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Cornish Pirates Community News Archive 2015/16

  • Players Start Humphry Davy School's Race for Life

    Players Start Race for Life

    Tuesday 10th May  2016

    Mike Pope, Tom Duncan, and Rob Elloway were at Humphry Davy School last Friday to start the school’s 5K ‘Race for Life’.

  • Defibrillator Installed at The Pirates

    Defib Installed at The Pirates

    Wednesday 5th May  2016

    Thanks to the generosity of rugby fans a Defibrillator (AED) has recently been purchased and installed for the benefit of all the community at the Pirates

  • Alverton School's Mennaye Treat

    Alverton School's Mennaye Treat

    Wednesday 27th April  2016

    The sun was shining at the Mennaye Field last week when pupils from Alverton Community Primary School made a visit to the ground.

  • Trewirgie and Pennoweth Schools Match Day Experience

    Trewirgie and Pennoweth

    Thursday 21st April  2016

    Trewirgie and Pennoweth Schools were treated to the Cornish Pirates Match Day Experience at the game with London Welsh.

  • St. Agnes Minis Match Day Experience

    St. Agnes Minis' Match Day

    Tuesday 29th March 2016

    It was St. Agnes Minis turn on Saturday to be treated to the Cornish Pirates Match Day Experience at the game with Moseley.

  • Pirates Motivate Students to Complete Sport Relief Mile

    Sport Relief Mile

    Friday 18th  March 2016

    With motivational help from the Cornish Pirates, Humphry Davy School students and staff have today enthusiastically completed a mile walk or run

  • Penryn U9s and Trewirgie School's Match Day Experience

    Youth Match Day Experience

    Tuesday 13th March 2016

    It was Penryn under 9s and Trewirgie Junior School's turn on Sunday to be treated to the Cornish Pirates Match Day Experience on Sunday.

  • £470 Raised For The Player Development Foundation

    £470 Raised For The PDF

    Tuesday 13th March 2016

    A match day collection organised by the Cornish Pirates raised £469.72 at the Mennaye Field, Penzance, on Sunday.

  • Pirates At Kernow Adventure Park Re-launch

    Pirates At Kernow Adventure Park

    Tuesday 13th March 2016

    Frank Sanderson along with players Alex O’Meara, Bertie Hopkin, Mike Pope and Alex Dancer were at the re-launch of Kernow Adventure Park.....

  • Jenny's Raffle Prize - Raises £300

    Jenny's Raffle Prize - Raises £300

    Tuesday 8th March 2016

    When Jenny from ‘Toppers Too’ Hair Salon at Perranuthnoe won a prize at a recent Cornish Pirates ‘Ladies Day’ match, she immediately .....

  • Biscovey Academy and St. Mewan CP Schools' Match Day Experience

    Biscovey & St. Mewan Schools

    Wednesday 2nd March 2016

    It was Biscovey Academy and St. Mewan CP Schools' turn on Sunday to be treated to the Cornish Pirates Match Day Experience 

  • Presentation To The Mermaid Centre Of Ladies Day Fundraiser Proceeds

    Presentation to Mermaid Centre

    Tuesday 1st March 2016

    Chris Morgan (club captain) and Paul Andrew (vice-captain) were at the Mermaid Centre in Truro to present a signed Cornish Pirates shirt and a cheque

  • Match Day Collection For St Francis Newquay

    St. Francis Dogs' Home Collection

    Tuesday 1st March 2016

    When the Cornish Pirates played Doncaster Knights a match day collection in support of St. Francis Dogs’ Home raised the sum of £404-47

  • Match Day Collection For St Francis Newquay

    Matchday For St Francis Newquay

    Friday 19th February 2016

    Sunday week’s match day collection, when we play Doncaster Knights, is dear to many as we look to raise a substantial sum for St Francis Dogs Home

  • Newlyn School's Match Day Experience

    Newlyn School's Match Day

    Tuesday 2nd February 2016

    It was Newlyn School’s turn on Sunday to be treated to the Cornish Pirates Match Day Experience at the thrilling game with Ealing

