24th March 2016
It's the Alternative Easter Bunny Name Game
You will be Miss or Master ___________ ___________ _____________.
Take the first initial of your first name, followed by the vowel in your surname, followed by the month in which you were born to work it out.
Tina Bessell = Miss Sparkly Elephant Antlers
Neil Caddy = Master Sweaty Wolf Armpits!!!!
Posted by Tina at 5:47am
8th March 2016
Nine year old rides Camel Trail dressed as a Camel
We chatted to Perranporth's 9 year old Jago who's riding from Bodmin to Padstow on Easter Sunday to raise money for St Petroc's.
If you'd like to help his fundraising, then click this link.
Some kids are wise beyond their years.
Well Done Jago
Posted by Tina at 1:56pm
2nd March 2016
Should Rugby be limited to non-contact sport below the age of 18?
In the news today, medical professionals have written an open letter to Ministers calling for Rugby below the age of 18 to be limited to tag rugby.
Neil, passionate about the sport, though not a player, has a heritage of a Grandfather that played for the Pirates and Cornwall and believes that as the Cornish National sport, the game should be left alone. Tina's view as a parent is that the medical experts must have statistics which support their advice, and once we didn't wear seat belts, but do now, so maybe things should change, as the international game is brutal.
Here's Dave from Camborne:
Here's a selection of the texts:
This is 2016 and it's not a case of trying to wrap our children up in cotton wool, it's a case of we are wiser now. How would you like your child with life changing injuries because of rugby. Elaine xx
Children lead increasingly sedentary and socially isolated lives, social media/TV/computer games etc so I would encourage any physical activity that encourages social interaction/discipline and physical fitness.
Nooooo you can't stop tackling in rugby, they will kill off the game and that can't happen! If anything they need to open rugby up to more people, I play rugby for a local women's team were all different ages and sizes, it's brilliant! Lauren in Saltash
I've played rugby since I was 4, contact since I was 9, I'm now 26/27 and on the whole have had no real injury problems. If players are coached properly there shouldn't be a problem. The biggest problem with modern rugby of that the emphasise is on size and power and not skill. I'm only 5ft 8" and just over 12st but I tackle correctly so the side of a player doesn't bother me but I've been coached and grown up playing contact rugby. Players think they can play like the pros straight away and that's s big problem. Also players are trying to bulk up from too young an age so their bodies aren't being allowed to develop properly to prevent injury!
Debs and Gary had different views:
and Chinny got the final word in :
We certainly touched a nerve today - have you got a view?
Posted by Tina at 11:08am
11th February 2016
If you'd like to support current Secret Sound Turnaround contestant, David Woods and his fundraising for Garrison Girls in support of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), here's how.
Posted by Tina at 11:54am