Category Archives: Rugby

Ilkley Preview

29-03-2018

This Saturday, the 1st XV welcome Ilkley after the original date had to be rescheduled due to the weather. Last weekend saw Hoppers come back from behind to clinch a bonus point victory against Lymm, meaning that another bonus point win this weekend will see the 1st XV crowned champions; securing promotion into National 2. […]

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Ilkley Game Rescheduled

23-03-2018

The new date for the postponed game with Ilkley has been set as Easter Saturday 31st March. The club understands that this may not be convenient for many and has tried unsuccessfully to have the game played later in the season. All Vice-Presidents who booked lunch that day, please contact the club to confirm whether […]

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Senior Player of the Month – February

07-03-2018

We are delighted to announce the February winner of the “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 team. The February winner of the Senior Player of […]

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Club Player of the Month – January

07-03-2018

We are delighted to announce the January winner of the “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 from those sides and the Head of Rugby Operations) with their […]

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Harrogate Preview

06-03-2018

Preston Grasshoppers entertain long time opponents Harrogate this Saturday, always assuming they don’t have the same problem last week’s scheduled visitors from Ilkley had with the A59! Words by Mike Forshaw, photo by Mike Craig Don’t miss out! Book hospitality tickets here! The snow and easterly winds played havoc with last weekend’s National League fixtures […]

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Former Hoppers Juniors in England U18 team

02-03-2018

Former Hoppers Juniors Kieran Wilkinson and Sam Dugdale have both made the England U18 team to face France in Digne-les-Baines on 3rd March. Fly half Kieran will be gaining his 7th cap for the U18s having played in last years 6 Nations Festival and toured South Africa, while Flanker Sam will be making his England […]

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Upcoming Rugby Camps 2018

28-02-2018

The Club are putting on further rugby camps for both boys and girls in March and April. The camps are run by 1st XV players Niall Crosley and Matt Frings and provide a great opportunity for young players to develop their skills both on and off the field. You can book your child’s places by […]

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Ilkley Preview

28-02-2018

After last weekend’s break in proceedings Preston Grasshoppers and their supporters now have two consecutive home games to look forward to. The first of these sees Ilkley rugby club make their maiden visit to Lightfoot Green, and first to Preston since the 24th of November 1962 when on the day, the home side ran out […]

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Oga Mabaya Film

21-02-2018

In the past few months former 1st XV coach Garth Dew, who is a filmmaker by day, has been working with fan favourite Oga Mabaya to tell his unique story. As a Club we are happy to have been part of Oga’s journey! Synopsis ‘Work Hard, Keep Pushing’ tells the story of rugby player Oga […]

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Ladies Day 2018

19-02-2018

Our popular Ladies Day returns on the 14th April 2018 and promises to be another great day out at the Club. The afternoon will feature Hoppers 2nd XV taking on Chester at 2.30pm followed by The Grand National live on the big screens at 5.15pm. There is a 3 course meal, goodie bag, a £10 […]

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