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Tribute Cornwall Leagues One and Two

With the first round of fixtures almost complete the split into the two Cornwall Leagues is now known. The top eight will compete in Tribute Cornwall League One in the New Year whilst the other seven clubs will make up Tribute Cornwall League Two. The fixtures will follow in due course.

Tribute Cornwall One

Bodmin

Camborne School of Mines

Illogan Park

Liskeard-Looe

Newquay Hornets

Roseland

St Agnes

Veor

 

Tribute Cornwall Two

Camelford

Helston

Lankelly-Fowey

Perranporth

Redruth Albany

St Just

Stithians

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Veor RFC Support Camborne Food Bank

A splendid example of how Cornish rugby clubs are upholding the ethos and values of the game is the recent work of Veor RFC.

On a weekly basis Veor have been collecting food from Club members and taking it to the Camborne Food Bank. As we all know there is a national and certainly a local issue with poverty and lack of food for people and it is heart-warming to see one of our rugby clubs doing its bit.

The CPR Food Bank is a local charity distributing food to those who need it most in the Camborne, Pool Redruth area of Cornwall. They have over 50 volunteers helping weekly to distribute around 23,000 meals to over 540 families.

You can donate at drop off points situated at any of these locations:
Morrisons,Redruth                                                                                              Tesco Redruth
Tesco Camborne
Tesco Pool
All 16 Methodist Chapels in the Camborne-Redruth Circuit
Camborne Parish Church
Scorrier Christian Fellowship
St Andrews Parish Church Redruth
Redruth Baptist Church
St Euny Church
Pool Catholic Churches in Camborne and Redruth
Roskear Church, Camborne

For a complete list of Food Banks in Cornwall follow the link:

https://www.foodandcornwall.org.uk/whats-out-there/foodbanks-in-cornwall/

Well done to all at Veor RFC – keep up the good work.

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Camborne School of Mines and Bottle Match to Disappear?

The name of one of the most famous mining institutions in the world, “Camborne School of Mines” may soon be a thing of the past. CSM was founded almost 130 years ago in 1888 and in 1902 the famous Bottle Match was born.

The annual gathering of two packs of miners, Camborne School of Mines and The Royal School of Mines, to play rugby is now the second oldest varsity match but could be at risk if the powers that be have their way.

When the university campus at Falmouth was created, there were no university sports teams and those looking to take part in competitive events were told to contact local teams in the area. Camborne School of Mines was and is an established rugby team in Cornwall, and it gratefully accepted the many students who wished to play. Since then, many other sports have taken on the CSM name including hockey, netball and football.

This year would bring about the 115th annual Bottle match between CSM and RSM. Bottle Match is the second oldest varsity match in the world. Since 1902 the only thing that prevented the game from being played was the Great War and since 2004 all CSM teams have been welcome to partake in this historic event. 

This year, motions are being put in place to cancel Bottle Match and remove the CSM brand from the University teams. Bottle match is more than simply a sporting event, more than a day, it is a culmination of over 100 years of a legacy which unifies both players and supporters alike.

Bottle Match is much more than just a University sports competition it unites students and locals alike. It has become a huge part of Cornish history over the years holding great significance to all of Cornwall. The rugby match has been held in Cornwall 54 times being played by 3450 students all remembering the one match that truly mattered, not just to them, but for many Cornish rugby supporters.

For those who wish Max Stirling has set up a petition against the removal of CSM sport and Bottle Match through change.org which may be found here:

https://www.change.org/p/fxu-petition-against-the-removal-of-csm-sport-and-bottle-match?recruiter=89754074&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition&sharerUserId=89754074&utm_content=nafta_twitter_shortlink%3Acontrol

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Illogan Park – 50th Anniversary

Referee Chris Hailey (centre) who also Chairs the CRFU Game Development Committee, is pictured presenting Illogan Park with two match balls from the CRFU in recognition of their 50th Anniversary at their celebration match on Saturday 28th October.

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