December at Hoppers

Date: 30 November 2015

With the festive season approaching, we’ve got some news for members and spectators about what to expect at Lightfoot Green.

Pre-Match Hospitality

Hospitality at the 1st XV game with Sedgley Park on Saturday 19th December is now sold out but there is still availability for the game with Leicester Lions on Saturday 5th December. For just £22.50 you will receive a three-course lunch with all the trimmings as well as a match programme and admission to the game. To book please contact the club office on 01772 863546. We are expected to sell out so make your booking early.

Wainwright Bar

Wainwright Marquee

At both 1st XV home games in December, the club will be extending the Wainwright Bar with a heated marquee and its own bar serving draught beer. We hope that members and spectators will join us after the games with Leicester Lions and Sedgley Park to celebrate and enjoy the festive season.

The Wainwright Marquee was last seen at the 145th Anniversary celebrations last season

The Wainwright Marquee was last seen at the 145th Anniversary celebrations last season

Preston Brasshoppers

The Preston Brasshoppers will return once again on Saturday 19th December after the 1st XV game with Sedgley. They will be playing Christmas Carols in the Dooley Suite from 5.00pm. The Brasshoppers are a loose collective of members possessing varying levels of musical ability who come together once a year.

Preston Brasshoppers

Boxing Day

Preston Grasshoppers is pleased to announce that the 2015 Boxing Day Testimonial Match has been awarded to Chris Johnson.

Chris (pictured above with son Nick) retired from coaching at the end of last season having coached Hoppers Mini/Junior sides to a record 10 Lancashire Cup titles. That achievement alone makes Chris the most successful coach in the history of Preston Grasshoppers Mini/Juniors.

A Chris Johnson XV, made up of players he had coached through the years, will take on a Hoppers XV which will be organised by 3rd XV skipper Tom Peterson. Kick of is scheduled for 12 noon at Lightfoot Green. Admission to the game, including for players, is £5 with all proceeds going to Guide Dogs for the Blind which has been chosen by Chris.

We will be bringing you more insight into Chris’ coaching success in the weeks leading up to the fixture.

Alex Johnson

New Year’s Eve

Tickets are now on sale for our New Year’s Eve celebration on Thursday 31st December. Tickets are priced at £20 and can be bought through the club office by calling 01772 863546.

NYE 2015

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