Thank You One and All

Roseland Rugby Club thanks all those people; players, past-players, vice-presidents, sponsors, spectators and assorted children, who have supported the various events that we held to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Club.

Apart from some good rugby, a great deal of conviviality and the valuable renewal of old acquaintances, a total of £3,605 was raised for ‘Parkinson’s UK’ and various Cornish children’s charities.

Thank You One and All.

Copies of the booklet “Celebrating 50 Years of Rugby on the Roseland” are available in the Harbour Club, Portscatho or from Chris Thomas on 01872 580495 or

AGM – Officers and committee

With the AGM coming up it seems a good time to explain / remind members the of various roles which exist within the Club and most of which will be elected at the meeting to be held at The Roseland Inn at 8.15 pm (after training) on Tuesday 4th July. If you are interested in becoming more involved do please put your name forward.


President – In effect this is an honorary position within the club that is commonly (but not necessarily) held by a former club Chairman, Club Captain or figure in the local community. In terms of activity, there is no “job description” so the individual is free to be as active as he or she wants to be within the club.  That said, the President should support and promote the club, understand our values and ideally be visual at most club events.

Chairman – As the name implies he/she runs the Committee and Committee Meetings and assumes the role of “Managing Director” as such in having an overview of all club activity and business.  In particular, the Chairman acts as the club figurehead and spokesman when it comes to dealing with the most important of club matters and the individual most likely to represent the voice of the club externally.

Vice-Chairman – A capable stand-in for the Chairman who also actively participates in all other activities within the club.  This position is often held by a retiring a Chairman or Chairman to be.

Treasurer – The specific person who looks after money and the club accounts. That would involve cash/cheques/standing orders coming in (whether subs, grants, legacy, sponsorship, etc.) or money leaving the account (whether new kit, payment for events, transport, laundry, rent, catering, etc.).  Professional experience in this area is therefore preferable.

Secretary – The administration person who is normally the first point of contact when it comes to general correspondence and who, in particular, supports the Chairman when it comes to arranging and conducting all meetings.  He/she is responsible for providing full written agendas and minutes of meetings so as to ensure that a full and proper record of club business is recorded and retained. 

Fixture Secretary – Responsible for the arrangement of fixtures (apart from those designated by CRFU/RFU) & fulfillment thereof, referees, timings and venues.

Social & Media Secretary – Responsible for co-coordinating, arranging, promoting and fulfillment of all social events together with ensuring that such events are posted on club social media platforms.  In practice other members of the Committee assist with many social events resulting in unofficial social sub-committees which ensure greater promotion and generally a sharing of the burden of tasks/workload.  

CRFU Representative – As the “go between” between club and CRFU, this external position involves representing the club from time to time at CRFU meetings/events.  The depth of responsibility depends on how involved the individual wants to be within CRFU but the key issue lies in reporting back to the Committee (or Secretary if preferred) on information provided by CRFU and presenting Roseland RFC issues/opinion when required. 

Other Committee Members – Not necessarily responsible for any particular aspect at outset but an active club member with a genuinely keen interest to get involved with the running of the club, attending meetings and being proactive especially where individual skill sets, contacts and interests are needed.  

All the above positions are voluntary and elections are entirely democratic.   The most important thing for our Committee is that it’s members are genuinely keen to be involved, have the best interests of the club at heart and that each is prepared to actively contribute throughout the full calendar year.



Sunday 24th April at Philleigh KO 1.00pm

The final event of our 50th Anniversary Season

Sponsored by Rhos Construction and Chenoweth’s Trading Company

The weather forecast is good and all is set for a great day of rugby

Attractions other than the rugby:

Beer tent – Open from noon – Cash payments preferred

Bouncy Castle

Raffle and auction in aid of Cornish Childrens’ Charities

Unfortunately the Fish and Chip Van is unable to attend – however there will be Mary’s Pasties





Sunday 24th April at Philleigh KO 1.00pm

The final event of our 50th Anniversary Season.

Bolingey Barbarians are a veterans team playing mainly celebration games in aid of Cornish Childrens’ Charities. There will be a great approach to playing entertaining rugby with a frequent change of players. We are expecting a big crowd.

Sponsored by Rhos Construction and Chenoweth’s Trading Company


For 10 minutes, 20 minutes or ? – it is your call.

Just turn-up on Sunday. Everyone will get the game-time they want.

Attractions other than the rugby:

Beer tent

Bouncy Castle

Fish and Chip Van



50th Anniversary Dinner

A major part of the Club’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations will be the Club Dinner at the Alverton, Truro on Saturday 9th April 2022. The evening will include a three-course dinner, contributions from our Guest Speaker and Club Members, Presentation of Awards, music, dancing (if you like!) and a great deal of conviviality.

Tickets are £40 each available from Eventbrite.

There will be a pre-arranged table plan so if you have a preference for those with whom you would like to sit you can make a group booking on Eventbrite or you can email us at with your preference and we will do our best!

