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CRFU Charity for 2018 Announced

The Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) is delighted to announce that their chosen charity for 2018 will be the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust children's unit play room and sensory rooms.

Over the past few years people involved with the CRFU have nominated a local charity to support. The support comes with some fund raising but mainly giving the charity the opportunity to do a match day collection at our home games in the Bill Beaumont County Championship.

This year there are two home games on Saturday 5 May and Saturday 12 May where are opponents will be Surrey and Devon respectively.

The CRFU hopes that the funds raised will assist not only the charity but the young people who will use the services that the charity provides.

A small start was made at the recent Under 20s game against Hampshire at St Austell when £40 was raised.

Pictured above, courtesy of Simon Bryant (Iktis Photos) is Gill Caddy, The Senior Hospital Play Specialist at Royal Cornwall Hospital, who explained the importance of these facilities to the players at the recent Team Building evening.  “The idea of “play in hospital” may seem unusual to those unfamiliar with the experience of being a young person in hospital, but it provides an essential part of youngsters’ care” explained Gill. “Working alongside other health care professionals, the play team organise daily play and art activities in the play centre or at the bedside, providing play to achieve developmental goals and help children master and cope with fears and anxieties.”


Perranporth Beach Tag Rugby 2018

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Arrangements are well in hand for the Annual Perranporth Beach Tag Rugby which will be held on Saturday 30 June 2018 commencing at 1100hrs. The event will be 5-a side with roll-on roll-off. The teams can be a mixture of all ages and genders. The cost will be £5 per person with an initial deposit of £25 per team.

The closing date will be Sunday 24 June and the contact is

Colin Pettifer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dame Margaret Fry DBE

The CRFU is saddened by the news that Dame Margaret Fry, widow of the late John Fry former CRFU and Launceston RFC, passed away earlier this week.

John was CRFU President when Cornwall triumphed at Twickenham in 1999 against Gloucestershire to lift the County title for the third time.

She was educated at Tavistock Grammar School and while at school played hockey for Devon.

Dame Margaret has had a long-term connection with the South West and has been involved in the work of various campaign and charity groups in the South West Peninsula and was an Honorary Doctor of Health.

She is also a former member of the South West Regional Health Authority, former chairman of the Southwest College of Nursing, and chairman of Torridge and South West Devon College of Health.

Our thoughts are with friends and family.


Penryn Sevens Becomes RFU Event

Penryn RFC has made a successful application for their annual Easter Sevens competition to become part of the RFU National Sevens circuit. It will be the only leg of the event in Cornwall.

Easter Sevens at Penryn has long been a tradition, but this year, things are set to get a whole lot more exciting!

Penryn RFC Sevens competition is now part of the RFU's Secure Trading 24/Sevens series, which is the RFU’s National sevens competition for adult players. It comprises of three stages of competition, commencing with a local qualifying stage (Local Qualifier, of which the Penryn event is one), regional qualifying stage (Regional Final), concluding in the Secure Trading 24/Sevens National Finals, which will take place at Bath RFC's iconic Recreation Ground on 21st July.

The winners of the Penryn event will go on to compete at a regional qualifying event along with other champions from the South-West region which also has events taking place at Hartpury, Yeovil, Lytchett Minster, Frome and the South-West and Westcountry events. The winner there will progress to Finals Day at Bath.

If you want to enter your team to this fantastic event, the full entry fees and prize money are detailed below:

Entry: £200 (includes two nights camping)
Prize Money: Winners: £950, Runners-Up: £450, Bowl Winners: £350, Bowl Runners Up: £200.

Check out the Men's Open Level Poster Here

Entry: £100 (includes two nights camping)
Prize Money: Winners: £300, Runners-Up: £175, Bowl Winners: £150, Bowl Runners Up: £100.

The Ladies Event Poster Can Be Viewed Here

Entry: £100 (includes two nights camping)
Prize Money: Winners: £450, Runners-Up: £200, Bowl Winners: £150, Bowl Runners Up: £100

Social Level Poster Is Available Here

Want to enter? You can do so online by clicking on this link:
RFU 24/Sevens Penryn Easter Weekender Entry Form


If You Want To Get Ahead Get a Hat!

Start 2018 with a new hat. Or a replica shirt, or a t-shirt, or a polo shirt or a hoodie or a …?


to view and order from a wide range of fantastic O’Neills Cornwall Supporters’ goodies.

Make sure you’ve got your new Black & Gold to show your support. Don’t wait till May, reap the benefit and start wearing it NOW.


Club Accreditation

SAVE THE DATE – Wednesday 10th January 2018, Redruth RFC at 7.30 p.m.


If your club is intending to apply for RFU or CRFU funding in the future it is extremely important to be represented at this meeting.

RFU Club Accreditation will soon become a pre-requisite of any grant or loan application. It replaces previous schemes (such as the Seal of Approval) and is much simpler to complete. It is a WHOLE CLUB exercise and the process itself has proved very useful to those clubs which have completed it.

We plan to have representatives of accredited clubs present to explain the process so that clubs who have yet to engage with the scheme can find out more about it. It will also be helpful in supporting clubs who have started but not yet completed the exercise.

Make 2018 the year YOUR club gains RFU Accreditation.


CRFU Delighted to Announce New Partnership with O’Neills

O’Neills has agreed a three-year deal to supply Cornish teams with playing and off-field kit. O’Neills was founded in 1918 as a manufacturer of Gaelic footballs and it is now the largest sportswear manufacturing company in Ireland.

The first time the new shirt, complete with watermarked Cornwall shield, will be used will be at Launceston on Saturday 18th November when the Cornwall Development XV will play Launceston. The full range of Cornwall replica kit can be purchased from the O’Neills on-line shop here: