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News Archive 2013 - 2014

  • Message From Dicky

    Message From Dicky

    Sunday 29th June 2014

    I recall thinking "more, more" when the cartoon credits came up. What has this to do with the Cornish Pirates you may be thinking?

  • Player Development Foundation

    Player Development Foundation

    Monday 23rd June 2014

    To ensure the potential of promising young Cornish players is fully developed in Cornwall, rather than across the Tamar.

  • Corin Dummett Joins Medical Dept

    Corin Dummett Joins

    Saturday 21st June 2014

    Corin Dummett from Newquay has joined us to work alongside Head Physiotherapist Fliss Middleton and Physiotherapist Mikey Burroughs.

  • Jamal Ford-Robinson Signs On

    Cornish Pirates & BLK

    Thursday 19th June 2014

    The Cornish Pirates are delighted to have BLK, a global sports company with high profile team as our sponsor and kit supplier.


June 2014

Player Development Foundation
To ensure the potential of promising young Cornish players is fully developed in Cornwall, rather than across the Tamar.

Corin Dummett Joins Physio Team
Corin Dummett from Newquay has joined us to work alongside Head Physiotherapist Fliss Middleton and Physiotherapist Mikey Burroughs.

Cornish Pirates & BLK
The Cornish Pirates are delighted to have BLK, a global sports company with high profile team as our sponsor and kit supplier.

Jamal Ford-Robinson Signs On
The Cornish Pirates have seen off fierce competition to secure the signature of highly rated Cornish prop Jamal Ford-Robinson on a two year contract.

Paul Andrew Signs Back On Board
Cornish Prop and ex-Pirate Paul Andrew signs back on board for a two year contract.

May 2014

Cornish Pirates Back In Training
Following a month off after the last game of the 2013/14 season at Leeds, the first returnees have been back in training

Darren Curry New Team Manager
Welcome aboard to Darren Curry our new Team Manager, who takes over the role following the retirement of Jan Rendall.

Paves To Coach England Counties
International recognition for Alan Paver, Cornish Pirates' player/coach, forwards Coach for the England Counties XV's two-match tour to Georgia.

Cornish Lock Ben Trevaskis Signs
The Cornish Pirates have added another talented Cornishman to the ranks in the shape of 22yr old Lock Ben Trevaskis from Penryn

Players At Penrice Academy
Players from The Cornish Pirates recently visited Penrice Academy St. Austell to help students in Years 7 to 9 improve their rugby skills.

Prop Adam Jamieson Signs On
The front row has been bolstered the with the signing of prop Adam Jamieson,

Paves & Rob To Coach Redruth
Alan Paver and Rob Elloway are to join the coaching squad at Redruth next season.

Kieran Hallett Signs New Contract
Fly-half Kieran Hallett - our top points scorer for the past two seasons - has signed a new contract.

Community: Season Overview
An overview of this season's Community programme in which over 75 visits were made to support, Clubs, Schools, Charities and other worthwhile causes.

Alan Paver To Player/Coach
Alan Paver - the club's longest serving current player - has signed a two-year contract as a Player/Coach

2014 Awards Dinner
Congratulations to the Players for organising a superb Awards Dinner & Dance, in the Blue Sky Events Marquee last night.

April 2014

Cheque Presentation To RNLI
The RNLI is £1,200 better off following a successful season as the Cornish Pirates chosen charity

Congrats To Matt Bolwell
Matt Bolwell has been selected for the England Academies under 19s trials

Laurie McGlone Signs For More
Laurie McGlone has signed a one year contract

Rob Elloway Gets Barbarians Call
Rob Elloway has been called up for the Barbarians

End Of Season Awards 1st Batch
1st Awards were presented to Chris Morgan, Jack Andrew & Rob Elloway

Tom Riley New 2 Year Contract
Influential midfield performer Tom Riley has signed for another two years.

March 2014

Alan Paver's All Time Team
Video From Pirates TV Alan Paver talks to John Martin about his all-time Cornish Pirates team selection, assembled from his 12 years at the Mennaye Field..

Cap'n Fantastic Promoted To Player Coach
Scrum-half Gavin Cattle has been appointed as Player/Coach on a two year contract from June..

Another 4 Sign New Contracts
Aaron Carpenter (No. 8/hooker), Tom Duncan (back-row), Rheon James (centre) and Kyle Moyle (wing/full-back/fly-half) have all signed 2yr contracts.

London - Lands End In 24hrs
Martin Woollatt - better known as Woll - the scribe behind our highly entertaining match reports, is to cycle from London to Lands End for the Eve Appeal.

Community Diary: Year So Far
James Coles reports on another activity packed period in our community programme..

Trio Selected For SW Barbarians
John Stevens, Luke Jones and Conner Fullerton have been selected to play for the South West Barbarians against the Royal Navy next week

Another 5 Sign New Contracts
With players queuing up to reconfirm their commitment to the Cornish Pirates we've even more good news as a further 5 sign new contracts.

