MACC Rugby Bites

The biggest bite-size news this week was the launch of the Club Podcast; Moderator Matt and Techno Myles brought together: Chairman Steven ‘Chaos’ Branch, Captain Tom Morton and Head Coach/GM Andy Appleyard. 100 + followed the Podcast in the first week as Matt Coleridge pitched the questions at the big three, and in virtually all cases, they gave honest and insightful views; however, it has to be said that the Chairman’s response to how he got his chaotic and affectionate sobriquet was not entirely true (a ripple of applause from 30-odd former rugby veterans).  Frankie Barker has joined the team and now has the Podcast available on the Apple Podcast App; go there or click in here.

Not a great deal of news from the RFU this week, other than help with grants a coaching webinar from Simon Amor (you can register here and some social news; obviously after the latest news from the government the jury is still out on when there can be any return to rugby, although we are all hopeful that July could be a realistic start, in some way or another.

Keeping fit is still the big issue for all of those lads (and lassies) still active in the game and to a lesser extent those of us in rugby retirement. Apps and the coaching team have put together a ‘Training Preparation Pack’ for the squad, the mind boggles, Diet Plans from the medical and fitness team, and a group-based fitness App called Strava. According to Apps, the boys are really on top of it, and the group’s competitive element keeps it spicy.  ‘Strava is one of the most popular fitness apps for those with a competitive edge. The app not only records your runs and bicycle rides but also creates a competition between you and people who travel the same routes.’ Mmm, that’s one way of keeping an eye on the lads’ fitness during Lockdown!

Elsewhere in the virtual Macc Rugby World the U14s have been testing their rugby/editing skills! U14s Coach Rob Davies set-out a number of challenges for them to compete; they had to run 3KM (three times), pick out their starting Lions XV, getting closest to Rob’s selection, attempt juggling and send a skills video. Results were: Ollie Davies and Dylan Tyrrell had the best running times and Ollie Jennings was the winner of the Lions XV Challenge. The skills videos were sensational or some very selective editing – see them on the Macc Rugby Facebook page.

Also from the U14s Sam and Alice Young are running 2.6 miles for 26 days for NHS Charities because It supports NHS heroes and charities during Covid-19

https://www.nhscharitiestogether.co.uk

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/samandalice26…

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Starting next week will be a series of personal accounts of some of Macclesfield’s best ever contests, what’s on your list?


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test Twitter Media - Alex Sanderson has spoken following his appointment as @SaleSharksRugby's new DoR 🦈

• Opportunity too good to turn down 🏠
• Excited by the squad's potential ✨

More from the man himself 👇

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test Twitter Media - Alex Sanderson has spoken following his appointment as @SaleSharksRugby's new DoR 🦈

• Opportunity too good to turn down 🏠
• Excited by the squad's potential ✨

More from the man himself 👇

#GallagherPrem https://t.co/ms7aaNK5y2

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