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From The Chair 34


Macclesfield Blues finished a gruelling 30 game season at Richmond on Saturday in a thrilling display of Barbarian style rugby from both sides.  The Blues showed some fantastic attacking flair and no little skill in scoring 6 fantastic tries against their illustrious hosts, but still ended up on the wrong end of the result.  Both teams played some scintillating rugby in perfect conditions, with the Richmond pacemen making the difference between the 2 sides, but with The Blues taking the honours for team work and attacking skills…. some of the offloading and backing up was sublime.


Tom Morton collects Tom Eatons chip and heads for the line
Tom Morton dotting down under the posts
It`s Mossy doing his Jerry Guscott impression again!
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Elliott squares up the defence

 If this is a sign of the kind of rugby we can expect at Priory park next season, I for one, can`t wait for September to come around.  Giles has completely transformed the attacking options for The Blues and National league 2 sides had better watch out.

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Phil Williams flies high (whilst Billy admires!)
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Kingy launches another attack on the Richmond line
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Franky goes blind (?!?!)
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Mazzer shows he` can still fly (with a little help from his friends)
A long season comes to an end for the Management team
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And you thought our blazers were loud!!


The Lions ended up as Bateman BMW League Champions on Saturday, but not as they had wanted to with Caldy `crying off` on Friday evening to leave the Lions and their supporters frustrated.  Still, by all accounts, they made the best of a bad job and had a great afternoon and evening celebrating.  Congratulations to Zack, Fred and all the rest of the team………great season! 


Yesterday, Head Coach Giles Heagerty has made his intentions clear for next season by announcing the signing of 2 key forwards – in former Priory Park favourite, Ryan Parkinson and huge Prop Marshall Gadd, who has signed from Championship side Rotherham.

Ryan spent last season with Sedgley Park but is relishing the chance to play for The Blues this coming campaign.  Season 2013 -14 saw Ryan lead the National Leagues with 30+ tries for the Blues

The familiar site of Parky scoring for The Blues

Marshall, who has played at Rotherham for the past 3 seasons following spells with Manchester (when they were in the Championship) and Moseley, is joining Macclesfield as a player coach, bringing with him, his vast knowledge and experience of forward play at Championship level.

Marshall Gadd will bring his vast experience to Macc. both on & off the field

Both players are key signings for Macc and bring massive amounts of experience and playing ability and I`m sure you`d like to join me in welcoming Parky & Marshall to Priory Park.  Added to that, the return from injury of hugely influential prop Tom Mantell, together with the emerging talents of youngsters Ben Jones, Max Smith and Elliott Millar Mills (all of whom have come on leaps and bounds over the latter part of the season and now have the experience of competing in National League 1 ), and The Blues will have a pack to be feared by all those who await in National League 2 North.  Add that to the potentency The Blues backs have been showing recently and you have a brand of rugby to bring smiles to all the Priory Park faithful.


These are too numerous to include here, so please check the website for reports from the Festivals, Cups etc.  Well done to all Macclesfield teams!


We are still on the lookout for a 4th Official for next season now Albert has retired.  Please consider yourself for this position as we are required by the League Rules to provide a 4th Official.  If interested, please contact myself in the first instance.


Now that the holiday season is almost upon us (unless your name is Charlie Halle and the whole year is Holiday season) why not make the effort to get that beach body you promised yourself??  Boot Camp at Priory Park will not only get you in shape, you will be helping your club raise much needed funds.

Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7.00 pm – it`s fun, it`s social, it`ll make you feel great! For Ladies & Gents, Young & Old, Fit or Fat……….All welcome and catered for!

From This…………..
……….To This!!

The trainers are Nationally and Internationally recognised in the fitness industry and they will provide all the motivation and encouragement you need.

Sessions are 60 minutes
We recommend you turn up at least 10 minutes prior to the start time.

So if you are ready to make a commitment to improving your fitness or to losing weight, this is the perfect way to get started, so what are you waiting for sign up to one of Cheshire’s Bootcamp classes today.


There are still a few places left for this dinner, please contact Bev if you fancy attending.

Lets see the season out with a smile and celebrate the good things about our club and the great game of rugby!


The above is a menu from the Dinner 40 years ago –   Anyone else at that dinner going to this one??!!

The Hunters Gin MRUFC Tour Annual Golf Day

Friday 8th May 2015, Davenport Golf Club, Poynton.


A great way to end the season with a round of Golf with friends..

  • Team Competition
  • Nearest the Pin in 2
  • “Strongest” team
  • Nearest the Pin
  • Longest Drive
  • Putting Competition

Cost per team of 4 – £180 (£45 per Golfer)

  • Bacon Bap & Coffee on arrival
  • 18 holes of golf at the excellent Davenport Golf Club
  • 3 Course Dinner in the evening

Hole Sponsorship – £30 per hole, your Logo will be displayed on the hole you sponsor and inside the programme. You will be able to advertise your company on the day to over 100 people

We are looking for every team (Mini, Junior & Senior) to enter 1 team at this event.

To reserve a team or Sponsor a hole or please email

Cheques payable to Macclesfield Rugby Club – Hand to Bev / Bill in the office



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