The Cornish Pirates have appointed a new community engagement manager – and are urging local businesses to get involved in the club’s outreach work.

Sam Teasdale will develop a wide range of Pirates’ programmes, such as after school clubs, holiday camps and his ‘Seven Seas’ initiative which uses active participation in rugby as a means to grow self-confidence in local school children.

Peter Child, interim chief executive at the Cornish Pirates, said: “Sam’s appointment is part of our strategy to build grass roots rugby across Cornwall and inspire young people about careers in sport, and he’s a fantastic ambassador for the club.

“We are looking for potential partners to help support Sam’s community outreach work and hope that local businesses will want to get involved as part of their own community support activities.”

Teasdale added: “It is a great honour to be the Pirates’ Community Engagement Manager and I am really looking forward to reaching out to the local communities, and not just to those who already play rugby.”

If your business would like to find out more about supporting the Pirates’ community engagement work please email Sam Teasdale at