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Kernow Model Rail Centre (KMRC) have been a long-term valued sponsor of the Cornish Pirates.
All associated with the club will be aware that for many years Chris Morgan was kindly sponsored by the award-winning business, firstly as a player and then as a coach.
KMRC was founded in 2001 by Managing Director and stalwart supporter Chris Trerise, who has commented:
“Delighted to continue our sponsorship once more, I was expecting a further year of sponsoring Chris Morgan, so it came as real shock when I heard he was leaving to take up a new role with Worcester Warriors.
“My next immediate thought was who to sponsor this year, and noting that scrum half Tom Kessell was returning I immediately contacted the club to get him on the Kernow list! I well remember his first stint with the Pirates and look forward to seeing him in action again this year.
“It seems like we had sponsored Chris since time began, I believe for 10 out of the 13 years I have been sponsoring the Pirates. Despite being a New York Giants fan (plenty of banter between us about the Giants and my beloved Philadelphia Eagles!) we instantly got on and this resulted in being introduced to Hayley who ended up working for us at Kernow and being a key part of our business development and expansion! We used to joke that Chris only ever scored on away games so that we missed having our name announced! I was always very proud to hear Phil Westren announce ‘Chris Morgan – sponsored by Kernow Model Rail Centre’ followed by our cheer!
“Obviously wishing Chris the best for the future, this did leave a gap in our sponsorship. During the lockdown we, like everyone, had to watch the Pirates from home and were impressed with Shae Tucker. Seeing the Superbowl would also be his favourite sporting event to attend I thought this is ideal, so we are also sponsoring Shae and now look forward to cheering both Shae and Tom during the new season.”
CEO Rebecca Thomas added:
“Chris and his Kernow Model Rail team are like family at the Pirates. As valued sponsors and regulars in hospitality for as long as I have been involved it is always lovely to see the support they bring throughout the season year after year.”
About Kernow Model Rail Centre
It all started when KMRC Camborne opened its doors in September 2002. Then, when the team grew, it branched out with a second shop, KMRC Guildford, in May 2019!
For information reference KMRC’s Camborne branch please link to:
And for Guildford, the link is:
At the end of 2020 KMRC expanded again with the opening of a new warehouse near Camborne to handle the growing mail order side of the business. The warehouse is solely for the mail order operation and increased stock holding and will not be open to the public.
The branches at Camborne and Guildford continue to serve customers in accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, with appropriate social distancing measures in place. All existing contact details and order methods remain the same.
As for KRMC’s up to date and informative website, please link to: