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500 Club – June 2022 Winners

05-07-2022

Congratulations to the June 2022 winners of the 500 Club. 1st prize – £250 – John Lindsay 2nd prize – £85 – Richard Lightowler 3rd prize – £35 – Simon Mulholland £715 goes into the fund for working on club projects and £120 to the Christmas Super Draw pot. Thank you to all of those […]

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Joel Unsworth Interview with BBC Radio Lancashire

30-06-2022

Joel Unsworth was recently interviewed by Andy Bayes of BBC Radio Lancashire about his appointment as new Head Coach at Preston Grasshoppers as well as his work at Kirkham Grammar School. You can watch the full 22 minute interview by clicking the link below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0cj48x1

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Hoppers becomes Blackpool FC development squad training base

29-06-2022

Working in collaboration with Rugby365, operators of the AGP, the club has reached an agreement with Blackpool FC for Hoppers to be used as their development squad training facility. This will see the squad at the club four mornings a week between June and May ’23. Obviously they will be using the AGP but have […]

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Shed and Buried

27-06-2022

The more observant amongst you may have noticed that the ever-present green shed adjacent to the first XV pitch is no more! Groundsman Pressy (Pictured above right) and his array of tools have moved into a shiny new high security shipping container in the copse. To mark the passing of the old shed we thought […]

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Pre-Season Fixtures Announced for 2022/23

23-06-2022

In the build up to the start of the 2022/23 National Two North League Season, Hoppers have confirmed their first two pre-season fixtures. On Saturday 13th August they will travel to Newport (Salop) to face a team that were also promoted from Level 5 to Level 4 at the end of last season. Newport won […]

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3 Peaks for Ben to raise money for charity

20-06-2022

1st XV fly half Ben Pearson is attempting the National 3 Peaks on 16th July to raise money for 2 charities, Mind & Bowel Cancer UK. “Welcome to our journey. On the 16th July we will be attempting to complete the “National 3 Peaks” in 24 hours. This consists of climbing the highest mountain in […]

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IMPORTANT CANCELLATION NOTICE – QLR SHIRES REUNION – July 1st to 3rd

17-06-2022

QLR SHIRES REUNION – FRIDAY 1ST TO SUNDAY 3RD JULY 2022 (FOR CAMPER VANS, TOURING CARAVANS AND TENTS) AT PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS RFC SUBSEQUENT TO THE INITIAL PROVISIONAL BOOKING THE ORGANISER HAS FAILED TO MEET ESSENTIAL OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS LEAVING PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS RFC NO ALTERNATIVE BUT TO CANCEL HOSTING THE EVENT IF YOU WERE PLANNING […]

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2022/23 Fixtures Released

14-06-2022

The fixtures for the 2022/23 National 2 North season have been released. We start on 3rd September at Wharfedale before hosting Fylde the following week. Details of pre-match hospitality will be released in the next few weeks. 3 Sept 2022 Wharfedale A 10 Sept 2022 Fylde H 17 Sept 2022 Sedgley Park A 24 Sept […]

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O2 Touch Rugby returns for summer 2022

08-06-2022

We are pleased to announce that O2 Touch Rugby returns to Lightfoot Green this Summer running every Thursday 7-8pm on the AGP at the club. O2 Touch has run very successfully in the past on Moor Park with up to 100 people taking part per session. We are delighted to be able to bring this […]

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Team Faffalot complete Coast to Coast

04-06-2022

Team Faffalot, a group of ageing ex-players and others associated with Hoppers, are recuperating after completing the 177 mile Coast to Coast cycle. They are aiming to raise £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity which is very dear to us. Please donate if you can. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Team-Faffalot1 Team Faffalot have been doing Coast to Coast […]

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