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CRFU AGM 2019

Photo: Richard Simeons / Simon Bryant Iktisphoto

 

Outgoing County President Peter James welcomed everyone to a well attended AGM held at County Hall.

Peter spoke warmly of his time in office and wished his successor John Sumnall well for his 3 year term.

Peter spoke of his delight and pride in the success of the Cornwall side at Twickenham and once again congratulated the players and all the staff involved with the side.

Peter also paid tribute to CRFU committee, especially those not seeking re-election, notably Chairman Denis Preece and Hon.Treasurer Richard Simeons. 

Dave Saunter succeeds Denis as Chairman, whilst Andy Richards becomes Hon. Treasurer. 

After the formal business, Richard Simeons was made a Life Member of the Union, whilst former Hon.Secretary Roger Watson and Nigel Dennis (Lankelly-Fowey) were made Life Vice-Presidents.

A suitable presentation will be made to Denis Preece at a later date.

 

 

 

 

 
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Cornwall's success celebrated at County Hall

 

Photo: CRFU Chairman Denis Preece, Chair of Cornwall Council Hilary Frank, & Chairman of Representative Rugby Chris Lea with the Bill Beaumont Cup

 

 

Members of the Cornwall team, along with officers from the Cornwall RFU and also representatives from both Trelawny’s Army Supporters Club and the Falmouth Marine Band, attended a civic reception held at County Hall in Truro last Friday afternoon to celebrate Cornwall's win in the Bill Beaumont Cup Final.

Chair of Cornwall Council Hilary Frank welcomed everyone to County Hall and praised the Cornwall team and expressed how proud everyone in the Duchy was with their superb win against Cheshire at Twickenham.

In reply CRFU President Peter James, thanked the council for their hospitality and expressed his pride and joy as a Cornishman in the fine qualities of an exceptional team, and the unrivalled support from the Cornish supporters.  

Cornwall team captain Ben Hilton also spoke about the game and the quality of his players and paid tribute to the outstanding support the team received all through the Championship from the fans, especially Trelawny’s Army and the Falmouth Marine Band.

Councillor Frank, who has also been involved with assisting with the preparations for the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year, arranged for special RWC pin badges from the organising committee to be presented by an attaché from the Japanese Embassy in London.   

The proceedings concluded with the singing of Trelawny, led by the City of Truro Male Choir.  

 

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Cornwall RFU toast new Tribute sponsorship deal

 

Picture caption: (Front L-R) Denis Preece and Marc Bishop are joined by Chair of Representative Rugby, Chris Lea (back left) and Cornwall Rugby player, Rhys Brownfield.

 

 

Tribute extends ‘vital’ sponsorship deal with Cornwall Rugby

Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) has announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with Tribute Cornish Pale Ale, renewing a successful relationship between the two organisations that has run for more than seven years.

The new deal starts with immediate effect and covers sponsorship of both the men’s and women’s County Championship teams, and the annual Tribute Cornwall Cup and Tribute Cornwall Clubs Cup, which have recently been won by Wadebridge Camels RFC and Newquay Hornets RFC.

Denis Preece, Chairman of the Cornwall Rugby Football Union (CRFU) said: “The CRFU is delighted with the continued support that St Austell Brewery provides through Tribute. It’s vital to the progress of the county teams.

“We are also excited with the generous inclusion of a bonus payment if the team reaches the County Championship final in Twickenham. It’s a great incentive for the boys.”

Marc Bishop, Trade Marketing Manager at St Austell Brewery, said: “St Austell Brewery is really pleased to continue its support of Cornish Rugby. Our long-term partnership with the CRFU has been a key component in the growth of Tribute, which is now one of the UK’s leading premium ales.

“We are very proud to work so closely with our friends at the CRFU, and the wider rugby family in the county, to help them develop the game at all levels.”

For more than twelve years Tribute Cornish Pale Ale has been a key sponsor of the South West Rugby Football Union and the local leagues across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

 

 

 
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Press Release - Resignation of Honorary Secretary

CORNWALL RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION – Press Release 30.11.2018

 

The Cornwall Rugby Football Union is set to lose a most valued administrator – Honorary Secretary, Roger Watson, has resigned and will attend his final meeting in January.  Recently, he has been unwell, he and his wife, Nikki, have decided to move to Newport to be closer to their daughter.

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Co-op Stores Step Up for Wooden Spoon

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Wooden Spoon is the rugby charity for disadvantaged and disabled children. The Cornwall region has worked tirelessly to raise more than £120,000 for projects supporting disadvantaged and disabled children in the local community. All the money raised in Cornwall remains in Cornwall to benefit these children.

Co-op stores in the county have recently collected over £4K in counter top boxes, a wonderful effort, but it doesn’t stop there! Rebecca Watson (pictured) of the St Just Co-op is leading a sponsored charity event with the aim of raising another £2K to the total.

Rebecca explains, “We are from the Co-op in St Just and we are completing a sponsored charity event in aid of Cornwall Wooden Spoon.

Cornwall Wooden Spoon positively transforms lives of children and young people with a disability or facing disadvantage through the power of rugby.

We intend to visit all 32 Cornwall RFU affiliated clubs within a 24-hour timescale, commencing on Saturday 6th October from St Just Rugby Club, taking photographic evidence at each club.”

You can help Rebecca hit the target by donating here:

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/coopstjust?utm_term=zemwRW4kx

Remember where the money will go and please support the challenge.

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