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Hoppers move a hundred and fifty yards in 150 years

02-10-2019

Club Members and distinguished guests gathered in the Harris Museum on “Sesquicentenary Eve” to mark the founding of the club on 28 September 1869. The founding meeting was at the Bull and Royal just 150 yards away. Not a bad rate of progress! The distinguished guests included two great grandchildren of original Hoppers present at […]

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New Flag flying at Club

01-10-2019

The 1869 Club has generously donated a New Flag to mark the Sesquicentenary. After much debate the design of the old flag has been replicated. This was on the grounds that, as explained below in an Article written by Mike Forshaw, the Club’s Archivist, a couple of years ago there is too much history associated […]

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Rugby World Cup at Hoppers

19-09-2019

The Rugby World Cup is almost upon as and we can confirm that all of the fixture listed below will be shown in the club at the times stated.   We’re delighted to have recently installed two larger 55″ screens in the Wainwright Bar ready for the tournament.   To kick things off this weekend, […]

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Chef Vacancy

10-09-2019

UPDATE THIS VACANCY IS NOW CLOSED Preston Grasshoppers are looking for an enthusiastic and creative chef to work in our busy kitchen situated within our rugby club. Excellent working hours, daytime, evenings & weekends included;  full time position available. Salary- Competitive At least 2 Years’ experience at Commis Chef level or above A team player! […]

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Sedgley Park Match Programme

10-09-2019

Please click the link below to download a PDF of the match programme from the 1st XV National League 2 North game with Sedgley Park on Saturday September 7th. HOPPERS V SEDGLEY PARK MATCH DAY PROGRAMME

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Press Release – General Manager

09-09-2019

Preston Grasshoppers are pleased to announce the appointment of a new General Manager. Ben Hedley joined the club on 1st July 2019 and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of the hospitality and catering industry. Originally from Farnborough, Ben went to university in Liverpool, where he has since spent […]

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Hoppers featured on NCA Rugby Podcast

03-09-2019

At the end of August we were delighted to welcome Joe Harvey & Chris Heal from the NCA Rugby Podcast down to Lightfoot Green to talk to Head Coach Paul Arnold, PJ Millea, Matt Lamprey and special guest, Tim Haley. You can listen to the podcast using the player below.

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Greenwood remembers his roots

03-09-2019

Former Hopper, England and British Lion Will Greenwood took to twitter this afternoon to show his club roots. Alongside Brian O’Driscoll (Blackrock College) and Jonny Wilkinson (Farnham Rugby Club), Will slipped his first club shirt on as part of a promotion for Land Rover Rugby. I’m sure you’ll agree that Will wears it well!   […]

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Check your jacket!

29-08-2019

Please could all those who attended the Sesquicentenary Dinner earlier this month check that they have picked up the correct jacket. We have had a size 46 one left at the club with people coming to the club having lost theirs only to find that the 46 is not the one they are missing! Please […]

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Teams start to arrive for International Tournament

29-08-2019

UPDATE The St. Louis Sabres Women’s Rugby Club have arrived too! Ahead of the International Tournament this weekend to celebrate our Sesquicentenary (150 years), we are pleased to welcome players from Italian club Amatori Rugby Formia who were in attendance at training this evening!  The tournament starts on Saturday at 10.30am when Formia take on […]

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