Category Archives: Mini Junior match reports

Mini / Junior weekend round-up


The Minis travelled to Vale of Lune this weekend to play round robin matches with Vale and Fylde. The under 7s had a great morning, the three teams were evenly matched which all the boys enjoyed. Their passing and communications as a team is improving week on week. The Under 13s finished off their Blacksticks […]

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Under 14s storm into final


Wigan U14s  0   Hoppers U14s  30* Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup Semi Final. Spring had arrived with a sunny and warm day for the Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup Semi Final. The Wigan ground was in great condition for the running rugby that both sides like to play and the game was eagerly awaited by the supporters […]

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Under 12s face Waterloo test


“THIS IS A POLITICAL PARTY BROADCAST ON BEHALF OF THE GRASSHOPPER APPRECIATION SOCIETY! Have you ever been frustrated by the youth of society not listening to your experienced opinions? Have you ever found yourself susceptible to headaches, sore throat or restless legs? Do you find yourself pacing up and down on the grassy fields of […]

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Under 14s entertain Waterloo


Hoppers U14   35*   Waterloo U14   5 Sunday 16th March. Hoppers were back in action after the break last week for the analysis session. The lads were raring to get a match under their belt having qualifying for the semi finals of the Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup against Wigan in a couple of weeks. Despite the squad […]

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Under 10s at Vale Festival


Hoppers started slowly against Vale of Lune and never really got themselves into the game against a team that they could have beaten easily on another day. Too many missed tackles and also losing the ball too frequently in contact was the primary cause – score 3-1 to Vale   Against a strong and talented […]

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Under 12s march into finals


So here it is! The water has subsided enough to give the final round of the group phase of the Lancashire Cup. Are we all ready? I’m not. After weeks of cancellations and one beautiful day at the beach I am not sure that my nerves can take it. As I sit in the gentle […]

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Under 12s Cup journey continues


8.30am – The Clifton residence. Last minute nerves are held in check by the banal sound of a TV powered only by Disney and small pieces of last night birthday cake. Boots are checked for the last time and two bags of clean, shiny kit are loaded onto the waiting car. 8.40 – The engine […]

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Under 12s travel to Southport


“We wish you a merry Christmas. We wish you a merry Christmas. We wish you a merry Christmas, and a happy half time. Good tidings we bring from us and Justin (silent e on the end – for rhyming purposes) We wish you a merry Christmas and a Hoppers New Year.” Enough with the pre […]

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Under 12s back on track


This week’s instalment is titled: THE THINGS I DO ON SUNDAYS by Glen Clifton (Aged 38 and a bit. NO SNIGGERS PLEASE). I start this report in the expectation of a weekends training pencilled (or keyed-in for those of the I-Pad generation) in the Diary. Already this proposed (is started this just after our efforts […]

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Under 10s too good for visitors


The Hoppers U10’s hosted the travelling Kendal and Rossendale teams this weekend and some great rugby was enjoyed all round. The travelling teams have been playing uncontested scrums and lineouts all year so we decided to do the same on Sunday. This actually played in our favour as it was clear that the visitors were […]

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