Category Archives: Rugby

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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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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PGRFC response letter and supporting information issued to RFU

07-07-2020

Members and supporters may well be aware that in recent months the RFU has been consulting with interested parties on a number of issues, including their proposals for re-structuring of the leagues. We did respond to the RFU within the requested time frame and here are the two documents we sent them: a covering letter […]

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Rugby Committee Notice

12-06-2020

To all Members, It has been agreed by the Rugby Committee that training of any kind will not restart at Preston Grasshoppers until further notice.  This includes all teams and any individuals using the grounds for their own fitness activity.  We are aware of the current RFU guidelines that are based on a staged return […]

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Leagues 2020/21

12-06-2020

The league setup for the 2020/21 season has been finalised with all 5 of our senior men’s teams now knowing their opponents. The big question of course is when is rugby likely to resume. More on that later… Please see the table below for each league.

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‘1869’ Club Player of the Season

21-05-2020

The results of our ‘1869’ Club Player of the Year are in! Of the 21 votes cast, Ryan Carlson received 16 votes. Therefore it gives me great pleasure to announce that the ‘1869’ Club 2019/20 1st Team Player of the Season is Ryan Carlson!It is fair to say that the choice of Ryan was fairly […]

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Lockdown Stories – Vol. 2

07-05-2020

What are you doing in Lockdown?? We spoke to some of our 1st XV players to see how they were getting on in lockdown, what they are up to and how they are coping……. Noah Miller – @noahcbmiller Hi all, I hope everyone is doing alright and staying safe during these interesting times. A special […]

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Lockdown Stories – Vol. 1

04-05-2020

What are you doing in Lockdown?? We spoke to some of our 1st XV players to see how they were getting on in lockdown, what they are up to and how they are coping……. Matt Lamprey – @matthewlamprey Laura and I are both working so not much has changed in that respect. I do, however, […]

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