Category Archives: Ladies

An impressive performance from the Ladies 2nd XV


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


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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The Ladies travel to Douglas


The Ladies travel to Douglas to face the Vagabonds this weekend After a week off with no fixture, Hoppers ladies now make the trip over the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man to face the Vagabonds of Douglas, who sit 4th in the league with 1 game in hand. With more players now fully […]

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National 7s for Hoppers Ladies


The Hoppers ladies came away from the Open Regional 7s Finals in Leeds last Saturday as not only Runners up but with a place in the Open National Finals on Saturday 29th July. The National Finals, set in the unique Bath Recreation Ground, combining an elite Premiership pitch with some of the most picturesque surroundings […]

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From novice to Roses team – Becky’s story


Becky Ingham tells us of her experiences of an enjoyable first year of rugby at Hoppers: “In November of last year, I joined Preston Grasshoppers in the hope of playing rugby for the senior ladies side. Having played hockey successfully at Kirkham Grammar, County and North of England I wanted to step out of my […]

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Hughes helps out Hoppers girls


The Hoppers girls had a surprise visit from Sale Sharks Player and former Hoppers Mini Junior Andy Hughes today after club coach Steve Tiernan asked if he would pop across after his session with the U16s and say hello to the girls. True to his character Andy was very obliging and spent sometime chatting and […]

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Hoppers Women host Darlington on Sunday


This Sunday sees an important game for Hoppers as they take on last year’s league champions, Darlington. The ladies are raring to go as they look to build on their emotional win a couple of weeks ago. Darlington currently lie above Hoppers with two games in hand and look to have started strongly as they […]

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Introducing Hoppers Girls!


“Rugby is a game created by boys, but perfected by girls” I once heard said and to be honest, as a proud father of one little Hoppers Girl, why couldn’t they? I first heard about Hoppers girls just under a year ago when the club, supported by the RFU, set about to help grow the […]

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Sally Watson’ Funeral


This Sunday sees the dedication of the Preston Grasshoppers Ladies league match against Birkenhead Park Ladies being played in memory of treasured team mate and friend, Sally Watson, whose fight with cancer sadly ended last Friday. The ladies would like to welcome anyone who would like to attend to join them in a minutes applause […]

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4 Hoppers Women in County Champs Final


Surrey and Lancashire go head to head at Twickenham Stoop in the final of the Women’s County Championship this Sunday, 29 May with both teams defending unbeaten records. The final at Twickenham Stoop will mark the culmination of the inaugural cup competition in which 16 counties from across the country took part. We’re delighted that […]

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