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  1. http://www.cornishrebels.co.uk/colin-groves-announced-as-cornish-rebels-director/
  2. http://www.cornishrebels.co.uk/colin-groves-announced-as-cornish-rebels-director/
  3. The Rebels are still going strong, just not competing at Open Age at the moment. We have some big news coming soon so please keep and eye on our Facebook page Hope your all keeping safe and well up in Oldham ??
  4. We where put in contact with the guys at Saints Foundation by a Saints fan who has a holiday home in Cornwall, after a visit and couple of phone calls we created a community development partnership. The foundation support all our schools and junior activity and send coaches down throughout the year when we host development days and schools competitions. They have also helped us to educate coaches to be able to deliver Rugby League sessions. Rugby League is now the main Rugby Competition on the Cornwall School Games at Primary level with around 250 schools taking part each year. At secondary level we have around 12 schools who regularly attend our development days from years 7 to 9. In time we hope to create our own juniors with satellite clubs across the county all under the Rebels umbrella.
  5. That has to be the long term ambition for sure, in the mean time the club will continue to develop the game within schools and look to further their spread across the whole county to create a pathway from juniors through to open age rugby league.
  6. Cornish Rebels only team in the South West to win the league 3 seasons in the bounce and 2 where league and cup double seasons. Compared to heartlands clubs yeah we probably are rubbish but weve rolled Rugby league out to over 250 schools working in partnership with St Helen's over the last 5 years, so I'd say we are better than Scotland haha
  7. Cornish Rebels established in 2013 who play in Black and Gold, sponsored by Doom Bar, and have an agreement to play in the Stadium for Cornwall once its built, already exists ?
  8. Nobody was cutting their nose off to spite there face, it's a matter of attitude, one party shouted loud the others didn't because it wasn't in the best interests of the sport. St Helens have provided lots of coach education to our development team and through CPDs to the teachers of the primary and secondary schools in Cornwall. They provide lost of support and we run a number of festival days through the year with the support of the saints Community team. The last 3 years over 150 secondary students have attended each of our festivals and all gone home with Saints goodies after a great morning of skills training and afternoon of games. The RFL also support our work through Primary Rugby League and England Talent Pathway, and are regularly in attendance at our festivals and development days. We are hoping to divert the secondary kids to the Rebels where we will split into East and West of the County with a 3 game origin series planned for U16s hopefully this summer. I totally agree that a 3 month season won't ever help build the sport but the club's outside of the heartlands need to be focusing on developing their own players rather than using union players. So if we have to have a 3 month season for the next 3-6 years while our youngsters come through so be it, but it's better to build with a plan than expand and there being nothing underneath an open age team, which is unfortunately often the case.
  9. True but some of these clubs haven't played more than a handful of games for the last two seasons, so a moree formal structured competition is a step in the right direction. The region is only served by A roads and with the huge number of visitors in the summer travel has always and will continue to be an issue. Cornish Rebels to Dorset is 175 miles each way and with holiday traffic can easy take 4hrs. There is a huge obsession on this forum of an 8 month season for the southern and regional leagues to be deemed successful, but surely a competitive league increasing participation slowly growing club numbers, whilst clubs like the Cornish Rebels continue to work with St Helens community team and the RFL to deliver rugby league activity to over 250 schools is more of a success than 5-8 open age sides with very little in the way of development, dragging out a season from April to September playing eachother 4 times in the name of expansion!
  10. From the South West Rugby League Facebook page ? 2019 UPDATE ? There will be six clubs competing in 2019. Saltash Essayons RL, Dorset County Giants Rugby League, Cornish Rebels RLFC Tarka Storm RL and Teignbridge Trojans RLFC will welcome Devon Sharks RLFC back into the fold after a two year absence. The League competition will comprise of home or away fixtures between the clubs as well as a Magic Weekend and a Grand Finals Day at which all clubs will be involved after the final league table is confirmed. Perhaps the biggest news for many will be the return of the coveted County of Origin clash between Cornwall Rugby League and Devon for the first time since 2015. The one-off game will feature teams comprised from the active clubs and players from within both Counties and they will once again compete for the Martin Roddy MBE trophy. It is expected that fixtures will be confirmed and released by the end of February and the season is anticipated to run from June to the beginning of August.
  11. Interesting because the Cornish Pirates are a Championship Rugby Union team, the Cornish Rebels however expressed interest and took it no further due to their on going RLWC2021 application and expansion of their schools and junior rugby league projects. Along with their continued support of the very fragile South West League it was felt the timing wasn't right for the club. I do believe though that the club is laying the foundations for them to take a step up in the near future, by creating their own pathway and developing their own players so they don't continue to have to rely on Union players in their off season.
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