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Navy Trio Answer the Call for ‘One and All’

The Cornwall Rugby Football Union is delighted to announce a new coaching team for Cornwall Ladies for the 2017/18 season. Pictured are Head Coach Martyn Ruskin (centre) with Assistant Coach Chat Harris and Team Manager Lorry Osman.

Under their guidance the hope is for Cornwall Ladies to participate in the 2018 Gill Burns County Championship.

Both Martyn and Chat have an impressive background in women’s rugby within Cornwall coaching and delivering strength and conditioning at Torpoint and more recently at Plymouth Albion. They have also been appointed head and assistant coaches for the Royal Navy Ladies team which will work hand in hand perfectly with their county roles.

Martyn said, “I am looking forward to the new challenges coaching the CRFU ladies squad and developing the ladies to effectively compete in the county competition towards the end of the season and move CRFU women’s rugby in the right direction."

Last but not least, Lorry Osman has taken the role of team manager. Already heavily involved with girls’ rugby within Cornwall she also has a wealth of experience within the women’s game both as a player and as Assistant Team Manager for the Royal Navy ladies’ team.

Another exciting development is that 17-year-old girls can play in the women’s game and the trio plan to aid this transition.

Launceston RFC will be the home of Cornwall ladies this season with training and the two home fixtures being played there. The CRFU would like to thank Liz Holden and the committee at Launceston RFC for hosting the ladies.

First on the agenda is a Ladies Development Day Saturday 18th November from 10.00 am. to 2.00 p.m. when all ladies who play in Cornwall or have dual registration due to university will be welcome.

Find us on Facebook at ‘Cornwall Senior Ladies Rugby 2017/18 or contact Lorry by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gill Burns (Division Two) Ladies County Championship Fixtures 2018

Sunday 29th April – Dorset & Wilts v Cornwall (away)

Sunday 6th May – Cornwall v Somerset at Launceston RFC

Sunday 13th May – Cornwall v Hertfordshire at Launceston RFC

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Gill Burns Women’s County Championship Fixtures 2017/18

 

Cornwall has been drawn in Pool Three of Division Two with Hertfordshire, Somerset and Dorset & Wilts for the Women’s County Championship. The fixtures are:

Sunday 29th April 2018 – Dorset & Wilts v Cornwall

Sunday 6th May 2018 – Cornwall v Somerset

Sunday 13th May 2018 – Cornwall v Hertfordshire

The winner of the pool will be at home to the winner of Pool Four (Essex or Hampshire) in the Semi-Final on Sunday 20th May with the Final being played on Sunday 27th May

Please click on the link below for the full draw.  

 
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Cornwall Developing Player Programme

Follow the links below for this year’s DPP Handbook and application forms for the Cornwall Developing Player Programme.

Due to a DPP review by the RFU there have been some changes highlighted below:

Girls DPP:

We are in the process of finalising the girls DPP programme and will send out application forms to start following the Girls County programme.

U12's:

There are no longer any sessions for the U12's as part of the DPP programme.

U13's:

The programme for this age group does not start until February 2018 so I will be uploading application forms in the new year for the U13's.

U14's & U15's:

The programme for these age groups runs through the season as per last year and remains at a cost of £40. Please download and return the forms to myself before the beginning of September.

U16's:

The programme for the U16's is now running in the first half of the season to allow for the County match programme and appropriate time for GCSE preparations post- Christmas. Please download and return the forms to Rich Siveter before the beginning of September.

If you have any questions regarding the programme please contact Rich Siveter on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Forms and payment are to be returned to:

Rich Siveter.

Penwith College,

Porthcurno Building,

St. Clare Street,

Penzance,

Cornwall,

TR18 2SA.

 
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Safeguarding Courses UPDATED

The following Safeguarding Courses have been arranged. Please contact Ann Demaine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

 

Play It Safe

Liskeard Looe RFC – new date to be confirmed

 

Play It Safe

Perranporth RFC - date to be confirmed

 

In Touch

St Austell RFC – Wednesday 22nd March 2017

 

Play It Safe

Camborne RFC – Wednesday 29th March 2017

 

Play It Safe

Penryn RFC – Thursday 30th March 2017

 

Play It Safe

Penzance & Newlyn RFC – date to be confirmed

 

CSO Conference

Venue and Date to be confirmed

 
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ADDITIONAL ASSISTANT SAFEGUARDING MANAGER NEEDED FOR CRFU

 

For the last 3 years we have had only 2 assistant safeguarding managers to assist the safeguarding manager with the increasing number of safeguarding issues within the CB. We would like to attract 1 or 2 additional volunteers, with a safeguarding background, who would be willing to assist in this important task. 

