Category Archives: Junior News

Mini Junior Pitch Improvement Programme

19-05-2017

Work has commenced on the second phase of the Pitch Improvement Programme, targeting the Mini’s pitches. Continuing to follow the recommendations of a survey undertaken by the Sport Turf Research Institute, the Mini’s pitches are being rotavated – with additional top soil being added, levelled and re-seeded.  Hopefully allowing plenty of time for the new […]

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Mini Juniors Purchase New Equipment

12-05-2017

Hoppers took delivery of a new Vertidrainer and Under Deck Mower this week, fantastic additions to the equipment available to Groundsman Dave Preston to keep on top of pitch maintenance and to help improve the quality of the pitches at Hoppers. The equipment, costing £15000, was purchased in line with the recommendations of a survey […]

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Mini / Junior weekend round-up

13-04-2017

Sunday saw the first day of the Hoppers Festival of rugby for the youngest age groups and we were blessed with fantastic weather for the event requiring plenty of sun-cream and rehydration.  It was also ‘business as usual’ for the remainder of the section with Junior sides in Cup action. The Under 7s 20 strong […]

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Mini / Junior weekend round-up

29-03-2017

The weather came to the rescue this weekend, drying out the pitches after the deluge of the previous week. Saturday saw the visit of Anselmians who brought four of their age groups on tour, on Sunday Vale were able to host their Festival for Under 7s, 8s and 9s postponed from last weekend and the […]

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Mini / Junior Weekend round-up

24-03-2017

The weather caused major headaches this weekend and led to Vale of Lune postponing the first day of their annual rugby festival.  The AGP again proved its worth with us being able to host Minis teams from Tarleton and Tyldesley and with a little last minute reorganising managed to get rugby on for many age […]

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Mini / Junior weekend round-up

16-03-2017

The weekend highlight was without doubt the U18s International on Sunday with a massive turn-out from the Mini/Junior section. The morning kicked off with the Under 6s, Under 7s and Under 12s entertaining the gathering crowd with their rugby skills on the AGP. The Under 12s in particular had a great morning of rugby on […]

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Mini / Junior weekend round-up

07-03-2017

A number of Minis teams made the journey over to Altrincham this weekend while there was Cup action for some of our Junior teams. The Under 7s squad travelled to Altrincham at the weekend. Despite the threat of rain and poor pitch conditions, none were deterred and we arrived 12 strong. The conditions were tough, […]

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Mini/Junior weekend round-up

02-03-2017

It was a weather disrupted weekend with many games cancelled due to waterlogged pitches but the AGP allowed us to put on rugby for a significant number of our Minis and Juniors. The Under 7s team welcomed a large, formidable squad from Waterloo. With a similarly strong squad we fill all three pitches at our […]

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Mini/Junior rugby weekend round-up

22-02-2017

Widnes were the opponents for most of our Mini and Junior teams last weekend. The Under 7s hosted a small squad from Blackpool at home on the Tulketh indoor pitch. It was great to see the determination of the Blackpool squad who fought hard to break through a strong Hoppers defence. Once again Hoppers defensive game […]

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Mini / Junior weekend round-up

17-02-2017

The Minis faced Stockport this weekend, while the Junior sides wrapped up their Lancashire Junior Challenge pool matches. The Under 6s and Under 7s continued their training at Tulketh, where game play focused on some key skills. As well as scoring trys players were awarded double points for moving into space and drawing in defenders, […]

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