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Club History

2013/14

  • Members of National Division 2 North.
  • 1st XV – Winners of National Division 2 North and promoted back to National Division 1.
  • 2nd XV – Winners of LBS Cup.
  • U19s Colts – Winners of the Cheshire Plate Final.
  • U15s – Winners of the Cheshire Cup.
  • U7s/8s/9s & 10s – Winners of the Cheshire Festivals.

2012/13

  • Member of National Division 1.
  • 1st XV relegated from National Division 1 to National Division 2 North.
  • 2nd XV – Winners of the Premier Division/Conference A.
  • U16s – Winners of Cheshire Cup.

2011/12

  • Member of National Division 1, finishing in 6th place in the League.
  • 4th XV – Winners of Division 5 South, promoted to Division 4 South.
  • 4th XV – Raging Bull Plate winners.
  • New Executive Committee formed in June 2012 at the AGM.

2010/11  

  • 1st team-Members of National Division 1 finishing 4th position in the league
  • 2nd team – Winners of the Bateman BMW Premier League / Conference
  • 2nd team – Retained the Raging Bull Cup

2009/10

  • 1st team-Members of National Division 2 North
  • 1st team – Winners of National Division 2 North, gaining promotion to National Division 1
  • 1st team – Winners of National Division 2 Champions Cup at Twickenham v Barking
  • 2nd team – Winners of the Bateman BMW Premier Division
  • 2nd team – Winners of the Raging Bull Cup

2008/9

  • 1st team-3rd in National 3 North and regained the Cheshire Cup 2nd team -2nd in Bateman BMW Premier League and won the Halbro Cup.
  • 3rd team won promotion to Miller Homes Division 1
  • The Club provided the venue for the inaugural Manchester 7 s

2007/8

  • Member of League National 3N
  • Cheshire Cup Runners-up

2006/7

  • Member of League National 3N
  • Cheshire Cup Winners (Retained)

2005/6

  • Member of League 3N
  • Cheshire Cup Winners
  • 2nd XV reached final of the Halbro Cup
  • Under 17s (Junior Colts) reached divisional play offs

2004/5

  • Member of National 3 North – 2nd in league-lost Play-off game for promotion to League 2 at Redruth
  • Runners up in Cheshire Cup
  • 2nd team Joint Winners of Premier Division of NW Leagues
  • 3rd team 2nd in Division 2 of NW Leagues achieving promotion
  • New Astro-Turf facilities opened Oct 2004

2003/4

  • Member of National 3 North.
  • 2nd & 3rd XV won their respective Divisions in the Fairclough Homes NW Intermediate League.

2002/3

  • 125 years of rugby in Macclesfield celebrations.
  • Promoted to National 3 North after second place play-off. Played 22, Won 17, Lost 5. 645-354.
  • Cheshire Cup winners for fourth time.
  • 8 Club members in the Cheshire County Championship squad.

2001/2

  • Cheshire Cup Winners for the third time.
  • Six members of 1st Team in Cheshire County side, reaching County Championship final at Twickenham.
  • Losing semi-finalists in Intermediate Cup.

2001     Under 11s win Cheshire Youth Cup competition.
1996     Co-operative Bank Lounge and new changing rooms opened.
1994/5     North 2 winners – Cheshire Cup winners for second time.
1993/4     Cheshire Plate winners.
1992/3     North West I Courage League winners.
1991/2

  • Cheshire Cup winners for the first time.
  • Under 17s win Cheshire Youth Cup competition.

1985/6

  • Founder member of Girobank North West League.
  • Colts retain Cheshire Shield.

1984/5     Colts win Cheshire Shield.
1981/2     Cheshire Plate Winners
1980/1     Move to Priory Park on 14 September 1980.
1975/6     Cheshire Colts Shield Winners
1971     Mini/Junior Section formed under George Lewis as Chairman.
1961/2     New grounds and clubhouse at Tytherington opened by President of Cheshire and the Mayor of Macclesfield on 7 September 1961.
1950/1     After lodging at King’s School when the use of the Fallibroome ground ceased, the Club opened its new ground and clubhouse on London Road on 9 September 1950.
1946     Club revived after the War years under the Presidency of T Turnbull and Chairmanship of W E Whiston.
1939/45     12 members lost their lives during War service.
1932     New Ground, Fallibroome (present site?).
1928/9     New ground and headquarters – Cock Inn, Henbury. Played 26, Won 22, Lost 3, Drawn 1. 346 – 95.
1927

  • Formation of the present Club with a game against Davenport on 1 January 1927. W J Siggins (Captain).
  • Home games at Congleton Road.

1878     Macclesfield affiliated to the Union.
1877

  • Macclesfield Rugby Football Club formed playing at the Cricket Club.
  • J W H Thorp (Captain) who became President of Cheshire in 1883 for 20 years and President of the RFU in 1898.

1874     Rugby played in Macclesfield under the auspices of the 8th Cheshire Rifle Volunteers.

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