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New Chairman’s Update

02-08-2020

Following my appointment at the recent AGM I thought it would be useful to let members know who I am, why you are faced with me as Chairman and to let you have a few musings on where we are at the Club in response to debate at the AGM. My Involvement with the Hoppers […]

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Members Bar Discount

30-07-2020

The club is pleased to be able to reinstate the discount on bar prices for members. To do this we are introducing a new contactless bar card. The only way now to obtain the members discount on alcoholic drinks is to load cash onto your card and pay using your card.  This has several advantages […]

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12 Things you can do to help YOUR club!

29-07-2020

As with the rest of the hospitality trade, we have been hit hard during the current Covid19 crisis.  So much of our revenue relied on socialising, parties, events, match day revenue and meetings.  We have re-opened as soon as we can and have launched our pop-up pub in the club, called the Social Distance Inn.  […]

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Club Membership

29-07-2020

As the club comes out of lock-down and has re-opened, we are pleased to announce that we are re-starting club membership. From August 1st the Non-Sporting Memberships (Vice Presidents, Full and Social Memberships) will become due for renewal.  In keeping with the times, we have taken the opportunity to change the way we do things. […]

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Eat Out to Help Out at Hoppers

28-07-2020

From Monday 3rd August until 31st August visitors to The Social Distance Inn, our pop up pub, will be able to take advantage of the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ scheme. Visitors will receive a 50% discount (up to £10) per person on all food and soft drinks ordered. This offer only applies on Monday-Wednesday. […]

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Update on new competition structure

27-07-2020

Our submission to the RFU on the new competition structure was posted on the web site for members information on 8 July. Following the submission, we received an invitation from Bill Sweeney (RFU CEO) to discuss our ideas in a zoom meeting. Bill, who has promised to visit Hoppers for a match day when games […]

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NORTHERN PREMIER LEAGUE – 2020/21 SEASON

16-07-2020

Although we are still in the midst of this terrible pandemic, thankfully steps are being taken to look forward and plan for a resumption of our game. The RFU have issued a directive for the resumption of the Community Game once the Resumption Roadmap has achieved stage six. We are currently only at stage two. […]

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AGM 2020

16-07-2020

The AGM will take place on Thursday 30th July at 7.30pm and will be the club’s first virtual AGM. All reports will be circulated to eligible members (all members other than social members) via email. However, it is possible that some members have not provided the club with their email address. If you are one […]

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Return to training protocol

15-07-2020

Following a meeting of the clubs Rugby Management Committee (RMC) on Thursday 9th July 2020, it was decided that training could resume with conditions at the club with effect from Sunday 19th July 2020. In the first instance, the various sections within the club have been allocated fixed days when they can undertake training at […]

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RFU Update – 10th July

12-07-2020

Return to recreational team sport framework   The government has announced a framework for the return of recreational team sport which is applicable from Saturday 11 July. This is a welcomed development and a positive step towards the return of some form of competitive rugby. The framework was developed following discussions with other team sports, […]

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