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Bolingey Barbarians Collection 2024

Posted: January 25, 2024
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Bolingey Barbarians have advised that they had a great day out at the Mennaye Field, Penzance, for the recent Cornish Pirates fixture versus Nottingham.

Commenting firstly that the rugby did not disappoint, Bolingey Barbarians’ chairman Roger Mead BEM said:

“It was a great 41-17 victory for the Pirates. Both sides grappling with the blustery conditions with a mix of territorial high ball brinkmanship and a willingness to run the ball through the hands for some splendid phases of play, providing a high scoring spectacle for the fans.

“Our endeavours to help children’s charities in Cornwall through our collection was equally successful. We raised nearly £800 thanks to the generous support of all those who kindly donated to our appeal.”

Wishing the Cornish Pirates every success in the remainder of this season’s campaign, on behalf of his colleagues Roger wished to extend congratulations and recognise the remarkable achievements of Cornish Pirates’ owner, Sir Richard ‘Dicky’ Evans, who was awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours. He also expressed appreciative thanks on the match day to the club’s Media Liaison Officer, Phil Westren, when saying:

“Phil has championed the Bolingey Barbarians cause for years and has been instrumental in making us feel welcome, highlighting our charitable work with his informative commentary to the rugby faithful at the Mennaye. We are delighted to make Phil an ‘Honorary Barbarian’ and hope he enjoys wearing his black and gold tie as much as we do.”

When caught by surprise, Phil was quick to reply. He said:

“I am taken aback by such kind gestures. The Bolingey Barbarians form such a fine and unique group of people, real rugby stalwarts who are commended for all their great, and still ongoing, charitable efforts made.”

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(Members of Bolingey Barbarians are pictured at the Mennaye Field with Cornish Pirates’ mascot Captain Benbow – plus their President, Dave Driver, presents Phil with one of their ties. To the right is Bolingey Barbarians’ secretary Greg Waters – Photo credits Brian Tempest.)