Category Archives: Rugby

Update on RFU new competition structure


The RFU Future Competitions Structure Group has released a recommendation paper on the adult male competitions structure (English Club Championship Level 3 and below) for implementation in the 2021/22 season. Details can be found at the following link. This followed the consultation exercise which was the subject of the earlier PGRFC submission. Copies of […]

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Training now at Stage D


Following Government approval the RFU now permits training at Stage D. The Management Committee are satisfied that this is appropriate for the Club. Full details of what is permitted is set out in: Please be very aware that this is not full contact but very restricted in respect of type of contact, time such […]

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Return to training


The Club’s Management Committee has considered the issues relating to a return to training at the Club and has decided that those sections of the club who wish to return to training can do so but that the level of training should remain at stage B of the RFU roadmap. That means that training should […]

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Training Session Update 14th August


Good Afternoon Everyone,    Firstly I trust that you and your families remain safe and well in these strange and often difficult times.    I am writing to you on behalf of the Rugby Management Committee to update you on the position surrounding training at the club. My purpose in doing so is to provide […]

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Update on new competition structure


Our submission to the RFU on the new competition structure was posted on the web site for members information on 8 July. Following the submission, we received an invitation from Bill Sweeney (RFU CEO) to discuss our ideas in a zoom meeting. Bill, who has promised to visit Hoppers for a match day when games […]

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Although we are still in the midst of this terrible pandemic, thankfully steps are being taken to look forward and plan for a resumption of our game. The RFU have issued a directive for the resumption of the Community Game once the Resumption Roadmap has achieved stage six. We are currently only at stage two. […]

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Return to training protocol


Following a meeting of the clubs Rugby Management Committee (RMC) on Thursday 9th July 2020, it was decided that training could resume with conditions at the club with effect from Sunday 19th July 2020. In the first instance, the various sections within the club have been allocated fixed days when they can undertake training at […]

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RFU Update – 10th July


Return to recreational team sport framework   The government has announced a framework for the return of recreational team sport which is applicable from Saturday 11 July. This is a welcomed development and a positive step towards the return of some form of competitive rugby. The framework was developed following discussions with other team sports, […]

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PGRFC response letter and supporting information issued to RFU


Members and supporters may well be aware that in recent months the RFU has been consulting with interested parties on a number of issues, including their proposals for re-structuring of the leagues. We did respond to the RFU within the requested time frame and here are the two documents we sent them: a covering letter […]

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Rugby Committee Notice


To all Members, It has been agreed by the Rugby Committee that training of any kind will not restart at Preston Grasshoppers until further notice.  This includes all teams and any individuals using the grounds for their own fitness activity.  We are aware of the current RFU guidelines that are based on a staged return […]

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