From The Chair 31

23rd March 2016

 

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL OUR READERS!

RAFFLE UPDATE

PLEASE HAVE ONE LAST PUSH TO SELL YOUR TICKETS AND GET THE MONEY IN ASAP. WE HAVE 1 WEEK LEFT TO TRY AND BRING IN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE OF THE £7,500 AVAILABLE TO US.

Returned Tickets

Team Players BK QTY Returned %
Blues 22 81 81 1
Lions 20 60 17 0.283333
3s 20 60 7 0.116667
4s 20 60 9 0.15
Colts 34 102 3 0.029412
U16 19 57 0 0
U15 32 96 54 0.5625
U14 33 99 11 0.111111
U13 28 84 26 0.309524
U12 25 75 9 0.12
U11 34 102 26 0.254902
U10 36 108 24 0.222222
U9 48 144 3 0.020833
U8 38 114 13 0.114035
U7 31 93 20 0.215054
U6 16 48 12 0.25
Total 456 1383 0
U10/U11S F/B 25 75 0 0
Members 187
Grand Total 481 1458 502 0.34430

BLUES DOWN LIONS IN THEIR LAIR

Last Saturday saw Leicester Lions proud unbeaten run, going back to last season, finally brought to an end by a Macc side made to work hard for their victory.  The Lions came out of the blocks and immediately laid down a marker with an early score before The Blues eventually overcame a very steely, determined and committed home side who were desperate to defend their proud home record.  Tries from Matt King, finishing off a fine team move, an individual gem from Lewis Barker, and a fine run in by Josh Fowles, plus 5 points from the boot of Lewis Barker, ensured the win. 

This match was always going to be a tough away game, and things don`t get any easier this Saturday when the Macc Lads travel to Otley for a rearranged match.  The Blues will have to be at their best to beat an Otley side still in with a shout at finishing second.  This will be Blues 3rd road trip in a row and they are desperate to play in front of a home crowd, so make sure you attend the April 2nd fixture against Huddersfield – the first home game since February 27th!!


REMAINING BLUES FIXTURES

As you can see, there are only 3 home games left this season, so make sure you get down to Priory Park to watch the Macc Lads push for the League title – be there, feel it, be part of it!

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March 26th v. Otley Away

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April 2nd v. Huddersfield at Priory Park – 2 course lunch £10 plus entry

This lunch is almost sold out, so if you want a place, please move swiftly!

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9th April v. Sedgley Park Away – Supporters Coach

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16th April v. Chester at Priory Park – 2 course lunch £10 plus entry

If results go to plan, this could well be the match when The Blues secure the League title! Make sure you`re there to see it!! 

Chairman`s Challenge!! 

The challenge is to fill Priory Park for what could be a fantastic afternoon for your club –

All members can bring guests at £5 a head (£10 usual price for none members) – bring as many as you like as long as they come with you.

  All Mini/Juniors wearing a Macclesfield shirt can enter a free draw for the signed match ball IT COULD BE THE VERY ONE USED TO WIN THE LEAGUE!!

Make it a special day by joining the pre match lunch.

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23rd April v. Sale Away – Supporters Coach

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30th April v. Stourbridge at Priory Park – 2 course Lunch £10 plus entry

Contact jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk  to book any (or all!) these events.


CHESHIRE CUP FINAL TUESDAY 19TH APRIL

Macclesfield take on Caldy in the Final of the Cheshire Cup on Tuesday 19th April at Sandbach RUFC, kick off 7.45.  Please register your interest with Jonathan (jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk) if you`d like to go on the supporters coach – cost dependant on numbers, but in the region of £7 a head.

Get behind YOUR TEAM and see if we can make it a League & Cup double!!


AROUND THE PARK

The Lions game away at Fylde resulted in a 28-15 win. The Third team gained revenge over Warrington 2nds with a 35-28 win. The Fourth team drew 13-133 with Old Bedians.  This weekend sees The Lions away at Lymm, the 3rds have a rest week, and the 4ths entertain Whitchurch.  All kick offs 3.00.


