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‘Meet the Players’ Evening

Posted: July 20, 2021
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‘Meet the Players’ Evening

Training session and names of Captain and Vice-Captain for the 2021/22 season to also be announced.

The annual Cornish Pirates ‘Meet the Players’ Evening will take place at the Mennaye Field on Thursday 5th August.

This free admission occasion provides an opportunity for supporters, sponsors and everyone connected with the club to attend what in the past has always been a popular event in the calendar.

The ground and Marquee bar will be open from 6pm and there will be a structured training session to view the Cornish Pirates in action starting at 6.45pm. Then, after the players have returned briefly to the changing rooms, at about 7.30pm the squad will emerge from the Truro & Penwith College stand tunnel (to the sound of ‘Sandstorm’!) and line up in front of the stand for the team’s new signings to be introduced.

Following this both Paul Durkin (Chairman) and Gavin Cattle (Joint Head Coach) will address the crowd to outline the club’s hopes and aspirations, and Alan Paver (Joint Head Coach) will announce the names of the Club Captain and Vice-Captain for the coming season.

To conclude the evening, supporters etcetera can meet and talk informally inside and outside of the marquee, together looking forward to what promises to be an exciting rugby campaign ahead. Player sponsors present will have an opportunity (suitably social distanced) to be photographed with their sponsored player/s.

Further Important Information to Note:

Covid Awareness – Understanding that some people will still expect to be cautious, available space will allow social distancing to be respected as will the choice of those who still wish to wear facemasks. Hand sanitiser will also be available for use. Any further information, if deemed necessary, can be announced via the PA System.

Mixing with Squad Members – Unfortunately, as part of the necessary caution still to be maintained, squad members will not be able to mingle closely with supporters. The Pandemic is not over yet and our immediate aim is to maintain a responsible approach. For squad members and those closely involved the disruption that would evolve from anyone who is tested positive or is contacted by NHS Test and Trace would potentially be considerable. We would also ask that anyone who has a continuous cough, has a high temperature, or a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell should stay away.

Weather – If the weather is poor on the day and there is a need to postpone the event, then this would be announced on our website and via our social media channels, with a new date also confirmed.

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