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Westholme, Alexandra Road,

Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4LY

Tel: 01736 331961 Email: info@cornish-pirates.com

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Dear Merchants

Following a great win against Scarlets Select last Sunday Pirates are now top of the group just above Ulster. The match against Hartbury on 20 January is the final and deciding game of the qualifiers and will decide who goes into the knock out stages.

Following a very successful first meeting both off the pitch and on it this will be the second of 3 meetings this season of the Pirates Merchant Business Club. For our already signed up members of the Club we look forward to welcoming you to the game. For new members who want to join this season the cost is £150 plus VAT for the match vs Hartbury and the League game vs Doncaster Knights on 4th March. This is a key part of our plans to build Business and Commerce into a partnership with Cornish Pirates and Sport

Parking in the Mennaye car park, join us at 11am in the Penzance & Newlyn RFC Clubhouse for a coffee, followed by a presentation from a leading business in the area, Q&A and networking over a drink in the bar. Then to the ITEC Hospitality Marquee to enjoy lunch and then watch the game from the stand.

All our main sponsors are members of the Merchants club and we have several high profile rugby personalities attending over the season. If you can’t attend a particular game for any reason then we welcome your substitute from the bench anytime. You are also welcome to bring a guest on the day for a one off cost of £75+VAT. One very positive outcome from our first meet was that several members bought their partners as guests on the day which really added to the occasion.

Please RSVP by 9 January 2018 so we can sort hospitality.

To join or any questions contact either;

Peter Child CEO on Peter.child56@yahoo.com 07495 850946

Robyn Ashurst Marketing on robyn.ashurst@cornish-pirates.com 07769 900359

We all look forward to welcoming you to the Mennaye for a great day.

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to you all

Peter

How will it benefit my company and I?

Support for the Cornish Pirates is growing fast and as we move to the Stadium for Cornwall will only increase. Last season Pirates were the 4th best supported team in the Championship, have 40k + followers on social media and 1.25m hits on our new website launched this year. You will be linked with one of the most iconic brands in elite rugby.

Capacity at the Mennaye has been increased to 2,800 for 2017/18 and this will more than double when we move to Truro rising to 10,000 plus as we approach the Premiership.

As well as the leading elite sports team in Cornwall the Pirates works closely with the community and schools. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility we are supporting charities on our shirts and at every game, building long term relationships with local communities and community programmes and working together for a sustainable rugby club and future.

In Cornwall the Pirates are already members of and working with the LEP, the Growth Hub, Chamber of Commerce, Samphire Club and we lead the sporting community in Cornwall in security and Safety matters.

How Does It Work & What Are The Costs?

Joining the Merchants Business Club costs just £225 + vat per year. For this you will be invited to 3 games per year, usually on a sunday. Meeting at 11:00am for coffee in the famous Penzance & Newlyn RFC Clubhouse, there will be a presentation by a leading business leader followed by a Q&A session. At 11:45am there will be an opportunity to network and meet other businesses locally over a drink in the Players Bar. At 12:15pm we then go to the ITEC Hospitality Marquee to enjoy lunch, usually a 3 course meal with wine and coffee, followed by watching the game from the stands.

All of our main sponsors are members of the Merchants Club and we also have several high profile rugby personalities attending over the season.

If you cannot attend a game for any reason then we welcome your substitute from the bench at any time. You are also invited to bring a guest on the day for a one off cost of £75 + vat.

Costs can be paid by debit/credit card over the phone or on the day, or alternatively can be invoiced to your company.

For details on how to join contact Peter Child on peter.child56@yahoo.com or alternatively contact Robyn on robyn.ashurst@cornish-pirates.com