Falmouth Rugby Club Chair, John Bullock, convened the third lock down meeting to ensure that the Club continues to stay on track to be open….when the time is right. He is insistent that while everyone must ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’ he wants us all to be optimistic and looks forward to the time the rugby community will be back on the pitch, playing the game and enjoying the social. There is some relief coming in the next few weeks with the Six Nations which will, we are all sure, will provide plenty of rugby chat, banter, as well as local interest. Make sure you join the Club’s fantasy Six Nations league (a bottle of port for the Club winner!) (join the league now no.23982: Falmouth Rugby Club: Password: 4STN2 by clicking on the following link: Six Nations Fantasy League).

Players and the welfare of the Club community are our most important considerations at the moment as we continue to wait for the Government to make the tricky decision to allow grassroots rugby to be played. It is hoped that by the end of February there will be an announcement to give a clearer view of what will happen next. In the meantime, the Club’s media links keep the players in touch and the player cluster texting, from Club Captain, Tom Spiller, and senior player, Jon Baglow, help keep the Club’s players connected.

Colts Coach, Darren Beaconsall, has outlined that this very successful group of players will be ready to go with fixtures in the pipeline for, hopefully, the end of March. He described the group as ‘itching’ to get going, and prior to lockdown, they proved there is much strength in depth with victory against Redruth Colts on Boxing Day. Many of this exceptional group will have a busy time when lock down is lifted, as they aspire to play College and Representative Rugby - good luck lads and enjoy.

Looking further to the future, it may be possible for Falmouth’s developing 02 Touch players to invite clubs for Festivals at the Recreation Ground during late Spring and early Summer. James Bunt will be influential in giving players of all abilities a chance to play this fun and fast game in the various groupings and all supported by the RFU. Fixtures for Vets, Women, mixed teams, and age groups will make them a fun and exciting festival for all, fingers crossed!

The Chair’s aspirations of rugby in the Spring look a strong possibility. Perhaps this will be part of the tonic that we all need. By the end of this month, we will have a clearer picture of what can be achieved.

And a stop press! This Saturday (06 Feb 21) Falmouth RFC will be supporting the ‘Shell out to help out’ campaign with St Ewe eggs at the Rec between 1000 and 1200. If successful (by not causing traffic havoc!), in our ongoing support to the Falmouth community, this will happen each Saturday for the remains of lockdown.

Please don’t forget: ‘Stay home, stay safe but stay optimistic’.

The future’s bright. The future’s black and White, be optimistic.

As ever,

Falmouth RFC

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