From the Chair 30

RAFFLE UPDATE

Yet again, we as a club, have failed miserably to make some decent money out of what is the simplest, easiest way to make money there can be.

Out of a potential £7,500, we have just about squeezed past £2,500 – 1/3rd of the money we could be taking.

We have been granted an extension to ticket returns until Sunday 3rd April, so if people still have tickets they can return them to the club ASAP.

Returned Tickets

TeamPlayersBK QTYReturned%
Blues2281811
Lions2060170.283333
3s206070.116667
4s206090.15
Colts3410230.029412
U16195700
U153296540.5625
U143399110.111111
U132884260.309524
U12257590.12
U1134102260.254902
U1036108240.222222
U94814430.020833
U838114130.114035
U73193200.215054
U61648120.25
Total4561383 0
U10/U11S F/B257500
Members  187 
Grand Total48114585020.34430

6 SHOOTERS GUN DOWN HOPPERS

Macclesfield Blues made it 6 wins from 6 starts and scored 6 tries on Saturday against a very physical Preston Grasshoppers to maintain their 18 point cushion at the summit of National League 2 North.  The game was over as a contest by half time as the Macc Lads ran in 4 tries to secure the bonus point ahead of the break, before a combination of a Preston comeback and a lack of concentration allowed the hosts to score twice.  However, the result was never in doubt as The Blues sealed a fine win with the last 2 tries of the afternoon to run out winners by 38 – 16. First half tries were scored by Harrison Lewis crashing over from close range following great work by the pack, a fine individual try from Jordan Brooks showing quick thinking from a tapped penalty, Elliot Brierley with his 14th of the season, and Parky scoring his customary try to seal the bonus point. Replacement Greg Newton and winger Matt King  finished off the try scoring in the 2nd half with Lewis Barker successful with 4 conversions. A very satisfactory result for The Blues on their 2nd away game of 3 in a row, with the same application needed this Saturday for the visit to dangerous Leicester Lions, beaten only once at home this season.

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!

March 19th v. Leicester Lions Away 

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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 against Preston Grasshoppers 2 resulted in a 34-19 win. The Third team gained a 34-20 win in their game v Burnage 2. The Fourth team lost 38-0 in their game against Northwich 3. The Colts had no game. This weekend sees The Lions away at Fylde, the 3rds travel to Warrington to face their 2nds, and the 4ths entertain Old Bedians at home.  All kick offs 3.00. Sunday sees The Colts host unknown opposition in the cup with a 2.00pm k.o.


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


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