Falmouth Rugby Club over the next couple of weeks will act as a temporary home for a G7 security services.

While some services are being homed on a cruise ship in Falmouth harbour the workers housed at Falmouth RFC will be monitoring the media centre at the Maritime Museum.

Falmouth Rugby Chairman John Bullock explained how hosting the services will benefit the local area as well as the club, he said: "This is the security for the media centre down at the maritime museum, there are about 60 staff staying here, we have given them effectively exclusive use of the club and the grounds.

"Obviously this has been quite a nice earner for the club. But we are helping the community because we are keeping the town safe by ensuring the security can stay here, so there is that community input as well.

"It will aid the club's finances but it also means the rugby club can be set up well for the community. The money that we are making through the security village all goes back into the club." He added. 

The security village at the club follows much needed recent maintenance at the club's car park. As a result of the club allowing the area to be used as a covid test centre throughout the pandemic, the ground became uneven in a lot of places. Since then Cornwall County Council and Cormac have laid a new surface around the pitch. Ultimately this means fans can have a better experience when they return to watch the rugby next season.

Penryn RFC has also closed their grounds due to similar circumstances. A statement on the club's Facebook profile said:

"Devon and Cornwall Police will be using our site during the G7 summit and we’d ask you to contact them with any specific queries.

"The car park and grounds will be closed to the public between May 31 to June 19, but Cornish Paws and Falcare will not be affected and will be open as usual."

Despite the temporary village taking over the main pitch, the club is still working hard to put on rugby sessions for keen players at their neighbouring pitch Tregenver:

"We had a community event with kids and the Exeter Chiefs rugby academy community coaches. They came down and did a session on Tregenver field, there were 58 kids there it was sold out! There will be another one in August and another in October.

"We are also continuing to do O2 touch rugby on a Monday evening now; 7-8 is social O2, between 8-9 there is a league being set up and we had over 70 players last week," said Mr Bullock.

Following the finale of the G7 Summit, the security village should be cleared by June 18 so the club can return to normality.