Nine Cornwall players took part in a coaching session with former Great Britain player Paul Lancaster at the Star Inn, St Day, on Saturday 18 May.
This is the first stage towards the volunteers becoming Grade 3 coaches and so giving the Cornwall region a number of players able to coach new youth and club players.
'It was a great day', said Kernow president Graeme Kirkham. 'There has been no formal coaching in Cornwall for about 10 years and we need people with the skills to bring new players into the game and give them a good start.'
'We're very grateful to Paul for giving his time and experience and for making the session so successful.'
Further coaching sessions will take place in June and again later in the summer.