Archive for 22 April 2015

Cheshire women – news item

Under the guidance of head coach Craig Hamilton, alongside assistant coaches Lorenzo Mansutti and Paul O’Keefe, the squad for Cheshire’s 2015 campaign is shaping up nicely.  33 women have been involved to date and this year’s Captain and Vice-Captain have been selected.  The captain will be Amy Hopper of Birkenhead Park Panthers.  “Hopps” started playing rugby for Leeds University as her New Year’s resolution was to join a sports team and she ended up loving rugby!  Amy joined Birkenhead Park, however work took her to Lincolnshire where she played County rugby for NLD as flanker. Now she back in Cheshire and is looking forward to representing Cheshire as captain.  This year’s Vice-Captain is Rachel ‘Phil’ Phillips.  Her rugby career began seven years ago when she joined Northwich ladies where she was soon affectionately re-named Phil.  This is her second season with Cheshire and she is looking forward to the responsibility of Vice this season with a great bunch of girls by her side!


Cheshire will be playing 3 matches:

Cheshire vs Northumberland, Chester RUFC, 1pm

Cumbria vs Cheshire, Carlisle RUFC, 1pm

Durham vs Cheshire, Darlington Mowden Park, 12:30

Cheshire U13’s Inter District Day

Cheshire RFU – U13 Development Inter District Day 2015

The 2015 Inter Districts Days for Cheshire U13s information

Date:    Friday April 24th at Sandbach RUFC

Time:    Meet 16,00h to 16,30h.

Games: 17:00- 20:00

This is a Cheshire only Inter District Day with squads from Central, East & West

Purpose: An opportunity to see selected U13 squad players playing in a competitive environment against their peers across the County


Cheshire Schools Cup Finals 2015

Wed 22nd April - U18 Cup Final
Wilmslow H.S v Lymm H.S k.o. 5.00pm
at Sandbach RFC.

Wed 29th April at Macclesfield RUFC
U14 Cup Final

King’s Macclesfield v St Ambrose ko 5.00pm. at Macclesfield RFC
U16 Cup Final
King’s Macclesfield v Altrincham G.S.ko 6.10pm at
Macclesfield RFC.

A.G.M Cheshire Schools Rugby 2014-2015


A.G.M Cheshire Schools Rugby 2014-2015.

The A.G.M will be held at Lymm H.S. on Thurs 7 May 2015.
5.00pm start.

                  201415 AGM notice

Cheshire West – U13’s April Training Session

The next Development Training Session for U13’s

Date: Monday 20th April 2015

Venue: Wirral RUFC, Thornton Common Road, Clatterbridge, CH63 0LT

Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm  Prompt Start.

Please make sure you register your attendance with Bev 

Bring all usual kit and arrive changed as we don’t have a changing room booked.

Wet weather gear a good idea – just in case.

The clubhouse will be open and food and refreshments will be available.


Cheshire’s continued success at 15 level.

Match reports

Cheshire A 31 points Yorkshire A 14 points.

Cheshire B 47 points Yorkshire B 14 points

Matches played at Bowden RFC on Sunday April 5th.

Cheshire A 59 points Kent A 14 points

Cheshire B 44 points Kent B 28 points

Matches played at Lymm RFC on Tuesday April 7th.

Cheshire completed their season with emphatic A and B wins against strong opposition from Yorkshire and Kent. The wins were based on excellent possession from the forwards and the backs playing open and exciting rugby. The emphasis at 15 level is very much development and 35 boys were given the opportunity to play for the A team which reflects the depth of talent that we have in the county. The coaching team encouraged the boys to play rugby with the ball in hand and to enjoy the running game that this would create. Gus Warr, Ciaron Booth, Harry Craven and Harry Wilkinson showed excellent leadership qualities during the season and we wish all the boys success at 16 level next year.

Thanks go to lead coach Hugo Corbett and to coaches Ben Coulbeck, Noel Speed, Ryan Acton and Scott Meakin for their commitment to making the season so successful.

Our thanks also go to Bowden RFC and Lymm RFC for allowing us to use their excellent facilities again.

Brian David