From the Chair 36

AFTER THE LORD MAYOR’S SHOW

Unfortunately, last Saturdays game at Heywood Road against a very fired up Sale side, resulted in a first defeat since January 2nd for The Blues when they came out 2nd best by 12-29.  The side showed 4 enforced changes from the side who comprehensively beat Chester the week before, and were also still skipper Mike Finniemore, but Coach Giles Heagerty wouldn’t make any excuses, other than the Sale boys were desperate for survival and came off the back of  confidence building win at Stourbridge the week before.

It was disappointing for all concerned, and I know the Macc Lads will be desperate to put things right on Saturday when they face 4th placed Stourbridge at Priory Park in front of their home fans.  Due to the rearranged match on May 14th v. Harrogate, now being a dead rubber, this will not be played, meaning this Saturday is the last chance to see The Blues before they re-emerge in National League 1 in September. Come along and cheer them on as they seek to complete the season on a high against old adversaries and opening day conquerors, Stourbridge.  The visitors have advised us they will be bringing at least 1 visitors coach, so we need you there to cheer on the lads and make some noise.

Why not join us for the last pre match lunch of the season?  2 courses for the special price of £8 plus entry…the bargain of the year! As always, book with Jonathan in the office or on 01625 827899 / jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk.

AROUND THE PARK

The Lions thrashed Sale FC 76-0 at home, the 3rds won at Liverpool Collegiate to secure their place in the league, and the Fourth team plus others took Jersey by storm on their Jersey tour.

This weekend sees  the Blues take on Stourbridge, The Lions are also at home with a 1.00pm kick off v. Fylde, the 3rds have no game and the 4ths finish their season at Old Bedians.


LAST CHANCE TO SEE CHAMPIONS!

Saturday April 30th will be the last game of the season for Macclesfield Blues when they host Stourbridge.  Make sure you get down to Priory Park to say well done and good luck to the team before they embark on the adventure that is National League 1.

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As this is also Ladies Lunch day, we are offering a 2 course lunch for £8 plus entry!  Hot Pot followed by English & Continental Cheese board for £8.00!!  Its the last match of the season so don’t be left disappointed…book early for what is always a great day.


MACCLESFIELD V. HARROGATE

Confirmation that the re scheduled match against Harrogate, will not be played. 


MINI & JUNIOR SECTION

To all M & J Coaches, please send me details of tournaments, festivals, tours etc if you’d like to see them in the newsletter. I cant publish what I don’t have.


Colts 40th Anniversary. 

April 30th is also the 40th Anniversary of the Colts winning the clubs first ever trophy, when they won the Cheshire Shield back in 1976. There will be a few of that team attending the lunch to talk about the old days and reminisce, including Bill Roberts (he had hair then!) and your Chairman.

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1976 Colts Captain Pete Harper receiving the Cheshire Shield
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The victorious Colts of 1976
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Plug, Hoss, Russell & Paul


 PLAYERS AWARDS DINNER

May 12th is the date set for what is now, the Annual Players Awards Dinner – Former Macclesfield Players Tommy Taylor & Steve Smith will be presenting the awards along with Macclesfield MP David Rutley.  With all the successes so far this season, it’s going to be a fantastic night! 

Zach Heath collecting the Lions Championship
Zach Heath collecting the Lions Championship 2015
Jordan Brookes - Chairmans Player of the Season
Jordan Brookes – Chairman’s Player of the Season 2014-15
Matt King - First Team Player of the Season
Matt King – First Team Player of the Season last season

Book your place with Jonathan ASAP to avoid disappointment.  Trophies, medals, beer, awards, a comedian, great food & great craic…what more could you want! 


THE HALLIWELL JONES

Macclesfield Rugby Club Golf Day

Friday 13th May 2016 Davenport Golf Club

Join Macclesfield’s rugby and business golfing fraternity for a fabulous day on Davenport’s beautiful golf course. 

£200 per 4 ball includes: Coffee & Bacon Sandwich on arrival, 18 Holes of Golf and a great 3 Course Dinner – plus the opportunity to win a  hole in one – a brilliant day in May! Come and have a great day, let me know and I’ll reserve you a 4 ball, alternatively if you can’t manage to raise a 4 ball and you fancy playing let me know and we can make a 4 Ball, it’s just about having some fun and playing a round of golf !!

Loads of prizes on the day including the chance to win a brand NEW Mini !!

Cost per player – £50 or for a 4 Ball £200

We do have some sponsorship opportunities, let me know if you can help out

This is a great day out with your pals or entertaining clients and friends in a fantastic environment – and if last year is anything to go by, some great craic! 

Please give me a call or email me to book a team/discuss these sponsorship opportunities.

Robert Oliver

Robert.oliver72@btinternet.com

07855 257071

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INTERNATIONAL TICKETS

The club allocation for England v South Africa (12th November) and England v Australia (3rd December) will be with us by mid-May. As yet we do not know prices but we expect them to be similar to the 6 Nations.

If you would like tickets for these games, please contact Tony Close on 07786 514715 or tonyclose69@hotmail.com.

Tickets for the other autumn internationals are available via the RFU (Argentina & Fiji)

 


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