PUBLISHED: 20:10 03 August 2014 | UPDATED: 13:17 30 August 2017



Rugby players from Cornwall's Pirates head to Isles of Scilly

Players from Cornwall’s premier rugby team visited Tresco as part of a two-day day tour of the Isles of Scilly.

On Tresco, the 40 players from the Penzance-based professional rugby union team hosted a relaxed training session with island residents and visitors. After the coaching session the players enjoyed a post-workout swim in the calm waters surrounding the island and glass of beer at the New Inn. Before leaving the players were also given a tour of the world-famous Abbey Garden.

“It was a great honour to welcome the Cornish Pirates on to the island and we were delighted to contribute to their travel in order to help make the trip possible," saysAlasdair Moore of Tresco Island."Everyone who took part in the fun coaching session really enjoyed having the opportunity to spend time with the players and to get to learn some hints and tips. Being based so close – just across the water in Penzance – we hope to welcome the team back again in the not too distant future.”

Phil Westren, Cornish Pirates Media Liaison Officer, said: "The Cornish Pirates had a fantastic time on Tresco where they were made very welcome. Over the years a number of islanders have played for the Pirates, so let's hope that more youngsters will be inspired to take up the game and perhaps make their mark in the future."

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