13th October 2016

This Weekend

It will be a quiet day on Saturday at Priory Park. No rugby! Those at a loose end may enjoy a trip down to Cambridge. As the punting season draws to a close, the Blues are looking to leap-frog Cambridge in National League 1. It’s not too late to book lunch – http://www.crufc.co.uk.

Cambridge will be remembering Cambridge, Northampton, England and British Lions scrum half, Dickie Jeeps CBE who sadly passed away recently. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family.


Bright Ideas

If you have any ideas about what can be cone at the club or if you have any views or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us. All ideas are welcome. It is your club.

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Last Weekend

A great display of quality rugby from both sides this Saturday as Ampthill visited Priory Park for the first time. 12 – 28 was not a shabby result considering Ampthill’s previous record.

The Lions had a comfortable win at Firwood Waterloo. 0 – 41.

The 3rd team won away against Liverpool Collegiate. 22 – 31.

The 4th team took the honours at home against Crewe & Nantwich. 50 – 12.

The Colts had a slim but deserved win at Eccles. 12 – 13.


Volunteers

Whilst admiring the condition of the pitches at Priory Park, paying your entrance fee on the gate, being shown to a suitable parking slot, take time to say thank to our team of tireless volunteers. Ever wondered who organises the match officials, cleans all the adult team shirts or who the 4th official is? Seek them out and buy them a beer. Our club could not operate without them.


Christmas Lunch – SOLD OUT

Our Xmas lunch will be prior to the Hartbury College game on 10th December. It may seem a long way off but, there are only 3 home games before the turkey is served. Tables are selling very quickly indeed, luckily we are able to expand into the President’s Suite this year and we will need to as there are only two tables left in the Priory Suite! PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT, WE ARE SORRY TO DISAPPOINT.

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Formal Lunch – Rosslyn Park

We will be welcoming Rosslyn Park FC on 22nd October. Park currently sit just one position above the Blues with the same points, both teams have played six games, won one and drawn one. Should be interesting.

There will be a fantastic three course lunch before the match costing just £15, please book as soon as you can as this will sell out quickly.

Menu
Start Chicken and vegetable soup Bread roll & butter.

Main Roast Pork with stuffing and apple sauce, Rosemary roast potatoes, Green beans, Carrot batons, Cider gravy

To Finish Cheese & Biscuits with celery and grapes.

Coffee and mints

Group bookings of four or more will receive a free bottle of wine to accompany the meal.

Please book with Jonathan jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk.

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Anual Sports Dinner

An early reminder for the Annual Sports Dinner on Wednesday 26th April 2017. It will be the same format as last season’s sell out event. This time Geoff Miller is bringing a comedian with him to assist. It will be a great night so start getting your tables plans together as we will be taking bookings very soon.


Ken Miller Memorial Fund

Donations are still being collected towards the Ken Miller Memorial Fund. There are still a few pledges that need to be honoured.


Plastic Mugs

Don’t forget to send your photos to jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk to enter the Travel Mug competition.

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October Rugby Camp

Macclesfield RUFC will be running a Rugby Camp during the October school half term. We are looking for Mini & Juniors of any age or ability who want to improve their game skills and fitness or just want some fun for the week. The coaching team will be headed up by Chris Jones, 1st team assistant coach and fitness trainer.

Please register your interest with Jonathan Marsh – jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk.

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Sponsorship

We are always looking for sponsors to support our club and we value any help finding such partners. If anyone out there is interested in advertising or helping the club, please email jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk or david@maccrugby.co.uk. Adverts can be placed in the programme at a minimal cost or you may have a larger budget. No matter how small the contribution is, it will always be welcome.

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Service of Dedication

As you may be aware, the rugby club is going to recognise past members who have died on active service with a memorial board. This memorial will be unveiled at the club on Remembrance Sunday and we would like to invite any relatives of these men to attend this ceremony. If you are a relative who would like to attend , or you know of a relative of these men (however distant) who would like to come, please pass on details to the club secretary, Tim Peakman (tim.peakman1857@gmail.com), who will arrange an invitation.

The names of the men who are being honoured are:

  • Sgt F. Bloss (RAFVR)
  • Maj. J. Brazier (RA)
  • F.O. N. Brocklehurst (RAFVR)
  • 2nd Lt P Gibbs (Hampshire Regt)
  • Sgt P. Harrison (RAFVR)
  • Pilot C. Hyde (RAFVR)
  • Lt D. Jennison MC (RAC)
  • P. Sgt O Parker (RAFVR)
  • Sgt Harry Slingsby (5th Bt., Cheshire Regt)
  • F.O. G. Stephens (RAF)
  • Lt R. Sutton (RNVR)
  • F.O. E. Warrington (RAFVR)

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The Tytherington Club

Macclesfield RUFC are in the process of forming a partnership with the Tytherington Club. Details are yet to be confirmed but it will include a reduced membership cost and reciprocal advertising. Watch this space.


Wooden Spoon

TONIGHT! Friday 14th October see’s the Wooden Spoon Party Night at our very own Priory Park. This is going to be an amazing event with live music, a three course meal and lots more. There are still a few spaces left for the 10th October function. It’s a great way to give to the rugby charity whilst having a ball.

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