3rd November 2017

Rugby Notes from ‘Clubman’

After a long run without a ‘W’ the Blues returned to the points with a gritty performance at Priory Park against a South Leicester side that the previous week had beaten high flying Tynedale inflicting a first defeat of the season on the North East outfit and the 18-9 victory meant that the visitors failed to cross the whitewash and this result will set the squad up for the tests to come starting on Saturday at Hinckley who recorded a very good victory at Tynedale by 20-18 and in doing so replaced them in second spot in the table with leaders and still unbeaten Stourbridge creating a nine point cushion at the top with a close fought victory over Sedgley Park in the Midlands by 33-31.

Elsewhere Blaydon went down 20-14 at Sheffield to give the home club their first ‘W’ of the season at the bottom of the table with current basement club Wharfedale losing at home to Leicester Lions but as I keep being told it is still early days and as we enter November the campaign is but 1/3rd over. The Blues result however moves us that little bit further away from the ‘danger zone’ with a couple of tough games to come before the squad have a break with 18 November being a ‘reserve’ date and with injuries hopefully clearing up we can show our true potential on the park. – read more >>


Lions v Sedgley Park

This match will kick off at 2.15pm on Saturday. It’s going to be a big one!


Macclesfield Silks

It is with great pride that we can now announce the latest addition to the Rubgy Club – ‘Macclesfield Silks’ the long awaited Ladies Team. If you fancy a go at the fastest growing element of Rugby Union or just want a bit of free fitness training, come along to the ‘Give It a Go’ day on the 26th November. Please contact Team Manager – Mary Thorp marythorp94@gmail.com


Movember

Yes it’s that time of the year again!!! Movember is upon us and once again and Clive Kirkham is  growing a ridiculous moustache for the cause of men’s health, which includes Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer and Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

Thanks to your extremely kind donations over the years he has raised over £1500 for The Movember Foundation –http://uk.movember.com/programs/cause?mc=5

He would be very grateful if you could once again dig deep and make a donation large or small to make this another record breaking year 

Please click on this link to donate –https://mobro.co/clivekirkham?mc=1

 


Remembrance – 12th November

We will be paying our respects to the fallen on Sunday 12th November

Running Order 

10:50 – All M&J players assemble on the Main Pitch (in a square).
11:00 – All players observe the Armistice 2 minute silence.
11.02 – Last post performed by Toby Jarratt (U11)
11:02 – Tom Brierley (U12) will read a short extract from The Fallen
11:03 – Players return to games except;
11:10 – Two players from each home age group U6 to U16 in school uniform or club shirt and tie assemble by the Memorial Board
11:15 – Tim Peakman says a few words to remember those from Macclesfield RUFC who gave their lives in the wars.
11:20 – Wreath placed under the memorial board

 


Sale Sharks v Saracens

We have two tickets available for the above game on 10th November, full hospitality is also included!! Please see the itinerary.

Contact Jonathan is you want them, first come first served – jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk


Christmas Lunch

Christmas lunch is now fully sold out and a reserve list is starting build up. To secure your place, please pay directly into the Club’s account – Account number 39826562, sort code 01-05-41. As a reference use your name and Xmas, the cost is £25 + your normal entry fee. All places must be paid for before 25th November. If payment is not received before this date you may lose your reservation.