CHESHIRE CUP QUARTER FINAL
Your first opportunity to see The Blues in a competitive game, comes this Saturday when Macclesfield travel to the other side of the County to take on Wirral RUFC in the Quarter Final of the Cheshire Cup. Wirral play in National League 3 North and will be keen to turnover a side from the league above and the Blues will have a battle on their hands if they are to progress to the Semi Final. If you are planning on going to watch, the ground is at; The Memorial Ground, Thornton Common Road, Clatterbridge, CH63 0LT Kick Off is 3.00pm
I`m sure you`d all like to join me in sending your very best wishes to Sam Jones who broke his leg in 3 places last Tuesday during the pre season game with Northwich. I don`t have any further details, but I understand he`s out of hospital. Sam, if you`re reading this……All the very best and here`s to a speedy recovery.
To add to your `seasons experience` in supporting The Blues, we are introducing an exclusive `Blues Brothers` club. This would include Annual Club membership, 1 Season Ticket, a reserved car park space in front of the club house entrance, lunch at 4 of the pre match lunches, a seat on the 3 awayday coaches (Sale, Sedgley Park & Chester) and an exclusive `managers jacket` (water & wind repellent) with Blues Brother text above the Macclesfield crest and your initials on the right breast.
All the above can be yours for the bargain price of £288 (payable by standing order – 12 x £24) For those members who already have a membership and/or season ticket, cost will be adjusted accordingly. If you are interested in joining this Merry Band, please contact email@example.com.
ASSISTANCE REQUIRED WITH JOB.
We are in negotiations with a player coming back to England after playing in New Zealand and he could do with a job in the area. He`s currently working as a painter & decorator in N.Z. but is open to other offers. He has a British Passport so no worries with work permits. If you can help, please contact me in the first instance. firstname.lastname@example.org and I`ll forward his C.V.
BOSLEY DISASTER RUGBY TOURNAMENT
Congleton RUFC very kindly organised a rugby tournament last Sunday in order to raise money for the Bosley appeal. Macclesfield RUFC entered 2 teams, comprising players from 2nds, 3rds & 4ths and both teams contested the final. I understand over £4,500 was raised for this very worthy cause and a huge thanks must go to all those who played or contributed, especially Fred Taylor, Nick Smith & Jason Walker who organised the Macc teams.
You`ll be pleased o know that the `new` pitches (over the bank) are looking lush and ready for the new season. As mentioned previously, there has been extensive work carried out since the end of last season and the results are there to see. As with any recently worked on areas, there are bound to be stones etc. that rise to the surface – can I, therefore, ask the coaches of teams likely to be using these pitches, to have a walk over the areas prior to playing and pick up any stones you may find.
As you may be aware, Bob Jenner has taken on the task of writing up the history of our club and has made some great progress thanks particularly to several of our `older members`. However, there are some important details missing and if you could assist in any way, especially with the following, please contact me and I`llpass on your details to Bob.
1. The first recorded games of Rugby played in Macclesfield area – late 1800s – were played on the Boughley Lane Ground, Adlington. Does anyone know where this is, Boughley Lane doesn’t seem to exist nowadays.
2. In the late 1920s the Club practised and played at Trinity Wesleyan Ground, off London Road. Do you know where this is/was??
3. Later they played on the Congleton Road Ground, again does anyone know where that was?
4. Finally they established headquaters at the Cock Inn Henbury and played on a field near there, I think, does anyone know where?
5. All this preceded the club moving to Fallibroome (for the first time), I suspect they were using farmers fields rather than a formal Playing Ground but it would be interesting to know one way or another and it would fill in a bit more of the really old history.
FAMILY FUN DAY & FREE ENTRY TO BLUES FIRST HOME GAME!!
Come and join in the fun, free entry to watch The Blues v. Caldy if you arrive before 2.00pm! All proceeds made, will be donated to the Bosley Disaster Fund so come and support the people of Bosley, watch great rugby……..and have fun!!
Charlie Watch from Macclesfield Fire & Rescue Service will be in attendance (providing they aren`t called out) so come eon down and say Hi to these guys who do a fantastic job around our area.
All kids under 16 wearing a Macclesfield rugby shirt, will be entered into a draw, the lucky winner will receive a signed match ball from the game.
Don`t forget, it`s FREE ENTRY to the game if you arrive before 2.00!!
ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL TICKETS (not World Cup tickets)
After more years than he can probably remember, Barry Jones has stepped down as organiser, coordinator for England tickets. I`m sure any of you who have been to Twickenham over the past 40+ years, would like to join me in saying a huge Thank You to Barry for all the hard work & effort put in by him to make your trips to HQ possible.
Former President Tony Close has thankfully volunteered to step into the breach, so if you are wanting tickets for the 6 Nations, please contact Tony on tonyclose69@hotmail .com or on 01625 576891. Don`t forget, you need to be a member of Macclesfield RUFC to apply for International tickets, so make sure you renew your membership.
Phil Adshead has very kindly offered to organise training for `Social Players` on a Saturday morning. If you fancy running off a few cobwebs during August, then drop Phil a line, the more the merrier! email@example.com
ACTION FOR CHILDREN CHARITY FUNCTION
There is to be a Charity Event at Priory Park on Friday 25th September, to raise money for the `Action for Sick Children` Charity.
COCKTAILS, CANAPÉS AND NAKED CHOCOLATIERS come to Macclesfield Rugby Club!
Action for Sick Children are holding their Ladies Evening at the club on Friday 25th September 2015 – 7.30pm – 11.00pm (or later!)
Come along and enjoy being entertained by professional mixologist – you may even get a chance to mix a cocktail, the Naked Chocolatiers will be on hand to introduce you to the art of chocolate making. Canapés will be served during the evening – tickets are just £25 per person and include a glass of pink fizz on arrival. There will also be an opportunity to browse (and buy from) the likes of The Body Shop, Material Girls Boutique, All that Glitters and more.
The raffle on the night will be £5 per ticket and prizes include a Pandora Bracelet, Bag of Wine, Essential Beauty Voucher, Sublime Hairdressers Voucher and much more.
An original and fun event to raise much needed funds for Action for Sick Children to continue their work across the UK with all sick children, young people, their families and carers.
Valerie J Jackson
Chief Executive Officer