50th Anniversary Celebrations

This season Roseland Rugby Club will be celebrating 50 years of playing rugby on the Roseland and of representing our area in the world of rugby. The Club has travelled to all parts of Cornwall and has toured widely in the UK and Europe. It all started with a chat in the King’s Head in Ruan Lanihorne way back in 1971. We are planning a year of activities to mark this auspicious milestone. A milestone that was inconceivable to those imaginative, inspired and ambitious guys who met that day. Much has happened since then with many peaks and troughs and a few very perilous moments. However, the Club has survived and literally hundreds of players have enjoyed the pleasures and pains of playing rugby for  Roseland RFC. Once you have pulled on the navy and scarlet shirt you become a member of a family that provides life-long relationships and friendships.

The first of our celebratory events is a PAST-PLAYERS’ AND SPONSORS’ DAY on 30th October. We are hosting our long-standing rivals Lankelly Fowey at Philleigh, kick-off 3.00pm, in a Cornwall League One game. There will be a beer tent and a bouncy castle. Wives, girlfriends and children will be very welcome. There will also be food at the excellent Roseland Inn afterwards. We hope to have really great day of rugby, good memories and the renewal of friendships stretching back half a century. Please make a diary note and come along. It will be a long time before we repeat it!

Other dates  to note are:

March 18th-20th 2022:  Tour to Weston-Super-Mare (our first ever tour venue)

April 9th 2022:     Celebratory Dinner at the Alverton Hotel in Truro

April 24th 2022:   Charity game versus Bolingey Barbarians at Philleigh.

50th Anniversary Book

There are numerous stories told of the Club and its members so as a valuable record of the last 50 years Roger Grove is going to compile a written and photographic account, in book form.

Roger is asking for “everyone who would like to, to contribute something in writing, either a couple of sentences or even a page or two, on happenings to yourself or others in the rugby context, amusing stories, proud moments or simply what Roseland RFC means to you. We are all aware of what a privilege it is to be a member of this ‘band of brothers’ … and sisters! Please would you commit your thoughts to paper to become part of our rugby story. Every contribution, no matter how small, will be included and will be there for folk to enjoy in the future.”

The target is to produce the book to be distributed at the Celebration Dinner on 9th April 2022 and be available thereafter. Please send your contribution to Roger Grove at Fieldways, Veryan, Truro, TR2 5QA or email rgrove123@hotmail.co.uk or phone 01872 501479, as soon as possible, to give Roger sufficient time for compilation. Please remember “what goes on tour, stays on tour!”.

Game versus Lankelly

The game this Saturday (21st August) against Lankelly has been cancelled because of a positive Covid test. We hope that we will eventually start the season with the game against Helston on Saturday 4th September at Helston.

The AGM due to be held on Tuesday 24th August is postponed until further notice.

Roseland versus Veor ….

Unfortunately the game scheduled for Saturday 14th at Philleigh has been cancelled due to a positive Covid test among the Veor squad. We now look forward to the game against Lankelly at Fowey on Saturday 21st.

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Welcome Back!

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Club Captain

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50th Anniversary Year

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International Tickets

We have now secured our very limited allocation for the 2020 Guinness Six Nations Championship matches.Following the retirement of Graham Pauncefoot from administering these, after many years of service for which the club is extremely grateful, there will no longer be a list posted in The Roseland Inn for ticket applications.Under the new system, eligible […]

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