Category Archives: Rugby

Club Player of the Month – Jason Shadwell

23-10-2017

In addition to the “Senior Player of the Month” Award, we are delighted to announce our first “Club Player of the Month” award winner. This award is given to a player who has played in the Club’s 3rd -6th XV section and has impressed a panel of judges (made up of the Captains of those […]

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Fixtures 21/10/2017

19-10-2017

There are plenty of games to choose from as all teams are in action this weekend. All kick offs are 3pm. Good luck to all! 21/10/2017 1st XV v Rossendale (Away) 2nd XV v Sedgley Park 2s (Home) 3rd XV v Wirral 2s (Away) 4th XV v Colne & Nelson 1s (Away) 5th XV v Blackpool 1s […]

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Rossendale Preview

19-10-2017

  Preston Grasshoppers First Fifteen head off to play at another new venue this Saturday where Rossendale RUFC with be the hosts at their Marl Pits venue in Rawtensall over in East Lancashire. Words by Mike Forshaw, photo by Mike Craig. Another stern test will await the visitors where a number of familiar faces will […]

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Hoppers Ladies return to winning ways in the Cup

17-10-2017

With an ever-growing injury list and some players unavailable, selection for this cup game showed that the Hoppers ladies do have strength and depth by coming back to win 17-15 in what was an captivating game of rugby. By Steve Tiernan. With the previous weeks disappointment well and truly behind them, the girls took to […]

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Fixtures 14/10/17

13-10-2017

There is no 1st XV fixture this weekend but the other teams are in cup action, all kick offs are at 3pm and all support is much appreciated. Good luck to all! 14/10/17 2nd XV v Chester 2 (Home) 3rd XV v Macclesfield 3 at (Home) 4th XV v Helsby 1sts (Away) 5th XV v […]

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Hoppers well represented in Lancs U20s squad

11-10-2017

Following on from two well attended assessment sessions, Lancashire have named their Under 20s squad for this season and Hoppers are well represented in the squad. A total of six Hoppers players have made the 27 man squad; Forwards Jack Granby, Ewan Naylor and Jack Edwards and Backs Will Hunt, Sam Stott and Jacob Browne. […]

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Senior Player of the Month Award – September

10-10-2017

Following the completion of the opening month of the competitive season, we are delighted to announce the first Senior Player of the Month Award. This award is given to a member of the 1st XV Squad who has impressed on and off the field during that month and is chosen by the Coaching and Off-Field […]

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Harrison Drury Sponsor Kirkby Lonsdale Game

06-10-2017

This weekend’s main match sponsor is Harrison Drury, a firm of solicitors that will need little introduction to many at Hoppers and having recently advised Kirkby Lonsdale RFC there may be split loyalties! The Preston-headquartered firm is led by John Chesworth who spent 13 seasons playing for the first team and is still actively involved […]

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1869 Club Coach to Rossendale

05-10-2017

After the 1869 Club’s successful trip to Kendal, both on and off the field, they are now planning the next away match coach to Rossendale on Saturday 21st Oct 2017. Time: 11.15am from the Club car park Cost: £15 If you would like to travel, please put your name on the notice in the foyer, or email […]

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Kirkby Lonsdale Preview and Old Programmes

05-10-2017

Preston Grasshoppers welcome the Kirkby Lonsdale rugby club to Lightfoot Green this Saturday for the first ever League meeting between the two clubs. The Cumbrians have made the journey into this league from the opposite direction to Hoppers by means of finishing last season as Champions of the North West 1 League. Words by Mike […]

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