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HopFest goes from strength to strength


Our second annual beer festival HopFest16 is proving a very popular addition to the club’s social calendar. Over 1600 visitors to club during the weekend enjoyed an extended range of cask ale, a new Craft Ale and Cider Bar and another new addition the extremely popular Prosecco and Gin Bar. Friday’s proceedings were kicked off […]

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Chris O’Toole


Preston Grasshoppers members and supporters will be saddened to hear of the death of former player Chris (Cocker) O’Toole. Cocker played for Hoppers from 2003 to 2007 and was a highly influential figure in the 2004/5 promotion season that saw the club regain its National League status. Chris was a well respected player throughout the […]

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Duffy joins Coaching Team


The club are pleased to announce that Jason Duffy will be joining the club as 1st XV Backs Coach. Jason’s appointment comes on the back of Olly Viney stepping back from coaching to concentrate on playing and family with the impending arrival of his third child in November. The club would like to thank Olly for his […]

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Crosley back at Hoppers


Hoppers are delighted to announce the return of centre/wing Niall Crosley, following his time studying at Hartpury College. During his time there Niall has been a regular in the University BUCS 1st XV and has recently represented Lancashire 1st XV, in their 2016 county cup campaign. As well as playing for the club, Niall will be […]

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HopFest Volunteers Wanted


With HopFest rapidly approaching, the club is calling for volunteers to help staff the weekend and make things run smoothly. HopFest will be running from 15th-17th July and help is needed right across the weekend. Various roles are required from setting up the infrastructure on Thursday to helping tidy up on the Sunday. Throughout the […]

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Tom’s trek on the trail


Preston Grasshoppers 3rd XV captain Tom Peterson has been in America since mid April attempting to ‘thru-hike’ the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail.     Starting in Springer Mountain, Georgia, the Appalachian Trail passes through the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and […]

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PGRFC Annual General Meeting


This year’s AGM will be held on Thursday 7th July at 7.30pm in the Dooley Suite. The AGM agenda will include the normal items with reports from the Chairman, the Treasurer and the Chairman of Rugby. The club’s accounts will also be presented.  There will also be the opportunity to give updates on the Artificial […]

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Under 20’s World Cup Trip 15th June


A group of Hoppers members are running a trip to the Under 20s World Championships on Wednesday 15th June. This offers a great opportunity to watch Argentina vs Japan, New Zealand vs Wales and England vs Australia at the A J Bell Stadium which is the home of Sale Sharks. The coach leaves Hoppers at 1200 […]

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Club open for Internationals


The club will be open on Saturday morning, 11th June, for the Test Matches from the Southern Hemisphere. Starting at 8.35am the Wainwright Bar will be open for the New Zealand vs Wales games. Following on at 11am we’ll be showing Australia vs England and then in the afternoon South Africa vs Ireland at 4pm. […]

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Hoppers retains Taste Lancashire Status


Preston Grasshoppers is delighted to have retained its Taste Lancashire Quality Assured status after a secret shopper visit on 16th April for a pre-match meal. The status is a testament to head chef Allan Nutter and his catering team and all the hard work that they undertake week in and week out. The club scored […]

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