From The Chair 31

3 MATCHES LEFT IN TOUGH SEASON

Macclesfield Blues have 3 matches remaining this season and are looking to finish the season with a flourish.  The 3 matches are against Wharfedale (A), Cinderford (H) and Richmond (A)………..all are winnable and Coach Giles Heagerty will be looking to take something into the close season to build on for next September.  With only 1 Home game (18th April) left, please come along and show your support for the guys who, although they have had a torrid season, have always played with immense spirit and courage.  Get behind The Blues and hopefully see them to the Home victory they deserve.  With visitors Cinderford also struggling to stay in this Division and desperate for any points they can muster, it should be a cracking encounter.

As we speak, The Lions are trying to arrange a 5.00 pm kick off at Priory Park against title rivals and old foes, Sedgley Park, a match that may well decide the destination of the Batemen BMW League title.  Why not come down to Priory Park and see 2 fantastic games for the price of 1!?!

RESULTS AROUND PRIORY PARK

In the only match at Priory Park over Easter, the 4ths/Vets beat Oswestry 2nds 33 -21.

RUGBY THIS WEEKEND

The Blues travel to the Yorkshire Dales to take on Wharfedale, The Lions begin a run of 3 consecutive Home games when they entertain Chester 3.00 k.o., the 3rds are also at home and take on New Brighton 2nds whilst the 4ths/Vets are away at Linley.  Sunday sees the Colts entertain Wilmslow with a 1.00 pm kick off.


4TH OFFICIAL REQUIRED

After too many seasons to remember, Albert Simpson is hanging up his track suit for the final time on the 18th April.  Albert tried to retire from the position of 4th Official a couple of seasons back, but stayed on (Thankfully) as we were unable to find a replacement for this key role.  I`d like to take this opportunity to say `Thank You` to Albert for his sterling work as 4th Official over the last few seasons – Albert, we appreciate the great job you`ve done and wish you well in `retirement`.

This clearly means we are looking for a replacement as 4th Official for Home Games, something we are required to supply, so if you are interested in filling this vitally important position please e-mail me peter@maccrugby.co.uk. I believe Albert has volunteered to steer the `new boy`  (or girl!)  in the right direction for the first weeks.


LADIES LUNCH

 Bev has pointed out to me that in last weeks Newsletter, I inadvertently missed saying Thank You to the following Companies, People, so here goes;                                                                                                                                           

Charlotte Wilson

Macclesfield Golf Club

Mawson Hairdressing

Mottram Hall

P.R. Jones Jewellers

The Wild Bunch Florist

Thorntons

 

I also mentioned  Jenny instead of Jonny for the kitchen staff – Sorry Jonny!!

 


 LAST HOME GAME APRIL 18TH

Macclesfield Under 14`s are hosting Dorking Under 14`s as a curtain raiser for the 1st team game and

to encourage Mini/Junior sections to support the under 14`s and we are offering the following;

FREE entry for the kids in kit (and siblings)

£5 for ALL adults accompanying players in kit

Food before the match (£2.50 served in the Presidents Suite)

ALL get to flag the first team onto the pitch

Skills demonstration at half time

Post match team photo


 END OF SEASON PLAYERS AWARDS NIGHT

The End Of Season Players Dinner & Awards night is being held on April 14th 7.00 for 7.30.  Last seasons dinner was a sell out with over 100 in attendance so book early (and please pay!) at your earliest opportunity so you don`t miss out!  £20 gets you 2 course dinner, Rugby Speaker (to be confirmed) and a comedian, plus all Players awards from 1st team to Colts (Players Player, Most improved)

Lets see the season out with a smile and celebrate the good things about our club and the great game of rugby!


MORE REPRESENTATIVE HONOURS FOR MACCLESFIELD JUNIOR SECTION

“Hi all

I am very pleased to be able to announce that one of our intermediate colts, George Williams, has been selected to play for England U17s against France in Lyons on 11th April.

George has played for Macc right through the mini and junior age groups most recently at loose head or tight head prop.  Despite now attending Kirkham Grammar having left Fallibroome last Summer, George still plays for us whenever he can.

George Williams


DIRECTOR OF YOUTH RUGBY

I`m pleased to say we have had now had 3 very strong applicants for this important post and we are moving towards interviews. 


CHESHIRE SCHOOLS FINALS AT PRIORY PARK

The King`s School have reached the final of the Cheshire Cup at Under 14`s & Under 16`s and are playing the finals at Priory Park on Wednesday April 29th.

The Under 14`s take on St. Ambrose at 5.00 pm followed by the Under 16`s against Altrincham Grammar School at 6.10 pm.

Come down and watch the stars of the future on the main pitch – FREE ENTRY FOR ALL – £2 for car parking. Bar open and food available.


BATHS HOTEL

Saturday 18th also sees one of our sponsors, The Baths Hotel, have Cherry Valentine performing live music from 8.30


The Hunters Gin MRUFC Tour Annual Golf Day

Friday 8th May 2015, Davenport Golf Club, Poynton.

hunters-gin

A great way to end the season with a round of Golf with friends..
Prizes

  • 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.oliver@virginmoney.com

Cheques payable to Macclesfield Rugby Club – Hand to Bev / Bill in the office

 


 WORLD CUP TICKETS

MORE TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE FOR RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 MATCHES

For immediate release: Tuesday 31 March 2015

Issued on behalf of England Rugby 2015

Fans from around the world will have further opportunities to buy tickets for Rugby World Cup 2015 matches with more tickets on general sale today, Tuesday March 31, via tickets.rugbyworldcup.com.   In addition to the 10 matches currently on sale, it is expected that tickets for a further 20 matches will be available including the Tournament’s opening match at Twickenham Stadium – England v Fiji, New Zealand v Argentina at Wembley Stadium, France v Ireland at Millennium Stadium and South Africa v Scotland at St James’ Park.    In total over 70,000 tickets will be available from today. These include just under 50,000 tickets currently on sale and over 20,000 new tickets which are a mixture of seats released from ongoing venue planning and configuration, handbacks from the Tournament’s commercial programme and unions, and tickets that have been registered for official resale by fans who can no longer attend matches. Further tickets will be released for general sale over the coming months and details will be released in advance of sale.   The official ticket resale service, which opened on March 24, allows fans to sell tickets for matches they can no longer attend at face value, through a secure, transparent and authorised system at tickets.rugbyworldcup.com. Tickets posted for official resale before March 30 will go on sale today (March 31). Tickets posted from March 31 will go on general sale at tickets.rugbyworldcup.com within 72 hours. The official resale programme will run up to and during the Tournament. Any ticket posted and not sold through resale 24 hours prior to a match will remain the property of the selling fan for them to use to attend the match.   In order to enjoy the best possible spectator experience and not be let down or misled, Rugby World Cup 2015 is urging fans to only buy tickets from official sources. For more information and to check whether a company or certain website is an official RWC 2015 channel, fans can use the ‘Official Checker’ tool located at www.rugbyworldcup.com/buyofficial.   Fans can also buy tickets via the official travel (domestic and international) and hospitality programmes. More details on these programmes can be found at www.rugbyworldcup.com/ticketing.   ENDS 

Editors Notes

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It’s time to make England proud and Twickenham Stadium a fortress at Rugby World Cup 2015. England Rugby Travel has official ticket-inclusive packages to all of England’s pool matches, including the mouth watering showdowns against Wales and Australia. Don’t miss it. Availability is limited so guarantee your seat today by calling 0844 788 5000 or visiting www.englandrugbytravel.com/rwc2015 to be part of history. The country is calling you.

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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,

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Pete Harper

Chairman Macclesfield MRUFC


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