Wadebridge School Sessions
A highlight of last week's activity in our community programme was the visit to Wadebridge School by former pupil, Flanker Matt Bolwell and James Coles.

Conner To Provide Cover
The Pirates have acted to provide cover at scrum half by signing Kiwi Conner Fullerton on a short term contract.

Great Evening With Bill Beaumont
Former England captain Bill Beaumont and current Chairman of the RFU was the guest speaker at an event in the new entertainment marquee.

Jack Nowell Interview
Local boy and now England Rugby Star: Jack Nowell, back at the Pirates where he learnt his rugby, talks about life at the top & the Jersey game

February 2014

More Good News As 4 More Sign
More good news as Matt Evans, Craig Holland, Joe Atkinson and Chris Morgan.sign new contracts.

Coach Ed Sessions Official CPD
Having our Coach Education sessions now registered as official CPD courses gives our Programme a real sense of credibility.

Good News As 5 Sign
Rob Elloway and Tom Channon, centre Alex Dancer, and backs Kieran Goss and Mike Pope sign new contracts.

RAF St. Mawgan Host The Pirates
RAF St. Mawgan hosted the Pirates for a day's military style training organised by Corporal Sam Hunt.

Will Carrick Smith Signs
Lock forward Will Carrick Smith has joined the Pirates on a dual-registration agreement with Exeter Chiefs

Storm Damage SEATING Update
Due to recent storm damage and to ensure public safety, the Jewson stand is required to undergo significant repair before we can accommodate .

New Marquee Pictures
Work in progress on the New Entertainment Marquee to be ready for Sunday’s match with London Welsh, kick off 15:45 - Sunday Feb 16th..

Storm Damage Update
Like almost all of the local area, the Pirates ground suffered storm damage to part of the main covered seating areas of the Jewson Stand.

January 2014

Community Diary - January
Another activity packed period in the Cornish Pirates' Community Diary.

Coach Education Programme - March
The Cornish Pirates Coach Education Programme continues in 2014 with two free seminars looking at Defence Principles and Attack Off 1st Phase

Jack's The Lad For Lancaster!
By Phil Westren: The Pirates of Penzance and Newlyn, and beyond, will be delighted to hear the news that England's head coach Stuart Lancaster..

Ian Davies Director Of Rugby
Ian Davies has been appointed as Director of Rugby to the end of the 2015/16 season.

Pirates Deliver GCSE P.E.
The Cornish Pirates have added another string to their community bow, by stepping up to support the delivery of GCSE PE. at Humphry Davy School.

Stadium Funding Approach
Inox Group has revealed new proposals to raise the necessary private sector funding to deliver the Stadium for Cornwall project.

Pirates On Board at Trewirgie
As in many schools, the new year brought with it a new term and a new theme for the children. For the children at Trewirgie School that theme is Rugby

Well Done Wardy & Sam
Former Pirates Dave Ward and Sam Hill have both been named in the England Saxons 25-man training squad to face the O2 Ireland Wolfhound.

Matchday Magic Be Part Of It
Alongside the many improvements at the Mennaye, this season has also seen the introduction of The Matchday Experience for groups visiting the Pirates.

Congrats to Jack, Dave & Joel
Congratulations to Jack Nowell, Dave Ewers and Joel Conlon on their selection to the England Six Nations squad, England Saxons & England U20s

Marquee Fire Update
The remains of the old marquee will be made safe and cleared off the site

Wardy Says Pirates Put Him Top
Hooker Dave Ward, riding high with Harlequins, has no doubt that three years with Cornish Pirates was the making of him as a rugby player. 

Championship Living off Scraps
The chairmen and owners of the twelve RFU Championship clubs will lock themselves away in a Birmingham Hotel room.

Harvey To Jersey As Head Coach
Assistant Coach Harvey Biljon is to take the Head Coach role at Jersey RFC.

December 2013

Tom Magill - General Ops Manager
We welcome Tom Magill to the Pirates as General Operations Manager.

Solomon Browne Not Forgotten
She went out one dark night into a dreadful storm, and never came home. The pain of that loss is still with us,

12 Community Days Of Christmas
From everyone at the Cornish Pirates, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas & a Happy New.

Club Partnership Programme
The Cornish Pirates are looking to elevate the Club Partnership Programme offering to another level.

Pirates Shareholding: A Message From The Secretariat
This appeal comes to you from a fellow supporter, rather than from Dicky Evans. 150 supporters.....

Dicky A Guest on BBC Cornwall's 30 Lives Show
In three parts: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3

Coach Education Programme
Looking for solutions and ideas to support the development of your players? The Coach Education Programme was designed for you.

November 2013

James Tincknell Is Leaving
Wing James Tincknell is leaving the club as his contract has come to an end.

Community Diary November 27th
Another activity packed period in the Cornish Pirates Community Programme

Christmas Gifts For Hospice
Be part of something warm & rewarding this Christmas and help us give gifts to the kids at Little Harbour Children's Hospice South West..