The menu choices for starter and main courses must be selected when you book your ticket.

Black tie optional.

The bar will open at 6.00pm with dinner at 7.30pm sharp. Carriages at midnight.

The Alverton is offering a 10% discount on their room rates for anyone wishing to stay overnight. Please contact the hotel direct to book. Telephone 01872 276633.


We are trying to bring our club records up to date. They have been a bit patchy over the past few years – actually since season 2009/10 in some cases. If you have been the winner of any of the trophies listed below, or indeed have possession of one or more of them, please could you let the club know by email to

(There is general amnesty in operation for misplaced trophies so please do not feel guilty or embarrassed!)







Friday 18th  – Sunday 20th March 2022


This venue is a repeat of our first ever tour in 1973. We played two games, lost them both but probably won the singing under the direction of choir-master Brian Chenoweth! All other memories are filed under ‘what goes on tour, stays on tour’!

There will be at least one fixture against a local side, yet to be confirmed, and viewing of the Six Nations Super Saturday games.

Cost is £250 per person for travel, B&B accommodation and a tour polo shirt. How many fines you pay is up to you!

Further details from Nathan Chapman 07816 863617

Deposit £100, as soon as possible, to Joe Davidson or by BACS to Roseland Rugby Football Club Ltd, Sort Code – 30-98-57, Account Number – 16600568. Reference: Your Name / Tour.

Roseland Rugby 50th Handbook

(Contributed by Roger Grove)

I have been gathering information for the past three months in order to put together a picture, as varied and diverse as possible, of what our rugby club represents from those who have developed its character over the 50 years.

Up to this point I have received an excellent response from local folk, ex-members and contributions from other clubs which is beginning to draw a tremendous picture of what we are part of. 50 years represents a huge spread of experiences and there is plenty of capacity and space yet to fill. Currently I am holding about 50% of articles and would prefer the same amount again.

I know many people have promised to submit a contribution but “round-up time” is getting near. We plan to compile the submissions on 1st February 2022 in preparation for going to press. So please get those stories and impressions together and send to me, Roger Grove, at: by 31st January 2022.


Past Players’, Supporters’ and Sponsors’ Day

(Contributed by Nick Sylvester, Honorary Secretary)

A few weeks into the 2021/22 rugby season saw Roseland RFC stage the first of several 50th Anniversary special events on Saturday 30th October….and what a great day it was!  Entitled “Past Players’, Supporters’ & Sponsors’ Day”, the aim was simply to get as many people as possible to join us for our Cornwall League One home fixture against Lankelly Fowey, our friends and longstanding local rivals. From a playing perspective it meant that the stage was set.

To complement the event, we hired a marquee with a 60 foot frontage, set up a bar selling cask beer, lager, wine, soft drinks plus tea/coffee so as to ensure that all remained refreshed and protected in the event of inclement weather. As it was the weather was bright and breezy, which was ideal, and we even has a bouncy castle to keep the families entertained.

As kick-off approached the numbers steadily swelled as many reunited with old friends – the advent of COVID early last year meant that many had not seen each other for a couple years at least which added to the occasion. The buzz in the marquee (or should I say beer tent) was one of fun, laughter and an overall joyous feeling of genuine reunion. There was also Cornwall RFU representation and Trelawney’s Army Supporters Club who generously presented two special match balls before kick-off.  There must have been 250 in attendance which was fantastic.

It was no accident that we chose the Lankelly fixture – for many years both Roseland and Lankelly were the whipping boys of Cornish village rugby, whereby on occasions the ability to field 15 bodies was a challenge in itself, hence such close association.  The performance of both sides underlined great progress made by both clubs in a pulsating contest and despite being behind at half-time, Roseland responded magnificently to register a 25-14 win…..perhaps it was written in the stars? 

Of course the day didn’t end there – many stayed on in and around the marquee until the beer ran out which it inevitably did!  Then followed a constant flow back to The Roseland Inn for more fun and banter and so it went on……

As a club we were keen to generate money for charity as opposed to benefitting the club and had selected Parkinson’s UK to be both deserving and appropriate. We have now donated £1,600 to the charity from the bar profits, ground collection, auction, raffle and collecting tins.

Finally, although far too many to individually mention, we thank our sponsors as always for their continued support. Special thanks must go to the Pascoe family for the use of our ground and our fabulous hosts Phil & Kasia at The Roseland Inn.   

England Internationals ticket update ……

We have now received our limited Club Allocation of tickets for the 2022 Six Nations fixtures at Twickenham.  The fixtures are :

England v Wales on Saturday 26th February (Kick-off 16.45) and England v Ireland on Saturday 12th March (Kick-off 16.45).

Interested members should contact Nick Sylvester by email to to register their interest by Monday 15th November at the latest. Tickets will not be allocated to members before that date but thereafter tickets will only be available if our supply exceeds the initial demand.

We also still have a few tickets remaining for England v South Africa on Saturday 20th November 2021 which are available to members on a first come/first served basis.