Longtime support of club is new chief
SHE'S a tiny lady with a big job in Cornish rugby.
Jane Latus, 65, from Wadebridge, is the new president of Launceston Rugby Club, the Cornish All Blacks, who start their season with an away match at Cambridge against Shelford on Saturday.
Jane has been a longstanding supporter of the Cornwall county side and the Cornish All Blacks, first with her late husband Barrie Latus, who died over two years ago and with whom she travelled to both home and away games.
Jane has been a volunteer at the club's Polson Bridge ground, welcoming supporters and collecting the entrance money at the gate.
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She also encouraged her grandson Josh to have an interest in rugby and as well as playing the game he became a qualified referee at just 14. When he was 15 Josh refereed a game between the All Blacks and Exeter.
Jane takes over as president from Barrie Boundy and, according to her daughter-in-law Elaine Latus, "she will do anything for anybody".
Another long-term supporter of Launceston Rugby Club, Dame Margaret Fry, said: "I'm absolutely delighted they have elected Jane. She has been a wonderful worker and supporter of the club."
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