Phillips On Loan From Chiefs
The Pirates have secured the services of Exeter Chiefs forward James Phillips

Harry's Visit
Club representatives were delighted to meet up with former player Harry Matthews

Portuguese Coaches Visit
Two coaches from the Clube de Rugby de Evora team have visited this week

Community Diary
Tuesday 12th November 2013

Remembrance Match Brickfields
Combined Services 34 Barbarians 28

Paves Twist Of Fate
In a cruel twist of fate Alan Paver has had to withdraw from the Barbarians team

Coach Education Episode 3
Ian Davies the Cornish Pirates Head Coach will lead Episode 3: Decision Making At The Breakdown

2014 Calendar Launch
Cornish Mining World Heritage and the Pirates join to produce a stunning Calenda

Chipstead U12s Enjoy Their Visit

Good Luck Aaron And Matt
Good luck to Aaron Carpenter and Matt Evans for Canada today

The Rattler Strongman Challenge
The Rattler Strongman Challenge returns on Friday at half time

October 2013

Bobby Tonkin Has Passed Away
The untimely passing of former Director of Coaching, Bobby Tonkin..

Open House For Expertise
As we start on a further push for success and develop plans for supporter ownership

Community Diary
A variety of community activities ranging from coaching Cornwall U16s, working with Colleges & Schools to a fundraising fashion show

The Pirates & The Stadium
Due to press speculation following the recent decisions on myself stepping aside

Ian Davies To Coach Ba-Baas
Ian Davies is to coach the Barbarians against Combined Services at Brickfields

Club Partnership Programme
In line with the legacy of former CEO Josh Lewsey's vision the Cornish Pirates have launched the innovative Club Partnership Programme.

Coach Education Episode 2
Ian Davies will lead Episode 2: 'Decision Making Through Game Play'

Fixtures Update
Following this week’s announcement that we are looking to return to Sunday

Gavin's 200th
Gavin Cattle, is scheduled to make his 200th appearance for the club on Friday evening

Pirates Announcements
As TESCO always say the customer comes first and they vote with their feet

Community Diary
A variety of community activities from helping write the World's Longest Love Song to winning a cooking competition

September 2013

Community Gallery & Diary
Pictures from some of the community activities taking place over the last week

Tincknell And Davies Sign
James Tincknell and Kieran Davies have now signed for the Pirates.

Community - Summer Diary
The Cornish Pirates took to the road in their first ever Pre Season Roadshows

Coach Education Seminars
As part of the Cornish Pirates Club Partnership Programme, Ian Davies & Harvey

Community - Summer Diary
The Cornish Pirates took to the road in their first ever Pre Season Roadshows.

Morlader Pensans
Dicky has been made a bard for his continuing support of Cornwall throughrugby.

Captain Fantastic
Gavin Cattle has again been appointed Cornish Pirates Captain

Joel Conlon In England U20s
Back-rower Joel Conlon has been named in theEngland Under 20s squad

Pirates Plunder The 20-20
The Pirates took a break from rugby when they took on Penzance Cricket Club

August 2013

Martin Makes It Light
Thanks to Martin Hudson the new floodlights were switched on for the first time in public

Josh Head Of Wales Rugby
The Pirates would like to congratulate Josh on his appointment to head up Welsh rugby.

Aaron & Matt Help Canada Qualify
Aaron Carpenter and Matt Evans helped Canada qualify for the 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup

London Cornish At Twickenham
London Cornish reached the Final of the Maximuscle Touch Rugby Event at Twickenham

RNLI Partnership Launch
The Cornish Pirates are proud to have chosen the RNLI as their partner charity for the 2013/14 season

Pirates For A Day
London Cornish will step out at Twickenham to represent the Cornish Pirates

2nd Summer Roadshow
The 2nd Summer Roadshow at Saltash, Liskeard and St Austell a great success

Dicky Honoured
Dicky Evan’s support of rugby in Cornwall has been answered with his election to the Gorsedh Kernow.

Meet The Players Night
There was a buzz about the Mennaye Field at meet the Players night.

Two Back Rowers Sign
Joel Conlon and John Stevens -- have joined on dual registration with Exeter Chiefs..

All Backs Trio Added
Three ambitious prospects have joined us to bolster the squad

July 2013

1st Summer Roadshow
The first Summer Roadshow proved to be a great success.

North Coast Coasteering
The squad were at St. Agnes on Friday afternoon to experienced the thrill of Coasteering

First Summer Roadshow
The first Summer Roadshow proved to be a great success

Pirates Called To Fire Drill
The squad were put through testing drills at Penzance fire station

Penair School's Annual Visit
Students from Penair School, Truro have made their annual visit to the Mennaye Field

RAF St Mawgan Charity Event
The Cornish Pirates helped raise money for both SSAFA and Surf Action

Pirates At Golowan Festival
The squad were out about on Mazey Day in Penzance on Saturday

Pirates All At Sea Off Falmouth
Squad were on land and sea at Falmouth for an afternoon of training and team building

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