Category Archives: Rugby

This weekend’s sponsors


This weekend we are looking forward to welcoming HSBC as the main match sponsor, and A and N Business Computer Systems Ltd as associate match sponsors. HSBC HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. We serve more than 37 million customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial […]

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Wharfedale Preview


As the 2016/17 season draws to a close, Preston Grasshoppers entertain Wharfedale this Saturday in their final game of what’s turned out to be a disastrous season for the home side. By Mike Forshaw. Things didn’t look too bad for the Hoppers back in September last as they returned from Yorkshire after gaining what turned […]

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Paul Arnold Announced As Head Coach


Preston Grasshoppers RFC are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Arnold as their new player Head Coach. Arnold joins the club from neighbours Fylde where he has been Head Coach for the last two years. Prior to that he was forwards coach at the Woodlands before assuming the head role towards the end of […]

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Gareth Dyer Returns


Preston Grasshoppers RFC have appointed former Director of Rugby Gareth Dyer to the role of Head of Rugby Operations. Dyer will re-join the club’s Executive Rugby Committee with responsibility for 1st and 2nd XV rugby at Lightfoot Green. Dyer who stepped down from the Director of Rugby position at the end of 2014/15 season for […]

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1st XV Travel to Sale FC


With their fate now confirmed after losing in catastrophic style in their last home game against Harrogate, Hoppers head for Cheshire this Saturday where play-off side Sale await. By Mike Forshaw. It may be some time before both sides meet once again for surely if the Heywood Road side miss out on promotion this season, […]

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1869 Club Coach to Sale FC


The 1869 Club is planning a coach to the 1st team away match at Sale FC on Sat 22nd April 2017. Time : 10.45 am from Club car park Cost  : £15 Lunch will be taken at a hostelry close to the ground. A minimum of 20 travellers will be required for this coach to run. Lets give […]

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An open meeting will be held at the club on Thursday 20th April in the Wainwright Bar between 6pm – 7pm.  Representatives from the rugby committee will present details of the exciting new coaching arrangements for the First XV as well as an overview of how the club plans to bounce straight back into the […]

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Thanks to Mini Junior Festival Volunteers


Many thanks to all the volunteers, coaches, parents and players for making this weekend’s Minis Festival a great success. The sunshine really helped, but with 80 teams and over 500 players in attendance, we can’t run events like this without the help we receive with car parking, team registration and generally making things happen when […]

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Ladies Day at Hoppers


This weekend is our annual Ladies Day at Hoppers and we have lots in store for the event. To start with, each lady gets a goodie bag, sponsored by Highfield Priory School, and feature a £10 gift voucher courtesy of Barton Grange. Our main match sponsor, The Bowker Group, are giving everyone an extra incentive to dress to […]

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This weekend’s games at Hoppers


The 1st XV are away but there is still plenty of action on at Lightfoot Green this weekend. On Friday night there is a double dose of local rivalry on the AGP with Hoppers taking on Fylde’s 2nd XV and Vets, and on Saturday the 4th XV and 6th XV are both at home. All […]

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