BLUES SQUAD NEWS
I`m pleased to announce that all the players currently under contract at Macclesfield, have re-signed for next season, with the exception of flanker Phil Williams who is off to study at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. We wish Phil all the very best for his future career and would welcome him back at Priory Park any time he likes. Coach Giles Heagerty is also hoping to announce the signing of a number of new faces to Priory Park in time for next season, so watch this space!
I`m sure there will be a large number of our current Lions squad pushing for places in The Blues line up next season so competition for places should be intense.
Apologies, somehow the following Junior results went astray last week, so hear we go;
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
As we head towards the end of the season with Cheshire Cups, Festivals, Tournaments & Tours, please could I ask the coaches to forward me any information, publicity & results in order that I can share with the rest of the Membership.
I`d like to take this oppurtunity to wish all our mini/junior sides the very best of luck for the forthcoming competitions and enjoy the tours!
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 for the 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 ASAP.
Halliwell Jones BMW Wilmslow have very generously donated a BMW bicycle to be auctioned on Saturday…………all proceeds towards the Breast Cancer Unit. If you`d like to make an `e-mail` bid, please e-mail Wilkie; firstname.lastname@example.org with your highest bid.
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.
LAST LUNCH OF THE SEASON!
April 18th sees the last home game of this season and with this date now becoming the regular `Former Players Lunch`, it`s always a good day out when old mates meet up and chew the cud about `back in the day`, `when you got 3 points for a try`, it`s not as tough nowadays, the players are spoiled`. Come and join in the fun, you don`t have to be a former player, it`s just that we try to encourage as many to attend as possible. Tickets priced at £15 plus entry – book through either Bev in the office or myself email@example.com
How many of the first XV of 40 years ago will be there??
The Hunters Gin MRUFC Tour Annual Golf Day
Friday 8th May 2015, Davenport Golf Club, Poynton.
A great way to end the season with a round of Golf with friends..
- Team Competition
- Nearest the Pin in 2
- “Strongest” team
- Nearest the Pin
- Longest Drive
- Putting Competition
Cost per team of 4 – £180 (£45 per Golfer)
- Bacon Bap & Coffee on arrival
- 18 holes of golf at the excellent Davenport Golf Club
- 3 Course Dinner in the evening
Hole Sponsorship – £30 per hole, your Logo will be displayed on the hole you sponsor and inside the programme. You will be able to advertise your company on the day to over 100 people
We are looking for every team (Mini, Junior & Senior) to enter 1 team at this event.
To reserve a team or Sponsor a hole or please email Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheques payable to Macclesfield Rugby Club – Hand to Bev / Bill in the office
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I look forward to receiving any articles, news etc for publishing, so please ensure you forward your news to me.
All The Best,
Chairman Macclesfield MRUFC