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Friday Night Rugby Ditched by Pirates

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7:05am 8th October 2013
(Updated 7:05am 8th October 2013)

The Cornish Pirates admit playing on a Friday night was a mistake.

The club says it is going to try to switch back to Sundays instead.

It is after season ticket sales plunged by more than a fifth.

Chairman of the Board, Dicky Evans said: "As Tesco always say the customer comes first and they vote with their feet when they don't like the offering.

"The first major indicator that we had it wrong with Friday night rugby was a reduction in season tickets sales year on year of 21% - a lot of much needed funding. Subsequently poor crowds nowhere near budgeted numbers for the first two games confirmed that to get to the western tip of England on a Friday night (and get home again) wasn't just a problem for visiting teams but also our much valued supporters.

"Consequently the Board decided over the weekend that this drain on financial sources couldn't continue so we are looking to return to Sunday afternoon fixtures for the rest of the season if we can organise that.

"In addition without a CEO in place we have put far too much pressure on our business and financial controller Rebecca Daniel whilst we try and source someone for the role, so Rod Coward has very kindly agreed to return to help Rebecca get the show on the road again.

"Rod will be responsible for all the management decisions required going forward for the next three months in conjunction with Rebecca and the Board.

"I will be in Cornwall at the end of the week to hopefully meet with debenture holders, key players and the Club management committee about the future of the Club. None of us are getting younger and some plans need putting in place to sustain the future of the Pirates at this level."

7:05am 8th October 2013

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