Apologies for no `From The Chair` last week , but this week you have 2!
The past weekend saw a number of Junior teams competing in various Cup Competitions and below are reports received;
Under 13’s acquiring winning ways
Macclesfield under 13 travelled to Caldy festival on the 8th March and came away as plate winners. En route to the plate final we earned a draw with Wirral, lost to Sedgley Park then went on to beat hosts Caldy and Wrexham. All the boys played some excellent rugby and gave it there all. Stand out performances were difficult to distinguish but the rotating engine room of Rory , Ben and Isaac really did all work hard and showed real determination around the park. James Nichols also gave it his all and sported the wounds of putting his body on line for the cause.
Success breeds success and the boys went on to put together a convincing win against Oxton Parkonians on the 19th March. This 57 pts to 7 victory earns them a place in the Cheshire vase final with an expectation to win it. Again the whole team put in a shift but special mention has to go to Dom for showing what he is capable of and to Joe who is growing into a real leader and an unstoppable force. The entire pack put in a fantastic performance and James Warr at outside centre terrorized the opposition.
Well done boys. Keep it up.
Under 13′ won semi final of Cheshire Vase 59 to 7 against Oxton Parkonians. We will play Chester in the final of the vase. We also won the Plate competition at Caldy festival last weekend
Match report U15 Bowl semi final 15 th March
Macclesfield 45 : Sandbach 12
Macclesfield built on their strong performance against Wilmslow
a couple of weeks earlier and hit Sandbach hard from the start
dominating the ball and after some great phase play we scored in the corner.
A superb touchline conversion by Collier gave us a well deserved 7 :0 lead.
We hit Sandbach again from the kick off with great hands through the backs
with Liam out pacing his man for a superb try .Sandbach struggled to cope with
our line speed all day and it was only through our over confidence in trying to run the
ball out of our 22 ,that allowed them territory and the opportunity to score.
The second half we moved the ball wider and quicker ,finding space out wide
with Blackwell and Liam running in more tries.This was a superb performance
and look forward to the final in May, probably against Chester
Well done to our fantastic Bar Belles for their terrific efforts last Saturday evening. If you have pledged money, please ensure you pay up!
“we WENT, we PLUNGED, we SWAM!
On behalf of ‘Team Bar’, I would like to extend the most enormous THANK YOU to each and every one of you who pledged your hard earned cash to our Rotary Club ‘Swimathon’ endeavours.
The ‘Team Bar’ collective (Blue Belles and Booze Belles) clocked up a pretty impressive 180 lengths in our 45 minute slot; not bad for a mixed bag of Belles more used to pulling pints than strokes eh?
From your donations, we’ve already received / been promised over £500; 50% of which goes directly to Rotary International and the remaining 50% to an incredible organisation, close to so many of our hearts, East Cheshire Hospice.
So, once again, thank you all for your support and contributions very, very, gratefully received and passed on.
PS. If you still wish to contribute, we’re sure to accept! “
LADIES LUNCH MARCH 28TH
Once again, the Ladies Lunch is sold out – huge Thanks to Sarah Davies for organising the event. The idea is (apart from all the Ladies having a great day out) to raise some money forthe Macclesfield Breast Cancer Unit, so if you can donate a raffle prize or assist in fundraising in any way, please cont Bev in the office before next Wednesday.
Gents, if you feel at a loose end because your Lady is enjoying herself, come and join the boys for lunch in the Presidents suite – 2 courses for £10 + entry.
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