  • Bolingey Barbarians Supporting Childrens Charities

    Bolingey Barbarians For Youth

    Wednessday 20th January 2016

    Following Sunday's match day collection, Bolingey Barbarians Chairman Roger Mead praised 'The Great Rugby Family' who helped raise over £679

  • Newquay Under 8s' Match Day Experience

    Newquay Under 8s' Match Day

    Tuesday 19th January 2016

    Newquay under 8s were back at the Mennaye on Sunday for another taste of the Cornish Pirates Match Day Experience

  • Players Add Value At Trewirgie Junior School Redruth

    Players At Trewirgie School

    Tuesday 12th January 2016

    Whilst many of the squad enjoyed a short break last week it was business as usual for those involved with our community outreach activities.

  • Big Thank You From CLIC Sargent

    Big Thank You From CLIC Sargent

    Tuesday 5th January 2016

    CLIC Sargent, our chosen charity for the season, have been in touch to thank us following a successful match day collection at the recent Jersey game.

  • Fundraising For Penlee Lifeboat Appeal

    Fundraising For Penlee Lifeboat

    Tuesday 1st December 2015

    Another successful fundraising effort at Sunday's game with Bedford gave a further boost to the coffers of the RNLI Penlee Lifeboat Appeal..

  • Cornish Pirates Aid SEEDS Campaign

    Pirates Aid SEEDS Campaign

    Tuesday 1st December 2015

    The Cornish Pirates have been giving their support to raise awareness of SEEDS, Survivors Empowering Educating Domestic abuse Services.

  • Prop Francisco Aids Spanish Class At St Ives School

    Francisco At St. Ives School

    Thursday 26th November 2015

    Students studying Spanish at St. Ives School had a surprise visitor recently when Chilean prop Francisco turned up to contribute to their lessons.

  • Coaching At St. Ives School

    Coaching At St. Ives School

    Thursday 19th November 2015

    St Ives School was the latest beneficiary of the Cornish Pirates community outreach as players Mike Pope and Luke Jones provided coaching.

  • Poppy Appeal

    Poppy Appeal

    Tuesday 17th November  2015

    There was once again a positive response when representatives of the Royal British Legion held their annual collection for ‘The Poppy Appeal’ at the

  • Chris & Jake Coaching At Newlyn School

    Chris & Jake At Newlyn School

    Friday 13th November  2015

    Cornish Pirates players Chris Morgan and Jake Parker were at Newlyn School on Thursday to provide inspirational coaching to the children.

  • Bike Riders Welcomed On Completion 'Longest Pass'

    Longest Pass For CHSW

    Tuesday 29th September t 2015

    Kieran Goss, Luke Jones and Laurence May were at Truro on Saturday to welcome an intrepid group of cyclists who have been raising monies for CHSW

  • CLIC Sargent Make 1st Match Day Collection

    CLIC Sargent Matchday Collection

    Tuesday 8th September t 2015

    CLIC Sargent, our chosen charity this season, held their first match day collection at Sunday’s game with Nottingham and raised almost £600.

  • Rob Elloway Opens Coach House

    Rob Elloway Opens Coach House

    Wednesday 2nd September  2015

    Rob Elloway was at Trevaylor Manor to cut the ribbon at the opening of the Coach House. A refurbished home for individuals with early....

  • Cornish Pirates To Support CLIC Sargent

    Pirates To Support CLIC Sargent

    Friday 27th  August 2015

    The Cornish Pirates will be supporting CLIC Sargent for their 2015/16 season and ahead of their launch we hear about how they have been touched by ....

  • Golf In Aid Of The Player Development Foundation

    Golf In Aid Of The PDF

    Tuesday 18th  August 2015

    A series of 5 Golf tournaments to be played over the Rugby Season. 5 different Golf Courses, best aggregate score from 3 events to win the series.

  • Over £400 Raised For Defibrillator

    £400+ Raised For Defibrillator

    Monday 17th  August 2015

    Over £400 was raised during half time at the game with Aberavon on Saturday towards a defibrillator for the Mennaye.

  • CHSW Overwhelmed By Cornish Pirates Fundraising

    Pirates Fundraising for CHSW

    Tuesday 11th August 2015

    Children’s Hospice South West have been overwhelmed by the fundraising efforts of the Cornish Pirates last season.

