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Kernow Model Rail Centre are proud sponsors of the Cornish Pirates.
The Cornish Pirates play at Penzance in the RFU Greene King IPA Rugby Championship and the British & Irish Cup in the second tier of English Rugby and The Championship Cup. Their Home ground is The Mennaye Field on Alexandra Road, Penzance and they play as the First XV of Penzance & Newlyn Rugby Football Club that was founded in 1945.
We have sponsored the Cornish Pirates in a variety of ways since 2007, For the 2021/22 season we currently sponsor both Tom Kessell and Shae Tucker.
Our boss Chris says: "We are delighted to continue our sponsorship once more, I was expecting a further year of sponsoring Chris Morgan, so it came as real shock when I heard he was leaving to take up a new role with Worcester Warriors.
Obviously wishing Chris the best for the future, this did leave a gap in our sponsorship. During the lockdown we, like everyone, had to watch the Pirates from home and were impressed with Shae Tucker. Seeing the Superbowl would also be his favourite sporting event to attend I thought this is ideal, so we are also sponsoring Shae and now look forward to cheering both Shae and Tom during the new season.”
Ten years after he first joined the Cornish Pirates in 2011, it was announced in June 2021 that scrum half Tom was making a welcome to the club. Joining from Bristol Bears, he signed a one-year contract. Cornishman Tom made 112 appearances and scored 33 tries for the Pirates before his departure in 2015 to join Northampton Saints.
Visit http://www.cornish-pirates.com/ for tickets and further information
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Chris Trerise presents the Man of the Match award to Cornish Pirates captain Gavin Cattle following the game versus Bedford on 4th April 2010 for which we were the Official Matchday Sponsor.
Chris Trerise pictured with the entire Cornish Pirates Squad and Coaches at the start of the 2010 Season
In 2010 we were the official match day sponsors of the game versus Birmingham & Solihull on 29th September at the Mennaye, Penzance.
A young looking Chris Trerise presents the Man of the Match award to Rob Cook
Chris Trerise pictured with the entire Cornish Pirates Squad and Coaches at the start of the 2009 Season
In 2009 we were proud to sponsor the Cornish Pirates Flanker Chris Morgan, pictured below with Chris
An even younger Chris Trerise presenting the Man of the Match award to Cornish Pirates Flanker Chris Cracknell at the Kernow Model Rail Centre sponsored game versus Pertemps Bees on 23rd September 2007.
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In 2010 we are proud to sponsor the Cornish Pirates Lock Ben Gulliver for the third year, pictured below with Chris.
In 2008 we were the official match day sponsors of the game versus Nottingham on 28th September at Camborne Rec.
Chris presents the Man of the Match award to Wing Marika Vakacegu after his triple-try scoring effort.
In 2009 we were the official match day sponsors of the EDF Energy Cup game versus Southend on 18th January at Camborne Rec.
Chris presents the Man of the Match award to Prop Paul Andrew after his debut game for the Pirates.
Ben Gulliver calls at our shop, seen pictured outside with Chris
In 2009 we were the official match day sponsors of the game versus Coventry on 27th September at Camborne Rec. Picture below shows the Pirates' lineout in operation. (Picture courtesy Geraldine Causebrook)
Some of the Kernow MRC team at the game, with guest appearances by former Thameslink colleagues Mark and Geraldine Causebrook and Richard Dean! (Picture courtesy Rod Lyon)
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