Although they were rarely out of the opposition’s 22, the Blues could not manage to get the much needed win at Fylde. 21 – 12
The 3rd Team knocked Rossendale off the top of the league with great away win. 11 – 24
The 4th team returned to the top with a comfortable win at Moore. 3 – 24
7th January – New Year, Next Games
It seems a long way off until we see Coventry here at Priory Park but, the Blues have only two weeks to run off the mince pies.
The Lions travel to Fylde to avenge the loss at the start of the season.
The 3rd team welcome Sandbach, the last meeting ended with a home win for Sandbach.
The 4th team visit Northwich
Kings Old Boys v Macclesfield Select XV
Like Rugby, But Slower
Friday 23rd December sees what is becoming, the Annual Christmas Charity Challenge Match between Kings School Old Boys and a Macclesfield Invitation XV.
Kick-off is at 7.15pm, entry is free so please give generously to the collection for East Cheshire Hospice & Teenage Cancer Trust. Bar open from 6.00pm, food is available, raffle draw and all the fun of seeing people who should know better, playing rugby and enjoying themselves.
Interestingly, there will be 4 sets of brothers playing for Kings, all of whom also played for Macclesfield; Dan and Jake Percival, Johnny (played for Oxford vs Cambridge this week) and Ben Marsden, James and Jonathan Keep, Will and Andrew Hodgson
Lads & Dads
There were some disturbing sights on Sunday when the Minis and Juniors came together to celebrate Christmas in the Annual Lads and Dads games. Pictured the U11s enjoying the clear weather for some fun and games. On behalf of all the Minis and Juniors we wish all the Macclesfield Rugby Club Family a Very Merry Christmas, and a prosperous (and hopefully winning) 2017.
Christmas Opening Hours
The club will be open for various events over the festive period but, the office will be closed from lunchtime 21st December until 4th January. If you have any enquiries please contact Jonathan on 07841 114894.
Rare Photos of Club Members
Mickey Jones drinking a ½ pint of beer!
Please send your rare and collectable photos to Jonathan – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have left it late, Prestbury Garden Centre still have a few trees left.
Enjoy choosing your Christmas trees, plants, flowers and arrangements in our traditional local nursery.
We stock the finest British grown trees from 3’ in height up to 9’ and offer Noble, Nordman and Fraser firs, Norway Spruce and Scots pine. Cut and rooted trees are available.
Our indoor plant house is full of Orchids, Jasmines, Hyacinths, Poinsettias and planted arrangements that will bring colour and fragrance to your home.
Fresh flowers, holly mistletoe, wreaths and gifts for the gardener complete our Christmas selection – We look forward to welcoming all members of Macclesfield Rugby Club.
London Road, Prestbury
MRUFC Development Plans
“The Club are pleased to announce that the proposals for the redevelopment of the Club and delivery of much needed improved facilities in partnership with Jones Homes will be submitted to Cheshire East Council this week. The application details will be subject to full public consultation and it is important that we as members provide as much support through this process as possible. Once the application is validated we will circulate the formal details of the application number and dates for comments to be made to the Council which is likely to be early in the New Year.
If anyone would like to review the proposals in the meantime and before the formal application is uploaded to the Council’s website, the plans can be viewed on Emery Planning’s website via the consultation section.
We will provide further updates via the Chairman’s weekly newsletter through the application process and look forward to your support during this exciting time for the club”
On behalf of all the Members, the Committee and Management of Macclesfield RUFC would like to extend thanks to Maggie & Barry for tirelessly producing such excellent food throughout year. Also to Gery and her bar team for looking after thirsty supporters whilst under extreme pressure and still smiling through.
A massive thanks to the groundsmen, turning out in all weathers to counter the pitch vandalism meted out by all the players. Gratitude to Colin Joyce and his band of merry folk as they extract as much money as they can from everyone who walks through the gate (and those that jump over the fence). Thanks also to the 4th officials turning out at every game to note every detail of play and reporting back, thanks of course to Derek Laidlaw, cycling to the club in shorts every Monday to launder all the senior kit.
All Mini & Junior coaches, 1st aiders and administrators deserve a huge thanks as they turn out every Sunday to ensure that this proud club has a promising, rugby future.
And of course, thanks are due to all players, Adult, Colt, Mini and Junior, all playing to their utmost capabilities whilst remaining true to the very traditions of our wonderful game.
Merry Christmas to all.