Welcome to the Under 11s web page
Macc U11s 2014-15 Season
Stockport Festival Cup Winners 2014
Stockport Plate Runners-up 2014
Regular Friday evening Astroturf pitch training at Macc RUFC every other week at 7:00-8:00pm starting October 24th.
Sunday training and fixtures for U11′s are at King’s School Derby Fields located opposite Macclesfield RUFC, on B5087 (Alderley Road). All start at 10:15 unless a specific update is listed for an individual fixture.
- Nov 23rd : Sedbergh Festival and Stockport (both Away)
Full details of the Sedbergh Festival have gone out via e-mail.
For matches at Stockport, please meet by 10:15. Directions to the ground are here.
- Nov 30th : training
- Dec 7th : Alty Kersal (Away)
- Dec 14th : Marple (Away)
- Dec 21st : Xmas Lads n Dads
Bowden - November 9th (H)
Three squads from Macc and Bowden rotated around to play each other once each in a very well contested series of matches. Bowden always offer a good standard of rugby and a difficult test with teams that both defend well and make good use of the ball they win, using width at pace as a default. Macc’s three sides all played some good rugby at times to produce 6 wins, 2 draws and a single loss but the results were less important than the fact they were forced to play at their best due to the standard of the visitors on the day.
Macc 5 – Bowden 2 : Will M, Harry, Ted, Jamie,, Joseph
Macc 4 – Bowden 2 : Joseph, Will M, Ted, Will P.
Macc 3 – Bowden 0 : Joseph, Will P, Will M.
Macc 4 – Bowden 2 : Charlie W, Lewis, Matthew J, Chris H
Macc 2 – Bowden 0 : Olly, Charlie W
Macc 1 – Bowden 1 : Charlie W
Macc 4 – Bowden 1 : Ben C, Aaron, Matthew S-W, Ryan
Macc 2 – Bowden 2 : Billy, Ryan
Macc 3 – Bowden 4 : Tommy R, Ryan, Aaron
Rochdale/Stockport – November 2nd (H)
An unusually warm early November morning saw 3 sides drawn from Macc’s squad play a series of competitive and entertaining games against visitors Rochdale and two teams from Stockport at King’s Westminster road site.
Across the 6 games played, Macc took their scoring chances well and defended strongly to produce a creditable 5 wins and a draw, the possible highlight being the whole team performance that turned round a 3-1 half time deficit against Rochdale into a narrow 4-3 win in the most physical and testing match of the day. It was good to see that the Macc teams put together some nice passing moves, in additional to some strong direct breaks, as they looked to create and use space.
Macc 4 – Rochdale 0 : Billy, Joe (2), Conall
Macc 4 – Rochdale 3 : Ben C, Olly (2), Ted
Macc 4- Stockport 2 : Jack van V, Archie, Jack B, Ben I
Macc 2 – Stockport 2 : scorers to follow
Macc 6 – Stockport 0 : Ben C (2), Chris (2), Olly, Sam H
Macc 7- Stockport 0 : Will P, Lewis (2), Billy (2), Harry, Tommy E
Winnington Park - 26th October (A)
Four matches away this week reuniting Macc with last year’s Cheshire Cup semi-final opponents Winnington Park. Across 4 very competitive matches 2 Macc teams played well to come out of the fixture with 3 wins and a loss.
Results and scorers to follow.
A report from Winnington Park is here.
Manchester Festival – 19th October (A)
Macc played in a really tough group at the Manchester Festival against what could be some of the best quality teams they will play this season.
Despite the strength of the opposition, the boys did well to be unbeaten through the pool matches with a win and 3 really hard fought draws. They showed real spirit to come back from 2 tries down against Waterloo, scores from Charlie W and one in the very final play of the game from Aaron saving the day. The matches against Warrington and Sheffield Tigers were both tough defensive performances from all the teams involved, and really high quality games despite the lack of tries.
