Category Archives: Rugby

Hosokawa Micron Main Match Sponsor

03-03-2017

This weekend’s match sponsors are Hosokawa Micron Ltd, a member of the Hosokawa Micron Group, a world leader in providing process solutions in the fields of powder and particle and blown film technologies. Hosokawa Micron is a specialist engineering company delivering a total engineering solution in powder processing equipment and systems and is a recognised leader […]

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New direction ahead for Hoppers

03-03-2017

Following a review of rugby operations at the club with a view to planning for the 2017/18 season, there will be some changes to the Rugby Management and Coaching Staff at the end of the current season. Current Director of Rugby, Alan Holmes, and current Head Coach, Garth Dew, will be relinquishing their roles at […]

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Garth Dew on the Luctonians Game

02-03-2017

Following a great home win against Leicester Lions last weekend, head coach Garth Dew has given us his thoughts ahead of the crucial home fixture against Luctonians this weekend. Last week, as I wrote my programme article, no one in the league was giving us a chance of staying up this season, but an accurate […]

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Luctonians Match Preview

28-02-2017

Preston Grasshopper’s coaching staff, players and not least their faithful supporters, will all have had a great boost of confidence after last Saturday’s resounding victory over third in the table Leicester Lions. Everyone will be hoping that the form showed in that game can be built on and taken forward for the remainder of the […]

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Garth Dew’s Thoughts Ahead of Leicester Lions

24-02-2017

Head coach Garth Dew has given us his thoughts ahead of the game against Leicester Lions tomorrow. It’s been another tough two weeks as we failed to capitalise on massive early scrum dominance against Tynedale and were eventually well beaten, before the same old issues cost us last week at South Leicester, a game where […]

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Leicester Lions Preview

22-02-2017

Hoppers entertain Leicester Lions this coming Saturday at Lightfoot Green in a rearranged fixture from the end of November when Pitch 2 was deemed unfit for play. Words by Mike Forshaw, photo by Mike Craig. With the new 3G surface now in regular use there will be no problems from inclement weather, that is unless […]

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Hoppers 2s entertain Sale FC on the AGP

17-02-2017

Hoppers 2s get their first taste of the immaculate Hoppers 3g pitch this weekend as we entertain Sale FC 2s in what is surely a mouth watering encounter.  By Paul Moran After a very spritied display and comeback last week at a very strong Fylde Hawks team, the boys have put in the hard yards […]

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South Leicester Preview

15-02-2017

South Leicester are Hoppers opponents this coming Saturday and will be hosting a visiting side desperate for some sort of reward from their long journey south east. The home side sit comfortably in mid table, similar to last weeks opponents Tynedale and have settled themselves into this league alongside near neighbours Leicester Lions of whom […]

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The future legends that came to Hoppers in ’97

15-02-2017

We are very excited to be hosting England U18s against Scotland U18s in March, but it won’t be the first time we have hosted a junior international fixture at Lightfoot Green. Back in 1997, on Tuesday 8th April, we welcomed England and Scotland U18s to Hoppers, and it’s fair to say there were some future legends […]

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RFU Artificial Grass Pitch – conditions of use

13-02-2017

RFU ARTIFICIAL GRASS PITCH PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS RFC Access the AGP only via the Decontamination Zone.  No jumping over the Perimeter  Fence. IRB (Regulation 12) approved boots only to be worn – no Metal Blades or Trainers.  Applies to Coaches and Players. PGRFC Coaches are responsible for manning the Decontamination Zone and ensuring boots are checked and […]

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