LIFE MEMBERS RECOGNISED

Now the club had a permanent home they instituted a new honour, that of granting Life Membership in recognition of services to the club over and beyond the usual. The first (and second) people to receive this accolade were EL…

THE FIRST ANNUAL DINNER

The first Annual Dinner was held with Mr. W. C. Ramsey, President of the Rugby Union, as principal guest. This was a success and became one of the social events of the year and eventually the source of many defeats…

LEAGUES ‘R US

In 1986 after many years of lobbying and consideration within the RFU hierarchy the RFU finally agreed to the resumption of League based rugby in the North West. Initially a trial League system was to be implemented, and in another nod…

A RECORD CASE OF “DROPSY”

Tysul Bevan was well on his way to setting a Club record for drop goals in a season when the first team travelled to Old Whitchurchians. During the game Alan Evans, although playing in the game, found himself in conversation…

AT LAST THE CAP FITS

Finally the die-hard blazers of the County set-up recognised that so-called junior clubs could have highly talented players. Of most interests to Macclesfield was that the particular talents of Peter Holland were recognised. So this month Peter was awarded his…

FIRST ANNUAL DINNER CUM DISASTER

The first Annual Dinner was held with WC Ramsey, President of the RFU as Guest of Honour. It was a formal and Grand occasion befitting the Guest of Honour. Over the years its grandness and formality would deteriorate to a point…

RUGBY JOINS WITH ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL

In pre-NHS days nurses would routinely lodge in Nurses Homes whilst training and working. Without NHS support these Homes needed funding. In season 1937-8 MRUFC staged a Charity Match to raise funds for the Nurses Home. The match, pitching Macclesfield…

THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MISMANAGEMENT

Many years before replacements were thought about, 1970 actually, the then “B XV” (fourth team in the hierarchy) travelled to play St Helens Rec and on arrival found they had 17 players! This over supply was perhaps down to “team…

LEST WE FORGET

Lieutenant, Henry David Jennison, M C, 13th/18thRoyal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corp was a member of both Macclesfield Rugby and Cricket clubs and played for both first team. Henry went to France on D Day with the Royal Armoured Corps and…

Wartime rugby invasion of football ground

True to the town’s love of sport in all guises the Football club hosted a rugby match in which several internationals of the day played when a Macclesfield XV played the 81st Regiment RA. As the 81st were essentially a…

It’s all just football!

On the 1st May 1940 rugby was played at the Moss Rose (home of Macclesfield Town FC) for the first time. It is interesting to note that the rugby club, whilst playing for a charitable cause, was also very much…

The Story of the Cigarette Card

In 1936 the Ardath Tobacco Company (later to be subsumed to Imperial Tobacco) ran a series of “cigarette cards” (for the younger readers these were the forerunners of today’s “famous” Panini stickers). Series A of these cards contained “Lancashire Football…

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The MaccRugbyTV cameras were at pre season training with the 1st XV again this week and we caught up with the currently injured Tom Jennings. Many thanks to East Cheshire Pressure Washing for sponsoring Tom again this season. #macclesfield #rugby #local #community #rugbyfamily #Nat2West National League Rugby ... See MoreSee Less
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🗓️ 3 weeks until week 1 of our boys & girls rugby camp. Get your sons and daughters booked in for an amazing experience! 💻📱 www.macclesfieldrufc.co.uk/event/rugby-camp-august-2024/Coached by our Senior Men’s & Women’s players U9s upwardsEarly drop off optionDiscounted week booking New to rugby? Great, beginners welcome!! 🏉#macclesfield #schoolholidays #thingstodo #childcare #summercamps #RugbyCamp #rugby ... See MoreSee Less
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TONIGHT - All the action down at MRUFC - come on down and cheer on England as they look to win UEFA EURO 2024 and #BringItHome - 🍻BAR OPEN 7:00🍻 for the big game!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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We're showing the round ball game tomorrow, so come on down and cheer on England as they look to win UEFA EURO 2024 and #BringItHome - 🍻BAR OPEN 7:00🍻 for the big game!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Macclesfield 2ndXV is in safe hands with Russ Tomlinson taking the reins for a 3rd year, as he looks to build on the success of the last 2 campaigns!! Russ is vital to developing our squad and nurturing the lads coming through the pathway.Isaac makes the big step into coaching as 2nd XV player coach and will provide valuable insight to the players using his extensive experience.Ollie church joined last season from Sheffield tigers having previously been with Hartpury college and brings valuable experience from National 2 North to the side while looking to break into the 1s team!Good luck to all 3 this season 👍🏉 ... See MoreSee Less
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