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Affinity Packaging Sponsor Otley Game


This weekend we welcome Affinity Packaging as the main match sponsor. Chris Dew, director of the company and father of current head coach Garth Dew, told us a little bit about the business and his thoughts on the game. 1. Who are Affinity Packaging and what services and products do you offer? Affinity Packaging is […]

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Shona hair cut for charity


This Saturday Shona from behind the bar will be having her hair cut live in the Dooley Suite to raise money for the project detailed below. If you can support this cause then that would be fantastic. Shona said; ”In March 2017 I will be taking part in a three month placement in Nicaragua. I will […]

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Eddie Jones RFU AGP Launch Video Highlights


On the 16th January 2017, Preston Grasshoppers welcomed England Rugby head coach Eddie Jones to Lightfoot Green to officially launch the RFU’s artificial grass pitch. If you missed the event then check out the highlights video by Sun Dry. The event drew a large crowd of members, sponsors and the general public, and was covered by […]

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Boxing Day match raises £1300


At the Boxing Day Charity Testimonial for Chris Johnson we raised over £1300 for Chris’ chosen charity; Guide Dogs for the Blind. Hoppers Mini/Junior Chairman Hugh Duckworth had the pleasure to hand over the cheque to representatives of the charity who visited the club on Sunday morning.  Dave and Julie Oliver and Julie’s dog Queenie accepted the […]

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Dean Puplett Update


Preston Grasshoppers RFC has to date helped “Dean Puplett’s Journey” by raising £2,997.59. The latest addition to the total from donations put into the collection pots in the bar areas takes the amount of money to almost the £3.000 mark. Dean’s family thanks everyone who has made donations and  appreciates all the amounts given on the “justgiving” websites. […]

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Hoppers in Sale U18s squad


Sale Sharks U18s kick-off their Academy league campaign on Saturday with a home game against Newcastle Falcons at Carrington (2:00pm KO) and there are five Hoppers Juniors in the squad. U17 duo Kieran Wilkinson and Sam Dugdale along with U18s Calum Owen and Aaron Reed have kept their places in the squad from last season […]

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1869 Club Coach to Caldy


The 1869 Club are running a coach to the Caldy game on Saturday 14th January. Anyone wishing to travel should put their names on the notice board in the club foyer or email Les Harrison at Time: 14/01/17 – Depart club car park at 10.30am Cost: £15 (accompanied juniors £5) Lunch will be taken en route […]

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Hospitality offer for Chester game


Hoppers are offering a deal on hospitality for the home game against Chester on the 7th January. The club is hoping the game will be the first 1st XV fixture played on the AGP and we’d like as many people as possible to come and enjoy a great day out at the club and get […]

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AGP Launch With England Coach Eddie Jones


This Monday (16/01/17) Preston Grasshoppers welcomes all conquering England Rugby head coach Eddie Jones to Lightfoot Green to open the RFU’s AGP (Artificial Grass Pitch). Jones will run a training session with local youngsters from 6.30pm and we’d like to welcome everyone to come and watch the session and see the fantastic new facility. We’ll […]

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Happy birthday Allan!


Chef Allan Nutter celebrated his 65th birthday this weekend. Despite his attempts to keep it quiet, Allan was surprised to be presented with a birthday cake on Sunday and the whole clubhouse joined together in a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday. Many congratulations to Allan from every one at the club.

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