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.
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