MRUFC History

This is a long and wandering tale, one that is not finished yet.

From a ‘fighting start’ in 1874, via the fields of cricket, association football, and a pub car park MRUFC passed through Fallibroome in an earlier guise before finding their first real home at Tytherington.

But it is a tale of permanent change was and is ever present so the laying of the Silk Road through a significant chunk of ‘hallowed turf’ forced a return to Fallibroome roots. Now even the ‘new’ home,  Priory Park, is subject of possible change with the possibility of a new clubhouse and artificial pitch.

In the following video David Wilkinson charts the course of MRUFC from the introduction of rugby to Macclesfield in 1874 through to Priory Park in 2016.

The Timeline gives much more detailed descriptions of key events and personalities on this course.

1873

IT WAS FOOTBALL AS THEY KNEW IT.

1874

THE KICK OFF

1877

JWH THORP LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD

1878

A TOWN IN UNION

1926

THE PHOENIX RISES AGAIN

1927

THERE IS ONLY ONE MRUFC
THE FIRST ANNUAL MEETING

1928

COCK OF THE NORTH

1932

OUR FUTURE PAST

1946

FROM THE ASHES

1950

ON THE MOVE, AGAIN!

1961

WHAT? ON THE MOVE, AGAIN!

1971

GIVE ME THE MINI AND I'LL GIVE YOU THE PLAYER

1976

RAMPANT COLTS CONQUER CHESHIRE

1980

FALLIBROOME WHEREFORE ART THOU?

1982

SILVER COLLECTION BEGINS

1985

LEAGUES!

1986

COLTS RETURN TO THE FOLD

1992

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT

1993

TAKE COURAGE

1994

FILL THE PLATE

1995

CUP OVER RUNNETH

1996

SUCCESS BREEDS EXPANSION

2001

SMALL SUCCESS

2002

THIRD TIME

2003

WOOHOO
MACCLESFIELD GOES GLOBAL
HEADY HEIGHTS

2004

CHAMPIONS
MACCLESFIELD THIS IS HOUSTON

2005

THE DARK LINED SILVER CLOUD

2006

TWO CUPS AND A PLAY OFF

2007

ITS OURS AND IT STAYS HERE

2008

THE CUP IS DROPPED

2009

IT OURS AGAIN

2010

ALL THAT GLISTENS IS SILVER
EXTREME HEIGHT CAUSES A NOSE BLEED

2011

WORDS FAIL BUT NOT THESE TEAMS
SCOREBOARD

2012

CONSOLIDATING WINNERS
LEAD US O NEW EXECUTIVE

2013

WAKING FROM A DREAM

2014

RUBBER BALL COMES BOUNCING BACK
TOP OF THE PILE!

2015

THE HIGHS AND LOWS

2016

A CLEAN SWEEP
TOP OF THE PILE, AGAIN!