Message from Neil Mckay Truro RFC Youth Chair 2019-20

Dear All, As the newly appointed Vice Chair (Youth) for Truro RFC it is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the Truro RFC 2019/20 season. Whether you are a returning player or new to the club, I hope you will enjoy the season, which for the Youth Section starts on 2nd September. I cannot let this opportunity pass without recording a massive thank you to the outgoing Youth Vice Chair, Nik Tinney. It is testament to his leadership that it has been a very calm and enjoyable year. Also need to pass on our thanks to members of the senior committee - John Shipwright and Stuart Nicholls who have both stepped down this year but remain members of the club - passing on their wisdom. They have both done great amounts of work over the years for TRFC as a whole and we owe them a huge amount. New developments at the club this year include Carl Price taking on the role of club Chair and Nik Tinney moving on into the role of club secretary. We are also launching 2 new teams within the youth section this year - with the first girls contact rugby starting in Truro - at U13s and U15s levels. This is open to all abilities and experiences and we hope to grow the teams from scratch this year. Our aim as the Youth Committee, will be to work with all the players and volunteers of the Club to build further on the success and strengths of Truro RFC.
For the 2019/20 season The Youth Section Committee roles are as follows:
Youth Chair Neil McKay
Youth Secretary Beth Marie-Howe
Treasurer Noeline Hanson
Fixtures Adam Blake
Safeguarding Tim Brocklebank
GMS Registration and membership Andrew Moth
Under 7's Jamie Riches
Under 8's Beth Marie-Howe
Under 9's Doug Reid
Under 10's Kerry Hobbs
Under 11's Murray Nelson
Under 12's Sam Barnett
Under 13's Paul Howard
Under 14's Adam Blake
Under 15's Sam Whitfeld
Under 16's Neil McKay
Under 17/18's Colts Jason George

We have kept the individual membership cost for 2019/20 to £90.00 with every subsequent sibling £55, with no additional youth match fees and free match day entry to all senior home games for the member and two parents, I hope that you will agree that this is good value. *Please note, the one parent/guardian named on the GMS system is the person eligible to apply for international tickets and vote at Club AGM.
Additionally, new players to rugby can come and try the game for three training weeks (no matches) to see if they like it before paying, however they must sign a registration document before they take part in any activities. We have now moved over to the new online registration using the RFU Game Management System (GMS), existing members will be contacted by our GMS registration and membership secretary Andrew Moth and invited to “Update Family Registration” upload their players photo for the registration card and pay for their membership online. There is also a new section added this season for emergency contact and medical info for players, that needs to be filled in to complete your registration. This will make the registration process simpler for parents, players and club alike. New members will need to log onto the club website Membership click “Purchase” For those without internet access payment can still be done via BACS to the club or cards on the first 3 weekends of the season.

We run an online kit shop stocked by O’Neills where you can purchase training tops, shorts, tracksuit pants, all weather windcheater and hoodies, Beanies and club ties are on sale behind the bar. Club socks can be bought from Whirlwind Sports

Safeguarding: We hope everyone has an enjoyable and fun time when visiting Truro Rugby Club and playing rugby whether it is home or away. Our appointed Safeguarding Officer Tim Brocklebank is the first point of contact if you have any concerns about welfare or safety of your child. To view our policies please click on the link Safeguarding.

The club has a very amiable steward, Andrew (Frankie) Webb, who will be in residence on Saturdays and Sundays. Frankie will be happy to help should you wish to enquire about use of and booking the Club’s facilities, please Email

As you will probably know other than a couple of paid roles the club is run by volunteers. The volunteers of the club do everything from treasurer to gardening, painting & decorating, project work etc. We would like to identify as many people who would be willing to volunteer to help the club, and have enclosed a Volunteer Form for this purpose. We are always looking for people, organisations and companies to sponsor the Youth Section, various Age Groups, and the whole club, for further Sponsorship details please email the club

For further information please browse our club website for news on Youth, Colts, Senior, and Touch rugby teams including a full, and constantly updated fixture list for the Youth Section - found within the General Documents under the Information tab. Additionally there are several other important Club Policy and England RFU documents such as Child Protection, Safeguarding, Concussion Headcase and Parental Attendance within the Info section of the website, which all parents and guardians should take the time to read.

Once again a very warm welcome to the 2019/20 season and most importantly for all our young Players, Parents, Coaches and Managers alike, remember the core values of rugby are;


Kindest regards, Neil McKay TRFC Youth Club Chair T: 07792168999 E: