Category Archives: Junior News

From Knee High to a Grasshopper……..

31-01-2024

Four good friends decided to go travelling prior to attending university, and departed to South East Asia in early November, and are still going! Their friendship started in the Under 6s and developed during their progression within Hopers Mini Juniors at Under 16 level, with three continuing to Junior and Senior Colts. Just goes to […]

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Reed Scotland Call Up

22-01-2024

As a club we are delighted to see former Mini Junior Arron Reed called up the Scotland squad for the upcoming Six Nations. Arron has been in great form for Sale Sharks, scoring some sensational tries in the Premiership. It was nice to see Sale recognising Arron’s roots with social media posts showing Arron wearing […]

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Mini Juniors supporting Sale Sharks

28-12-2023

Friday 22nd December saw 160 Mini Junior players and parents travel from Lightfoot Green to the Salford Stadium to cheer on Sale Sharks in their Christmas match with Saracens. 3 coach loads of Hoppers watched Alex Sanderson’s Sale side get the better of Saracens in a 22-20 win. Pictured above is a group of players […]

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Porsche Centre Preston Sponsor Grasshoppers Colts

17-12-2023

Porsche Centre Preston, located on Watery Lane in Preston, has announced its sponsorship of the Preston Grasshoppers Mini and Junior teams.  The new Colts sponsorship follows on from the January announcement this year that Porsche Centre Preston was the new sponsor of Preston Grasshoppers Mini and Junior teams.  Hoppers runs two Colts teams; Under 17s […]

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Remembrance Sunday

12-11-2023

MINI JUNIOR RUGBY PLAYERS OBSERVING TWO MINUTES SILENCE ON THE AGP AT 11:00. THE SAME ACT OF REMEMBRANCE OCCURRED ON ALL FIVE GRASS PITCHES.

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Mini Junior Award Winners

15-06-2023

All the award dinners have now been held and here is a full list of this year’s Mini and Junior sections award winners, congratulations to them all. CLUB AWARDS Coaches Player Player’s Player Core Values Award UNDER 7s Rocco Huston Ezra Dorrington Kala Nallamilli UNDER 8s Samual Dedrie Anthony Halford Liliana De Molfetta UNDER 9s […]

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Under 5s and 6s Party Time

16-05-2023

THE FUTURE! HOPPERS UNDER 5S & 6S END OF SEASON PARTY The Mini and Junior Rugby season has now drawn to a close and it’s time for our End of Season and Award events. First up are the Under 5s and Under 6s, many of these youngsters enjoying their first ever year of rugby at […]

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Under 15s, 16s, Colts and U18 girls Awards

16-05-2023

UNDER 15S & 16S, COLTS AND UNDER 18 GIRLS PRESENTATION DINNER The second of the Mini/Junior end of season events was for the older Junior teams.   Each team awarded trophies for Player’s Player of the year, Coaches Player of the year and a Core Values award. Alex Keay, Hoppers First Team coach, presented all the […]

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Juniors Road Trip to Hoppers

03-05-2023

Jayden Wright and Eric Taylor are setting off from Sale Shark’s AJ Bell Stadium and making their way across approximately 40 miles to Preston Grasshoppers Lightfoot Lane on Sunday 20th August. They are raising money for Place 2 Be, a Children’s Mental Health Charity who work closely with Sale Sharks. The lads have been at […]

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Connie named in England U18 6N Squad

02-04-2023

Following a double try scoring debut last month against Wales U18, Connie Clarke has been named in the England U18 Women’s Six Nations squad. The Under 18’s Women’s Six Nations festival is being hosted by England for the first time Tournament runs from 7-15 April Available to watch via Six Nations channels Admission to festival […]

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