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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WEEKEND ROUNDUP - and what a weekend. The 2nd XV took on Rossendale's 2nd XV and whilst not getting the win another FIVE senior colts made their debut and did themselves proud on the field against a huge opposition.Meanwhile, Macclesfield Womens Rugby continued their unbeaten streak against Ashbourne Women's Rugby , and the Colts put in a good shift in a 'Cup Preparation' friendly against Heaton Moor. Away from Priory Park the U10s smashed Kirkby Lonsdale Festival and the U14s were crowned Bowl Winners over at Sandal Festival.Even further afield the U15s were enjoying the sunshine and some rugby over in Barcelona - with a narrow defeat to Rugby Castillon (43 - 38 but some great memories made! ... See MoreSee Less
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🚨BOOK NOW FOR THE BEST SHOW IN TOWN🚨Fancy a laugh? Book in for our ‘Stand Up for your Mental Health Comedy Night’ taking place on 26th April 2024. Featuring a host of fantastic comedians from RockCentral Promotions 🎭Once booked start thinking of your prize for the NAFFLE, which will take place on the night. There will be a prize for the WOERST NAFFLE Prize on the night!!!All money raised on the night will go towards LooseHeadz amazing work in the Rugby community. #MentalHealthMatters #TackleTheStigma #rugby ... See MoreSee Less
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🚨SUNDAY FUNDAY🚨 get on down for a Double Header of live Rugby as the Colts take on Heaton Moor Rugby Club Colts followed by Macclesfield Womens Rugby .v. Ashbourne Women's Rugby .Bars open from 11:00 🍻 🏉 ... See MoreSee Less
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All the action THIS WEEKEND at your Macclesfield Rugby Club!Saturday the 2nd XV head over to Rossendale Rugby Club with THREE more colts making their debut. Live scores on our X account (@MaccRugby) from 🕒3:00. If you're not heading over why not come down to the 🌀Spiral Bar 🍻from 🕑2:00 as England Rugby Red Roses take on @Rugby Scotland in the Guinness Women's Six Nations.On Sunday we have a #doubleheader as our Colts host Heaton Moor Rugby Club in a Friendly pre-cup final game, followed by our Macclesfield Womens Rugby taking on Ashbourne Women's Rugby - bars open from 11:00.Come on down and let's ... See MoreSee Less
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Annie James - Macclesfield Womens Rugby 1st XV player is WELL on her way with her challenge of doing a 10K a month for a year!!! She is raising money for The Alzheimer's Society and of course this week is 💜 Alzheimer's Awareness week 💜!!! Don't forget whilst Annie does these 10Ks - she is now doing Trek26 (Alking Marathon), and she STILL finds the energy to play for Sheffield Hallam University AND Macclesfield Womens Rugby!!! A true athlete and formidable sports person.If you can donate to Annie's cause please donate using the link below!! ... See MoreSee Less
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