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Fylde Coast Rugby Ultra


The Fylde Coast Rugby Ultra will take place on Saturday 22nd August 2015. It is a 35-mile personal challenge and involves me running from Preston Grasshoppers RFC to Fylde RFC negotiating Thornton Cleveleys, Fleetwood and Blackpool Rugby Club’s on route. The challenge combines my love of rugby and running with the memories of playing rugby […]

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Summer Camps – Week 2 Review


Today saw the end of our final week for age 6-13 rugby camps until our World Cup rugby camp which starts on 24th of August and runs for the full week. This week took a similar theme to last week with rugby games in the morning and team activities during the afternoon. Rugby paintball and […]

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Changes to Summer Camps


Due to circumstances beyond our control we have regrettably had to cancel the next 2 weeks of Summer Camps for ages 14-18 that were due to be Strength and Conditioning Boot Camps. We are however still going to run days on Wednesday 12th August and Wednesday 19th August which will be open to ages 6-16. […]

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World Cup Warm Up Games live at Hoppers


We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be showing all of England’s World Cup warm-up games live at Lightfoot Green. Details of the three games can be seen below. The fixtures should act as a taster ahead of the World Cup as we hope to establish Lightfoot Green as the place to watch the tournament in […]

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The Rugby Clubs of England


On Saturday 8th August 2015 at 12pm Malcolm Crane is holding an event at Lightfoot Green to launch his new book ‘The Rugby Clubs of England’ . The book covers 500 rugby clubs with history from Ambleside to Yarnbury (there is no club beginning with Z), plus a history of English rugby from street football to […]

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Big Funds Raised at Midsummer Ball


Friday 19th June saw Hoppers Summer Ball resurrected as the Midsummer Nights Dream Charity Ball with just shy of 200 in attendance at Lightfoot Green. Funds raised on the evening were donated to Christies with Graham Harris and James Mawdsley as guests of honour. Graham and James have both recently undergone treatment for cancer at […]

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HopFest Huge Success


Last weekend saw Preston Grasshoppers hold its first ever beer festival, HopFest, which ran from Friday to Sunday. The festival proved to be a huge success with over 1,200 people attending across the weekend. The weekend started at 12 noon on Friday with over 250 guests from local businesses meeting to form the Hopper Business […]

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HopFest nearly here!


This coming weekend sees Preston Grasshoppers host its first ever beer festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The festival will feature real ales, craft ales and ciders from around the region and beyond! For a full list of the ales and ciders which will be featured at the festival please see our Beers and Ciders pages. […]

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End of Season Dinner 2015


Saturday evening saw the 7 senior rugby sides plus 2 Colts sides gather in the clubhouse for the end of season dinner. The evening, hosted by Chairman of Rugby Bill Bailey, was a celebration of all the teams and what they have achieved this season as well as offering a chance to recognise individual contributions […]

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Les Anson’s 90th Birthday Party


Les Anson is 90 years young on Saturday 16 May 2015 and the club is celebrating the birthday boy with an informal lunch in the clubhouse. Whether you played with Les, toured with him or just know him and want to mark his contribution to the club over the years you are most welcome. Lunch […]

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