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Autumn International Tickets

20-08-2012

The club has tickets available to members for the following Autumn England Internationals. England v Australia Saturday 17 November, 2.30pm England v New Zealand Saturday 1 December, 2.30pm Application forms are available from the office and must be completed and returned with payment by September 5th. Tickets are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Ian Mackay

20-08-2012

It is with great regret that we announce the death of Preston Grasshoppers’ Honorary Secretary, Ian Mackay after a short illness. Although Ian had been diagnosed with bowel cancer some weeks ago, it was deemed treatable and he was due to begin a course of chemotherapy on August 17th. However, his condition deteriorated and he […]

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Booths Promotion

19-08-2012

As part of Preston Grasshoppers new membership benefits the club have tied up a deal with Booths. All members who have paid their subscription for the 2012-13 season are eligible to receive a £5 off voucher. The voucher is £5 off when you spend over £50 in a Booths store and expires on 30 September. Vouchers can be collected from […]

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Lough in the LEP

12-08-2012

New 1st XV head coach Mike Lough was interviewed in the LEP on Friday about his appointment to the position. In the article Mike talks about his affinity with Preston, his contribution to the successful promotion campaign in 1999 and his thoughts about the upcoming season. You can read the full article here. http://www.lep.co.uk/sport/other-sports/aussie-who-feels-right-at-home-1-4823350  

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Holmesy’s 3 Peaks

12-08-2012

1st XV assistant coach Alan Holmes is attempting to complete the 3 Peaks challenge in 24 hrs on 19th August to help fundraise for Wythenshawe Hospital North West Lung Centre for the great work that they do and to help towards vital medical costs that help this amazing unit function so brilliantly. This is in support of […]

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Gareth Dyer Interview

31-07-2012

In what will hopefully be a regular feature on the website this coming season, club captain John Peterson caught up with Director of Rugby Gareth Dyer to ask him a few questions about how the new coaching set up is getting on in pre-season. Other areas covered include Sean Long and Brian Ashton.

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Catch up with Lough & Dyer on Radio Lancs

23-07-2012

On Friday, new Preston Grasshoppers Head Coach Michael Lough and Director of Rugby Gareth Dyer appeared on BBC Radio Lancashire to discuss amongst other things Brian Ashton, Sean Long and aspirations for the coming season. You can listen to them at the following link until it expires on Friday. http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p00vmc9d?t=2205.884 Lough and Dyer can be heard on […]

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Coaching Courses

23-07-2012

Lancashire Rugby are putting on the following coaching courses throughout July, August and September. All details are on the poster below.

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John Chesworth, Ironman

23-07-2012

Congratulations to former 1st XV captain and management committee member John Chesworth who yesterday competed an Ironman Triathlon in 14hrs and 21mins. An Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim followed by a 112 mile bike ride. As if that wasn’t enough competitors finish by running a marathon which is 26.2 miles. Here are John’s own […]

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1869 Club AGM

18-07-2012

The 25th Annual General Meeting of the ‘1869’ Club (Hoppers Supporters Club) will be held on Thursday 9th Aug 2012 at 7.30pm in the Wiseman Room. The Committee hope all members will make a special effort to attend. If there are any nominations for the Committee or items for the agenda, please let the Secretary have them on […]

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