaining both age groups. She was soon picked up to play for the successful South West Divisional squads representing them at U15 and U18 levels. This led on to her selection to the RFU talent development group (TDG) later known as the RFU junior academy.

A years ago whilst playing for Camborne U18 girls against Devonport, Michaella sustained a broken fibula which had to be pinned and plated. It is down to her sheer determination and hard work that she was back playing in September, captaining Cornwall U18 girls and then being selected for the SW Academy.

Michaella is now playing senior rugby at Plymouth Albion ladies scoring two tries and forward of the match on her debut against the Royal Navy Women.  Her parents, Dave and Rebecca Roberts, are her biggest supporters travelling miles for matches week in week out. Her father has helped coach her at club and county and is now part of her coaching team at Plymouth Albion.

Michaella's selection for the England TDG squad against Canada U18 girls on Tuesday 5th of April is hopefully the start of her international career. Undoubtedly talented, it also takes hard work and dedication to make it at National level. Michaella hopes to represent Cornwall for the first time at senior level in May in the Women's County Championship.

Congratuations Michaella from all at the CRFU!