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Mike Trott - RIP, Funeral Details

 

It is with great sadness that the Cornwall RFU have learned of the passing of former County President Mike Trott who was aged 90.

Mike, was a stalwart of Camborne RFC, indeed club President for many, many seasons. He was County President 1990-91, just the one season, but what a season as Cornwall became County Champions at Twickenham for the first time since 1908!

The President of the CRFU, John Sumnall and all of the current officers wish to express their heartfelt condolences to all Mike's family and friends.

Mike's funeral will take place on Thursday 26th September, 11 am, at Camborne Parish Church. 

Thank you to Martin Symons (Camborne RFC) for the following;

Camborne Rugby Club mourns the passing of stalwart Mike Trott.

Camborne Rugby Club is mourning the passing of stalwart Mike Trott at the age of 90 following an association with the Cherry & Whites spanning some 60 years.

Having first joined the committee in 1959 he became the Cherry & Whites Chairman in 1964 an office which he held with distinction until 1970.

At that point he took over as the Club’s President and remained in post for a remarkable 21 years during which time Camborne became the dominant force in Cornish Rugby until he finally stepped down in 1991.

Since then he has remained an enthusiastic supporter of ‘Town’ attending 1st XV matches home and away as well as taking an active interest in all aspects of the various sections of his beloved Club.

In 1982 he became one of a select few to be awarded life membership of Camborne Rugby Club for his long service and dedication.

Mike became Cornwall RFU President for the 1990-91 season which culminated in the Senior XV memorably being crowned as County champions at Twickenham for the first time since 1908.

Bill Hussey current President of Camborne RFC commented ‘Mike was a very generous, genuine and modest man with a well developed dry sense of humour. He was a man who served his club, his town and his county with great dedication and distinction. A man who many were proud to call, a true friend. Life is about creating memories and Mike Trott left us with many great ones.’’

The funeral service will take place at 11.00am on Thursday 26th September at Camborne Parish Church to be followed by a wake at Camborne RFC’s clubhouse at Crane Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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CRFU AGM 2019

Photo: Richard Simeons / Simon Bryant Iktisphoto

 

Outgoing County President Peter James welcomed everyone to a well attended AGM held at County Hall.

Peter spoke warmly of his time in office and wished his successor John Sumnall well for his 3 year term.

Peter spoke of his delight and pride in the success of the Cornwall side at Twickenham and once again congratulated the players and all the staff involved with the side.

Peter also paid tribute to CRFU committee, especially those not seeking re-election, notably Chairman Denis Preece and Hon.Treasurer Richard Simeons. 

Dave Saunter succeeds Denis as Chairman, whilst Andy Richards becomes Hon. Treasurer. 

After the formal business, Richard Simeons was made a Life Member of the Union, whilst former Hon.Secretary Roger Watson and Nigel Dennis (Lankelly-Fowey) were made Life Vice-Presidents.

A suitable presentation will be made to Denis Preece at a later date.

 

 

 

 

 
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Cornwall's success celebrated at County Hall

 

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.  

 

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Cornwall RFU toast new Tribute sponsorship deal

 

Picture caption: (Front L-R) Denis Preece and Marc Bishop are joined by Chair of Representative Rugby, Chris Lea (back left) and Cornwall Rugby player, Rhys Brownfield.

 

 

Tribute extends ‘vital’ sponsorship deal with Cornwall Rugby

Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) has announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with Tribute Cornish Pale Ale, renewing a successful relationship between the two organisations that has run for more than seven years.

The new deal starts with immediate effect and covers sponsorship of both the men’s and women’s County Championship teams, and the annual Tribute Cornwall Cup and Tribute Cornwall Clubs Cup, which have recently been won by Wadebridge Camels RFC and Newquay Hornets RFC.

Denis Preece, Chairman of the Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) said: “The CRFU is delighted with the continued support that St Austell Brewery provides through Tribute. It’s vital to the progress of the county teams.

“We are also excited with the generous inclusion of a bonus payment if the team reaches the County Championship final in Twickenham. It’s a great incentive for the boys.”

Marc Bishop, Trade Marketing Manager at St Austell Brewery, said: “St Austell Brewery is really pleased to continue its support of Cornish Rugby. Our long-term partnership with the CRFU has been a key component in the growth of Tribute, which is now one of the UK’s leading premium ales.

“We are very proud to work so closely with our friends at the CRFU, and the wider rugby family in the county, to help them develop the game at all levels.”

For more than twelve years Tribute Cornish Pale Ale has been a key sponsor of the South West Rugby Football Union and the local leagues across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

 

 

 
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Press Release - Resignation of Honorary Secretary

CORNWALL RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION – Press Release 30.11.2018

 

The Cornwall Rugby Football Union is set to lose a most valued administrator – Honorary Secretary, Roger Watson, has resigned and will attend his final meeting in January.  Recently, he has been unwell, he and his wife, Nikki, have decided to move to Newport to be closer to their daughter.

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