Category Archives: Rugby

Hospitality offer for Chester game

16-12-2016

Hoppers are offering a deal on hospitality for the home game against Chester on the 7th January. The club is hoping the game will be the first 1st XV fixture played on the AGP and we’d like as many people as possible to come and enjoy a great day out at the club and get […]

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AGP Launch With England Coach Eddie Jones

16-12-2016

This Monday (16/01/17) Preston Grasshoppers welcomes all conquering England Rugby head coach Eddie Jones to Lightfoot Green to open the RFU’s AGP (Artificial Grass Pitch). Jones will run a training session with local youngsters from 6.30pm and we’d like to welcome everyone to come and watch the session and see the fantastic new facility. We’ll […]

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UPDATE: Boxing Day Charity Testimonial

12-12-2016

Boxing Day will see the Charity Testimonial game between two teams of Hoppers ex Junior and Colts players in celebration of long serving Mini/Junior and Colts coach Chris Johnson. Chris has been granted the testimonial in recognition of his contribution to Mini, Junior and Colts rugby at Hoppers over the last 20 years.  Teams that Chris […]

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Hoppers lose to Sale FC

11-12-2016

Preston Grasshoppers 11-28 Sale Preston Grasshoppers made Sale work for their victory in a highly physical contest in what could be the final first-team fixture played on grass at Lightfoot Green. With the AGP set for completion in time for Hoppers’ next home game – against Chester on January 7 – both defences made plenty […]

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Hoppers 2nd XV entertain Sale

09-12-2016

Hoppers 2nd XV entertain an in form Sale 2nd XV tomorrow, knowing that their progression into the higher league has already been confirmed after Lymm conceded last week following an impressive win at Caldy the week before. Sale lie in 6th place and need something out of the game to ensure that they have the same progression […]

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1869 Club coach to Sedgley Park

08-12-2016

Following a great turnout at Harrogate which included 90 year old Richard Gibbs, the 1869 Club are running a coach to Sedgley Park on Sat 17th Dec. Time : 11.15am Cost : £15 Anyone wishing to travel please put your names on the list in the club foyer or contact Les Harrison at dawn.lh@btinternet.com. Richard is pictured […]

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Harrogate on the road for 1st XV

29-11-2016

Harrogate vs. Preston Grasshoppers– Kick Off 2:00pm Preston Grasshoppers head for Yorkshire this Saturday for just their second visit to Harrogate’s new ground in Rudding Park. The fixture is a critical one for both clubs who have accumulated the same number of points with Hoppers sitting just a couple of places higher than their opponents […]

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Hoppers Vets game this Saturday

29-11-2016

Hoppers Chairman of Rugby, Bill Bailey, is trying to field a Vets team to play this Saturday 3rd Dec, 12.30pm against a combined Clitheroe, Burnley & Rossendale vets team (majority over 45). He is keen to open this invite out to other local clubs and their members to play as much or as little of the game […]

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Caldy away for 2nd XV

25-11-2016

Hoppers have another tough task on Saturday as we travel deep in to Scouse territory to play an inform Caldy 2s team. Its been a great season for them so far as they sit second in the table to Macclesfield. as they have won 9 out of their 11 performances. They also have their heads […]

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Haleys Main Match sponsors for Leicester Lions games

23-11-2016

Saturday’s Match Sponsors for the 1st XV game with Leicester Lions are Haleys Business Advisers who are also our main shirt sponsors. http://www.haleysba.co.uk Managing Director Tim Haley, a long-time club member, former player and treasurer said: ‘We are delighted to sponsor today’s game against Leicester Lions. We chose the end of November hoping that the 3G/4G […]

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