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Albert Simpson

After 25 years of organising match officials at Priory Park, Albert will retire at the end of this season. A big thank you from everyone at the club, it will be a tough act to follow!

Cheshire Cup

The first round of the Cheshire Cup takes place at Priory Park on Saturday 26th August. Our opponents are National 1 newcomers – Caldy. This will be a great match and a challenge for both teams – much more than a pre-season warm up. Only £3.00 entry.

Function Rooms

This season the hire of the club is free for all members. If you are planning a party make sure that you consider your club.

Please contact Jonathan –

For food options please contact Maggie –

Ladies Day Charity Lunch at Macclesfield RUFC

Dr Michael Crotch-Harvey, Consultant Radiologist at Macclesfield Breast unit, receives a cheque for £5,500 and a framed Macclesfield rugby shirt from Frances Mair and Bev Roberts.

Over 200 people attended the Macclesfield Rugby Club annual ladies lunch held in the marquee at the end of April. The event coincided with the final home game of the season for the 1st team against Esher RUFC. The players ran out in specially commissioned “pink” shirts which were auctioned off after the game.
The event raised a total of a £5,500 for the Macclesfield Breast Screening unit.

The money raised will be used to purchase a Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) machine for the Breast Unit. DBT is an adaptation of the existing x-ray mammography machines which converts it into a type of CT scanner. This will be of benefit to all age groups but particularly younger women and judging by the feedback from other units who already have this equipment, it should provide a major improvement to breast cancer diagnosis and will certainly save lives. East Cheshire NHS Trust have allocated the additional funds necessary and the equipment will be installed in the near future.

As well as the cheque for £5,500 a framed shirt was presented by the club and will take pride of place in the Breast Unit reception area.

A big thank you to Sarah Davies and Bev Roberts who organised the lunch, Frances Mair who donated the players shirt and to Phil Hunter from Frame Art.

Macclesfield Festival

On a rare sunny day in July, 7500 families turned out for a fantastic time at the rugby club. Revellers enjoyed music from 55 acts, craft stalls, donkey rides, strongman competitions, zorbing, fine food and much, much more!

Such was the success of the event, that Maccfest 2018 has already been booked. Next time it will be over two days and it will be huge! Do not book any holidays over 21st July 2018.


Membership card and season tickets are now available from the club office. All information including pricing is available on the website –

If your personal information has not changed this season, there is no need for you to fill in a form. Just make payment and collect your cards.

Please do not leave it until September, get in early to beat the rush.

Contact Jonathan for more information –

Rugby Festival

Come and see how the new order fit in this Saturday as the Blues take on Old Redingensians, Sedgley Park and Caldy in a round robin festival.

Kick-off is at 2.00pm and each team will play three short games as a warm up for the season.

Free entry to all. The weather looks fine and so will the beer.

Treacle Market

The Mini & Junior section will have a stand at the next treacle market – 27th August. Please take the time to visit them, they will be on the grass outside the church. Aside from recruiting new players for the club, they will be promoting the Family Fun day on 2nd September.


We don't quite believe it either! What a whirlwind of a match! 🔥🌪️ #HeinekenChampionsCup

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test Twitter Media - We don't quite believe it either! What a whirlwind of a match! 🔥🌪️ 

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"You can argue one way or the other of those areas so they are what they are..." @CastresRugby's Defence Coach Joe Worsley is disappointed as a hard earnt win is snatched away in the last seconds. "We're gutted not to be continuing this tournament" 😪 #HeinekenChampionsCup

"The belief when you're in that dressing room with those players is something else, they just don't know when they're beaten!" @Harlequins Defence Coach Jerry Flannery is full of praise for his squad, stepping up against a relentless Castres side 👊 #HeinekenChampionsCup

"When things aren't going our way it's just important that we stay in the fight" 💪 Sage words from @Harlequins eight Alex Dombrandt who put on a true Man of the Match performance, scoring the winning try in a remarkable game 👏 #HeinekenChampionsCup

ALEX DOMBRANDT HAS WON IT RIGHT AT THE END! 😳 With the clock in the red, Castres thought they had won it with a turnover. Instead, Domrandt's quick penalty and try is given! It's the familiar story, @Harlequins win in the dying seconds 😌 #HeinekenChampionsCup

Ben Botica that kick was perfect!! 😍 @CastresRugby break out of the scrum with quick hands and Ben Botica drops a pin-point cross-field kick straight into the hands of Filipo Nakosi for the bonus point try 🙌 What. A. game! 🥵 #HeinekenChampionsCup