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Young Barbarians in Cornwall

30 April 2008

April 30th, 2008


A new and younger generation of players became �Barbarians' at a Cornwall RFU festival on April 27th.

Bolingey Barbarians RFC, based in Perranporth, normally draw their players from the more mature adult members of many Cornish clubs to play in charity matches; raising thousands of pounds for local good causes.

In a move to spread the Barbarian ethos further, junior teams have now been added to their ranks. Players from five different clubs volunteered to play in the two scratch sides that played under the �Bolingey' banner in the County Under 14s seven-a-side event at Liskeard Looe RFC at the weekend.

Bolingey committee member David Driver said: "Friendships are made on occasions like this and can last a lifetime in rugby and the extra enjoyment and benefit of helping others is very special.

"Wearing the new sponsored shirts from Mitchell & Webber, the players all really enjoyed the experience of being in a team with players from other clubs and as a small gesture made a collection which will go to a local Children's charity."