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Young Jake Sampson, representing St. Agnes under 7s, was a happy match day mascot when the Cornish Pirates recently played Bedford Blues at the Mennaye Field, Penzance.
Jake, aged just six, not only experienced the thrill of being a mascot but also played for his team in a half-time exhibition of ‘tag’ rugby, whilst a real added bonus for him and his compatriots was witnessing the Pirates record a superb 24-17 victory against the strong Bedford team.
Contacting the Cornish Pirates following the game, on behalf of Jake and St. Agnes under 7s, their coach, Marcus Camps, said:
On behalf of parents and players who were present, I’d like to pass on our thanks for the warmth of hospitality shown us. Mascot Jake and his playing colleagues all had a fantastic afternoon, and they haven’t stopped talking about their experience since. They also thoroughly enjoyed watching the Pirates, who have acquired a few more younger fans, and hopefully future players!
Clubs or schools requesting information about involvement on Cornish Pirates match days should please email [email protected]
In support of their Chairman Paul Durkin, Cornish Pirates players have been keen to promote Penzance Rotary Club's 'Miles of Hope' campaign.
Reference the present Coronavirus crisis
During the present Coronavirus crisis, Cornish Pirates’ players are this week attending the St. Clare Medical Centre