Over the past few months the CRFU have been exploring ways of getting our game back on it’s feet having suffered the double blow of the continuing covid-19 pandemic allied with the deep cuts to community rugby imposed by the RFU.
It has become increasingly clear that the way forward has to come from within, from both the county CB and our clubs working together to deliver the game to the rugby community and to see it thrive going forward.
To meet this aim the CRFU are delighted to launch Project Trelawny, it is very much hoped that all our Cornish clubs will buy into this project for the benefit of One & All!
Commending the project CRFU Chairman Dave Saunter said. “During these difficult times, the CRFU management board have been busy strengthening the support we give to clubs, this has developed into Project Trelawny. The RFU have their own issues involving finance and man-power, our belief is that more will be devolved to the Counties, and we are preparing for this.
“The support we offer will be increased and enhanced, this started with Legionnaires testing and will continue. All clubs will be clustered into groups of 4 with support of 2 management board members, helping to direct clubs to appropriate solutions.
All clubs have been contacted advising them of Project Trelawny and inviting them to an initial meeting with their cluster “buddies” and appointed Management Board reps.
Saunter added. “I look forward to seeing and working with you all soon.”
Saunter’s messaged was endorsed by the CRFU President John Sumnall. “We recommend this project to all clubs as it will provide a clear and local pathway to the return to playing rugby. Competitive rugby may not have begun but Project Trelawny enables the clubs to begin preparing for that day and the CRFU Management Board Members look forward to assisting.
With clubs having been sent the plan document for perusal the President looked forward to an early response from the clubs. “The outline of the concept and areas of activity has been circulated to all our clubs for consideration and CRFU Management board personnel are ready and available to assist clubs in any way possible. In the first instance they should address any comments or questions to the Management Board members allocated to their cluster.”