Cheshire President 2015-17

PAul Warrington Mr Paul Warrington

Many Presidents have stated that they are extremely
honoured to have been elected President of the County .
To me it is the greatest honour of my life to be elected your
President .
As many Past Presidents have made it their mission during
their tenure to visit as many of the Counties Clubs , I will
endeavour to continue in the same vein . Having been in the
fortunate position to have visited many clubs in an official
capacity (referee) it will give me great pleasure to visit on a more informal basis , hoping to assist any Club that can utilise the Counties help and support .
I would like to offer my congratulations to the Clubs who were promoted from their leagues and to the winners of the County Cup , Plate , Vase and Bowl competitions .
Cheshire is well known and respected throughout the rugby community and long may it continue . I am just the figure head of extremely dedicated and hard working committees which all have the good name of Cheshire in their hearts . We will continue to develop our youth and younger age groups , it is these that will populate future sides at all levels . On behalf of the County , I would like to thank all the hundreds of volunteers , coaches , administrators and referees as well as the supporters who make the game of rugby so successful throughout the County .

I am looking forward to the coming season , renewing past friendships and meeting new members of all the Clubs that I visit . Here’s to a good season in 2015 / 16 and may Rugby be the winner .

Paul Warrington
Cheshire RFU


Cheshire Cup, Vase, Bowl & Plate Competitions 2015/16

We have now conducted the quarter-final draws for the above competitions, which were held at the County Competitions meeting at Chester RUFC on the 11th June 2015.

Therefore the draw for the Quarter – Final of the Cheshire Cup Competition which is to be played on Saturday 29th August 2015.

Match 1   Lymm             v          Caldy
Match 2   Sale F.C.         v          Chester
Match 3   Sandbach        v          Stockport
Match 4   Wirral             v          Macclesfield

The draw for the Quarter – Final of the Cheshire Vase Competition which is to be played on Saturday 29th August 2015.

Match 1   Northwich                  v          Crewe & Nantwich
Match 2   Altrincham Kersal       v          Wilmslow
Match 3   Anselmians                v          Birkenhead Park
Match 4   Winnington Park         v          New Brighton

The draw for the Quarter – Final of the Cheshire Bowl Competition which is also to be played on Saturday 29th August 2015

Match 1   Southern Nomads       v          Marple
Match 2   Dukinfield                  v          Oswestry
Match 3   Hoylake                     v          Bowdon
Match 4   Port Sunlight              v          Prenton

The draw for the Quarter – Final of the Cheshire Plate Competition which is also to be played on Saturday 29th August 2015

Match 1   Oxton Parkonians      v          Congleton
Match 2   Wallasey                   v          Oldershaw
Match 3   Ellesmere Port           v          Ashton on Mersey

Dates for the Semi-Finals of the Cup, Vase, Bowl and Plate to be played on Saturday/Sunday 31st October/1st  November 2015

Note: – ‘That the Rugby World Cup Final’ is being played on the 31st October 2015.

Provisional date for the Finals of the Vase, Bowl and Plate to be played on Saturday the 12th March 2016 – to be confirmed.

Provisional date for the Final of the Cup to be played on Saturday the 26th March(Easter 2016 – to be confirmed.

Reminder: -The Home club is responsible for making the arrangements for the match and confirming a referee and this should be done as soon as possible.

Notes: The Competitions Committee have agreed once again to adopt having rolling replacements for this season:- Therefore Quarter-Final games, clubs will be allowed to have 5 – Replacements with 10 -Interchanges. Also for the games during the Semi-Finals & Finals, clubs will be allowed to have 7 – Replacements with 12 – Interchanges.

(The rules for the Rolling Replacements will be indicated in the Cheshire Handbook)

Each team is responsible for phoning the result as soon as possible after the match to John Wyatt (01270 760525)

Cheshire Presidents Volunteer Awards 2015

Cheshire Presidents Volunteer Awards 2015

The inaugural Cheshire Presidents Volunteer Awards Presentation Dinner was held at Bowdon RUFC on Thursday 14th May 2015. Nominations had been made by rugby clubs across Cheshire identifying and recognising the efforts and commitment of volunteers. In total there were 37 nominations from 14 clubs.

