Category Archives: Rugby

More re-sign for 2022/23

05-07-2022

PGRFC is delighted to announce that a further group of last season’s squad have re-committed themselves to the Lightfoot Green club for the 2022/23 season. Winger Will Clapham enjoyed a successful 2021/22 season after overcoming a leg break in the opening game of the campaign. He returned to form and scored a number of important […]

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Joel Unsworth Interview with BBC Radio Lancashire

30-06-2022

Joel Unsworth was recently interviewed by Andy Bayes of BBC Radio Lancashire about his appointment as new Head Coach at Preston Grasshoppers as well as his work at Kirkham Grammar School. You can watch the full 22 minute interview by clicking the link below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0cj48x1

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Experienced Players Commit to Hoppers for Upcoming Campaign

23-06-2022

As Hoppers continue to build towards pre-season, a number of players have re-committed themselves to the club for the upcoming campaign. Front rowers Noah Miller, Harry Holden and Dan Madden have all re-signed with both Miller and Madden having overcome long term injuries that affected their 2021/22 campaigns. Hooker Holden enjoyed a break through campaign […]

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Pre-Season Fixtures Announced for 2022/23

23-06-2022

In the build up to the start of the 2022/23 National Two North League Season, Hoppers have confirmed their first two pre-season fixtures. On Saturday 13th August they will travel to Newport (Salop) to face a team that were also promoted from Level 5 to Level 4 at the end of last season. Newport won […]

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2022/23 Fixtures Released

14-06-2022

The fixtures for the 2022/23 National 2 North season have been released. We start on 3rd September at Wharfedale before hosting Fylde the following week. Details of pre-match hospitality will be released in the next few weeks. 3 Sept 2022 Wharfedale A 10 Sept 2022 Fylde H 17 Sept 2022 Sedgley Park A 24 Sept […]

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O2 Touch Rugby returns for summer 2022

08-06-2022

We are pleased to announce that O2 Touch Rugby returns to Lightfoot Green this Summer running every Thursday 7-8pm on the AGP at the club. O2 Touch has run very successfully in the past on Moor Park with up to 100 people taking part per session. We are delighted to be able to bring this […]

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Club Captain Ally Murray Leads Re-Signings for 2022/23

08-06-2022

PGRFC is delighted that Club Captain Ally Murray will continue in the role as the club prepares for its return to National Two. Ally, who broke Dave Chadwick’s league appearance record during the 2021/22 season, is fast closing in on 250 league appearances for the club and has also represented Lancashire having earned a recall […]

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Arnie Moves On – Tributes and Records Broken

31-05-2022

As one of the great characters in club rugby has decided to move aside and let a new generation of coaches take on the job of leading the Club back into the National League, it seems appropriate to document his time here through the thoughts of those who worked closely with him. Arnie has been […]

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Adult Male Future Competition Structure

23-05-2022

The following is taken from the England Rugby website. We are now able to share the most significant changes in 30 years to the Adult Male Competition Structure. There are new league structures for 2022/2023 as well as the introduction of our exciting new cup competition that will take place at the end of the […]

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Preston Grasshoppers Appoint New 1st XV Senior Squad Coaching Staff

23-05-2022

PGRFC is delighted to announce the appointments of Joel Unsworth (Head) and Dan Orwin (Assistant) to lead the 1st XV Senior Squad coaching for the 2022/23 season. Both bring a wide range of varied experience to their roles and are highly qualified coaches being RFU Level 3 award holders. Joel joins Hoppers after a spell […]

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