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This trophy is presented to the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ in memory of former player Dave ‘Bezzie’ Berryman, who passed away in 2012, aged 71.
A truly fine ‘Pirate’, Dave was proudly a Life Member and Vice President of Penzance & Newlyn RFC, who gave tremendous voluntary input to the club over many years, much with the Youth Section and also in later years as a member of the ‘Ground Staff’.
The Dave Berryman Cup was first awarded in 2014, and each year there have inevitably been numerous candidates to choose, both from the Penzance & Newlyn and Cornish Pirates sections of the club.
Previous winners are: 2014 Paul Greaves, 2015 Jackie & Ricky Ninnis, 2016 Jim Duffey, 2017 Dennis Way, 2018 Cullam Osborne, 2019 Penzance & Newlyn RFC’s Supporters’ Club.
The trophy is shared this year, it not only going to the dedicated Chairman of the Pirates Youth Section, but also the actual section that he represents. The 2020 winner/s are – Tony Hands and the Pirates Youth Section.
Cornish Pirates’ Joint Head Coach Alan Paver has commented:
The amount of work that goes into running the youth sections should not be underestimated, it is a huge task and one that Tony excels in. He is a straight talking, stand-up guy and I believe there no one better to take on the role. Tony’s contributions have been outstanding.
Note: The next 2019/20 award to be announced will be at 7pm this evening.
the RFU have commendably created a digital ‘Wall of Remembrance’
The rugby successes achieved by Jack Nowell and Luke Cowan-Dickie have raised aspiration levels for young rugby players in Cornwall
A stepdaughter of former Pirates player John Taskes recently made a long weekend visit to West Cornwall