  • Fundraising For Pants

    Fundraising For Pants

    Tuesday 11th August 2015

    Falmouth based Cancer Charity ‘Pants’ was one recipient of a testicular cancer fundraiser held at the Cornish Pirates ground on 8th August 

  • At Watergate Bay Raising Funds For CHICKS

    At Watergate Bay For CHICKS

    Wednesday 29th July 2015

    The Cornish Pirates joined up with RAF St Mawgan for their annual military beach fitness event at Watergate Bay.

  • Pirates Help Train Rising Stars of Cornish Badminton

    Pirates Help Train Rising Stars

    Friday 24th  July 2015

    The Cornish Pirates have been helping train two young Cornish badminton players who hope to break into the national tournament circuit.

  • Pirates At Sea On The Spirit Of Falmouth

    Pirates Aboard Spirit Of Falmouth

    Monday 20th July 2015

    Squad members had the chance to brush up on their seafaring skills whilst supporting a local charity with a day under sail on the Spirit of Falmouth.

  • Students Gain From Day With The Pirates

    Students Gain From The Pirates

    Thursday 16th July 2015

    Francisco Deformes, Tom Duncan and Luke Jones were busy on Tuesday passing on rugby skills to students from Penair School and Penrice Academy.

  • Pirates Support Friends of RCH Charity Golf Day

    Pirates Support Charity Golf

    Thursday 2nd July 2015

    The Friends of Royal Cornwall Hospital have thanked the Cornish Pirates for supporting their recent Charity Golf Day at Truro Golf Club.

  • Cornishman Rob Coote Joins PDF

    Cornishman Rob Coote Joins PDF

    Wednesday 1st July 2015

    Scrum-half Rob Coote, another talented young Cornish player, has joined the Cornish Pirates Player Development Foundation (PDF).

  • Community Diary

    Community Diary

    Tuesday 30th June 2015

    It may be summer, but the Cornish Pirates have still been out & about across Cornwall to support a range of community activities.

  • Alex O'Meara Joins The PDF

    Alex O'Meara Joins The PDF

    Monday 29th June 2015

    Exciting winger Alex O'Meara, a member of last season's England Students squad, has joined the Pirates' Player Development Foundation (PDF).

  • Players Coaching At Trewirgie School

    Players At Trewirgie School

    Friday 19th June 2015

    Tom Duncan and Mike Pope were at Trewirgie School this week, to help their tag rugby team prepare for the l Devon & Cornwall Championships

  • PDF Your Support

    PDF Your Support

    Thursday 18th June 2015

    We now need to raise at least £30,000 to fund a somewhat larger PDF and your contribution will be invaluable.

  • Jack Oulten Joins The Player Development Foundation

    Jack Oulten Joins The PDF

    Monday 25th May 2015

    The Pirates Player Development Foundation has added another highly talented young Cornishman to its ranks in the shape of scrum half Jack Oulten.

  • Matavesi XV Fundraising Day at Camborne RFC

    Matavesi XV Fundraising Day

    Wednesday 3rd June 2015

    Matavesi XV Fundraising Day at Camborne RFC, in aid of Marie Therese House in Hayle. Mini Rugby Coaching, 3 Rugby Matches, Fundraising Auction

14/15 Season News

  • Sea You Home Safe

    Sea You Home Safe

    Tuesday 19th May 2015

    The Pirates have backed the Sea You Home Safe campaign by wearing the latest PFD (Personal Flotation Device) during a training session.

  • Benbow Is Back From Making History At The Pole

    Benbow Is Back From The Pole

    Wednesday 13th May 2015

    Expedition leader Steve Pinfield - AKA Capt. Benbow - arrived back in Penzance having set a World Record for playing rugby at the North Pole.

  • Pirates Support PE Premium Cluster

    Pirates & PE Premium Cluster

    Tuesday 5th May 2015

    12 local Primary Schools have joined together to create a PE Premium cluster in order to maximise and utilise government PE funding.

  • April Community Update

    April Community Update

    Friday March 1st 2015

    Another busy period saw activities ranging from opening CHSW's new shop to leading an expedition to the Pole in support of the Wooden Spoon Charity.

