Category Archives: Ladies

Two from Two as Ladies make history

16-01-2019

Preston Grasshoppers Ladies – Two From Two Sunday 13th January 2019 is a date to remember at Preston Grasshoppers for Ladies Rugby. For the first time in history the ladies fielded two teams playing at the same time with 36 women taking the field with a Hoppers jersey on. Preston Grasshoppers Ladies 1st XV vs […]

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Hoppers Ladies progress to the RFU Regional 7s in Leeds

11-06-2018

After retaining their Ladies Open title last week at the Skofic 7s, Hoppers ladies have again qualified for the Regional Finals at West Park Leeds on June 30th. The 12 ladies selected will be training hard beforehand, building on the previous sessions where the input from current Hopper and ex Scotland Women’s 7s coach Elaine […]

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Hoppers Ladies played host to Lancashire ‘Barbarians’

05-04-2018

With Good Friday being the annual Brendan Hanavan Charity game with great friends and rivals Fylde, Hoppers Ladies wanted to show their support by inviting players from across the region to form a Lancashire ‘Barbarians’ to face a Hoppers Ladies XV as a ‘curtain raiser’ to the main event. By Steve Tiernan With players from […]

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Hoppers Host England Women Deaf Team

09-03-2018

Preston Grasshoppers Ladies are delighted to be hosting the England Deaf Women’s XV in a showcase event for women’s rugby on Saturday 24th March. With the Hoppers girls sitting well placed in the NC1 North West leagues and the England Girls undefeated in their preparations for the World Deaf 7s series in Australia later this […]

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Hoppers Ladies suffer defeat to Chester

02-02-2018

With casualties still mounting up from the previous encounter at home to Crewe and the relentless rains that plagued the weekend, Hoppers sent a 17 strong side down to Chester, hoping that the sticking plasters applied would hold firm under what where testing conditions at Hare Lane. The preparations leading up to the game became […]

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Hoppers Ladies Suffer Defeat

18-01-2018

What was a perfect start ended in a disappointing defeat for Hoppers Ladies when fortune didn’t favour the brave. With four weeks gone since the last game of 2017, the ladies couldn’t wait to get back playing and with the first fixture of 2018 being one against tough opponents and 2nd placed Crewe & Nantwich, […]

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Ladies Rugby Promotional Video

16-01-2018

The Women’s rugby section at the Club has gone from strength to strength over the past year, and with the squad continually growing and developing, the future of ladies rugby in Preston looks bright. This rise in popularity has also attracted fantastic sponsorship from Whittles Jewellers. This great video from Club member John Potter really showcases what women’s […]

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A great year for Ladies rugby

04-01-2018

‘What a difference a year makes for the Ladies section.’ Coach Steve Tiernan reflects on the rise of women’s rugby at the Club. Looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead in 2018, you cannot help but reflect upon the year we have just had as a squad. A year that brought both highs and […]

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An impressive performance from the Ladies 2nd XV

30-11-2017

With a mixture of those that are new to the game, those returning to the game from long term absence and a sprinkling of current players who are returning from injury, Hoppers Ladies 2nd XV took to the field last Sunday. With a strategy focused on learning, developing and having fun, the girls not only […]

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A Hoppers Ladies 2nd XV take to the field

24-11-2017

This weekend, Hoppers Ladies will be playing a 2nd team fixture against Bury Ladies, a team under the tutelage of our very own 1st team head coach Paul Arnold in a development game at Lightfoot Green. With the 22 strong squad made up of new players and a sprinkling of the more experienced kind returning […]

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