Nominations were grouped into 9 categories, copying the RFU Presidents awards categories, with 2 additions for Mini and Juniors, and Women’s and Girls. Martin Wroe, President of Cheshire RFU led the judging in each category to select a recipient for a Blue Plaque award.

The Plaques were presented at the dinner by Paul Warrington, next year’s President, standing in for Martin Wroe, with all other nominees receiving RFU branded gifts and certificates from David Ewing, The RFU Council rep for Cheshire. Colin Free, Chairman of Cheshire RFU announced at the end of the presentations that Rugby World Cup tickets had been secured for every nominee as well.

The awards evening was a lively affair attended by 70 people from 10 of the 14 clubs who made nominations. A lot of camaraderie was shown within the rugby fraternity with the efforts of volunteers being appropriately recognised and celebrated.

The nominations and Plaque awards are as follows

Category Nominee Club
Player Recruitment Phil Cardus – Plaque Award New Brighton
Ian Grassby Northwich
Karen Gooch Nortwich
Matt Baty Crewe and Nantwich
Player Retention Keith Ashford – Joint Plaque Award Holmes Chapel
Jon Griffin– Joint Plaque Award Holmes Chapel
Andy Partington– Joint Plaque Award Holmes Chapel
People Power Mark Fenby – Plaque Award Bowdon
Ralph Savill Liverpool Referees Society
Club Management Roy Kitchiner – Plaque Award Bowdon
Myles Kitchiner Bowdon
Len Galey Liverpool Referees Society
Peter Owen Congleton
Better Facilities Dickie Smith – Plaque Award Caldy
Brian Welch – Plaque Award Winnington Park
Andrew Patterson New Brighton
Craig Randles Crewe and Nantwich
Peter Baldwin Bowdon
Andy Hines Bowdon
Geraint Jones Amselmians
Community Engagement Andy Brown – Plaque Award Crewe and Nantwich
Mark Hiney Stockport
Matt Griffiths Gentlemen of Moore
Presidents ‘Beyond Rugby’ Award Kay Weeks – Plaque Award Stockport
Robin Cheeks Gentlemen of Moore
Chris Pemberton Crewe and Nantwich
Minis and Juniors Emma Reid – Plaque Award Ramsey – IOM
Steve Holding Crewe and Nantwich
Gareth Harris Bowdon
Lisa Reid Bowdon
Tony Bennett Bowdon
Malcolm Cooke Stockport
Matt Langtree Stockport
Gail Surplice Gentlemen of Moore
Lisa Franklin Gentlemen of Moore
Tim Kilpatrick Caldy
Women and Girls Matt Baty – Plaque Award Crewe and Nantwich
Ian Grassby Nortwich
Karen Gooch Northwich
Brendan Bailey Wirral

Mark H Jordan

Cheshire CB Volunteer Co-Ordinator

18 May 2015

Join us!

Cheshire RFU Individual Membership

The new season 2015/16 will soon be upon us and there are will be many more great games waiting to be played and watched.

If you would like to become an Individual member of Cheshire RFU, giving you free entry to the County games and the Cheshire, Cup, Plate, Vase, Bowl and Veterans Finals then please complete the application form below and send it along with payment to the address on the form. As a fully paid up member you will also be able to apply for International tickets through the County.

Membership Fee: Annual £15.00
Life Member: £120

(Please note that Subs must be paid by the end of August)


Forthcoming Fixtures & Events

Date/Time Event
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Executive Sub Commitee Meeting
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire
6:30 pm
CBRDP Meetings
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Executive Sub Commitee Meeting
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Finance AGM 2015
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
General Committee Meeting
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire

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