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Women and Girls

Club's Safeguarding Audit Due

CLUBS are reminded that they should complete their annual RFU Safeguarding self-audit by Monday,  September 30, 2019.

The audit can be found in the questionnaire section of GMS. If you completed the audit before Monday, August 16, could you please double check that the status is ‘submitted’ if it states that the questionnaire is ‘open’ please submit again.

The self-audit will help the RFU and your Constituent Body safeguarding managers to identify clubs that may need some further support in safeguarding; CBSMs will continue to undertake a more in depth audit with 10 per cent of their clubs.

If your club does not have an age grade section, or 17-year-olds playing adult rugby, please just declare this on the form and you will not be expected to answer further questions.

The RFU Safeguarding team are happy to answer any questions, or offer assistance and can be contacted by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


County roles advertised for Womens & Girls Rugby


The CRFU Womens & Girls Committee are advertising several roles and invite suitable applicants to apply for these positions.

The roles are; an additional Safeguarding Officer, Team Managers X3 (Seniors, U.18 & U.15), Head Coach, Forwards Coach, Backs Coach X3 (Seniors, U.18, U.15).

Potential candidates interested in applying are asked in the first instance to submit their rugby CV and cover letter to the Chairman of Womens & Girls  Rugby, Ross Tucknott, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by the 12th September 2019.

Interviews for the coaching positions for Girls U.18s & U.15s will be held at Bodmin RFC on Sunday 15th September in conjunction with the Girls Development Day with prospective candidates delivering part of the development session.

Interview dates for other positions will be advised upon application.

Please see the PDF link for information and requirements covering each role


Applications are also invited for the roles of Physio and also First Aider for the various teams.

Again please send CV and cover letter to Ross Tucknott e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Bill Hooper


Assistant Hon.Sec CRFU



Girls Rugby Development Day

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Calling all U14s-U18s: new season, new skills! Join the rest of Cornwall's rugby girls for an afternoon of training sessions delivered by experienced qualified coaches to help improve your game for the season ahead. There'll be something for everyone, whether you've been tearing up the try line for 10 minutes or 10 years!

New players more than welcome: turn up, try out and be welcomed by prospective teammates and coaches! With 11 Cornish clubs from Penzance to Bude offering girls rugby this season we can match you up with your nearest club or whichever trains on evenings you have free.

Further details contact Ross Tucknott e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Age Grade Rugby Update


Changes are coming to Age Grade Rugby, further details will be released on 1st August.

Key changes in the link Age Grade Rugby Key Changes


Any further queries please contact Jonny Stephenson Cornwall RDO.

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Cornwall Rugby Skills Program

'Cornwall Rugby Skills Programme'


The new season is upon us and now the application forms are ready to download for your son to enrol on to the new Cornwall Rugby Skills Programme (formally known as DPP). 


This programme replaces the old DPP system but follows a very similar format for U14, U15 & U16 players. Please see attached forms for info on dates and enrolment costs.


Many Thanks Rich Siveter

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U.14 CRSP Application form

U.15 CRSP Application form

U.16 CRSP Application form




Cornish girls selected for Centre of Excellence Program


Centre of Excellence Trials for Cornwall's Girls




Following nomination by their coaches, 16 representatives of last season's Cornwall Girls U18s and U15s squads have been invited for trials for the RFU Centre of Excellence programme for 2019/20.


The Centre of Excellence programme is the next step on from County competition on the Player Pathway in girls rugby, delivered at Bristol Bears and the other Tyrrells Premier 15s clubs.



Focusing on individual player skills, acceptance to the numerous advanced sessions delivered by the Centre of Excellence across the season can provide both a massive boost to the playing abilities of the accepted individuals, and to the strength of their clubs and Cornwall too!



The girls attending the trials at Bristol Bears Women's Shaftesbury Park on July 7th are Mia Abbott-Smith, Lizzie Langton, Nadine Vincent, Beth Marks, Megan Moriarty, Mia Wray, Louise Daniel, Chloe Shrosbee, Olivia Rowland (all Cornwall U18s); Evie Curnow, Paige Clarke, Lily Jehu, Sophie Daniel, Abby Smith, Hannah Davies, Betty Matthews (all Cornwall U15s).




