Truro is well-known for its status as the most southern city in mainland Great Britain, but perhaps it should also be well-known for it’s growing sports scene. Truro plays host to some of Cornwall’s greatest sports clubs and venues. From one of Cornwall’s oldest cricket clubs to it’s arguably most successful football team, there’s plenty to talk about. Let’s take a closer look at sports in Truro.
A Great Rugby Team
Despite the rugby union club Cornish Pirates’ relocation to nearby Penzance, Truro is still managing to keep the culture alive with it’s amateur rugby betting union side Truro RFC, which can claim to be one of Cornwall’s oldest rugby union clubs and which has been battling in the amateur leagues since 1885. Most of their success has come in more recent decades, starting in the 90’s with a string of wins and promotions.
Other Recent Successes
Rugby isn’t the only sport that Truro has to offer. Truro City F.C. are playing regularly in the National League South having climbed higher up the football pyramid than any other Cornish club. Another source of pride for many Truronians is it’s fencing club, from which three fencers were chosen to compete with Team GB at the recent 2012 Olympics.
The Future Of Sport In Truro
These are just a few of the sports clubs and venues to be found in the city and discussions regarding the possible future construction of a new county stadium in Threemilestone are underway. If these plans are set in motion, this could revitalize the sporting industry in Cornwall’s most affluent city. Truro has some great past successes to be proud of. Let’s hope there are plenty of achievements on the horizon.