  • £2,500 Raised For Mermaid Centre

    £2,500 Raised For Mermaid Centre

    Wednesday 29th April 2015

    Over £2,500 was raised for the Mermaid Centre at Ladies Day in March when we entertained Plymouth Albion in the home derby match.

  • Arctic Rugby Challenge Update

    Arctic Rugby Challenge Update

    Monday 27th April 2015

    Following an injury to expedition leader Jock Wishart, Steve Pinfield – AKA Captain Benbow – has stepped up to take the lead role.

  • Paul Andrew's 'Face Fuzz' Fundraiser Raises £500

    Paul Andrew Raises £500

    Monday 27th April 2015

    A big 'Thank You' is due Cornish Pirates prop forward Paul Andrew, whose 'Face Fuzz' fundraiser raised the super sum of £500-00.

  • Unique Shirt Auction For Charity

    Unique Shirt Auction For Charity

    Tuesday 14th April 2015

    Two unique & very special signed shirts are coming up for silent auction in the next few days.

  • Benbow Plots Course To The Pole

    Benbow Plots Course To The Pole

    Wednesday 8th April 2015

    The famous Cornish Pirates mascot, Captain Benbow is presently plotting a course to the North Pole where a unique match is to take place.

  • Pirates Help Open CHSW's New Penzance Shop

    Pirates Open CHSW's New Shop

    Wednesday 1st April 2015

    We were proud to help open the new Children's Hospice South West shop and who better than Paves & Tom to do the honours.

  • Mounts Bay Academy Get 7s Coaching

    Mounts Bay Get 7s Coaching

    Wednesday 25th March 2015

    Mounts Bay Academy were the latest beneficiaries of the Cornish Pirates community programme when Matt Evans and Craig Holland ran a 7s session.

  • West Cornwall Community Renewables

    Pirates Help Local Group WCCR

    Thursday 19th March 2015

    Tom Channon, Kieran Goss & Francisco DeFormes joined West Cornwall Community Renewables to launch their 'Power to Penwith' project..

  • Students Benefit From Pirates

    Students Benefit From Pirates

    Friday 13th March 2015

    Foundation Degree students from Truro and Penwith College were treated to an educational behind the scenes session at the Cornish Pirates.

  • A Great Result For CHC

    A Great Result For CHC

    Thursday 12th March 2015

    For Cornwall Hospice Care there was a great result as the match day collection raised £429.45 to boost the charity's funds.

  • Free Kicking Clinic

    Free Kicking Clinic

    Wednesday 11th March 2015

    Club coaches  from teams across Cornwall gathered at Truro College on Monday evening to watch, listen and learn - how to kick, when to kick, and why.

  • Paul's 'Face Fuzz' Fundraiser

    Paul's Fundraiser Latest

    Tuesday 10th March 2015

    Both Paul Andrew's beard and his 'Face Fuzz' fundraiser continue to grow, with the fundraiser given a boost thanks to fellow squad members.

  • Ribbon Cut At New Boots

    Ribbon Cut At New Boots

    Tuesday 3rd March 2015

    The Cornish Pirates were clear in view when Alex Cheesman and Aaron Carpenter officially cut the ribbon to open the new Boots Opticians at Hayle

  • Paul Andrew's 'Face Fuzz' Fundraiser

    Paul's 'Face Fuzz' Fundraiser

    Thursday 8th January 2015

    Prop Paul Andrew is growing a monster beard to raise money for Children's Hospice South West and the Player Development Foundation.

  • Youth Match Day Experience

    Youth Match Day Experience

    Tuesday 6th January 2015

    On Saturday it was the turn of Perranporth and Newquay under 8s to be part of the Pirates Match Day Experience.

  • Cornish Pirates Inspire Students

    Cornish Pirates Inspire Students

    Monday 15th December 2014

    Students at Sir James Smith's Community School went Cornish Pirates crazy when the Pirates visited to give a taste of life as a professional rugby player.

  • Mega Cheque Presented To CHSW

    Mega Cheque Presented To CHSW

    Wednesday 10th December 2014

    CHSW's Little Harbour hospice at St. Austell were the recipients of a Mega Cheque for £2,695.60 at last Saturday's match with Doncaster Knights..

