Category Archives: Events

40th Party Success!


The 40th Birthday of The Hopper’s move to Lightfoot Green was duly celebrated on Saturday 14 September by over 150 ex players. Near record bar takings would seem to bear testament that a good time was had by all. Ex players living in Australia, Canada and Belgium were present and the best excuse for non-attendance […]

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FDC Holdings Ltd


F.D.C. Holdings Ltd are our guests this Saturday as we welcome them to Lightfoot Green as the man of the match sponsors for the 1st XV game with Leicester Lions. Established in 1997 F.D.C Holdings Ltd is a well-established family run business specialising in palletised distribution, warehousing, fulfilment and third party logistics. They offer a […]

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Rollapaluza this Friday


Rob Hayles Cycling’s World & Commonwealth Champion & Olympic medalist Rob Hayles will be at the Rollapaluza event this Friday demonstrating the Beacon Bikes range and signing copies of his book. Rollapaluza Preston Grasshoppers RFC is holding a rather unique night which should prove to be quite a spectacle. Rollapaluza, a unique cycle sport, comes […]

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O2 Touch Rugby Tournament


Saturday 12th October sees the club host an O2 Touch Rugby Tournament. The tournament is open to clubs, companies, colleges and anyone else that can raise a team! See full details in the poster below.

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Squad Photographs


On the 14th September Preston Grasshoppers RFC will be celebrating the start of a 40th season at Lightfoot Green. In celebration the club is holding a reunion lunch for all past and present members of the club to take place before the 1st XV game with Sedgley Park. In an effort to ensure as many former […]

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German Rugby Camp


1st XV members Sean Taylor and Ally Murray returned from Germany at the weekend after delivering a very successful rugby camp to the children at Paderborn Garrison. The club received the following email this morning from Germany. ”Thank you so much for what can only be described as an absolute success. Both Sean and Ally […]

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1973/74 Playing Record


This Autumn sees the 40th anniversary of our move to Lightfoot Green from Lea. In that time probably getting on for 2000 players have appeared in one team or another and we still have a significant number of members who appeared at Lea. In this article we take a look back at the playing record […]

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Hoppers Rollers 28 September


Saturday 28 September sees the first of the season’s hugely popular Hoppers Rollers pre match cycle rides.  The unique combination of cycling, rugby and great food involves a morning cycle followed by lunch and then watching the 1st XV host Leicester Lions Meet at 7:30 for breakfast with a start of 8.15am. Lunch is served […]

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1869 Club AGM


The 26th Annual General Meeting of the ‘1869’ Club (Hoppers Supporters Club) will be held on Thursday 8th Aug 2013 in the Wiseman Room. The Committee hope all members will make a special effort to attend. If there are any nominations for the Committee or items for the agenda, please let the Secretary have them on 01772 863774 or […]

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250 Club – June Winners


Hoppers 250 Club – June Winners 1st Prize £50 – W. J. A. Ascroft Leigh 2nd Prize £25 –  J. G. Chesworth 3rd Prize £15 – M. W. Forshaw These are the lucky winners of the May Draw which was made after the AGM. All funds raised will continue to be utilised on refurbishment and maintenance of […]

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