Category Archives: Junior News

Mini Juniors Weekend round up – 5/11/17


Mainly a training weekend for most of the Minis, although the Under 11s and 12s had last minute home fixtures against Ormskirk.  The Junior sides all had Junior Challenge Cup games. The Under 14s travelled to Bury for their Junior Challenge game. On a crisp morning Hoppers Under 14s played exceptionally well as a team […]

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Mini Junior Weekend round up – 22nd October


It was a packed weekend at Hoppers with all teams bar one at home, the weather also tried its best to put a spanner in the works with torrential rain on Saturday but the the pitches were remarkably good considering, a tribute to the continued work put in by groundsman Dave Preston. The Colts had […]

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Mini/Junior Weekend round-up – 15th October


The Minis all had fixtures away against Waterloo this weekend. The Juniors were also in action against Waterloo. Hoppers U9s out played and out classed Waterloo this weekend in both defence and attack. Hoppers showed great core values of teamwork and discipline and our tackle rate showed true determination – from the smiles on a […]

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Mini Juniors Weekend Round-up


Another busy Sunday for the Minis with teams attending the Kirkby Lonsdale Festival, Manchester Festival and entertaining Blackburn at home. All Junior teams were also in action. The Under 7s continued their fantastic start to the season with great turnout at the Kirkby Lonsdale festival and hosting  Blackburn at home. The Under U8s split their […]

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Mini Junior Weekend Round-up


The Minis started their competitive season taking in the Manchester Festival, while the Junior teams had a number of friendly fixtures. The Under 8s had a squad of 10 at Manchester and 11 at Fylde – At Fylde there were lots of smiley happy kids on a warm dry morning at Fylde. Huge support from […]

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An Evening with Iestyn Harris – cancelled


The evening with Iestyn Harris has been cancelled. Further details from Hugh Duckworth 07841 625000  

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Teens Summer Camp success


There was plenty of interest in Hopper’s first ever Junior Development Group Summer camp aimed specifically at aspiring teenage rugby players, altogether there were 21 Junior players signed on to this first course. Coaches Matt Beaty, Matt Frings and Niall Crosley will take the players through topics such as nutrition, injury prevention, goal setting and […]

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Pitch Improvement Programme Final update


Here’s the final update on progress of work on the Minis pitches as part of the Pitch Improvement Programme. Following the earlier work to rotovate, top up and level the pitches, the contractors completed final preparations prior to seeding the playing surface.  The opportunity has been taken to provide an area of hard-standing at the […]

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Minis Pitch Improvement Programme update


Work is progressing well on the Pitch Improvement Programme. The whole Minis area has now been rotovated and levelled, then bolstered by the application of over 2000 tons of topsoil (ex First team pitch) to increase soil depth to improve growth and drainage. With the extension of the pipeline drainage system, the contractors are now […]

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2017 Hoppers Summer Camps


Hoppers will be holding four summer camps this year to cater for both boys and girls of all age groups. The camps will be run by our Community Rugby Coach; Niall Crosley. The first three camps are aimed at 6-13 year olds and will be multi sports to aid learning in a fun environment.  Camp […]

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