  • Youth Match Day Experience

    Youth Match Day Experience

    Tuesday 9th December 2014

    Youth participation is a regular feature of Match Day and on Sunday it was the turn of St. Agnes RFC and Newquay RFC to be part of the experience.

  • 2015 Charity Calendar On Sale Now

    2015 Calendar On Sale Now

    Thursday 4th December 2014

    The 2015 Cornish Pirates Charity Calendar is on sale now for just £7.99. Grab a signed copy when we play Doncaster Knights, or order on-line.

  • NSPCC Bobble Hat Day

    NSPCC Bobble Hat Day

    Thursday 4th December 2014

    Wednesday 10th December will be the first ever 'NSPCC Bobble Hat Day', which is a campaign that aims to raise vital funds  to keep ChildLine running

  • Bag Pack For CHSW Little Harbour

    Bag Pack For CHSW Little Harbour

    Friday 28th November 2014

    Cornish Pirates players raised over £397 for CHSW Little Harbour, our Charity of the season, at yesterday's Bag Pack at Penzance Sainsbury's

  • Santa Series 2014

    Santa Series 2014

    Tuesday 25th November 2014

    There were plenty of Santas about at the Mennaye Field on Sunday, when the Cornish Pirates delivered an early Christmas present to their .....

  • Pirates Support Poppy Appeal

    Pirates Support Poppy Appeal

    Tuesday 18th November 2014

    The Royal British Legion has once again expressed sincere appreciation to the Cornish Pirates for allowing service personnel to make a collection...

  • Community Diary Aug/Sept

    Community Diary Aug/Sept

    Thursday 1st October 2014

    Another hectic period for the Cornish Pirates Community Programme, with a massive range of effort during the late summer months.

  • Little Harbour Fundraising

    Little Harbour Fundraising

    Thursday September 11th 2014

    Fundraising for CHSW Little Harbour – our charity of the season – got off to a great start on Sunday when £647 was raised at the match with Yorkshire..

  • Friends Sponsor Rob Elloway

    Friends Sponsor Rob Elloway

    Tuesday August 5th 2014

    WE are extremely pleased to announce that Rob Elloway is the first player to be sponsored by the Friends of Cornish Rugby (FOCR).

  • Little Harbour Is Chosen Charity

    Little Harbour Is Chosen Charity

    Friday August 1st 2014

    The chosen charity for the coming season is Children’s Hospice South West and their hospice by the sea, Little Harbour at Porthpean near St Austell

  • Our Visit To The Isles Of Scilly

    Our Visit To The Isles Of Scilly

    Monday July 28th 2014

    The whole of the rugby staff enjoyed three days on the Isles of Scilly, the brainchild of Gavin (Cattle) and Paves (Alan Paver).

  • Supporters Club Supports PDF

    Supporters Club Supports PDF

    Friday July 18th 2014

    The Cornish Pirates Supporters Club (CPSC) is continuing its support of the Player Development Foundation (PDF) into the new season.

  • New Community Team

    New Community Team

    Wednesday July 9th 2014

    Home grown duo, George Ross and Eleanor Harding form a new community team as we expand our Community Program further in the coming season.

  • Community Diary - Summer 14/15

    Community Diary - Summer 14/15

    Friday July 4th 2014

    Hot off of a brilliant year of community work during last season we are expanding our Community Program even further for the coming season!

  • CORMAC Prize Winner

    CORMAC Prize Winner

    Thursday 3rd July 2014

    The Cormac competition at the Royal Cornwall Show has found a winner in Bjorn Grohmann from North Devon.

  • 6 More Gifted Young Players Join

    6 More Gifted Young Players Join

    Wednesday 2nd July 2014

    Six More Gifted Young Players have signed on for the Cornish Pirates as part of the new Player Development Foundation (PDF).

  • Referee Hosted On Charity Ride

    Referee Hosted On Charity Ride

    Wednesday 2nd July 2014

    Ahead of their challenge of cycling on a tandem from Land's End to John O'Groats, French referee Emmanuel Jacques and his girlfriend Adelie were

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