If you are interested - or know someone who might be suitable and interested - please contact Ann Demaine:

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Attached is a job and person specification for the role as outlined by the RFU.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 
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Senior Ladies Programme

For more details contact Ann Demaine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DATE

ACTIVITY

TIME

VENUE

Tu 17/01/17

Scrum Factory - Phil Morris Cornwall CRC

1800 - 2100

St Austell RFC

Su 26/03/17

Programme Launch                                                                                      Coach & Ladies Training with Kevin Moggridge SW Divisional Talent Development Officer

1000 -1300 1330 -1530 

Bodmin RFC

Su 02/04/17

M1 NC SWS1 Topsham   

All Day    KO 1430

Topsham RFC

Su 09/04/17

Coach & Ladies Training Sessions 2 & 3                                                                    

Jo Yapp England U20s Head Coach                                               Alan Hubbleday SW Divisional U18s Head Coach

1000 - 1300 1330 -1530 

Bodmin RFC

Su 16/04/17

Su 23/04/17

Su 30/04/17

EASTER HOLIDAYS

Su 07/05/17

M2 Cornwall v Dorset & Wilts Development Game

All Day    KO 1430

St Austell RFC  TBC

Su 14/05/17

 

 

 

Su 21/05/17

Training 4

 

 

Su 28/05/17

M3 Dorset & Wilts v Cornwall Development Game

All Day                  KO TBC

Bournemouth RFC

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RFU Safeguarding Communication

 

RFU Safeguarding Communication

For CSOs and Club Committee Members
December 2016

In order to continue to provide a safe and positive environment for children, all Club Safeguarding Officers and all Club Committee members must read and be familiar with Regulation 21 (Safeguarding) and the RFU Safeguarding Policy. Anyone involved in rugby union must report safeguarding concerns to the RFU Safeguarding Team.

The RFU’s Safeguarding Policy, Toolkit and RFU Regulation 21 set out our requirements and aims to assist clubs in ensuring that the welfare of children remains of paramount importance. We also offer clubs an effective safeguarding training programme for all members of the game. We would strongly recommend that anyone involved in rugby (specifically those involved in the under 18’s game) attend. You will find further information on our training on the England Rugby website.

We have previously communicated to the game our requirements in managing Safeguarding concerns/incidents and the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) applications. In order to ensure you are familiar with our requirements, please see the following information -

Safeguarding Children

The RFU believes that the wellbeing of children involved in rugby is of paramount importance and has the jurisdiction to deal with any allegation of abuse of a child, any breach of the Safeguarding Policy and/or any breach of Regulation 21.

Concerns must be dealt with in accordance with the RFU Policy and Regulations to assess the most appropriate manner of dealing with them.  Some incidents may need referral to Statutory Agencies, such as police or children’s services, while if the child is not in immediate danger the RFU Safeguarding Team will take action. However, even apparently low-level concerns may require the RFU to seek initial advice from Statutory Agencies.

It is essential to refer concerns to the RFU at the earliest opportunity to ensure that children are kept safe.  Concerns may then be delegated back to a club or CB to manage.

It is vitally important that no investigation is carried out by the club, other than gathering information prior to informing the RFU. This is so as not to jeopardise any police investigation or criminal proceedings and also to preserve evidence. This is especially relevant when dealing with cases involving inappropriate use of the internet and social media.

When referring matters to the RFU Safeguarding Team please use the incident report form which can be found on the RFU website under Governance and Safeguarding

Disclosure and Barring Service - DBS

 

The DBS process is a crucial part of an effective recruitment process. Any club operating rugby for those under the age of 18 is deemed a children’s service provider, which means that certain legislation and commitments must be adhered to.

RFU Regulation 21.2 describes the requirements of the RFU DBS process, further information is provided in the RFU Safeguarding Polucy of the requirements within a rugby setting.

One significant aspect of providing a children’s service is ensuring that a thorough recruitment process is followed, including interviewing potential volunteers, seeking references, checking qualifications are valid, on-going monitoring and carrying out DBS checks via the RFU. All DBS applications must be obtained through the RFU Safeguarding Department and DBS disclosures issued through other Registered Bodies are not accepted.

The DBS issue a certificate for ALL DBS applications - therefore, simply having a DBS certificate does not mean applicants have been approved by the RFU. The certificate is sent directly from the DBS to the applicant’s home address and the RFU does not receive a copy of the DBS disclosure. All applications and results are, however, actively monitored by the RFU Safeguarding Team.  Only when an individual appears on GMS with a “current” DBS status are they deemed “approved/cleared” to work unsupervised with U18s, so it is crucial that clubs monitor GMS, have an up-to-date Child Workforce list and manage those engaged in the youth game.

If a DBS returns containing information, the RFU will instigate the DBS Case Management Process and failure to comply with this process will result in the individual being removed from coaching U18s. On occasion, the RFU will contact a club requesting a reference for an individual. It is imperative that written communication is supplied upon request so that the RFU can carry out a thorough risk assessment when managing a DBS disclosure. Applicants (and clubs where necessary) will be informed of the outcome of the DBS Case Management Process in writing. Additionally the GMS site will be updated to reflect a Current or Rejected DBS status.

Only when a “current” status appears against an individual on GMS are they deemed “DBS cleared” by the RFU.

Within The Cornwall RFU

There is an experienced 3-strong Safeguarding Team comprising Safeguarding Manager and two Assistant Safeguarding Managers. They can be contacted at any time to assist CSOs and liaise directly with the RFU Safeguarding team. If you have any problems or queries please get in touch via the confidential email address, or by phone or message

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Ann Demaine - 07984 543986

Rob Harris - 07967 340963

Tom Tree - 07825 002426

 

 

 
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Cornwall Rugby Developing Players Programme (DPP) Enrolment Process 2016 - 17

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CHANGES TO THE CONTENT THAT WAS ON THIS PAGE SO YOU NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE UPDATED DOCUMENTS (October 2016) TO ENSURE YOU HAVE THE CURRENT INFORMATION

If you have any questions regarding the programme, feel free to contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many Thanks,

Rich Siveter

DPP Manager

 
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