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When the Cornish Pirates rugby team play their games at home, the available community match day experiences not only provide immense enjoyment but also help inspire so many youngsters.
As part of the recent Cornish Pirates versus Jersey Reds match day, pupils representing Archbishop Benson Primary, Biscovey Academy, St. Mewan Primary and Trevithick Learning Academy all had a great time, participating in a coaching clinic and Q&A session with Cornish Pirates players, forming the Guard of Honour when the two main match teams ran out onto the Mennaye Field, playing a half-time exhibition of tag rugby, and meeting the Pirates and getting their autographs at the end of the game. A representative from each school was also appointed to be a match day mascot, the lucky quartet running out ahead of kick-off with Cornish Pirates’ skipper Brett Beukeboom and players Maliq Holden, Alex Day and Dan Frost.
One parent commented:
The whole afternoon was organised really well and I just wanted to say a big thank-you. My son had a great afternoon and loving every minute of it he has now been inspired to join our local rugby team with sights of being a Professional Rugby player when he’s older!
He was also really pleased with his signed booklet, so much so that on his return home he made a poster and wrote down all the reasons why he loves rugby!
For further information about such match day opportunities at the Cornish Pirates please contact Sam Teasdale, email: email@example.com
A collection held at the recent Cornish Pirates versus Jersey Reds match to support ‘Combat Stress’ helped raise £475-62 for the worthy charity.
A new concept from New Zealand, ‘PopUP Rugby’, was introduced to Cornwall at an inaugural event which took place at Penryn RFC on Wednesday evening.
Colin Groves, who is also Chairman of Waikato Rugby in New Zealand, happily responded when invited to open the new ‘Pitter Patter Playtime’ nursery in Truro.