From the Chair 07

BLUES lose 53-15 at Esher

I have just returned from a long weekend in London with the highlight being a trip out to Esher to watch the Blues in action. We travelled with so much hope but, after a spirited performance at times from the Blues, Esher chalked up an easy win in the end.

The Blues are still waiting to earn their first points of the season. In what has turned out to be a very difficult start on their return to National 1 the Blues lost to Esher 53-15 at the weekend but were unlucky not to get a bonus point for 4 tries. The Blues did cross the try line in the last few minutes of the game but the referee deemed the ball to be held-up. The team looked good in attack but the penalty count at scrum time took its toll and Esher ran out worthy winners.

The Macclesfield officials were very well look after by Esher on their visit at the weekend and were entertained with stories from John Inverdale over lunch before he travels up to Gleneagles for the Ryder Cup.

The league table shows 4 teams without a victory after 3 games so we must take as many points from Saturdays game at home to Hartpury College to kick-start our season.

I spoke to our coach, Giles Heagerty, straight after the Esher game and he is very confident the team will put things right this Saturday. The squad has a number of key players out injured and I hope we will be welcoming them back onto the field very soon.

Another home game this Saturday

This Saturday will be our 3rd home game in September. We are playing Hartpury College which will be a very tough game. Hartpury have a very close relationship with Gloucester RUFC so you never know who will turn-up to play.
Blues v Hartpury College
3pm Kick-off Priory Park
The team needs your support – See you all on Saturday.

This week`s fixtures for Macclesfield teams are as follows

Blues v Hartpury College – Home 3.00 pm KO
Lions v Chester – Away
3′s v Sefton 2nds – Away
4′s v – Trafford Metrov’k – Home 3.00pm KO

Great news from around the club.

The lions won at home 62 – 17 against Broughton Park 2′s, the 3′s were also at home playing Sefton 2′s and won 40 – 19 to go top off the table, The 4′s played Old Bedians 2′s away and won 57 – 7. Great win for the Colts at Orrell 25 – 20 in a very close game.

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.


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


Membership 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.

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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