With demise of the traditional Boxing Day fixture and this season no Lancashire Cup being run, both clubs have been working on the idea of an annual fixture to re-ignite this traditional derby. We are delighted to announce that agreement has been reached to put on an annual fixture at Easter on an alternating home and away basis. ‘Hoppers will host the inaugural game this season on Good Friday 18th April kicking off at 2pm.
The winner of the game will receive the ‘Brendan Hanavan’ trophy a perpetual trophy to be awarded annually. Brendan Hanavan was a widely respected player locally playing for not only Fylde but also represented both Lancashire Police and Lancashire County. A raffle and bucket collection will be held on the day and the proceeds donated to a charity of the family’s choice.
We hope you can join us for what will be a cracking game of local derby rugby. Please contact Richard Ellis at Hoppers on 01772 863546 to discuss sponsorship and match day hospitality opportunities.