From the Chair 06


Fylde`s most famous son, Bill Beaumont left Priory Park licking his lips at the manner of his club`s ruthless approach to Saturday`s game, a result which left The Blues on the end of a 47-0 defeat, and still yet to register a league point this season.

blues-momFylde showed why they finished 3rd last season as they look to make the step up to The Championship next season, scoring 7 tries from maybe 9 chances, whilst The Blues coughed up too much possession and wasted the few opportunities created. However, the score line certainly flattered the away team and they were the beneficiaries of every 50/50 ball going and everything they tried seemed to come off. Unfortunately, there are no points awarded for effort, endeavour and commitment and Macc will have to build themselves up for this Saturday`s trip to Esher.

The Claphams Landscapes Man of the Match awards were chosen and presented by Bill Beaumont with Blues debutant, Ollie Fewtrell, with a fine performance at outside centre receiving the award for Macclesfield and hat trick winger Jordan Dorrington being the recipient for Fylde.

Around Priory Park last Saturday;
As mentioned above, The Blues hosted Fylde at home and lost 0- 47, the Lions travelled to Lancaster to play Vale of Lune where they won comfortably by 61- 20, the 3rds also had a big win at Burnage by 51 – 7 whilst the 4ths opposition Northwich cried off on Saturday morning leaving the team with no game.

Big Thanks to `Charlie Watch` from Macclesfield Fire & Rescue Service who brought a fire engine down to Priory Park on Saturday

This week`s fixtures for Macc teams are as follows;

Blues v Esher – Away 3.00 pm KO
Lions v Broughton Park – Home 3.00 pm KO
3′s v Sefton 2nds – Home 3.00 pm KO
4′s v – Old Bedians 2nds – Away 3.00pm KO

If anyone is travelling to Esher on Saturday, please see the offer re. Lunch from Esher. If this is of interest, please deal directly with Esher.
“We have some places available at the pre-match lunch which we would like to offer to any of your members/spectators at the reduced rate of £15.00 per head (normally £20) or lunch plus match ticket at the reduced rate of £25.00 (normally £35.00)”

Pre-match Lunch Menu
‘Rugby World Cup Countdown Lunch’
Hosted by our President, Ross Howard & Chairman of Rugby, John Inverdale

Mushroom Sarah & Crispy Bread, Oven Roasted Sausages with Glazed Onion Gravy, Nutmeg Mash & Seasonal Vegetables, Cheese & Biscuits

If anyone is interested contact esher on: 01932 220 295 or email:


Macclesfield Rugby Union Football Club Financial AGM – For the year ending 30th June 2014

In accordance with the rules of Macclesfield RUFC Ltd members are advised of, and invited to attend, this meeting which will be held in the President’s suite at the clubhouse, Priory Park, Priory Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 4AF on Tuesday 30th September 2014 at 7.30pm.


Wednesday October 8th sees the 4th Annual Floodlit Rugby Match between arguably, 2 of the best rugby schools in the land, when The King`s School, Macclesfield entertain Sedbergh from Cumbria in what is always a fast, physical & passionate affair with school pride at stake. The junior sides are playing at Derby Fields during the afternoon and then everyone decamps over to Priory Park and I believe KO is at 7.00 pm but will confirm…….watch this space.

Come to Priory Park and see some of the stars of the future perform – it`s like rugby, but faster! Entrance to the ground is free, (car parking at Priory Park is £2.00 per car), the bar will be open and food will be available to purchase from the kitchen and Scrum Down.


MAYOR`S CIVIC & CHARITY BALL – It’s a Kind of Magic!

The Mayor of Macclesfield Charter Trustees, Councillor Janet Jackson, warmly invites you both to attend her black tie Civic and Charity Ball, at Macclesfield Town Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday 11 October 2014.

There is a fabulous programme planned for the evening: a ‘Champagne’ reception with canapés, a Gala buffet with table magician, a prize draw, all with MC and DJ Nick Wright providing the entertainment, and dancing to the sensational ‘Dazed and Confused’. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening, with carriages at 12.30am.

Tickets are £30 each. If your club wishes to book a table, we have round tables seating 8 guests.
All proceeds to benefit the Mayor’s Charity Fund 2014/15, the two chosen charities being the Just Drop-In Centre and Maccsuso, both based in Macclesfield.

To reserve tickets – deadline Friday 26 September 2014
To reserve tickets, please confirm by email, supplying full names where known, and stating whether vegetarian options are required. Further details for payment will be sent at a later date.

To donate
If you are unable to attend this event, but wish to donate to the Mayor’s Charity Fund, please consult with the Secretary via email.

If we can be of any further help, please contact us. I am away for the next two weeks, so please leave a message on the answer phone if necessary, or ring Georgina.

Kind regards

Carole Devine and Georgina Ryder
Secretaries to the Mayor of Macclesfield
Macclesfield Charter Trustees
Town Hall, Market Place
Macclesfield SK10 1EA

Carole | Home 01625 267007
Georgina | Home 01625 503814


Richmond, Fylde, Rosslyn Park, Blackheath, Coventry – the names are synonymous with the elite of English Rugby and evoke memories of Andy Ripley, Chris Rawlston, David Duckham to name a few. These are the clubs Macclesfield will be welcoming to Priory Park this season and for just the price of a pint of beer, you can come and watch The Blues take on these giants of our game.

Season tickets are now on sale at the bargain price of just £50 for all 15 games! Make sure you take advantage of purchasing your season ticket NOW and ensure you get the full value for all 15 games. Please contact Bev in the office to ensure you don`t miss out on this great deal


Memberships fees are due, so please help your club and ensure prompt payment. We are again offering a complimentary season ticket to all Senior Playing Members who pay by October 31st 2014.
Mini/Junior and Football members receive 2 complimentary match day tickets if paid by October 31st.


“I was wondering whether you might be able to help me? We’re looking to recruit some volunteers to help us collect at Tesco in October and so I wondered whether the team at Macclesfield RUFC might be able to spare some time? Any support would be very much appreciated!

We have a resource centre at Macclesfield Hospital which provides information, support and advice to anyone who is living with cancer, and their friends and families. It was one of the first Macmillan Centres in the country to be home to Chemotherapy suite, Oncology outpatient clinics, Oncology Research and Information and Support – all under one roof.

We believe that no-one should face cancer alone, and with your help we will continue in our aim of reaching all 2million who are living with cancer today.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks – Louisa Walmsley, Fundraising Manager, Cheshire


Please feel free to e mail any news, items etc. related to the Rugby Club (to; and if appropriate, I`ll be happy to add to this column.

All The Best,


Pete Harper
Macclesfield MRUFC



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