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Roger Pascoe Cup Voting Information

Posted: April 16, 2024
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The Roger Pascoe Cup

Presented to the Supporters’ Player of the Season

The ‘End of Season Awards’ are about to hit the agenda. Indeed, at our next home game versus Cambridge (Sunday 21st April ko 2.30pm), supporters will firstly have the opportunity to cast their votes (on paper slips and placed in available buckets) for their chosen player of the season who, immediately after our final home league game against Coventry on the 11th May, will be presented with ‘The Roger Pascoe Cup’.

To jog the memory bank, previous winners of the trophy are as follows:

2003 – Joe Bearman, 2004 – Matt Jess, 2005 – Matt Jess, 2006 Rhodri McAtee, 2007 – Tim Cowley, 2008 – Tim Cowley, 2009 – Heino Senekal, 2010 – Blair Cowan, 2011 Jonny Bentley, 2012 Ian Nimmo, 2013 – Laurie McGlone, 2014 – Jack Andrew, 2015 – Kieran Hallett, 2016 – Alex Cheesman, 2017 – Toby May, 2018 – Kyle Moyle, 2019 – Kyle Moyle, 2020 – Dan Frost, 2021 – Dan Frost, 2022 – Tom Channon, 2023 – AJ Cant.


You can also vote electronically below:



Remembering ‘Paco’

It was in January 2002 that former player Roger Pascoe suddenly passed away.

The news that he had died at the age of just 58 came as a shock to us all, and it was following his death that a special trophy, ‘The Roger Pascoe Cup’, was given in his memory.

Roger, or ‘Paco’ as he was popularly known, was born in Penzance and educated at Lescudjack CS School. Excelling in sport he captained the rugby, cricket and football teams, and later played for our Mount’s Bay Colts side (as the Pirates Colts used to be called) from where he gained promotion straight into the first team, making his debut back in 1961 against the ‘Etceteras’.

His shrewd rugby brain, aligned to cat-like hands plus excellent running and kicking skills, enabled him to perform consistently well as a ‘cheeky chappy’ who dummied and danced to bewilder some of the very best. Indeed, I remember when we played Cardiff in 1983, that despite being in his mid-30s Roger completely bamboozled the noted Welsh wing forward Owen Golding, who sportingly took it on the chin. It was also something Owen clearly remembered 13 years later when, in charge of the ‘Public School Wanderers’ side who visited us during our 1995/96 Golden Jubilee Season, he was reminded of the game.

A member of our Cornwall RFU ‘Sevens’ winning team in 1964, Roger later won six Cornish caps and had the honour of captaining the Pirates both in 1966/67 and 1971/72. An influential member also of our 1976 Cornwall KO Cup winning side, his fitness and level of commitment eventually enabled him, in March 1986, to reach the 1,000 games milestone. This was a phenomenal achievement by a very special sportsman, the occasion marked with a match against a star-studded President’s XV.