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Under 12s entertain Bolton and Collegiate


Sunday 29th September Well here we go again for another exciting/demanding/enjoyable/infuriating/magnificent (delete as appropriate) season with the returning and newly recruited Grasshoppers Under 12’s. As we have seen over the last couple of weeks we have a refreshed group of returning players, parents and coaches; as well as a few new faces to whom we […]

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Runners up spot for U13s at MR7s


The Under 13s completed a successful season by finishing runners up in the Manchester 7s festival on Sunday, they were beaten by Silhilians from Solihull in a close final 26-14. It was a great performance in their first run out at 7s rugby as they reached the final by beating rivals Manchester in the semi-final. […]

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U13s End of Season Tour


Hoppers U13s Tour of the North East. 4th and 5th May 2013. Wharfedale RUFC Middlesborough RUFC After the tense, but successful Sunday in the Lancashire Cup the previous week, the players, coaches and spectators going on the tour were looking for some light relief and a fun weekend. The ‘theme’ was pirates and when we […]

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U13s Win Blackstick Blue Cup


Hoppers U13s   5      Fylde U13s    5 Hoppers win Cup 2-0 on drop kick shoot out. Southport, Sunday 28 April 2013 A grey and windy day greeted the lads as they got off the coach at Southport Rugby Club as the finale of the competitive season was about to get underway. As […]

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Hoppers U13s v Leigh U13s


Hoppers U13s   36   Leigh U13s  5 What a difference a few days made to the weather: at Wednesday training the ball was kicking up dust and by Sunday we had a downpour and driving wind and rain. This made the conditions very treacherous for the usual Hoppers’ handling game, but the ground was […]

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Hoppers U13s v Liverpool St Helens U13s


Hoppers  67   Liverpool St Helens  14 Hoppers resumed after the Easter break with a home match against Liverpool St Helens (LSH) on a calm, sunny and dry day. Spring had arrived, except for it being about 10 degrees too cold! Great conditions for the players though, and Hoppers had a good turn out of […]

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Under 13s v Fleetwood


Hoppers U13s  40  Fleetwood U13s  12 Semi final, Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup – 17 March 2013. The current strength of the North Lancs teams was illustrated by the fact that three out of the four semi-finalists in the Lancs Cup are from that Northern Division: Hoppers, Fleetwood and Fylde. The weather was not kind, with […]

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Under 13s v Manchester


Hoppers U13s  37   Manchester U13s  14 3rd March 2013 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup quarter-final. The weather was perfect: mild, still and dry and just right for the running rugby that Hoppers try to play. Having topped their group,  Hoppers welcomed Manchester to Lightfoot Green who were runners up to West Park in their’s. However, […]

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Hoppers U13s v Sefton


Hoppers 32 Sefton 10 The conditions were, for once, ideal with a dry pitch and a bright, if cool, day. The half term again reduced both squads’ numbers, but the lads warmed up well and seemed keen to kick off. Hoppers did the honours, with Teo on kicking duty. Sefton started the stronger and brighter, […]

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Under 13s v Huddersfield


Huddersfield U13s  0   Hoppers U13s   50 A short report today as our normal intrepid reporter was enjoying a day off due to son being away on a skiing holiday (any excuse!). Even though we were down to 13 available players, we trooped across the Penines to play a return match against Huddersfield – […]

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