From the Chair 10


Macclesfield Blues took the long journey South on Saturday to face League leaders and promotion favourites Ealing Trailfinders and although they played some good rugby and showed 100% commitment, the result was inevitable given the gulf in playing budgets and strength of squads – Ealing have 32 full time professionals.

This Saturday sees Macclesfield play host to the once mighty Coventry who have designs on a return to their glory days when they were the dominant club in English rugby back in the 70`s.  We need your support, we need your commitment and we need you to come down and get behind the team.  A couple of results could easily turn things around and give the boys a much needed confidence boost.

You may be aware that at the last AGM, Micky Jones was made an Hon. Life Vice President in recognition of his tireless work and commitment to the annual Beer Festival held at the rugby club.  Micky has organised this event for 20 years and has raised in the region of £200,000 for the club, and more than 3 times that amount for local charities.  The pre-match lunch this Saturday will see Micky receiving his club blazer as reward for his fantastic efforts.  There are still places left at the lunch if you`d like to attend and wish Mr Macclesfield all the best.

The 3 course meal ispriced at £15 plus usual entry fees – please book with Bev.

Roasted red pepper and tomato soup

Homemade Steak and ale pie with mashed potato and seasonal veg

Cheese and biscuits

Coffee and mints



 Around Priory Park last Saturday;

As mentioned above, The Blues travelled to Ealing and lost, The Lions lost to Preston Grasshoppers, the 3′s entertained Crew & Nantwich and won 50-19, The 4′s match lost away at Oswestry 0-40 whilst the Colts won a tight game with Bolton on Sunday, 16-14

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

Blues v Coventry – Home 3.00 pm KO

Lions v Birkenhead Park – Home 3.00 pm KO

3′s v Bowden 2nds – Away 3.00 pm KO

4′s v – Eagle 2nds – Home 3.00pm KO


The Blues return to Priory Park on Saturday 8th November when we entertain the famous Rosslyn Park club, k.o. 3.00pm, put the date in your diary and come down to Priory Park and get behind YOUR team


Club sponsors, Halliwell Jones Wilmslow, have a list of special offers on BMW`s avaialble, and as a member of MRUFC, you are entitled to an extra bonus.

Halliwell Jones BMW Wilmslow are offering an extra £10 per month off the published offers in the latest newsletter,  exclusively available to all members of Macclesfield Rugby Union Football Club, partners and immediate family.

To claim your bonus, present your membership card when enquiring.  Please contact BMW Retail manager Jonathan Marsh for the latest offers and support your sponsors.  Who fancies the futuristic looking i8?!BMW i8




How many can you name from the Cup winning side of `92 and how many of you Mini, Juniors can spot your Dad??!!

32 Cheshire Cup Winners 1991-92



Val Jackson, former favourite bar maid at Priory Park and keen supporter of MURFC, is holding a Charity Ladies Lunch in aid of `Action For Sick Children`, on Saturday 22nd November at Priory Park, prior to the Old Albanians game.

These type of events are always great fun and help raise much needed funds for local charities. Tickets are selling fast so if you`d like to attend or book a table, please contact Val directly at your earliest oppurtunity;

 action for sick children


Saturday March 7th sees the inaugural Mini, Junior Day at Priory Park, where we hope to promote this extremely important section of our club. There will be a pre-match lunch (each age group is asked to fill a table of 9) and various other `activities`and procedes from raffles, auctions etc will go to the MJ section.

If you`d like to assist in organising this event, please contact either;

Angela Aggersbury; or Rob Oliver to offer your services.


It seems we are always looking for volunteers, money, support, etc. but that`s what makes the club tick. As we now have another huge area of grass to maintain, cut, fertilise etc., the current ground staff are struggling to cope with the amount of work involved in ensuring all teams can play rugby and football each week, as well as train midweek and Sundays. If you feel you could lend a hand by giving a few hours each week (no experience required), please let Bev or Bill in the office know. I`m told the guys who currently turn out week after week, have a bit of craic and have great pride in their work, so why not join them and help your club.


Membership fees are due NOW, 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

Chairman Macclesfield MRUFC

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