Mounts Bay RFC

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Mounts Bay
Full name Mounts Bay RFU
Union Rugby Football Union
Founded 1999
Disbanded Ceased to play rugby in 2009
Location Penzance, Cornwall, UK
Ground(s) Mennaye Field
League(s) National Division 2
2008/09 13th
Official website
www.mountsbay-rfc.co.uk

Mounts Bay RFC were a Cornish rugby club formed in December 1999 based in Penzance, UK and folded in July 2009.[1] Initially formed as an offshoot from Penzance and Newlyn RFC the club operated as an independent club. Mounts Bay were promoted at the end of the 2007-08 season and competed in National Division Two in the 2008-09 season.[2] However, in the Summer of 2009 the club folded citing financial problems and withdrew from the league structure altogether.

League Record[edit]

[2][3]

Season League Level Teams Pos P W D L F A Pts Notes Cornwall Cup
2000-01 Cornwall 2 10 8 1st 14 13 0 1 432 97 26 Promoted
2001-02 Cornwall 1 9 9 2nd 16 13 0 3 339 191 26 Lost play off for promotion
2002-03 Cornwall 1 9 9 2nd 16 13 0 3 596 189 26 Promoted Cornwall Clubs Cup SF
2003-04 Cornwall & Devon 8 12 1st 22 20 0 2 861 173 40 Promoted
2004–05 Western Counties (West) 7 12 1st 22 19 2 1 1027 252 40 Promoted
2005-06 South West 2 (West) 6 12 1st 22 21 0 1 1023 343 42 Promoted
2006-07 South West 1 5 12 1st 22 17 1 4 734 368 35 Promoted
2007-08 National League 3 (South) 4 14 1st 26 23 0 3 772 337 107 Promoted Winners Cornwall Super Cup
2008-09 National League 2 3 14 13th 26 6 0 20 399 844 29 2 pts deducted

Club honours[edit]

2008/09 Season[edit]

Mounts Bay quick rise ended with their only relegation. It was soon followed by an AGM in July 2009 that confirmed they were to fold after the possibility of sharing with Redruth RFC broke down and they were left with large debts and little assets.[6]

2007/08 Season[edit]

In their first time in the National Leagues, Mounts Bay Rugby Football Club finished 1st in National Division Three South and were again promoted, their eighth promotion in nine seasons, to play in National Division Two during the 2008/09 season. In addition to the league championship Mounts Bay also won the Cornwall Super Cup.

2006/07 Season[edit]

Mounts Bay had a successful year. They were promoted to the National Leagues, finishing as champions of Southwest 1 with three games to play. The team reached two finals; the Cornwall County Cup where they lost to Redruth. On Sunday 15 April, Bay made their only visit to Twickenham for the EDF Energy Intermediate Cup Final against former winners Dunstablians. Mounts Bay won the match.


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC News 24 July 2009 - Mounts Bay fall off the rugby map
  2. ^ a b Mounts Bay RFC
  3. ^ http://www.trelawnysarmy.org.uk/ta/tascf.html
  4. ^ http://www.hampshirerugby.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=360&Itemid=211
  5. ^ http://www.hampshirerugby.co.uk/component/content/523.html?task=view
  6. ^ BBC News July 2009 - Mounts Bay fold

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