Macc finished second in their pool and went into the Plate knock out competition. Sadly, they were badly off the pace from the off after their pool game efforts and drenching in the heavy rain showers, and suffered the consequences against a classy Bowden side who took full advantage. Credit to the boys that although fairly beaten, they ended the match with more of the ball and starting to build pressure of their own.
Overall, despite the disappointing last game, Macc played some solid rugby in the pool stage against some excellent teams and will take a lot from the day where nearly all the game time was at the highest level they will meet this year.
Macc 6 – Rochdale 0 : Joe, Aaron (2), Billy (2), Ben C
Macc 2 – Waterloo 2 : Charlie W, Aaron
Macc 0 – Warrington 0
Macc 0 – Sheffield Tigers 0
Macc 0 – Bowden 5
Stockport Festival 5th October 2014 (A)
Macc entered two balanced teams to the Stockport Festival and came away as Cup winners after a tense final against Wilmslow and Plate runners-up in a hugely encouraging display for the start of the 2014-2015 season proper.
Both squads played well with some great individual performances and team moves at times along with the occasional bit of “early season rust” also visible to give everyone something to work on over the next few weeks. Jack, Conall and Archie all made Festival debuts for Macc and all deserved their silverware along with their team mates.
The Tigers were really unlucky on the day, losing 3 matches, including the plate final, by just a single score in each while overall they impressed with a positive 14 try to 6 score line across their 5 games. The Sharks had a similar overall tally, scoring 13 tries to just 3 against, winning three of their matches by a single score in a mirror image to the Tigers. The small difference in scores between the Sharks and Tigers shows that Macc are capable of putting out 2 very good standard teams capable of competing well against their local rivals and also how much difference a couple of tries can make across a tournament.
Macc Sharks : Cup Winners
Macc 4 – Manchester 1 - Joe H (2), Ben C, Charlie S
Macc 4 – Stockport 0 – Aaron, Olly (2), Tommy R
Macc 2 – Sandbach 1 – Ellis, Charlie S
Macc 1 – Vale of Lune 0 – Billy
Macc 2 – Wilmslow 1 – Joe H, Billy
Macc Tigers : Plate Runners Up
Macc 2 – Vale of Lune 3 – Tommy E, Will P
Macc 8 – Lymm 0 – Will P (2), Sam H, Tommy E, James M, Ryan (2), Conall
Macc 0 – Wilmslow 1
Macc 3 – Manchester 0 – Conall, Tommy E (2)
Macc 1 – Sandbach 2 – Sam H
28th September : Training games vs Lymm (H)
Macc U11′s began their 2014-2015 season with the traditional opening training fixture against Lymm on a bright warm morning at Derby Fields, possibly not the ideal preparation for the cold, rainy January days to come. Two sets of two matches were played at the same time across two pitches to keep the large Macc and Lymm squads busy and after the 4 matches were completed, honours were even, both sides with a win each and two draws. A promising start to the season for the Macc players, including several new starters, who most times kept a shape in attack and defence and did well to keep technical discipline at the rucks and mauls under the new U11 rules.
Macc 2 – 0 Lymm (Olly 2)
Macc 3 – 4 Lymm (Aaron, Charlie W, Olly)
Macc 2 – 2 Lymm (Sam T, Jack)
Macc 2 – 2 Lymm (Chris H, Sam H)
General Information and Links
U11 rules 2014-2015
The new RFU aims for U11 rugby are here
Detailed rules are here
Membership forms and mini/junior information for the 2014-2015 season are here
The Macc kit is available from Surridge Sport here
All players must have a responsible adult present for all training and matches. One adult may look after a number of players as long as the coaches know who will take responsibility for any given player if required.
All players must wear a fitted gum shield/mouth guard.
All players must wear approved studs on boots (e.g. aluminium kite marked rugby studs).
Scrum caps are not mandated.
Teamer: match fixtures etc will go out via Teamer again this year. Please check your details are correct and up to date on Teamer to make sure you get the information.