Camborne Rugby Club is mourning the passing of stalwart Mike Trott at the age of 90 following an association with the Cherry & Whites spanning some 60 years, writes Martin Symons.

Having first joined the committee in 1959 he became the Cherry & Whites chairman in 1964 an office which he held with distinction until 1970.

At that point he took over as the club’s president and remained in post for a remarkable 21 years, during which time Camborne became the dominant force in Cornish rugby until he finally stepped down in 1991.

Since then he has remained an enthusiastic supporter of ‘Town’ attending first XV matches home and away, as well as taking an active interest in all aspects of the various sections of his beloved club.

In 1982 he became one of a select few to be awarded life membership of Camborne Rugby Club for his long service and dedication.

Mike became Cornwall RFU president for the 1990-91 season which culminated in the Senior XV memorably being crowned as county champions at Twickenham for the first time since 1908.

Bill Hussey, current president of Camborne RFC, said: "Mike was a very generous, genuine and modest man with a well developed, dry sense of humour. He was a man who served his club, his town and his county with great dedication and distinction. A man who many were proud to call a true friend. Life is about creating memories and Mike Trott left us with many great ones.’’

The funeral service will take place at 11am on Thursday, September 26 at Camborne Parish Church, followed by a wake at Camborne RFC’s clubhouse at Crane Park.