Best of luck girls!

Ross Tucknott

Chair of Women & Girls Committee


Cornwall Women earn a bonus point in defeat

Photo courtesy of Barbara Hocking 




Cornwall Women’s interest in this season’s Gill Burns Cup came to an end on Sunday as they lost their second and final group game.

The Cornish side will be pleased to have picked up a try-scoring bonus point as some consolation for the hard work they have put in for the campaign.

Team Manager Lorri Osman was full of praise for the side. She said. “Off the back of last week’s performance the ladies were ready for the second round of Gill Burns cup. Despite a very strong Somerset side with players from Tyrrell Premier 15 and ChampIonship clubs on their team sheet, the score did not reflect the 80 minute battle that was to take place.

“With one try disallowed for Cornwall I think the ladies heads dropped slightly but they never gave up. They have a lot to be proud of from yesterday considering the quality players they are up against.

“Three eligible U.18 girls featured in the squad with Leona Hughes hard work being rewarded with forward of the match alongside Jo Roberts as back of the match.

“These ladies have a lot to be proud of this season despite score- lines. They have reduced the deficit against Dorset and Wilts and took it to a very strong Somerset side.

“We continue to build on the past two seasons with training planned to start even earlier next season and getting to play as a team earlier. Special mention to Kev Luke and Gav Mountjoy who stood in at short notice as coaches and have bought a very different dynamic to the squad.Also to Rob Durant who has been tirelessly working with the ladies monitoring injuries and getting them back on the pitch.

“Special mention for Trelawny’s Army who supported us so magnificently throughout the game and made the match day experience special for the girls.”

Cornwall Women: 15. Amy Bunt (Liskeard-Looe & Plymouth Albion), 14. Megan Stroff (Liskeard-Looe), 13 Jo Roberts (Plymstock AO), 12. Lauren Chenoweth (Penryn), 11. Frankie Perry (Bude & Plymouth Albion), 10. Ro Gomez (Penryn), 9. Amy Warman (Liskeard-Looe & Plymouth Albion); 1.Clare Matthews, 2. Zeta Penrose (capt) (both Penryn), 3.Claire Hannigan (Plymstock AO), 4.Rachel Shackleton, 5.Alex Gallagher (both Bude), 6.Rhian Roberts (Plymstock AO) 7.Katie Bosustow (Penryn), 8 Leona Hughes (Liskeard-Looe).

Replacements: 16. Emma Stefanotti (Bude & Plymouth Albion), 17. Michaella Roberts (Bristol), 18. Vezza Lianne (Plymouth Albion), 19. Lucia Honey (Plymstock AO), 20. Jo Holden, 21. Anna Clooke (both Plymouth Albion), 22. Elizabeth Stacey (Bath), 23. Mel Ruby (Bude)  

Travelling Reserves: Megan Betts (Penzance), Bethany Hampton (Camborne)   

Cornwall scores: Tries, Matthews, Chenoweth, Perry 2, Con, Chenoweth



Gill Burns Cup Result

In Cornwall Women's second and final game in this season's Gill Burns Cup at Taunton today it ended


Congratulations to the Somerset team and commiserations to the Cornish side.

It was good to know the ladies were well supported this afternoon by a vocal Cornish contingent.


Launch of Cornwall YRA


The CRFU in partnership with the England Rugby Development Team, are kick starting the new Cornwall Young Rugby Ambassador Program on Sunday 19th May @ St Austell RFC, 10am - 1pm. The program will be for 14-24 year olds looking to develop their skills and knowledge in areas such as Club Management, Coaching and Refereeing.

The first event on the 19th will be a kick start to the new program. So all current YRA’s and as many new potential YRA’s as we can find are invited. We will be discussing what the new program looks like, what is expected of our YRA’s throughout, and we will also chat through the incentives we have in mind to help with creating the identity we’d like our YRA’s to have in the county.

If you attend the day and sign up to the program we also might have some goodies for you to start your Cornwall YRA journey!!

Please share this with all in your club and to anyone you feel would like to get involved. If you have any questions please feel free to ask away. #TeamCornwall #CYRA

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