 Mini & Junior 500 Club Winners – Feb 2016

£50 – Angela Aggersbury, £30 – Nikki Oliver, £25 – Jack Massey, £25 – Paul Mason

200 Club Winners – February 2016

1st Prize: £100 -P R Jones, 2nd  Prize: £60  – D Laidlaw, 3rd Prize: £30  – J Brown


CLUB MEMORIAL BOARD

As part of our efforts to bring back some of those elements of a rugby club that have drifted a little over the years, we are going to commission a memorial board to recognise those members of the club who have died on active service in conflicts around the world.

We have already identified 12  members who were killed in the second world war (and as part of the club history initiative led by Bob Jenner have found out a lot about their service records and decorations) but we invite you to let us know of anyone who has been killed on active service since then. We would now like to extend that Roll of Honour to include former members who died while on active service in subsequent conflicts.

Clearly this is something that we will address sensitively. If you know of a former member who died whilst in service could you let us know about them and if there are surviving relatives so that we can obtain their consent. The first point of contact should be Bob Jenner (bobjenner@gmail.com or via the Club) in his role as lead of the club history.

Thank you for your help.


LADIES LUNCH 2016

BELIEVE IT OR NOT…………….WE ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT – SO GET A MOVE ON IF YOU WANT A TABLE……….ONLY A COUPLE REMAINING!

April 30th – the last game of the season – has been set as 2016 ladies Lunch date……….Bigger & Better than before. This time, the Ladies will be dining in a 300 seater Marque so there will be room for everyone. Even so, we expect the event to be as popular as ever, so to ensure your place, put the date in your diary and contact Sarah Davies NOW!

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Ladies enjoying Lunch.

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Mrs Chairman & future daughter in law sampling the wine!

As ever, ALL profits will are shared between the Breast Cancer Unit at Macclesfield Hospital & East Cheshire Hospice. Can`t promise yet, but we hope to have a `guest or 2` present. Let`s smash all records this year and fill the place….book a table, tell your friends, book 2 tables!

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Bev Roberts & Sarah Davies handing over the cheque to the Macclesfield Breast Cancer Unit last


The long awaited return of Macc Rugby Club’s SPORTSMAN’S DINNER

Thursday 28th April, Marquee, Priory Park

Featuring: ex England & Bath Prop , Funny Man, Gareth (Coochie) Chilcott and Cricketing Raconteur & ex England all rounder,Geoff Miller plus many other past and present rugby stars.

Gareth Chilcott

Gareth (Coochie) Chilcott

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Geoff Miller OBE

This event is aimed at a mixed audience,(Ladies & Gents) and is a great opportunity to enjoy a fantastic night out and also support your club.

Sponsorship opportunities exist on a first come, first served basis. Please contact; david@maccrugby.co.uk 07836 558474 or jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk 01625 827899 for further information on sponsorship opportunities.

Individual tickets are priced at £40 + VAT Why not get a table of 10 together for a great night`s entertainment? Or just book in yourself and we`ll sit you with folk you know……….everyone welcome!


 

 THE HALLIWELL JONES Macclesfield Rugby Club Golf Day

Friday 13th May Davenport Golf Club

Join Macclesfield’s rugby and business golfing fraternity for a fabulous day on Davenport’s beautiful golf course. £200 per 4 ball includes: Coffee & Bacon Sandwich on arrival, 18 Holes of Golf and a great 3 Course Dinner – plus the opportunity to win a  hole in one – a brilliant day in May!

Sponsorship Opportunities:  1st Prize – £150 2nd Prize £80 3rd Prize – £50 Hitting the Green on 3rd £100 Longest Drive: £50 and a prize Nearest the Pin: £50 and a prize Nearest the Pin in 2: £50 and a prize Putting Competition £50 Sponsor a Hole: 1 Hole – £30, 2 Holes – £55, 3 Holes – £80 Drinks on 14th: ‘The Drinks’

This is a great day out with your pals or entertaining clients and friends in a fantastic environment – and if last year is anything to go by, some great craic! Please give me a call or email me to book a team/discuss these sponsorship opportunities.

Contact – jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk or Rob Oliver – robert.oliver72@btinternet.com