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Where and when able, for many years Penzance & Newlyn RFC and the Cornish Pirates have been supportive of the community.
An interesting project that started last Friday at the Pirates ‘Westholme’ clubhouse, and on the Mennaye Nurseries field, was one called ‘Who Dares Works’.
Who Dares Works is a European Social Fund and National Lottery Community Fund funded programme. It is a partnership of organisations, led by Active Plus, which designed to engage those out of work and furthest from employment and get them back into work, education or training.
Via various partners and courses, participants are given ways to learn, prepare and build confidence on their journey through the programme and ultimately back into employment. Supasport SW CIC are part or the programme, whose role is to use their unique style of sport and exercise delivery named ‘Sport 4 More’. The aim is to engage people to work on their personal self-development and thus improve the physical/mental health and well-being of participants.
Jamie Thomson, Managing Director of Supasport SW CIC, has commented:
We want to thank the Pirates for helping make the first of six Sport 4 More sessions such a huge success. We could see and feel the affect that working in an environment used by professional athletes had on the participants.
“The support from associated Pirates personnel was excellent and we are already looking forward to our next session.
The sessions are being led by Jamie along with lead coach Martyn Webster and volunteer Gemma Chisnall.
Following Covid regulations, Penzance & Newlyn RFC and the Cornish Pirates have admirably reacted well to assist in a variety of ways, including, of recent, responding to help certain local choirs.
Captain Benbow shows his support for MIND Mental Health as the Co-op are aiming to raise £1m for them within our region.
Alfie Martin, who is on a 250-mile round walking trip of Cornwall visiting each and every rugby club in the county