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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:


Camborne School of Mines 1896-1897


This photograph from 120 years ago shows what is thought to be the first Camborne School of Mines Rugby Club. Bearing in mind the story circulating that the historic name may be at risk this photograph is of particular interest.

We have the surnames of thirteen of the players:

?, Howard, Peters, ?, Denny, M.G. Mainwaring,

Gordon Smith, G.W. Johnson, H. Tylden Wright (Capt.), Pearse, A.S. Wheeler

Norbury, H.M. Harris, Tuke, G. Gregory

Can anyone add more information please?

The full sized, downloadable file is available here:


Cheque Presentation to Children’s Hospice

The CRFU was delighted to present a cheque for £716 to the Children’s Hospice South West at the CRFU Clubs’ Conference on Sunday 29th October. This amount represented the sum raised by the Union for the adopted charity last season.

Pictured is Alice Merrett, the Community Fundraiser for the Children’s Hospice South West, Little Harbour, Porthpean Road, Porthpean, St Austell, receiving the cheque from CRFU President Peter James.

Alice said, “On behalf of all the children and families that we support at Little Harbour I would like to thank Cornwall RFU for their generous donation. We are currently supporting over 100 children with life limiting illnesses along with their families so donations like this really will make a difference to the care we can offer local families.”


Randfontein United RFC 1909


Another South African team made up of Cornish Miners. Randfontein were the 1909 winners of the Dewar Shield and Cup and boasted players from Camborne, Illogan, Newlyn, Pendeen, Redruth and St Agnes. The shirts look as though they might even have been black & gold! The playing record is shown as 218 points for with just 27 against.

The full sized, named, downloadable version is available on the link below.