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International Rugby Union is coming to Preston Grasshoppers RFC!


Preston Grasshoppers RFC are delighted to be the first Northern RFU club to be hosts to the England Counties XV when they face the Ulster Bank Irish Clubs XV at PGRFC on Friday 16th March 2012 (Kick off 7.30pm – Gates & Bars open at 5pm). That’s right a high quality England vs. Ireland game to be played at Lightfoot Green […]

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Update on Hoppers-2-Twickers


In further developments on the Hoppers-2-Twickers charity bike ride, an on-line donation page has been established and is available at the following link; Donations would be gratefully received. We will be bringing you more details of the line up of cyclists in the coming weeks.

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Smoke alarms save lives


SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES Collect your free smoke alarm  from Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service at your local fire station on Saturday 21 January 2012 between 11am and 5pm or call 0800 169 1125 to book a free Home Fire Safety Check.  

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Club Development Workshop


The club has received the following letter from the RFU and is asking for volunteers from the club to attend. Dear Club Contact, As part of our ongoing commitment to Club Development the Rugby Development Team in the Region are once again holding a series of Club Development workshops. The events will give clubs the […]

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Boxing Day 2012


After Graham Cox’s very successful testimonial on Boxing Day 2011 the club have decided who they will be awarding a charity testimonial to this year. That person is Billy Johnston! Billy is former 1st XV manager, Colts coach, player and volunteer. Billy is an excellent choice for this year as he has put in many years […]

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Help for Heroes Charity Bike Ride


A group of Hoppers players led by Sean Jackson, current 3rd team captain, are planning a charity cycle ride from Lightfoot Green to Twickenham to raise funds for Help for Heroes, a charity which helps wounded Servicemen and women. The ride is set to commence on the 25th April and conclude at rugby HQ for […]

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Great day for charity


Saturday 14th January 2012 was a great day for charity at Preston Grasshoppers. Armed Forces Day The bucket collection which took place throughout the 1st XV’s excellent win over Bromsgrove raised £400 for ‘Help for Heroes’, a charity which helps wounded Servicemen and women. Charity Cider Tasting The charity cider tasting which took place in […]

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Holiday auction for charity


If you were at Hoppers on boxing day you will know how much of a success Graham Cox’s testimonial was. As well as a very entertaining match there was a sizeable donation of  £1200 made to Pancreatic Cancer UK in memory of Graham’s brother-in-law. This was made up of donations and programme sales. Hoping to […]

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Results 7th January 2012


1st XV won 38-36 away at Leicester Lions 2nd XV won 46-0 at home against Fylde 2nd’s 3rd XV lose out 36-0 at Wirral 2nd’s 4th XV lose 31-0 at Bolton 2nd’s 5th XV lose 5-19 at home to Wigan 3rd’s 6th XV go down 5-24 at home to Blackburn 3rd’s Match reports will be […]

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Greenwood on Hoppers


Former Hopper Will Greenwood has made reference to his old club and recent team mate Sean Long in his column for the Daily Telegraph. On Friday, Will wrote ‘I got to live the dream one final time, and got to use my old peg in the Twickenham changing room. The Help for Heroes game was […]

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