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CRFU Women and Girls

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.



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.


Meeting called to discuss Women & Girls rugby in Cornwall

Following a review of the current set-up for Women & Girls rugby in Cornwall a meeting has been arranged to progress matters.

The meeting is open to all who participate or have an interest in the Women & Girls game in the county.

Dave Saunter Chairman of Youth & Education Committee explained the reason behind calling the meeting. " 

"As another season has passed, and whilst I have an insight as to how the County looks we have no forum currently for the clubs, this needs to be addressed urgently and for that reason we are calling a meeting at Bodmin RFC on Wednesday 15th May at 7 pm for anyone involved in the women's game
On the agenda will be
County WAGS committee-New
Competitive Rugby for clubs
County  rugby
Coach development
and anything else we need to discuss, our County Chairman has kindly offered to chair the meeting, which reiterates how important the management board take the current set up.
Could you please share with anyone who you think may be interested."