Category Archives: Rugby

Under 9s retain Vale of Lune Festival

20-04-2016

Hoppers under 9s continued their magnificent record at the Vale Of Lune festival by retaining the trophy they won last year. A squad of twelve players made the short trip north, some of whom were experiencing festival rugby for the very first time, and progressed from the group stage with three handsome victories to set […]

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Trip to Sedge for 1st XV

19-04-2016

Mark Murray’s slick pass sets Hoppers Man of the Match Jacob Browne on his way down the Clubhouse Wing last Saturday at Lightfoot Green when Huddersfield were the visitors. Sedgley Park vs. Preston Grasshoppers – Kick Off 2.30pm Hoppers head for Park Lane this coming Saturday for an end of season clash with Sedgely Park […]

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Honours for Taylor and Browne

18-04-2016

Fresh from playing a major part in the 1st XV’s 57-17 win over Huddersfield at the weekend Christian Taylor and Jacob Browne are celebrating representative call ups today. Taylor has been selected in the North of England Counties U20’s squad following a final trial at Leeds Uni Westwood on Sunday. The selection is another step […]

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Change to Sedgley Supporters Coach

18-04-2016

Because of the Mini Juniors Rugby Festival at the Club, the coach will now be leaving from Preston College Car Park on St. Vincents Rd. The coach will be there at 10.30am with a view to departing approx 10.45am. On return, the coach will drop off at the College, and also take anyone who wishes […]

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Bowker sponsor Huddersfield game

15-04-2016

This Saturday we are delighted to be welcoming the Bowker Motor Group to Lightfoot Green as the main match sponsor for the 1st XV game with Huddersfield. Founded in Lancashire, in 1919, the Bowker Motor Group has grown rapidly to become one of the UK’s premier transport specialists with a reputation for the highest levels […]

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International Tickets

14-04-2016

We have received notification that tickets are available for the following matches, the Rugby Championship match between Argentina and Australia, and England’s two Old Wealth Series matches against Fiji and Australia. These offer a fantastic opportunity for the club to get as many of our club members, supporters and players to Twickenham to watch top International […]

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Hoppers Colts make Lancs team

14-04-2016

Three of Hoppers U17s Colts have made it into the Lancashire U17s side to face Yorkshire on Sunday, part of the U17 Development squad’s mini-season. Morgan Sword will start at Number 8, with prop Declan Norrington and Centre Josh Rawlinson named among the replacements. The match is scheduled for Sunday 17th April, KO 2pm at Queen Ethelburga’s […]

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Huddersfield visit on Family Fun Day

13-04-2016

Preston Grasshoppers host already relegated Huddesfield RFC at Lightfoot Green this Saturday and although our visitors are looking ahead to a season in North 1 next year, they won’t be a push over as many reports of their performances this season belie their position in the league. The 1869 Club will be a disappointed group […]

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Emergency Medical Care Fundraising

11-04-2016

1st XV Physiotherapist Mark Taylor, Club General Manager Richard Ellis, Chairman of Rugby Michael Bailey and Management Committee member John Chesworth have set out to each complete 3 triathlons this year and in doing so raise £500 to improve the emergency medical provision at Preston Grasshoppers. The extract below is taken from a fundraising page […]

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Supporters Coach to Sedgley

11-04-2016

Greeting to all Hoppers Supporters! The ‘1869’ Club are planning a coach to the final away match of the season at Sedgley Park. The coach will leave Hoppers Car Park at 10.50am on Sat 23rd April. Cost : £15 Lunch will be taken en route, probably at the Church Inn, Prestwich, at which we all […]

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