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Mini, Junior and Colts


Welcome to the Preston Grasshoppers Mini, Junior and Colts rugby section.

Hoppers runs one Colts team combining Under 17s (Junior Colts) and Under 18s (Senior Colts), playing in the Halbro North West Colts League.  There is also a Girls Under 18 team.

We have boys teams at all Junior age groups from Under 13 to Under 16, there is also a girls section with both Under 13 and Under 15 teams.

The Mini’s section caters for players aged 5 and up with Minis teams at all age groups from Under 7s through to Under 12s, these are mixed sides including both boys and girls up to Under 11.

NOTE:  Age Group is determined by the Players age at midnight on 31st August.  Age Group can also be equated to School Year, with Under 16s being Year 11, Under 15s being Year 10, etc.



For the latest match/training information, please call the hotline:

HOTLINE:    01772 863546 (option 2)

Next Fixtures:

Sunday 14th October

Under 6 – Training (Tulketh)
Under 7 – HOME to Southport (Tulketh)
Under 8 – HOME to Southport (pitch 5)
Under 9 – HOME to Southport (Minis)
Under 10 – HOME to Southport (Minis)
Under 11 – HOME to Southport (pitch 2) and AWAY at Manchester Festival
Under 12 – HOME to Southport (pitch 2) and AWAY at Manchester Festival

Under 13 – HOME to Kirkby Lonsdale (pitch 4) and AWAY at Sandbach
Under 14 – AWAY at Kirkby Lonsdale and HOME to Southport (pitch 3)
Under 15 – HOME to Kirkby Lonsdale (AGP)
Under 16 – AWAY at Kirkby Lonsdale

Senior Colts – AWAY at Eccles (KO 1:00pm)

Girls – AWAY at Burnley

Sunday 21st October – PROVISIONAL

Under 6 – Training (Tulketh)
Under 7 – HOME to Waterloo (Tulketh)
Under 8 – HOME to Waterloo (Minis)
Under 9 – HOME to Waterloo (Minis)
Under 10 – HOME to Waterloo (AGP 11:30-1:00)
Under 11 – HOME to Waterloo (pitch 3)
Under 12 – HOME to Waterloo (AGP 10:00-11:30)

Under 13 – HOME to Waterloo (pitch 4)
Under 14 – AWAY at Waterloo
Under 15 – HOME to Waterloo (pitch 2)
Under 16 – AWAY at Waterloo

Senior Colts – HOME to Makos (AGP KO 1:30)

Girls – HOME – Pitch up and Play (pitches 2, 3 and 4 KO 1:30)


Returning players and new players of all abilities welcome – please allow time to call in the clubhouse to register with your Age Group Manager prior to heading to your allocated pitch – UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ABOVE, training starts at 10:30am and matches Kick Off at 11:00am.



International Tickets – The club has a limited a supply of tickets for the Autumn Internationals, these are now being sold on a first come first served basis to members and Mini-Junior parents through the following links:
England vs South Africa
England vs Australia

Hoppers Minis Festival of Rugby sponsored by Westholme School – entry forms for this seasons Festivals can be found HERE.  Dates are;  U7s/U8s/U9s – 14th April 2019  and  U10s/U11s/U12s – 31st March 2019.  For more info contact Mike Lyth






The Principal sponsors of Mini Junior and Colts rugby at Preston Grasshoppers are Inchape Jaguar Land Rover Preston.  A big thank you to them for being our principal sponsor again this year.

In addition, Westholme School, Independent day school for boys and girls aged 3 months – 18 years, also sponsor Mini/Junior rugby at Hoppers, sponsoring our Minis Festival of Rugby




Website Admin:  Andy McMillan