Commonwealth Games Committee in waiting.
President: Brian ‘Stack’ Stevens.
‘Stack’ represented England no fewer than 25 times, once as Captain and scoring two tries during his international career.
The Pirates & Harlequins forward also made six appearances for the Britsh Lions in the ‘ 71 tour of New Zealand which was arguably the greatest Lions side of all time. He was also capped 83 times for Cornwall.
The CCGA are greatly honoured to have the Legendary Cornish Folk Hero as their President.
Vice President: Brian Lessiter.
It is with great sadness to the CCGA that after along illnes Brian has passed away. He competed in the Seoul Paralympics in 1988 where he won a Silver Medal in the Discus and a Bronze Medal in the Shot Put. He just missed out on a medal in the Javelin , finishing 4th.
This proud Cornishman’s athletic achievements was an inspiration to so many sportsmen & women, not only here in Cornwall but throughout the UK. The CCGA will now seek a new Vice President after the judicial review.
Chairman: Dave Buzza.
Dave’s enthusiam for this project and his International experience makes him the ideal Chairman of our Association. His knoweledge of Worldwide competition and it’s infrastructure is a big asset to the CCGA and his record in the field of distance running also makes very impressive reading.
After Representing Cornwall Schools at both Under 14 and Under 16 level in Rugby, his focus moved to Athletics where he featured many times for the Duchy, both on the Track and at Cross Country.
On the international stage he has run for Great Britain in the World Cross-Country Championships, the World Athletics Championships twice and for England in both the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games. PE Teacher at Pool Communinty College, his best London Marathon finish is sixth.
Vice Chairman : Tony Kellow.
Tony Kellow in action -Exeter City v Leicester City FA Cup 4th Round replay 1980-81
Secretary: Graham Hart.
Graham has always been involved in football one way or another until very recently. His playing days ended just as his Son’s were begining and he had the pleasure playing in the same team as him on a few occasions with Troon Reserves. After qualifying as an FA Coach Graham held various positions at all levels of football in Cornwall. As well as coaching boys from under 10 to under 16′s, he has been club coach at Holmans and worked with John Dent at Launceston, Wadebridge Town and St Austell in the South Western League.
On December 16th 2005, his vision of taking Cornwall to claim her rightful place against the other sporting Nations of the Commonwealth at the Commonwealth Games was launched. Much progress has been made since then including the formation of the Cornwall Commonwealth Games Association, who now fight their cause through Campaign Kernow.
Treasurer: Robin Inch.
Robin’s historical knoweledge of “All things Cornish ” has been an invaluable asset to the CCGA. Himself a keen Surfer and Cyclist , plus being a passionate supporter of the Cornish Pirates, he and his immediate family has many sporting representative honours for Cornwall in Swimming and Rugby to name but two. Married with four grown up children, he holds a Degree in Graphic Design and is a Lecturer at Penwith College.