Macclesfield Colts

Dear all, 

Firstly, apologies that this a little long winded but it is better to clarify now and hopefully avoid any confusion or concern ongoing.

As many of you are aware both Junior and Senior colts squads have been short on the numbers required to operate teams at both age groups. Last years experience with the senior colts proved that a large squad is required due to players commitment to school work, school rugby, school trips, representative rugby, D of E plus the other inevitable distractions and injuries of course. So rather than see both teams struggle and risk player welfare the coaches and managers have unanimously agreed, following discussion with the players, to combine as one Senior Colts squad. 

We believe this will be a very positive step forward and will enable a talented group of players to develop in a way that equips them for adult rugby at Macclesfield RUFC or at an equivalent standard elsewhere should they move on to higher education or work out of the area. Creating a structure and blueprint for Macc Colts started at the beginning of last season when the Colts rugby at Macc nearly stopped altogether and this will develop further from the input of the incoming Junior colts coaches which each season should make the job of those moving up from U16’s easier and the age group stronger.

This worked very well last year with the previous seasons U16’s and U17’s joining forces in a Senior Colts squad. The transition for players to adult rugby is vital to keep lads playing and in maintaining strength in depth at the Macclesfield RUFC. Those players developed both on and off the field, taking responsibility for their rugby and (for the most part) the communication and decision making required to build a strong team. 

Several of last years Colts played 2nd, 3rd and 4th team adult rugby last and this season, which is great credit to the M&J section who are helping considerably in ‘growing our own’. We will be encouraging players to have a game on a Saturday as appropriate and the regulations allow.

Most of the general communication on arrangements and information is via the Macclesfield Colts Facebook page directly to the players plus emails circulated with the same information to a wider list of parents. They may well improve communication between themselves and even the coaches as the season progresses but it doesn’t always follow that they let Mum and Dad know what’s happening! There is also “THE CHAT” which players use to update, banter and presumably to ask each other the silly questions they don’t like to ask us. Also, text, messenger etc as and when required.

Forward coaches are Tim Peakman, Matt Harding and myself. Backs coaches will be Tony King, Rob Oliver and Chris Mode (when he’s able to return) all ably assisted by Tony Wright, Dan Holden and Niall Cambell, Tony and myself will ‘manage’ the squad between us. We also have our own ’Stato’ in Toby Gold who keeps track of appearances, scorers etc and whilst anyone is welcome to snap away the senior colts were lucky enough to have Giles Salt taking some excellent match photo’s which then go on the FB page and at the end of the season were available in a presentation photo book. If anyone is able to video an odd match that would also be very useful. Senior Colts rugby is very competitive with 35 teams in five leagues, the team is currently in Senior League C and we aim to move up at least one league at the end of the Prelim’ season. Fixtures can also be found on the club website under Adult Rugby – Colts.

I hope that’s covered everything but please let us know if you have any questions and if you’ve got this far down the email apologies again for the length, I’m usually much shorter!

Cheers,

George Edwards
Macclesfield Senior Colts

#maccrugby

👏11 players 1 coach & TR from Macc involved in the final at HQ! 8 of the lads have come from our Mini & Youth section 💥The County XV to take on Oxfordshire at Twickenham Stadium tomorrow!All are welcome to travel to HQ to support the lads, and if that's not possible, it will be livestreamed on England Rugby Youtube! 📺 I’m sure you will join us in wishing the Macc lads and the Cheshire RFU squad all the best 👏👏🏆#macclesfield #local #community #rugby #CountyRugby #cheshire #maccrugby ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
🗣️Another 2 class acts are in for 24/25 🏉Danny has been a growing talent for the past few seasons and is now ready to fire into National League Rugby! 💥 All rounder Phil Laing is absolutely brilliant wherever he plays, a true club man and he’s ready to go! 💪Danny is kindly sponsored by the Mayfield’s 🙏Phil is open to sponsor 📧 andy@maccrugby.co.uk #macclesfield #local #community #rugby #oneclub #maccrugby National League Rugby ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
We still have places left for teams to get involved 🔗BOOK NOW: www.macclesfieldrufc.co.uk/macc7s/👀💰 £600 Prize for the Men’s Open & £250 for the women’s 7s winners! 🤩🥇🏆Don’t miss a great day of Rugby 🏉 & sport including our new 5 a side football ⚽️ offer! Also Lacrosse🥍 will be full swing on the Saturday for anyone interested in seeing what it’s all about! #rugby #rugbysevens #rugby7s #cashprizes #WalkingRugby #womensrugby #communityrugby #football #lacrosse #Macclesfield #cheshire #rugbyclub #camping ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
The End of Season Awards were presented at the End of Season Ball 2024 - a fantastic evening celebrating the end of a successful season which saw the 1st XV crowned champions of Premier North and promoted to National League Rugby 2 West. Our Macclesfield Womens Rugby XV went (virtually) undefeated and will now move into their first league from the 24/25 season and the 2nd / 3rd Xv celebrated their league achievements too! With thanks to all who attended - and all our supporters and sponsors throughout the year. The event was held in aid of the Cardiac Risk in the Young - www.justgiving.com/page/david-wilkinson-1716536029293 Onwards we go into the 150th year for the Club and bring on season 2024/25!!!Full list of winners below!Chairman’s Player of the Season 23/24 - Tom Burden 1stXV Players Player 23/24 - Harry Blackwell 1stXV Coaches Player 23/24 - Harry Blackwell 1stXV Most Improved 23/24 - Tom Jennings 2ndXV Players Player 23/24 - Ted Broadley2ndXV Coaches Player 23/24 - Hector Tomlinson 2ndXV Most Improved 23/24 - Carl Droy 2ndXV Young Player 23/24 - Haydn Keogh 3rdXV Players Player 23/24 - Mathew Price3rdXV Most Improved 23/24 - Rupert Dixon 3rdXV Captains Player 23/24 - Mike Dale Women’s Players Player 23/24 - Tiegan Shaw Women’s Players Player 23/24 - Liz JarrattWomen’s Coaches Player 23/24 - Julia Ashford Women’s Most Improved 23/24 - Annie James Bert Ashley tankard 23/24 - Mel BramleyWomen’s Best Newcomer 23/24 - Chloe Newbigging ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
🗣️Welcome to the club Dan Leake, the ex Rotherham Titans & Sale FC winger will be aiming to pile up the points from September. 📈The club wishes you all the best Dan!👍👏💥Become Dan’s sponsor and get a shout out every time he scores or is mentioned on our feeds. 📧 andy@maccrugby.co.uk #welcome #macclesfield #community #rugby #oneclub #newsigning #newkidintown #support #sponsorship #opportunity ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
0
    0
    Your Basket
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop